Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
And so we arrived in Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku (ホテルサンルートプラザ新宿) after a long ride in the airport limousine from Narita Airport (成田空港). Some have told us that Shinjuku (新宿) really wasn’t that safe to stay in considering there are probably a lot of gangsters there. But well for whatever reason we had that time, we decided to pick this hotel for our stay in Tokyo. (ت)
Counter staff at the hotel was pretty friendly but not all of them have a very good command of English but most can probably understand what you’re trying to say in English if you keep it simple. I guess. Hehe.
Check-in was fuss-free and we proceed to our hotel room! (ت)
And tadah! OH MY! So… Small. Honestly we have always know that rooms in Japan ain’t that big but it still took us by surprise how small the rooms really are. To think that I always thought hotel rooms in Singapore was small, take that!
Here’s the passageway into our room. It’s really very squeezy. Two of us of our size can barely walk in together through the passageway, let alone together with our luggage. So it was a bit of a challenge trying to push our luggage in. Haha! Notice our two luggages and Feng’s bag beside the bed? And we are left with only THAT much space to move. And I had a surprise when I pulled away the curtain! I saw ermmm… An exposed men’s toilet at the opposite building. Exposed. Literally. As in I can freaking see the toilet bowls! Thank goodness no one inside. So no more opened curtains. *faint* f(; ✖﹏✖)ﾉ
So lo and behold, here’s a view of our bedroom and bathroom~!
Honestly there wasn’t even much space between the work-table and the bed. The chair can hardly be moved about. Haha! We tried to move away a lot of the things on the work-table to make space for our own accessories, wallet and our MacBook Air. It’s honestly really squeezy! And that’s also where I did some of my makeup with the small mirror there among the mess of things on the table. (ت)
The bathroom was really just as small though it has everything that we need in it. Nice comfy toilet bowl? Check. Working basin and tap? Check. Shower area? Check. We even have a bonus item! Bathtub! Haha! So it ain’t that bad, isn’t it? (ت)
Besides that, there’s something I am pretty curious to know why… The roof-ing inside the toilet is actually lower than that in the room hence making the toilet looks even more squeezy? *claustrophobic feeling*
So here’s sharing a photo of the amenities we had in the bathroom. Everything’s included~! There’s even some lovely bottles of body soap, shampoo and conditioner. As I have mentioned previously about my dislike for hotel room’s shampoo and conditioner, Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku is one of those who has my approval of having nice shampoo and conditioner that do not make your hair feels dry after use. So is their hair dryer! But only the one from the hotel room of our first stay was okie. After which when we came back again and got other room numbers, the hair dryer wasn’t as great as weirdly, they don’t really standardized the hair-dryer in the room. *shrug* （ｐ－ω－；）
And I have to say I have fallen in love with Japan’s toilet bowl!!! Having a nice warm seat in a cold cold hotel room or on a cold day was really great. Oasia Hotel in Singapore is the only one I have seen until now in Singapore that has japan’s toilet bowl installed (not that I visited a lot of hotels in Singapore but that was a surprise~!). More on Oasia Hotel in my blog in future~! (ت)♪