Check it Out! “Shinjuku Granbell Hotel” Explicit Review

I stayed at a hotel called "Shinjuku Granbell Hotel" which is located in the deepest part of Kabukicho. During my stay there were no Japanese guests, so it felt as if I was staying at a foreign hotel. The facilities were modern and clean. There are plants planted in front of the hotel entrance, and you can enjoy nature in the big city. The hotel was close to downtown, but it was quiet in the hotel.

What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception

The hotel is a 17-story designer hotel located in Shinjuku Kabukicho, a 4-minute walk away from Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Fukutoshin Line and Oedo Line.

The hotel sign lit up at night.

There was a stylish sign in front of the hotel.

There were restaurants introduced on a sign.

Sign of a cafe and bar.

There were plants planted on the way to the entrance.


The lobby was not big, but it was an open space with large windows with sunlight coming in.

Information in the lobby.

There was cafe called “LIVE CAFE G” with an outdoor terrace seating.

Front desk.

The front desk was not big, but it was stylish.

A beautiful flower was displayed in a box that was lit up behind the front desk.


Guest room floor elevator hall.

Guest room floor corridor.

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Guest room door.

Key card.

The guest room floor seen from the the inside.

The door has a U-shaped lock.

Air conditioner.

Full length mirror.

All the rooms are designed by many creators from Japan and from foreign countries, and it is interesting that each room has its own characteristics! My room was small with only 19 square meters, but it was a simple design that was refreshing.

There were two 110cm wide single beds put together.

The beds are all made by Simmons Co., which is very comfortable to sleep on.

On the bed was the housekeepers name. It was nice that they take responsibilities for cleaning.

There were spot lights above the bed which was adjustable.

There were bedside tables on both sides of the bed.

There was an audio player on this side of the bed that allows me to listen to music.

A plug-in outlet and a light switch.

There was a nightwear in a drawer of the bedside table.

The bedside table on the other side.

There was also a plug-in outlet and a light switch on this side of the bed.

Opposite the bed was a TV with video-on-demand that costs money.

A trash can under the TV.

The window seen from the bed.

There was a table with two chairs.

On the table was a card with the Wi-Fi password, a tissue box, accessory tray, memo set, TV remote and a telephone guidance.

The room seen form the window.

I was able to see the city from my room.

The hotel is shaped like the letter “L,” so all I could see was the wall of the hotel on my right side.


The bathroom was on the right side of the entrance.

The bathroom was not big, but it was squeaky clean.

The bathtub was deep and spacious.

The shower was removable and the water pressure was strong enough.

There was shampoo, conditioner and body soap prepared in the shower.

A toilet with a Washlet function.

A trash an and an extra role of toilet paper prepared by the toilet.

There were bath towels prepared above the toilet.


There were amenities prepared on the sink.


Amenities included a toothbrush set, hairbrushes, razors, shaving cream, hair bands, cotton swabs, shower caps and body sponges.

There were two cups with different colors making it easier to tell which is yours.

There were face towels prepared by the sink.

A hairdryer was hanging on a rack.

It was nice to be able to dry my hair in the bathroom.

Closet and safe

There was a rack with four hangers.

There was a deodorant spray and a hairdryer hanging.

Slippers were prepared in this stylish leather hanger. There was also a shoe horn, clothes brush, shoe polish, laundry bag and so on.

There was a safe in the drawer of the bedside table.

Mini bar and cafe

There was a cafe corner in the corner of the bedroom.

There was an electric kettle, glasses, cups, instant coffee and tea bags.

There were two free bottles of water.

There was a phone next to the cafe corner.

There was a fridge in this cabinet.

On the top drawer was a hotel guide, LAN cable and a flash light.

The fridge was small with nothing inside.

Restaurants in the hotel

I had breakfast at “restaurant G” on the 12th floor.

It was a bright and casual space.

You can enjoy the view of Shinjuku Kabukicho.

There were over 30 dishes to pick from.

Bread corner.

Salad bar.

Fish, natto and kimchi.

Warm dishes.


There were also hot drinks.

Breakfast example.

Facilities in the hotel

There was a currency exchange machine in the lobby. It only exchanges money of 12 different currencies.

A vending machine and smoking corner.

Vending machines.

A vending machine selling snacks.

There was also a vending machine selling ice cream and alcohol.

There was also a video-on-demand ticket vending machine at the vending machine corner.

Hotel surroundings

The hotel is located in the downtown area of ​​Shinjuku Kabukicho, so there are many restaurants and convenience stores around the hotel.

A convenience store near the hotel.

A batting center near the hotel.

Staff and guests

The correspondence of the staff was good.

There were gusts visiting from many different countries, and I was told that not many Japanese people stay at this hotel. In the evening, there were many people sitting on the sofa and eating at the cafe.


From the Exit A1 Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line “Higashi Shinjuku Station,” the hotel is about 4 minutes away on foot.

Nearest station, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line Higashi Shinjuku Station.


Even though this hotel is located in Tokyo’s largest downtown area, Shinjuku, it felt as if I was staying at a hotel overseas. It was nice be able to have breakfast on an upper floor while enjoying a nice view of the city. I recommended getting off the East Shinjuku Station rather than Shinjuku Station if you have a big suitcase, because the hotel is located at the farther end of the downtown area. There is a convenience store and a batting center nearby. There are many love hotels around this hotel, so it may be awkward for some people to come to this area. I enjoyed chatting with the other guests at the bar and the cafe.

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