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The flat location is really awesome. Plenty of excellent restaurants and nice bars around!
Leo has been really a nice host. Easy to reach and very helpful.
I am going to be honest.
The positive of this aprtment - it's location is amazing.. only 2 minutes away from Azabu Jyuban station Exit1.
Checking in and out was easy. The pocket wi-fi was useful.
Negatives - Its way way smaller and older than what it looks like on the picture. Sofa-bed was broken. and the aprtment smells little moldy. The shower head was changed and it does not fit on its holder...so you have to hold the shower head while taking a shower.
The place did not have anything but one towel..
Felt the place was slightly over-priced for what you get.
The apartment is around 10-15 mins walk from Roppongi Station. It's exactly how's the description said. Good location, with good restaurants around. The building itself is a bit old, but still clean and tidy. The size of the apartment is good for 1 to 2 person.
Leo is a great host! Very helpful and nice. I told him I couldn't find the hairdryer and the next day he came to get me a new one in person!
I had a good time in Tokyo. Thank you very much.
The place is really great! It's really nice of Leo when we discover the hair dryer is missing he get one for us right away. And there is a portable Wi-Fi that we can carry out if we need Internet something. I will choose this place again when we going to SHIBUYA next time.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here, and Leo was quick to respond to any problems we had. The room was clean and tidy upon arrival. The location is very good, with plenty of convenience stores, a pharmacy, restaurants and cafes within 5 minutes walk. It's right between two subway stations, so getting into town is quick and easy. For partiers who are out after midnight when the subway closes, a taxi from Shinjuku (nightlife district) is around 2500 yen (US$25).
Some clarification for western travellers: the supplied directions aren't perfect. Take a taxi and hopefully they will know the location. Basically, the property is accessed from Akasakado (Akasaka main street). There is a little road/uphill ramp coming off the street which has a Thai restaurant, and another shop. The building is behind this one.
This link shows how to walk there from Akasaka subway station:
The place is small by western standards, about the size of a smallish hotel room. It has a double bed, but the listed "sofa bed" is really just a single mattress on the floor, which fits either at the foot of the main bed or beside it. For two single guys the space was pretty cramped. We had to contact Leo because there was only one towel and no extra bedding provided for the mattress. There were extra quilts but no quilt covers or sheets. He kindly delivered these, but we had to buy a towel down the road for the first night.
The hot water system is in a cupboard in the main room, and it's really loud, so if one of you wants a shower while the other is trying to sleep, you're outta luck. The bathroom is clean and tidy, but no extra toilet paper was provided so we had to buy some. There was plenty of bathroom product like body wash and hand wash supplied.
The portable wifi device was a godsend, allowing us wifi anywhere we travelled. This is a fantastic bonus. The fridge works fine (although is also a little loud) but there is no TV provided.
We requested a second key from Leo and he delivered it within 48 hours.
Overall, a decent, affordable place to stay, but a few little things like extra bedding and towels and a TV would make this a much better experience for western travellers who expect a little more. I don't mean to sound negative - we enjoyed our stay, and the problems were small ones. Leo was fast to address any concerns, and very helpful when we we couldn't find the place on our first night.
Leon is a very good landlord, if you have any difficulties, he will be the first time to help you deal with.
Look forward to the next visit to the other room again, and recommend it to other friends to backpacking, to live more deeply into the life experience of the Japanese
The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The location was great, but the apartment in reality is older and not that nice as the pictures. However, Leo was a good host and help us in everything we asked.
Stayed bt 30/10-06/11, as with my other review, if travel by train take exit 2 with lift as very hard walking upstairs with luggages. Turn right @ street level & walk 2 mins pass 7-11 & the apartment just right there.
Short walk to Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi & Akasaka subway.
The apartment was clean. Leo was very good responded to message as Wifi doesn't work & he come & fixed next day.
Stayed from 30/10-6/11, the apartment clean & easy access to subway Nogizaka. Instead exit 1 with lots stairs, recommend used exit 2 with lift & turn right, walk pass 7-11 & blue bridge, pass 1st uphill street, continue walking until see another uphill street with Thai restaurant 'Chilli Pepper II' in the corner then turn in as we made a mistake & turn the 1st uphill.
Short walk to Tokyo Midtown, with 24hrs supermarket, restaurants & shop. And walk another block, will be Roppongi Crossing.
Short walk to Akasaka subway, plenty of coffees & restaurant & famous Kobe beef restaurant Ajitetsu
Leo was an excellent host, the fridge was not working & got a replacement fridge next day.
Jacqui is a great host, gave me directions from airport to meet her and take taxi to the apartment. All The apartment she has to offer is in the nicer parts of Tokyo in my opinion and found it easy to walk to most destinations to meet friends. The apartments are well equipped for visitors and Jacqui was always at the end of an email with any queries i had. she gave me valuable information of what to do in Roppongi/Akasaka area at night , where to shop for varies things and hoe to get around Tokyo . very helpful genuine and friendly person