Hotel Review: Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro

Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro is part of a chain of hotels and cabins in Japan. It is situated in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, a few minutes walk from East Exit of Ikebukuro Station.

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The entrance to the hotel is just beside the 7-11 in the ground floor but you have to take the lift to the 3rd floor for their reception area. The staff that greeted us spoke little English, good enough to get by. But it did take a while and a lot of hand gestures for them to finally understand that I was inquiring whether my package arrived at the hotel or not.

Room

I knew that hotels in Japan were small so I didn’t expect much. The room we got was, I think, a twin room with a pull-out couch which accommodated 3 guests. It was a little cramped but we had enough room for our 3 luggage and enough room to walk.

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The room had a big TV (sadly, all channels were in Japanese) on the foot of the bed, a small fridge and a small cabinet with yukatas and slippers.

The bathroom was also small and compact, it didn’t bother me too much. It was also well stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, facial wash, a complete skin care line, and other amenities. The one thing that amazed me was their electronic toilet, I have heard of these TOTO toilets that have electronic bidets and seat warmers but this was just awesome – no more ice cold seat in the morning (hahaha!).

Amenities

The room we got was non-smoking but if you are a smoker, you can always opt to reserve a smoking room or just go to their smoking area just beside the reception desk and lobby.

They also have vending machines located in the 3rd floor. Also located near the lobby is an area where you can do your laundry.

Breakfast

Complimentary breakfast served is down in the 2nd floor Denny’s. They served the usual breakfast food you can choose between Japanese style or Western style breakfast. You can choose from different kinds of main dish plus a choice of side with either coffee, tea or soda. I personally like the rice meals more than the ones that serve bread because at least the rice and soup was served hot.

Other than the breakfast combos offered, you can order other food or desserts but I don’t think it is covered with the complimentary breakfast ticket.

Internet

I also choose accommodations based on whether they offer free wifi in the rooms or in the lobby. It’s a good thing the hotel has free and fast wifi in every room. You can also opt to rent a pocket wifi for 500 yen per day from the reception area.

Location

Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro is located in 170-0013 Ikebukuro 1-8-9, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan. It is approximately ~3-5 minute walk from the East Exit of Ikebukuro station. It was a short walk from the station and is surrounded by different shopping malls and stores. For more inquiries, call them at 03-6912-6031.

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