Hotel Guest 1 Ueno Ekimae is a great mid-range hotel in Ueno which is conveniently placed for local transport, and for all the local attractions such as the Ameyoko street market and the museums of Ueno Park. This hotel offers well-equipped and comfortably furnished guest rooms at very reasonable rates. The hotel’s services and facilities include a free breakfast, an on-site laundry, and a computer corner. Hotel Guest 1 is a good choice for anyone planning a short stay in Ueno.
Hotel Guest 1 Ueno Ekimae has 147 guest rooms with single, double or twin beds. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. All rooms have air conditioning, heating, soundproofing, and free wired and wireless internet access. All rooms are also supplied with a flat-screen TV, a telephone, an electric kettle and tea set, a refrigerator, a combined humidifier and air purifier, a safe, a hair dryer, nightwear and slippers.
All rooms have their own private bathroom with a bathtub and shower. Bathrooms are supplied with a full set of towels, and the following amenities: shampoo, conditioner, body soap, shaving razors, hair brushes, toothbrush sets, and cotton buds
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Breakfast & Dining
A free breakfast is served in the hotel lounge every morning between 6.30 and 9.30. This is a simple but filling buffet breakfast with plenty of freshly baked bread, salads, soups, eggs, coffee, tea, and juice.
For other meals there are a number of cheap noodle shops, cafes, Chinese restaurants, and izakaya-style Japanese pubs in the area around the hotel. There is also a 24-hour 7-11 convenience store which is just 1 minute from the hotel. Here you can buy cheap snacks, drinks, and daily groceries.
Other Services & Facilities
This hotel has a 24-hour front desk with friendly and helpful reception staff. Check-in time is from 15.00 and check-out is by 10.00. Luggage can be stored at reception before checking in or after checking out.
The following items are available to borrow from reception: ironing equipment, a trouser press, a desk lamp, nail clippers, can openers, bottle openers, extra pillows and extra blankets.
There is a computer corner with two computers that guests can use to access the internet.
There are vending machines for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in the hotel lobby. There is also a microwave oven in the lobby that guests are free to use.
This hotel has a self-service launderette with coin-operated washing machines and dryers. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available for an additional charge.
This hotel also has an unusual service for guests staying more than one night. If you skip a day’s cleaning for your room, you can receive a free drink as a present from the hotel. Drinks on offer include both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Hotel Guest 1 Ueno Ekimae is a 4 minute walk from JR Ueno Station, a 6 minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station, and 3 minutes 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.