Super Hotel Akihabara, Suehiro-cho
Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
www.superhoteljapan.com/en/s… - 03-6848-9000 / FAX:03-6895-9003
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Super Hotel Akihabara, Suehiro-cho Tokyo Reviews
Nice hotel located 10 minutes' walk from the JR Akihabara and Okachimachi stations Jul 06, 2015
Super Hotel Akihabara (not to be confused with the nearby Super Hotel Ueno Okachimachi) is one of the hotels of the Super Hotel chain of Japan. They are known for simple but clean hotel rooms with a fairly sumptuous buffet breakfast.
Super Hotel Akihabara is about ten minute's walk north of the JR Akihabara Station Electric Town Gate exit, about halfway towards the JR Okachimachi station. It is located midstreet amongst high rise buildings and can be a bit confusing to get to because it is a new addition to the Super Hotel group.
The lobby is fairly small and to the right is the elevator, and the dining area (where breakfast is served) is located to the left. The hotel staff are friendly (1-3 persons manning it at any given time) and quite helpful. Their English is also quite good considering that this is a Japanese hotel chain and not an international one, which speaks well of their customer service skills.
The room is accessed by a six digit code which the reception staff will show you how to operate - no keys at all! Once inside the room the bathroom is either to the immediate side but can be oriented in varying layouts (lengthwise or crosswise). The room we had was of a better layout, as the bed was facing the window and right behind the bathroom area. The window had a simple roll down shutter which was very effective in blocking glaring sunlight(sunrise in summer is at 430AM, usually a time when most people are still sleeping).
The bed was fairly big (queen size) although some rooms also sell a small double bed, usually for single occupancy. I didn't notice any twin bedded rooms, or they were simply not available for reservations when we reserved a few weeks ahead of our stay.
The room, despite being small, has a lot of amenities - a mini-ref, hair dryer, small table and even a dehumidifier. The TV (32 inch LED) was positioned ingeniously above the end section of the bed beside the window and was unobtrusive. The remotes for the aircon and TV had their own storage section on the headboard of the bed.
The room had slippers, and enough towels for 2 people although the bigger bath towels weren't as fluffy as I had hoped. They provided these in a bag every day, even if you instructed that the room not be cleaned. Being a really small room, anyone carrying more than 2 large sized luggage will really find it difficult to move around.
Speaking of small, the bathtub is too small (about 3 feet long), even shorter than for a hobbit! You will have to crouch when taking a soak in the tub, hence it is to many Japanese guests' relief that there is a sento (public bath) on the second floor. At the lobby one can get various supplies for grooming at night (facial masks, mentholated strips for aches, bath crystals, and so on).
Finally, the bath shower and faucet shared the same water line which was a space saver version - quite neat. Not to mention the famous automated bidet/fountain toilet seat Japanese hotels are known for.
Breakfast was quite generous and one of the highlights of the hotel. A lot of the beverages were served via dispenser - including the soup (4 varieties), coffee, tea, juice and water. There were eggs, croissants, salads, meat dishes among others. Definitely the breakfast buffet is a reason for coming back to this hotel.
Overall, this is a recommended hotel given the price and the amenities - if you're ok with the small room and bathroom. Definitely consider it if you are staying at the Akihabara area.
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