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Review of Hotel Excellent Ebisu

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Hotel Excellent Ebisu
Ranked #23 of 28 Hotels / Ryokan in Shibuya
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2010

- very near to the train station, shopping complex, restaurants.
- small but clean and very neat room

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Irvine, California
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2010

Great name for a GREAT Hotel... Staff was on top of things.. Loved this place and will visit again.

Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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Philadelphia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

I stayed at Hotel Excellent Ebisu for about 2 weeks while I visited Tokyo last summer. I first learned of it through this website and I have to say I was very, very impressed. I have heard that Tokyo is a very expensive city so I was expecting to pay a lot for my stay, but Hotel Excellent really is a great value for money. The room is small, so if you are expecting a large spacious room you are in for a shock. It is so compact that if you open the door of the bathroom it cuts the room in half (the door opens out as the inside of the bathroom is too small for it to open into the bathroom).

However at the end of the day all I really wanted was a place to sleep as I intended to spend all day outside, and for that it serves the purpose extremely well. The bed is comfortable, the staff are all super polite, it has a great breakfast that is reasonably priced, and it is around the corner from an internet café.

The kicker though is that it is literally across the street from Ebisu station, which basically puts you in the heart of downtown (or at least not very far). It is about 2-3 stops away from Shibuya and Shinjuku, which makes it really easy to go down there whenever you feel like it. There are also restaurants and bars around the hotel if you feel like grabbing a quick meal, including a McDonald’s and KFC (which has a statue of the Colonel wearing a kimono).

Overall I highly suggest this hotel if you are looking for a nice, clean place to stay. I had to make my reservation over the phone as their website doesn’t take reservations, but the staff do speak some English and were able to assist me whenever I asked.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ilnadmy
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Shanghai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2009

I stay in this hotel every month, as it's very close to our Tokyo Office. It's the best value for money hotel I've found in Tokyo, and I've been going there regularly, on business, for the last 2 years.

Rooms are (very) small, but always spotless. Bathroom is also small, but, again, everything clean and new. Biggest issue for me is that (as in many upscale hotels in Tokyo), all TV channels are in Japanese. Free high-speed internet is a plus.

Location is a killer: 1 min from Ebisu station, 2 stops from Ropponggi, easy access to Tokyo Station (20 min) for the Narita Express to the Airport, Shibuya and Shinagawa a small subway trip away....

At this price and location, I will not say impossible, but EXTREMELY difficult to find comparable hotels in downtown Tokyo.

Ebisu Excellent Hotel is not where I would spend my honeymoon, or where I would take my little kids for a vacation, but it does the trick as a very decent business hotel in Tokyo.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank AntonioShanghai
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Tokyo
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2007

Location wise this property is king because of its about 1 minute from the station (20sec if u do mad dash) but the size of the room by any standards is too small. I wouldnt consider this a hotel but rather a business hotel due to its size. I felt most comfortable when i closed my eyes and imagined i was a the Grand Hyatt, Ritz Carlton or even any Oakwood property. A part of any vacation should also include the comforts of a nice hotel... well Excellent won't offer this. Its just a place to sleep, nothing else. It can't all be about location. If there was a positive note, Ebisu Area offers some great Ramen, Yakiniku, Standing Bars, Irish Pubs, Atre Department Store (Above the station), variety of restaurants and most of all this area is not insanely packed like Shibuya or Shinjuku... Station is smaller and you wont get lost. PS: Get a room that overlooks the main street and not the back (as your view will be the next building inches away). If you are traveling with 2 dont stay here they will charge you double... go check out a Serviced Apartment like Oakwood, fee is flat no matter if 1 or 2.

Stayed November 2007
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6 Thank EbisuHapa
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Additional Information about Hotel Excellent Ebisu

Property: Hotel Excellent Ebisu
Address: 1-9-5 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya 150-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Ranked #23 of 28 Hotels / Ryokan in Shibuya
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,728 - ₹ 9,341
Number of rooms: 127
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