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[Love Hotel] Hotel The Sense - Room 301
A modern take to Ryokan style with the right size. A nice mirror on the ceiling over the bed
I was trying to get the room on the first floor. Unfortunately, all the rooms were occupied, except this one. As luck might have it, the room turns out to be great. The size of the room is right, not too small and not too large. It has got a bathtub with an outside view. The sunlight and the openable window at the bathtub made it feels like a normal hotel than a love hotel. The highlight is the mirror over the bed. There is something special about being able to see our reflection from above. All love hotels should have this feature.
At the time of this writing, the hotel only allows two people. They may allow two females and one male with an extra charge.
The room is the right size, not too big and not too small either. It is a corner room so it is slightly bigger than the other rooms on the same floor. It is smaller than those on the 1st floor with Rotenburo. There are enough spaces to move around. The bed is big and comfortable. It is placed behind a cleaver partition wall between it and the door.
The room has one bathtub. The bathroom has an openable window with an outside view and no curtain.
One thing we noticed is that the lighting setup from the control panel could take a while to respond. Be patient when it doesn’t respond immediately.
You can also leave the room to go outside and come back later during your service time stay. Great if you want to make a quick run to get some stuff or went out for a meal somewhere. Just tell the reception and they will keep the key for you. You can leave your stuff in the room as long as you are coming back before your check-out time.
The hotel is at the edge of Kabukicho, which could be good or bad depending on your situation. It was less than 10 minutes walk from Oedo line, Higashi Shinjuku station. The entrance is discrete. It looks more like a modern-style hotel rather than a flashy love hotel around the same area.
There is Hotel Grandchariot , which belonged to the same group next door. In case all the rooms are booked at the Sense and you are in a hurry for a room. That hotel is a bit older but the design is quite similar, although not as great.
All the rooms in this hotel share the same design. A modern take on A Japanese Ryokan. It does not feel like a love hotel. It feels like a high-end Ryokan somewhere in Kyoto.
The highlight for me is the ceiling mirrors above the bed. I love seeing our reflections while lying comfortably on the bed.
The longest service time is checking in at 10 AM, and checking out at 8 PM. It is 10 hours which is quite long for a love hotel in Shinjuku. I felt this is quite cheap, given the size and the quality of the room. I even feel this is cheaper than what I paid for room 102. This room does not have Rotenburo but it was nice enough and only cost half of the price.
Final Thoughts - Highly Recommend, will repeat
Ken’s score: Gold 🥇 8.625/10
What I like 👍
Nice and bright room
Large comfortable bed
Space to move around in the room
Ceiling mirrors above the bed 💞
Reasonable price for 10 hours of service time
HDMI input next to the bed. Ask reception for the cable or bring your own.
What I do not like 👎
A bit far from JR station
It is always busy.
No Karaoke, no vibrator in the room. No hook on the bed.
No Bluetooth speaker
The price will go up quite high after 10 PM.
Does not allow groups of people.
What is it good for
Lovers who can meet during day time or early evening. Overnight stay is expensive.
Those who want to spend more time relaxing in the hotel. Not just in and out quickly.
Great for remote work!
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