Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku
Excellent budget hotel with 206 rooms, in the entertainment area of Shinjuku. Close to one of the railway and subway hubs of Tokyo, and with direct transport to the airports of Narita and Haneda.
Excellent location for buses from the airports. Step out of the bus, cross the road to station side and turn left in the direction the bus was travelling. Walk to the first major crossing (250m) and you should see the hotel on the left on the main road (third building). Shinjuku station is a major transport hub for all parts of Tokyo.
Difficult to fault this hotel: reasonably sized rooms: friendly, professional service; comfortable beds and good bathroom extras (razor, toothbrush, shower caps, etc.). No mini-bars, but ice machines and vending machines on each floor, some dispensing alcoholic drinks. TV has BBC World in English, and TV5 Monde Pacifique in French: Pay TV is also available. Electrical adapters and umbrellas freely available on loan.
McDonalds on the ground floor, useful as an alternative to breaksfast in hotel (¥1300); fantastic value, good self service lunch (¥1000); water and coffee is included, but a small beer will set you back ¥650! Across the road, on the opposite corner, to the left, a Sushi Bar with delicacies flowing past your eyes on a moving platform, most priced at ¥140, making a substantial meal cost less than ¥1000. Tea is free.