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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Very old hotel, clean, lobby area allow to smoke, room and bath room are very small, Breakfast is Local style: Slice Vegetalble, Boiled eggs, Sausages, Miso Soup, 2 types of Bread.
Only goodone is very close to Ryogoku Station.
Around this hotel near Station, have 24 Hour Ramen and Family Mart.
Front office cannot speak english, but they try to help.

Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank SurasiP1
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

This is outdated as others reviewed.
Breakfast is buffet, but not western style. It means no bread.
Good for smokers.
Good access to Akihabara, Tokyo, and Nihonbashi. From Tokyo to the hotel, it was less than15 minutes walk.

I recommend the hotel if you wish a cheap stay in Tokyo.

Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank 930keit
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Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I completely agree with other reviewers saying this place is outdated, a smokers paradise, limited western brekky choices.

The rooms here however are pretty cheap, I found the bed in my twin room to be the most comfortable for my whole japan trip, very cheap laundry facilities, will hold luggage prior to check-in, and after check-out, plus you're 1-2minutes away from ryogoku station (JR), the sumo stadium, and a large number of restaurants/bars.

Fortunately I stayed here the same time as the summer basho, which meant that the whole atmosphere of ryogoku was awesome. It really made the stay at the hotel a hell of a lot more enjoyable.
I highly recommend staying at ryogoku the same time as a Sumo tournament.

Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Todd W
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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I used this hotel during cherry blossom season. The proximity to Asakusa and Akihabara is nice. It's right in front of the Ryogoku station so you won't miss it.

Pros - good/convenient location (close to station, convenience stores, restaurants), complimentary breakfast (self-serving style; simple but enough, both western and Japanese style), reasonable price ( It was 6000 yen cheaper than the View Hotel across the street), will keep the luggage after checkout for you to go sightseeing more

Cons - small and outdated room (especially bathroom), old-fashion key (the door doesn't tightly shut), sewer-like odor front the bathroom drain that stinks up the entire room (I couldn't stand it!), noise from outside (loud and clear, including the train announcement/bells from the station), smoke all over (in general Japanese business hotels are filled with smoke, but this hotel was especially smokey)

This hotel will be OK for one night but no more than 2, unless you don't mind the noise and smell.

Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank icandee
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

OK. You're in Tokyo. You're a solo traveler. You're on a budget. You've traveled in many parts of Asia before. You speak a little Japanese. You've tried the capsule hotels and the hostels, and they're just not your bag. So we have the Ryogoku River Hotel....it's rooms are tiny, the bathroom even tinier, it was probably last renovated in 1969. If ever. But.....do you really want to spend all day in your hotel room? No! You probably just want somewhere reasonably tidy, with a reasonably comfortable bed to lay your head for the night. That is what the Ryogoku River Hotel is all about.

And its location is great! Just outside the west exit of the JR Sobu LIne Ryogaku Station, 10 minutes from Tokyo station. From the hotel, you can walk to many interesting sites up and down the river. This is the older part of Tokyo, with lots of neon-lit street scenes that look like they're out of a 60's yakuza movie. There is also much cheap eating in the station area, along with restaurants that serve chanko nabe, a hearty stew the sumo wrestlers eat.

The price for a room of your own is about 1000 yen more than a Tokyo capsule hotel. Probably you can afford that. So, taking these considerations into mind, you decide....

Date of stay: May 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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