This is the second time I've stayed in this hotel, and it didn't just meet my expectations, it exceeded them. I had asked for a dome room with a view overlooking the concourse of the train station, and I was assigned just the room I wanted. I've probably described this in an earlier review, but this one was slightly different than the other one, in that it seemed a little larger. Other than that, though, it was just what I wanted it to be. It had an extremely high ceiling, bathroom amenities including a Toto "Washlet" toilet that does just about everything for you, including raising the lids, flushing automatically and "cleaning you off" when you're through. The only thing different from the one I have at home (it's hard to imagine life without one when you've first enjoyed it) was that there was no "dryer." The bed was huge, soft and with a huge amount of pillows that made you feel as if you were an oriental potentate. Despite being right at the largest train station in Tokyo, you never heard a sound, even though announcements are going on literally right outside your window, and screaming kids are running around all over the place, not to mention the huge holiday crowds.
I forgot to mention that the bathtub/shower area is just special. The tub is large and deep, so you have an almost "onsen" like experience. Then there is the shower, which is right next door to the tub, and it has an elegant "rain" shower head. It's hard to decide which is the more decadent.
The hotel itself is "old-time" luxurious, with high ceilings, deep carpets, long hallways, and it takes you back to an era of (I almost hate to say it again) luxury that is sadly lacking in most hotels.
I opted for the "breakfast package" which included a daily trip to their fantastic "atrium" where a huge and lavish array of wonderful foods was in evidence. Everything you could possibly want or need (and a few things you probably wouldn't) was there: meats, pastries, salads, soups, etc. (I don't want to take the space talking about all of them) and an on-site chef who whipped up tasty omelets. In short, it would be hard to find another breakfast as super as this!
All in all, it was a welcome return for me, and I vowed I would always stay here when I return to Tokyo for at least part of my trip. Anyone who wants a perfect stay in Tokyo need head no farther (if one is arriving by train) than this sensational hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Tokyo, Japan HotelOne hundred years of experience has prepared us to move forward to the next generation. The Tokyo Station Hotel has a rich history, and is proudly a designated Important Culture Property of Japan. This Central Tokyo hotel preserves its deep rooted heritage and provides guests contemporary accommodations and unparalleled hospitality. The luxury guestrooms are housed in the hotel's iconic red-brick building, and over the past century have been called home by famous writers and prominent worldwide figures. The hotel is located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan overlooking the Imperial Palace. The Tokyo Station Hotel is directly connected to the JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi, for convenient travel throughout Japan. The hotel is also located just 30 minutes from the Haneda Airport Station by Tokyo Monorail; and 60 minutes from the JR Narita Airport Station by Narita Express. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tokyo Station Hotel
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