Shibuya Granbell Hotel
Behind a discrete wooden wall of a door lies the calming lobby of the minimalist boutique hotel Granbell. An anomaly in a city that brims with luxury five-star skyscraper hotels or anonymous overpriced business hotels, Granbell is chic, cheap and ideally located only minutes from Shibuya station.
From walls of monochrome pop art with splashes of orange to glass walled bathrooms with standalone bathtubs, the rooms are a bijou exercise in compact modern design. For a sweeping cityscape panorama over Shibuya, check into the maisonette-style roof terrace suite, complete with double height wall of windows, curved white staircase and a bathtub with a view.
Peckish visitors need not compromise on the style stakes at dinner time: the hotel’s Plate of Pie restaurant and bar serves a rainbow selection of sweet and savory pies as well as a drinks around the clock.