Firstly, the property is actually in Tsurumi, not central Yokohama, so if you plan to arrive by train make sure you alight at either of the Tsurumi stations (Keikyu or JR). The hotel is literally a co... more
Firstly, the property is actually in Tsurumi, not central Yokohama, so if you plan to arrive by train make sure you alight at either of the Tsurumi stations (Keikyu or JR). The hotel is literally a couple of minutes' walk, although the Keikyu station is marginally closer. It's kind of tucked away but there's a sandwich board outside indicating its presence.
Reception is small but modern, and the staff are helpful, if not altogether proficient in English (as is common in Japan). I had a single room, which was incredibly small (even by Japanese standards), however I simply cannot moan given the price I paid for 8 nights (under GBP200). The room comes with all the necessaries you might need for an extended stay, such as tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries and a fridge. Maid service is daily, although you have the option of hanging a notice on your door informing the staff that you wish to 'go green' by using the same towels, etc. for more than just one day.
The location is perhaps the best thing about this hotel - right in the centre of Tsurumi, and only 20 minutes by train to Haneda airport. Narita airport can also be easily reached, with a through ticket on the Keikyu line (with a change at Kamata). There are several shops, bars and eateries within a minute's walk, and a large(ish) and very cheap supermarket just the other side of JR Tsurumi station. A little further and you'll find the local McDonald's.
Despite the very small room/bathroom size this is an excellent hotel, with the price certainly not being reflective of the quality (I'd typically expect to pay more for such a property). It's right in the middle of everything, has easy connections to the city of Tokyo and its airports, and is very clean and cosy. To put the icing on the cake, the free in-room wi-fi works a treat! less