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Via Inn Asakusa
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Reviewed 26 January 2009

Family of 4 stayed here for 3 nights in December. The room was better than I expected, although it could certainly do with some of the furniture being removed. The room had 4 single beds with a view of the temple from a smallish window. The decor was new and modern. The bathroom was tiny but had everything you need including toothbrushes and razors. The room had a TV and a water heater with green tea bags provided. Reception staff were very pleasant but had very little english so that limited their helpfulness. The breakfast room was also staffed by people with no english and we found the food a bit too unusual so we never ate there. The hotel is near 2 train stations and close by the temple and its surrounding market which was very atmospheric. I would definitely stay there again as the price was good for what you got.

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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 8 January 2009

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Reviewed 11 June 2008

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in June 2008, having already spent 10 days in Japan, staying in Hilton Hotels. This is not in the same class as the Hiltons, but is clean and comfortable.

The first room we were given was a smoking room, so we asked to change and were given what turned out to be a room for disabled guests. It was therefore bigger than usual, but lacked a full length mirror! The bathroom was also bigger, though there was no way a disabled person could have used the shower.
Yukata robes and slippers were provided, but only 2 green tea bags, not enough for a night's stay, and no coffee. There wasn't much drawer space, though the hanging space was fine. The toiletries were adequate for a short stay.

The location, right beside the Senso-ji shrine, was good and it was only a few minutes' walk to the Asakusa and Ginza subway lines. There was an internet cafe just down the road and shops and restaurants around.

The hotel staff have very limited English, but the local tourist information office isn't far away and they can help with your questions.

I would recommend this hotel for a short stay in this part of Tokyo.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Salter
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Reviewed 2 April 2008

After doing quite a bit of searching, we were having a hard time finding a place in Tokyo that would accommodate our family of four. Blue Wave Inn was a great find for us. We stayed for three nights in a quad room -- believe they only have one in the hotel -- with four twin beds. The room was actually quite a nice size and even had a terrific view of the Senso-ji temple complex. In addition, we found the location to be very excellent for us and very convenient -- just a couple of blocks from the Asakusa subway stop. All in all, an excellent hotel for us and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 November 2007

Very nice hotel, good value for money.

We booked only a few days before arriving and for a discounted price, but they gave us a wonderful room with view over the temple on a high floor. The room is not big but the beds are extremely comfortable and there is no noise at all. The furniture is new and modern.

The location is OK, close to the subway in a quiet neighborhood. If it's night life what you are looking for, this is not the place for you, it's far from Shinjuku and taxis in Tokyo are expensive, but if you are traveling with your family, or in Tokyo mainl for sightseeing, it's perfect.

The only two remarks I have, are that the breakfast is quite poor (for western people, it's rich in Japanese food), and that when we used the teacups once they never were changed. But, I mean, it's peanuts...

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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