What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo is a 14-story hotel that is an 8-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit, diagonally opposite the Shinjuku Ward Office.
There is a convenience store on the first floor of the hotel, and it is located in Shinjuku Kabukicho, Japan’s largest shopping district, so you will have no trouble finding restaurants and entertainments.
There is an elevator that will take you to the lobby floor of the hotel on the right side of the building.
If you have a lot of luggage, you can go up to the 3rd floor with the elevator here.
You can also go up to the 3rd floor using the escalator next to the convenience store.
The escalator between the 1st and 2nd floor and the escalator between the 2nd and 3rd floor.
There was an door if you go up to the 3rd floor. When you enter the first door, you can see the restaurant “Stella” through the glass.
The entrance has a double door, and the hotel lobby is through this door on the right.
There was a restaurant on the left after entering from the entrance, and the front desk was in the back.
The lobby was bright and was a modern and stylish space with tables and sofas.
The lobby was decorated with an excellence certification award from travel booking sites. Travel brochures were also prepared.
There was an elevator on the right side of the front desk. There was an elevator going from the first floor to the lobby floor, and an elevator going to the guest room floor in the left direction of the photograph.
Lobby floor elevator hall.
There were buttons on both sides of the elevator.
Guest room floor elevator hall.
The floor number was shown at the front, so it is easy to tell which floor you are on.
Guest room floor corridor.
What is the Executive Twin Bed Room like?
Guest room door.
There is a place to insert your key by the door.
The bathroom is on the right and the room spreads out on the left.
There is an air conditioner.
The rooms are not big with only 23 square meters, and there are two single beds, so there was no space to open up my suitcases. Although it may not be suitable for long-term stays, it was not a problem for an overnight stay, because the minimum facilities were equipped.
Two single beds.
There was nightwear prepared on the bed.
There was a table above one of the beds with a light.
There was a light switch by the bed.
There was a bedside table by the bed on the entrance side.
There was a light, alarm and two free bottles of water on the table.
There was a laundry bag in the drawer.
Next to the window was a TV.
There was a table with to chairs as well.
On the table was a phone, memo set, tissue, TV remote and paper with the name of the person in charge of cleaning the room. It was nice that they are being responsible about cleaning.
There was a trash can under the desk.
There was a LAN cable and a plug-in by the window.
There was a window with laced captains and a curtain that blocks light coming in from the outside.
The bathroom had a sink, toilet, and a bathtub all in one room.
It was a Japanese-style bathroom with a door to the bathtub and washing area, so I could take a shower comfortably without having to worry about water splashing outside.
The window had blinds, so there is privacy.
Because there is a fence behind the window and the panel is fitted in, there is no view, but light will shine in during the day.
There was a hand shower.
It was easy to adjust the temperature.
There was shampoo, conditioner and body soap prepared.
The washing area seen from the bathtub.
The toilet had a Washlet function.
There were towels prepared above the toilet.
There was face & hand soap prepared by the sink.
There was a toothbrush set prepared as an amenity.
There was a bath mat hanging on a rack under the sink.
There was a hair dryer.
Closet and safe
There was a coset next to the window.
The closet was spacious with plenty of hangers prepared.
There was a fridge in the closet.
Shoe horn and fabric brush.
There was a drawer with a place to put small items.
There was a safe in a drawer of the bedside table.
Mini bar and cafe
There was a cafe corner next to the bed.
In the top drawer were cups, glasses, instant coffee, tea bags and so on.
In the bottom drawer was an electric kettle and an ice pale.
There was nothing inside the fridge.
Restaurants in the hotel
There is a restaurant called “Stella” on the 3rd floor where the front desk is located.
The inside of the restaurant is long and narrow, and light comes through the large windows and from the ceiling, making it a bright and stylish space.
Breakfast was a Western-Japanese style buffet.
Cereal, fruit, natto, pickles and rice.
Salad and bread.
Soup and miso soup.
There is a Lawson on the first floor of the hotel.
Shinjuku Golden Street, with many restaurants, is nearby.
Staff and guests
The staff at the front desk checked me in quickly, and were very friendly and always smiling. When I asked for additional breakfast, they gave me a discounted rate. The front desk is not big, so it may take a while to check in if there are many people waiting in line.
There were many foreigners coming to visit Shinjuku area.
There is a way to get to the hotel from the exit near the city hall through the underground shopping area of Shinjuku Station. However, since the underground shopping area of Shinjuku is very large, I walked from Alta to the hotel.
If you get to the intersection with Mr, Donuts, you will see the city hall on the left and the hotel on the right.
The buildings are lit up at night, making the street bright, creating a near-futuristic feel to the city.
I was able to stay at this hotel which is located in the center of the city without worrying about noise coming in from the outside. I especially liked the fact that the toilet and bathroom were separate. It was nice to be able to look outside while taking a bath for this reasonable price. However, some people were sleeping outside or at convenience stores in the morning. Outside life may be like this, but the hotel has high security, so it is a very safe and relaxing space.