studebaker's Reviews ( Love Hotels )

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  • La Michelle (Love Hotels / Shibuya)
  • 2008/12/28
  • I went here recently to check out another Love Hotel. It was pretty much the same as most other hotels in the area, except it has an even cheezier name (with the potential exception of hotel princess.) I had a discussion recently about how I rate love hotels based nearly entirely on the amenities inside the room. What else can I rate the experience on? How the sex was? Anyways, the room was clean, there was a big TV, and a big comfy bed. It was a nice rendez-vous.
  • Hotel Princess (Love Hotels / Shibuya)
  • 2008/11/18
  • Hotel Princess has two entrances from separate streets, leading into a hotel that is in need of renovation. If you are looking for the experience of a swanky or fun love hotel, this is not it. It was one of the only hotels that wasn't full or over the budget range for the evening (10,000). I'd say that unless you can't avoid it, hotel Princess isn't going to give you the royal treatment you deserve.
  • Bagus Timeless Resort (Love Hotels / Okubo)
  • 2008/11/18
  • Another Bali themed love hotel? Yes, yes it is. Not quite timeless, and a little on the pricey side for the rooms worth hiring, but this place is fun in its own tropical way. We didn't order any food, or other room service items, so I can't review it, but other than being themed like a Balinese hotel room, complete with dark woods, plant prints and sandy colored stone, it was much like any other love hotel i've stayed at.
  • HOTEL CEAN (Love Hotels / Okubo)
  • 2008/11/17
  • Another good love hotel experience. Although the hotel's design felt a little like a revisiting of the shinier aspects of the 80s, the place was clean, comfortable and fun. Our room even had a little sauna in it, in addition to the other features, including a tub with jets, a big bed and entertainment system with hundreds of music channels. The place is at the far end of Kabukicho, and as a result fills up after the places nearer to the action are full.
  • Hotel Pasha (Love Hotels / Shinjuku)
  • 2008/11/17
  • What a great desinger's hotel. Shiny polished floors, crome finish on many surfaces, extra fancy bathtub, fluffy comforter and plush cigarette lighter. I was impressed, but the stone floors were a little cold on my partner's feet. The frosted glass mirror between the bathing area and the bed area was a nice touch, and we ended up using the colorful bath lights to light the rest of the room during the stay. For 20,000 yen, you can't go wrong here.
  • Hotel Cassandra (Love Hotels / Shibuya)
  • 2008/11/17
  • Another pretty standard love hotel. The room I stayed in was a bit like a traditional Japanese Inn, with tatami on the floor and sliding paper screen doors. It felt like it was in need of renovations because the wallpaper was yellowing and there were dents and scratches in the wood features. (Visited in 2006) The bed was clean and comfortable however.
  • Hotel Shibuya no Machi no Monogatari (Love Hotels / Shibuya)
  • 2008/11/17
  • I stayed in the a room painted with UV activated paint. Luckily, my partner thought it would be a fun addition to our love hotel escapades, but the decorations did feel a little childish. The bed and bath and entertainment were the same as pretty much every other love hotel we've stayed at.
    The hotel is cheap, (we went in the afternoon, which made it even less expensive) but due to the low price and small size, it tends to fill up quickly, but there isn't much of a reason to have your heart set on this hotel over any of the neighboring love hotels.
  • Style-A (Love Hotels / Okubo)
  • 2008/11/17
  • This one is really easy to find! The bright lights on the outside act like a beacon, leading you past the hosts in pointy shoes trying to find customers, hostesses in cocktail dresses seeing off their customers and drunks heading home from the 100 yen beer Izakaya. Yes, Kabukicho has it all, the color of nightlife! Inside the hotel, things are remarkably less colorful. Minimal neo-modern rooms with designer furniture are standard fare. Everything is a single color (usually white according to the available room signs I saw in the lobby) with an accent of color provided by a chair or door. The modern living designer in you will love the style, but the thrill of kitch is not to be found here.
  • Hotel Beat Wave (Love Hotels / Shibuya)
  • 2008/11/17
  • Beat Wave is nestled in among all the other hotels in the area, and from the room I stayed in, it doesn't really stand out from the rest. Sure, the room I stayed in had all the regular features of a love hotel, including a large bed, a bathing area and other entertainment. I haven't ever been one to play video games or do karaoke at a Love Hotel, so I don't see those kinds of features as useful. The music options are seemingly endless, most of the stations range from bad to worse. There is a station that loops happy birthday to you over and over and over... and there are a few English language training channels to for the post coital lesson! I honestly don't recommend this hotel over any of the others in the area, unless you're getting one of the special rooms.


  • P&A Plaza (Love Hotels / Shibuya)
  • 2008/11/17
  • For themed Love hotels, this one can't be beat. I don't even want to know the secrets that the waters of the pool hold, although I am confident that at least one adult video has been filmed there. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, I didn't stay in the room with the pool, but in an Art Deco/Decorative room. Their website calls it British Modern. It was high contrast black and white, comfortable and quiet. Other than accidentally sharing the elevator with another 'couple' the evening was very relaxing. I would like to go back to explore other rooms and see what secrets lay in store... It would be fun to organize a party in one of the bigger rooms; bring up a case of wine and see what happens (perhaps hire some belly dancers to perform in the Moroccan room?)
  • Casa Nova (Love Hotels / Shibuya)
  • 2008/11/17
  • For the people craving strange love hotels, this is one of the better bets in Tokyo. (There is a Christmas themed hotel in Osaka and a Haunted house themed hotel in Okayama by the way.) Bright colors, standard love hotel equipment (comfy clean bed, bathing room and entertainment system). Options available on the menu include costumes and sex toys. Oh, it's cheap too! It is a little far from Shibuya station, but it is only a short walk from Club Asia, Club Pure and Womb. On Friday nights, it might be full.
  • Hotel Atlas (Love Hotels / Shinjuku)
  • 2008/11/17
  • This Love hotel is pretty standard fare. Going on a Friday evening, later than most couples, we had very limited choices, but from the looks of things, our room was in the middle of the road in terms of features. Yes, there was a spacious bathing room, yes there was a big comfy bed, yes there was a headboard music and lighting system, and yes there was other stuff in the room. If you are looking for a unique experience in a love hotel, this is not the place to go, but if you are looking for a standard place to have an intimate encounter, Hotel Atlas provides the space.
  • HOTEL TIFFARD (Love Hotels / Okubo)
  • 2008/11/17
  • Tiffard: a luxury experience at a decent price. I heard from an architectural friend of mine that this hotel was done by an architect who had already established himself, and was doing the Love Hotel as a fun style designer project. The floors are highly polished black and white stone: the furniture is all stylish and comfortable, the bedding is pure white and very fluffy. The bathroom had a TV in it and the tub had multicolored jets in it. There were costumes and sex toys (as well as food) available on the menu. This 'love hotel' could be called a designers hotel with love-ho features or a love hotel with good taste. What a refreshing surprise in Kabukicho!
  • Hotel Aland (Love Hotels / Ikebukuro)
  • 2008/11/17
  • I stayed at the Hotel Aland (in Shinjuku though, but they're pretty much the same) and I have the cigarette lighter to prove it! It was pretty much standard fare modern love hotel. There wasn't anything especially memorable in the room other than the frosted glass between the bathing area and the bed. There was the standard music player at the head of the bed, the porno on the TV, the karaoke machine and the sex toys available for purchase on the menu.
  • Hotel Bali An Resort (Love Hotels / Shinjuku)
  • 2008/11/17
  • I stayed here in the deluxe room! It was 20,000 yen for the night, and included an outdoor bathtub on the roof. The bathtub had jets and a TV next to it. Of course there was a privacy screen so that other buildings couldn't see in. There was also an outdoor shower. The bed was comfortable and the couch was also comfortable. Although I looked inside the indoor bathroom, we didn't use it because the outdoor one was so much fun!

    It was a nice way to 'get out of the city' for the night, but a little depressing to end up on the streets of Kabukicho the in the morning after a night in paradise.