This recently opened hotel faces the Imperial palace, right at the edge of the Marounichi district. It's five star facilities, many good restaurants and central location to the subway, Ginza and Roppongi hills works well in it favor.
We arrived as a delegation at this hotel, and were greeted by the hotel manager. Check in was pre-arranged, and was thus fairly quick. Most of us checked in later in the day, but some, who had requested for early check in, received their rooms early to freshen up.
The hotel lobby is grand, full of marble, and carpet and soft leather sofas. Lifts are card controlled, adding to the security for hotel guests. Cards will only take you to your floor.
Rooms are very spacious and generous. My room had a king sized bed in the middle, with all the blinds, curtains and lighting control in modern control console on the bedside table. A sofa takes precedence next to the balcony window, and a round dining table sits beside it. A nice swivel chair is on the opposite side of the table. This would be a perfect place for in-room dining, if one should opt for that.
There is a long table ledge stretching from the window to the red drinks cupboard. A large flat screen TV is hung on the wall. Lots of local TV channels as well as cable TV and news. The red drink cabinet houses all manner of small bottled alcoholic beverages, snacks and the usual assortment of fizzy drinks and beer. Near the door of the room is a large cupboard with an in built ledge for your roll-on luggage. However, if you are using a large check-in luggage, you'll have to find another place to store that.
Carpet in the room is soft and new. The bed is semi-hard, and the sheets are relatively soft and nice. The turn down service leaves a bucket of ice in the room.
The bathroom is open concept with two entry ways. There's inverted L-shaped toilet "corridor" with a large bath tub on one side, and the large single sink on the other. Lots of toiletries, including bath salt bottles, hair brushes, cotton buds and facial squares are available. On the shorter part of the L shaped corridor are the toilet, and the rain shower.
The balcony is also accessible via a large sliding door. Outside, I enjoyed the fresh air and the view of canals running perpendicular to the hotel. The Imperial Palace is further to the right of my room.
The room was very comfortable and more than adequate for the fussiest customer. Downstairs in the basement, I found more shops and food outlets. I enjoyed dinner in an Izakaya-themed soba restaurant. Very noisy with salary-men having a drink and dinner before heading home.
In the morning or evenings, one can also head out for a run along the road that circles the Imperial palace. Kanekaze sushi has an outlet in this hotel, great for sushi lovers.
A good hotel by all accounts and in a great location too. Rooms are very classy, comfortable, well thought out. Hotel staff are warm and will willingly assist you in any way possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an incomparable perspective on the city and a singular, moat-side location across from the Imperial Palace gardens, Palace Hotel Tokyo opened on 17 May 2012 in the city's Marunouchi business district as part of a JPY 90 billion mixed-used development that includes 290 guestrooms, 10 restaurants and bars, and Japan’s very first evian SPA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Tokyo Japan