Vessel Inn Ueno Iriya Ekimae is a conveniently located mid-range hotel offering comfortable rooms, friendly service, and great value for money. This hotel’s facilities include a dining area and lounge, a self-service laundry, and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel location is convenient for Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, and for JR and Tokyo Metro railway lines.
Vessel Inn has 76 guest rooms with a choice of single, double, or twin beds. Universal Rooms for wheelchair users are also available. All guest rooms are non-smoking. All beds have Simmons Pocket Coil mattresses for extra comfort.
Every guest room is supplied with free Wi-Fi internet access, a TV, a telephone, an electric kettle and tea making facilities, a refrigerator, a combined humidifier and air purifier, a safe for valuables, a negative ion hair dryer, a mobile phone charger, nightwear and slippers.
Bathrooms have a shower and bathtub and are supplied with a full set of towels and amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush sets, shaving razors, and cotton buds.
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Vessel Inn Ueno
Breakfast & Dining
A breakfast buffet is available in the 1st floor dining room each morning between 6.00 and 9.30. Breakfast costs just 800 yen and includes both Western and Japanese style items with bacon, scrambled eggs, salad, yogurt, grilled fish, rice, miso soup and plenty of freshly baked bread.
Free coffee, tea, and soft drinks are available in the hotel lounge between 14.00 and 23.00. Free Japanese style sweets are available between 14.00 and 21.00. Free ochazuke (rice with tea and various toppings) is available between 21.00 and 23.00.
For other meals nearby restaurants offer a range of choices from casual yakitori grilled chicken, to formal kaiseki style multicourse meals. French and Chinese cuisine is also available in the hotel neighborhood.
Other Services & Facilities
This hotel has a 24-hour front desk. Guests can ask at the front desk for photocopying, express delivery, dry cleaning and morning call services. Staff can also help with taxi bookings. Check-in time is from 14.00 and check-out is by 11.00.
Facial steamers, curling tongs, baby beds, irons, ironing boards and trouser presses are all available to borrow. Toys, games and picture books for children are also available.
This hotel has a 24-hour self-service laundry with coin-operated machines.
There is a computer and a printer in the lobby, both of which hotel guests can use for free.
In-room massages can be arranged for a fee.
There are vending machines inside the hotel with both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Parking is available for up to seven vehicles for 2,000 yen per night per vehicle (standard size).
Rental cycles are available which are free for the first 3 hours and then just 500 yen per day.
Vessel Inn Ueno Iriya Ekimae is a 2 minute walk from Iriya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, 11 minutes from Uguisudani Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku and Yamanote lines, and 15 minutes from the Iriya exit of JR Ueno Station. Here is a map showing its location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.