I’ll start my Japan series with a quick review of my hotel. Please note that this is not a paid review.
Being away from home sometimes takes its toll even on the most enthusiastic travellers (such as myself). Travel anxieties like homesickness, loneliness, and even insecurity can occur at any point of one’s trip. But having good accommodations usually makes things better especially since it’s going to be the only place one can call home during one’s stay.
That’s why I was so happy that I was booked in Hotel Unizo in Shibuya. Barely a year old, Hotel Unizo is one of the newest hotels this side of Tokyo.
I must admit that prior to my trip, I had no idea what Unizo had to offer. Browsing through their website didn’t help much either. All I saw were a couple of pictures and a description of the guest rooms. I also couldn’t find any reviews online. So I was pleasantly surprised when I finally checked in.
As expected, the room was tiny. But somehow, It didn’t feel cramped. Each square foot was efficiently used.
Aside from the comfy bed, one of the big plusses for me is the squeaky-clean bathroom. Since the hotel is new, the thought of soaking in a warm bath didn’t seem so icky.
I’m a very low maintenance kind-o-gal. So the room exceeded all my expectations. Suffice it to say that I was a happy camper while billeted in this hotel. And not just because NHK paid for my accommodations. Honestly, I will gladly pay the 17,000 yen/night ($208+). If I had the budget, that is.
Speaking of NHK, the coordinator, Y, welcomed me to Tokyo with a little gift bag containing these…
Needless to say, I give Hotel Unizo two thumbs up. Thanks, NHK.:)
By the way, they serve terrific breakfast. But that’s another post.
4-3, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042