We stayed in Tokyo for 5 nights at this hotel in a double bed room. I was really pleased with the room itself. It wasn't huge but it was big enough for what we needed, it was really quite space compared to other hotels around the country. It was uniquely decorated which is an experience in itself. The staff were nice although there was a language barrier like with everywhere else. The hotel is situated maybe 5 mins walk from the shibuya station (although it is hard to find initially but once you know it is very easy). I would definitely stay here again, in fact I was a bit upset that when we return before heading home we aren't staying there again!
"Very nice hotel near Shibuya station, good value"
The Granbell Hotel Shibuya is a very nice hotel, with reasonable prices and about a 5-minute walk from Shibuya station. The rooms were small -- as expected and as typical in Tokyo -- but very workable and clean. The hotel staff was helpful and pleasant. I was concerned when I booked an "Annex" room, thinking it might be in a separate building, but it is directly connected and you hardly know you've walked into the "Annex". The main reason for a 4-star was that they had already turned off the air conditioning for the winter, but Tokyo had a warm spell, so the rooms were rather warm -- opening the windows helped significantly, but then there was noise and light; the hotel staff found a fan for me to help cool the room. I would definitely stay there again the next time I'm in Shibuya.
The hotel was a wonderful base to explore Shibuya and Tokyo.
It wasn't far to walk to the train station to explore other areas around the city. Bus stops are close by as well as i convenience store at the end of the street.
The hotel staff as extremely helpful and even sorted out a solution for us to stay longer at the hotel when there wasn't any rooms available. The wonderful lady Suzuki even helped us book a hotel in Kyoto before we checked out.
I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend the hotel to all travellers.
Definitely stay in the Japanese style rooms, we found them more spacious and comfortable than the western style rooms throughout our stay in Japan! The futon mattresses on the floor beat a western bed for sure!
We were staying in Tokyo for a week and wanted to be near family in Shibuya. We found the hotel to be clean and well-kept. They advertise their rooms as soundproof, and they really are - we didn't hear a single neighbor all week. The staff was friendly and spoke English. They were able to provide assistance with finding restaurants, using public transportation, etc. The hotel breakfast (Japanese style) was excellent. Wi-fi in the room worked great. And the location was great. It's located within easy walking distance of Shibuya Station (a major station) and the smaller Chiyoda subway line, which was very convenient. There were numerous restaurants and shops nearby, and the neighborhood felt quiet and safe. We were really pleased with our accommodations. The only negative thing I have to say is that we had requested a non-smoking room and you could tell that someone had smoked in the room in the past. But there was an air filter in the corner, and once we found that, we left it running which helped quite a bit. Would definitely return to this hotel.
The hotel room was pretty small but other than that it was perfect, 15 minute walk or less to the Shirokane Takanawa Station. The room was spotless and didn't smell like cigarettes. Even had a nice little balcony. If you're cool with not using an elevator (it's only 4 floors anyways), then you'd probably enjoy your stay too.
I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. Location is one of the best in Japan. This hotel is located in a central portion of Tokyo near one of the biggest mass transit hub. Very easy to go anywhere using subway or JR. Staffs are fluent in english, compared to other hotels I stayed. Please book room with breakfast because you will be one of the best view in Tokyo every morning, restaurant is on the highest floor. Room was clean and spacious.
A busy, youth-oriented shopping district, Shibuya is equally famous for the NHK studios, Olympic gymnasium, and “Hachiko”—the statue of a faithful dog. On weekends, its Harajuku area is abuzz with the meeting and mingling of Tokyo’s most fashionable teens. Neighboring Ebisu, a short subway ride from here, offers a pleasant, quiet alternative to Shibuya.