Hotel Dormy Inn Ueno Okachimachi is a reliable business hotel offering reasonably priced accommodation and above-average facilities. One of the big attractions of this hotel is its rooftop spa and sauna facilities with indoor and open-air baths. The hotel also has its own self-service laundry, a free use computer corner, and is conveniently placed for both for public transport and for local attractions such as Ameyokocho street market and for restaurants in Ueno’s Korean district.
Guest rooms are located on floors 3-11 and come with single, semi-double, or double beds. All beds are fitted with Serta brand bedding to ensure a good night’s sleep.
All rooms have air conditioning and heating, and are supplied with free wired and wireless internet access, a refrigerator, a flat screen TV with cable channels, a writing desk and telephone, a safe, a mobile phone charger, an electric kettle with tea-making facilities, loungewear and slippers. Bathrooms are supplied with a full set of towels, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, face and hand soap, toothbrush sets, hair brushes, disposable shaving razors, and cotton buds.
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Breakfast & Dining
Breakfast is served in the 2nd floor restaurant from 6.30 to 10.15 with last entry at 10.00. Breakfast items include onigiri rice balls with a range of fillings, nourishing miso soup, plenty of fresh salad and fruit, a range of breads, coffee, tea, and juice. Breakfast is 1,000 yen for adults, 700 yen for children or elementary school age or younger, and free for children aged 2 or younger.
For other meals there are a range of restaurants in the area around the hotel which include Japanese and Korean restaurants as well as a British style pub. If you get hungry late at night free soba noodles are available from the hotel restaurant between 21.30 and 23.00. There is also a 7-11 convenience store 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel where you can get cheap snacks and drinks.
Other Services & Facilities
This hotel has a 24-hour front desk on the 2nd floor with friendly reception staff who will be happy to store your luggage before checking in or after checking out. Check-in time is from 15.00 and check-out time is by 11.00.
There is a computer corner on the 2nd floor which guests can use to access the internet.
Self-service laundry machines, drinks vending machines with alcoholic and soft drinks, an ice machine, and a microwave oven are all available on the 12th floor. The washing machines are free to use, and the dryers cost 100 yen for a 20 minute spin.
Smoking booths are located on the 2nd and 12th floors.
There are also large traditional public baths on the 12th floor which are separated by gender. The bathing facilities include both indoor and outdoor hot baths, a cold bath, and a sauna. The baths are open from 15.00 to 10.00 the next day, but the sauna is closed between 1.00 and 5.00 am.
Hotel Dormy Inn Ueno Okachimachi is a 5 minute walk from JR Ueno Station and Keisei Ueno Station, and a 3 minute walk from Ueno Subway Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Hibiya lines. Here is a map of the location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.