Stayed here in November 2019 (bit late with the review!) So much excellence - from the rooftop onsen, to the thoughtfully decorated rooms, the beautifully served breakfast to the fantastic dinner & excellent service throughout. I very much hope to visit Tokyo and stay here again!
We absolutely loved our stay at the Onsen Ryokan Yeun Shinjuku. We arrived early in the morning and had no problems storing our suitcases whilst we went exploring. The minute we walked in we felt relaxed, leaving all the hustle and bustle behind us, the reception area itself is gloriously zen and the staff were so lovely and helpful. Whilst not exactly in the heart of Shinjuku it was around 15 minute walk to Shinjuku Station, 10 minutes walk to Golden Gai and even less to the funky bars and restaurants around the Suehirotei theatre. We absolutely loved our stay, had our first onsen which was an experience (great view!) and slept like logs after sightseeing all day. A special mention to the pillows, am not sure what you put in them (felt like a layer of massage beads) but am definitely going to try and source one in Sydney. We stayed in a standard twin which was small, but what we expected so no surprises and just meant we had to be organised with a big case each. As an aside I used packing cells for the first time and were literally a Godsend (tops in one, dresses & pants in another, makes living in a small space so easy as you don't have to be rummaging in your case every day). Would definitely recommend this hotel to those wanting an authentic experience, it was nice to really feel like we were in Japan and not just another generic hotel. Tokyo has left us wanting more so am sure we'll be back and would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. Keep up the great work!…
It was a small room, typical of Tokyo, but its modern, clean and zen-like furnishings made for a comfortable stay at Onsen Ryokan Yuen for the 2 nights we were there in our twin room. Bed was comfortable, toilets were fancy (automatic flushing!) and showers in the room were good. It's about a 12 minute walk to the heart of Shinjuku and the train station, but not a big deal at all when you've got a nice hotel to come back to at the end of the night. There's a 7-eleven just across the road outside the hotel and a supermarket just a few minutes down the road. Very convenient! We did not try the breakfast and unfortunately didn't get to try the other amenities of the hotel such as the onsen either. Perhaps for next time!
I tried Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku for the first time recently, just for an overnight stay, as I am planning to come back with a group of friends in May 2020. Well, we will definitely stay here, what a wonderful hotel. The staff are amazing, so helpful and friendly. The rooms are very well laid out, although I did book a small room as I was on my own. But a very comfortable bed, a modern clean room, and most importantly there is an Onsen bathhouse on the top floor of the building, which even includes an outdoor bath area. Be aware that Tattoos are only allowed in the public bath area if you can cover them with a skin coloured patch (that you can buy at the front desk). I really enjoyed staying here, and am definitely looking forward to coming back.
Even though this hotel is in Shinjuku which is known as a busy area, its location is somehow isolated from the noise around, and the place is very calm and relaxing. I recommend getting a suite room with a city view - the room is ryokan style with huge windows and amazing panorama. Onsen here is just great - we were visiting the hot tubs on a rooftop at the moment of a snowfall. It was unforgettable. The hotel is built with amazing attention to details. Great tea and a teaditional teapot in the room, kimono instead of a standard robe, and even traditional socks and shoes! Loved it. I would recommend to stay here at least for a rooftop onsen experience!
We spent three nights in this hotel while visiting Tokyo. Our room was tiny, it barely had room for the futon they added to the room to accommodate a third adult. Our biggest issue with the room though was the reverse half wall on the window side of the wall. It was at the perfect height to hit your head on every time you stood up. It seemed to us like the design of the room would have been better just to put a full size window in. Regardless of the knots on our heads, we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is beautiful. I especially enjoyed watching the sun set from the outdoor onsen. We ate one dinner and one breakfast at the hotel, and both were very good. We did the fixed price menu for dinner and were stuffed with excellent food. Breakfast was good too, it just didn’t have the variety of the dinner. …
Traditional style with modern facilities - this hotel really stood out amongst the many generic business hotels that had similar pricing. After a day walking miles around Tokyo this hotel was a calming place to return to. It’s around a 15 minute walk from the main Shinjuku area which didn’t both me (I needed to walk off all of the amazing food I was eating) but might be an issue for others. The room while small had all I needed and I slept really well every night although I think 2 in a small double would be too cosy. The onsen on the roof was fabulous - there is nothing like sitting in a hot open air bath when it’s cold outside and taking in the Tokyo skyline view. One thing that was frustrating was that the room was too hot and it’s not possible to turn the temperature down. Other than that a great stay and would recommend. …
The previous two reviews perfectly encapsulate this tranquil Oasis in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. My family enjoyed the Onsen at the end of each days touristing incl the limited views of Mt Fuji far away (from the men’s Onsen). Exceptional & extremely helpful staff. Loved everything.
We loved everything about this hotel and hated to leave. The minute we walked into the serene lobby and listened to the gentle music, we knew we had made a magnificent choice. Our room was small but beautifully appointed. The outdoor rooftop onsen with spectacular view of the Tokyo skyline became our nightly ritual. We enjoyed the free popsicles in the onsen lounge afterward. Don't miss the traditional breakfast in their dining room and consider wearing the hotel's provided robe as your breakfast attire. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Tokyo. This has become our new standard for hotel excellence. I can't wait to return someday.
Very nice hotel especially the rooftop onsen! The only drawback was that I went out at 11am and placed the clean the room magnet on the door. However the staff missed the sign and didn't clean the room. Otherwise a great place to stay for a reasonable price. One more thing the hotel number is not in the GPS so when taking the taxi it was a bit difficult.