on July 24, 2008
I stayed in the Crowne Plaza hotel on my first trip to Tokyo in March 2008. This is a very nice hotel with all the great trappings of a 4 star hotel - clean, stylish and helpful staff.What's hot:Cleanliness - Common areas, room, bathroom were all very nicely mantainedToilet - High tech!Public transport - Very close to the busy Ikebukuro stationWhat's not:Location - The hotel is in Ikebukuro district. While not too far from Shinjuku, it is still $20 to get back by taxi after a night out. If you are in Tokyo for tourist purposes, I would recommend Shinjuku or Roppongi dsitricts. Overall I recommend this hotel, but unless there was a reason to be in Ikebukuro, I will stay in Shinjuku next time.
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