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Hotel Century Southern Tower
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels / Ryokan in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Stayed in a standard twin room during January 2012 for a week. Rate was half the price on their website, through one of the bigger booking sites. For what we payed, it was totally worth it. Room was spacious for Tokyo standards and had all the amenities you would expect from a Japanese hotel, like free toothbrushes, toothpaste, washlet, hairdryer, electric pot to boil water, thee bags etc.
The fridge was big enough to store a few lunchboxes and drinks, which was all we needed.
The location is extremely good, it's practically connected to Shinjuku station, which is one of the biggest shopping, dining, transportation, entertainment and business hubs. You can get to most locations on Tokyo without transfer or only one transfer of trains/subway.
For breakfast we went to the the 24hr Denny's behind the hospital at the back a few times, where you can get Japanese or Western breakfast for around 500yen or less. We didn't try the hotel breakfast, which is around 2000yen.
The hotel's address is in Shibuya ward, which neighbours Shinjuku, that is why it is sometimes listed as Shibuya although it is right near Shinjuku station.

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

The high reviews from Trip Advisor are spot on. Hotel Century Southern Tower was by far our favorite hotel during our 2 week trip to Japan (disclaimer: this excludes our one fabulous night in the Ryokan Tanabe in Takayama, and applies only to standard hotels, not ryokans). When we arrived off our 14+ hour flight, it was so nice to find the hotel so easily, and just steps from the Shinjuku station. We took the elevator up to 20th floor, and really felt like we were in modern skyscraper Tokyo. We checked in a little early, and were able to go right to our room to take a nap. The lobby and hotel bar were both very sophisticated. Our room was on an even higher floor, and had a great view of the city. It was large, and had a nice table and chairs, and great bathroom. Everything was immaculate (well yeah yeah this is Japan). The bed was very comfy, we slept great, and therefore adjusted to the 13 hour time change rather easily. The receptionist even helped us order a pizza from Pizza-La one night. We got a reduced rate from hotels.com. Fantastic hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank tigers213
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Good location, easy access, big room compared with others hotel in Japan!
but the service of the staff just so so.

Room Tip: Request higher floor for good view!!!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Had a stop over in Tokyo after a skiing holiday on weekend of 21/22 Jan 2012. This hotel is in a great location, easy access to the JR, Metro and Narita Express and directly opposite lots of shopping if thats your thing... This is a slick new modern hotel.
Rooms were fantastic for a Tokyo city hotel, very spacious, well equipped and super clean and tidy. Rooms start on the 20th floor and although the weather when we were there was overcast with low cloud, we had great views of the Tokyo skyline (bonus). Beds are super comfy and these rooms have to be some of the quietest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in ... anywhere. Plenty of amenties on site. Staff were great and we would definitely stay there again... Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

For access to Ginza, I'd recommend The Peninsula.
For access to Shibuya, I'd recommend the Cerulean Tower Tokyu or the Excel Tokyu.

For Shinjuku, the Century Southern Tower is my new favorite. It's also a pretty good value choice, for a visitor that optimizes for high-rise views and easy access to everything.

+ Fantastic views, especially if you book a room facing Takashimaya and Shinjuku Gyoen
+ Relatively new construction, about 15 years old, and holding up well
+ Infinite number of shops and restaurants within easy reach. Tokyu Hands, Uniqlo, and a large number of restaurants right over in Takashimaya Times Square as well.
+ Direct transportation to all other areas of Tokyo. For my particular visit, it was a single shot event to Tokyo Motor Show in Odaiba, as well as an event in Roppongi via the Oedo line subway.

- It's not a full-service hotel, so there's no bell service for example. Perfectly fine for a lightly packed single traveler.

Pro-tip 1: If arriving on the Narita Express trains, be sure to come out the Southern Terrace exit. The hotel is closer to the platform than the connected subway station, even.

Pro-tip 2: There's a convenience store (1) on the ground level of the office tower, and (2) a 24-hour one out the back door. The in-hotel convenience store is also reasonably priced and well-stocked.

Pro-tip 3: If going to Roppongi, Azabu Juban, and Tsukiji, the Oedo line has a secondary entrance right outside the back door.

Pro-tip 4: For accessing the JR Yamanote Line, heading towards Harajuku and Shibuya, walking over to the Yoyogi station is probably faster than going into Shinjuku station.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the Shinjuku Gyoen / Takashimaya side
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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10  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Brilliant location. Shinjuku station is right opposite the hotel... take the Southern Terrace Exit. Used the Narita Express to and from the Airport.... drops you right at Shinjuku station... very convient. Ate twice at Tribeks restaurant in the hotel.... very upmarket and excellent views over Tokyo. The lobby bar has lovely views as well. Spent Christmas in Tokyo.... this was the best hotel choice that I could have made. Only draw-back was that we booked a tour to Mt Fuji... however, this hotel was not on their pick-up list. Not a big deal as we took the appointed station and the tour departed from the ground floor of the station. Also, we used the bullet train from Tokyo Station to visit Kyoto. The bullet train to Kyoto does not leave from Shinjuku station. All in all the hotel was a good choice.

Room Tip: Check for a room on the higher floors, as the hotel has excellent views. You can see mount Fuji on a...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights, the hotel is in a great location and the rooms all start above the 20th floor which ensures a great view.

We took the airport express train and it drops you off basically 3 mins from the hotel entrance, couldn't have been easier. Also we went to DisneySea by subway and as other reviews say, if you have kids with you, consider the bus, there is a lot of walking and the subway can get packed in order to get there.

The room itself was small, but not as small as some rooms in New York for example, free WiFi worked good, restaurant was way to expensive in comparison to the hundreds of options in the area, we ate down in Shinjinku mostly, also had to visit the Krispy kreme after laughing at the enormous line out front (we went when it was empty, it is right across from the hotel entrance on the terrace level.)

There is an expensive ($11 for 250ml) Belgium Beer place right out front too, that was pretty good.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya 151-8583, Tokyo Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya > Shinjuku
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shibuya
#1 Business Hotel in Shibuya
#1 Family Hotel in Shibuya
Price Range: $254 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Century Southern Tower 4*
Number of rooms: 375
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Century Southern Tower, Shinjuku Tokyo Convenient Access Just 3 minute walk from the South exit of SHINJUKU Station. Trains, subways, and Narita Express Train are all located within 3 minutes. Take the glass elevator from the 1st floor foyer or 2nd floor Southern Terrace entrances up to the main lobby on the 20th floor, where we will introduce you to our selection of comfortable guest rooms. This Tokyo business hotel occupies the 19th through 35th floors. Main Lobby and reception desk are on the 20th floor. 375 guests rooms are located from the 22nd to 35th floor and offer spectacular views of the city. We have no the Porter and Room Services. However we provide self-service luggage carts instead of the bell service or porters, vending machines on each floor and a lobby shop instead of Room Service, and also compact refrigerators in each room that guests can stock with items of their choice. ... more   less 
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