Boutique Hotel – The B Hotel Roppongi Tokyo
Location, Location, Location is what The B Roppongi Hotel is all about. The B Roppongi is a boutique hotel right in the heart of Roppongi just 2 minutes walk from Roppongi Crossing, close to all the nightlife of Roppongi, restaurants, bars and entertainment. Also very close to the Roppongi Subway station so easy to get from here to all over Tokyo.
There are a chain of B Hotels throughout Tokyo and a few other cities in Japan. I would say The B Roppongi is a middle of the road hotel, 3 star hotel. I stayed in the B Roppongi for 3 nights and was very happy with the quality of the hotel. The rooms are small but it is all about the location.
If you coming to Roppongi for the nightlife then the B Hotel is walking distance to heaps of the best nightclubs in Roppongi. There are also heaps of great restaurants walking distance too. Also the entrance to Roppongi Station for the underground train network is only 2 minutes walk, right next to Roppongi Crossing.
Room rates at The B Roppongi Hotel vary through the year depending if it is high tourist season or low. Average room rates start at around 17,500 Japanese Yen (around US$147 per night plus taxes) which includes breakfast in the cafe next to the reception area. There are smoking rooms as well as non smoking rooms available.
I had one of my funniest experiences staying at the B Hotel Roppongi. As you may know toilets in Japan are very high tech with loads of buttons that spray water to wash you butt, blow warm air to dry as well lots of buttons to control the water temperature and the temperature of the toilet seat.
The toilets in the room at The B Roppongi are very similar with a control panel next to the toilet seat (see pic above). On the wall right next to the toilet was a different large button with 2 Japanese Kanji characters displayed on the button. I noticed the button while I was sitting doing my business and wondered what that button was for. After a few seconds of pondering I decided there was only one way to find out what it was and that was to press the button.
I pressed the button and nothing happened. I was just about to press it again when the telephone next to the toilet started to ring. I picked up the phone and a man from the front reception desk said ‘Hello Hello are you OK?’ I quickly worked out what the button was for just as the man said ‘Are you OK you pressed the emergency button! I am sure he was thinking ‘bloody foreigners!’. So if you see this button in any hotels in Japan, only press it if you have an emergency.
Check out The B Roppongi website.
Often you can get discounted room rates for The B Roppongi at the Agoda Hotel booking website.
The other B Hotels in Tokyo are located at Sanganjaya (2 stations from Shibuya), Akasaka Mitsuke, Akasaka, Ikebukero and Ochanomizu.
Also see our other articles about Tokyo Japan.