1. I like that there's Family Mart across from the hotel - helps to locate the hotel to come back to, since the hotel is in an alleyway off Shinjuku Dori.
2. I chose this hotel because it's new (opened in May 2015) AND because it doesn't adopt the integrated toilet-and-vanity configuration.
Thanks to Tripadvisor reviewers' bathroom photos I therefore managed to find the few hotels which don't adopt the integrated toilet-and-vanity configuration, for my 4-week Japan trip.
3. We didn't use the washing machine in the room; only I used it as a counter-top (because there's just not enough surfaces to place things, in small Tokyo hotel rooms).
4. It is always a happy thing to see a microwave in the room. [This is what I conclude from reading countless Tripadvisor reviews; and, in fact, I think hotels all over the world are beginning to realise this. I just hope hotels will also begin to realise that a kitchenette sink brings even more happiness to guests.]More