I recommend staying at this hotel. It is excellently located in Ginza, which is a very upmarket area of Tokyo. It is centrally located and therefore it is easy to get to any of the sights in Tokyo from here.
There is a subway station in the basement, however this is not on a very convenient line. There are two other subway stations very close by, Ginza is the most convenient. It is so close that we actually walked there with our luggage when it came time to go home, and the information boards in Ginza Station tell you in English which exit you need to use to get to the hotel. All of this means that what ever sights you have decided you want to see in Tokyo, they are easy to get to from here. Just so you know here is some of what we visited and roughly how long it took from the hotel door,
Disneyland - about 30 minutes
Senso-Ji Temple - about 20 minutes
Shibyua - About 20 minutes
so as you can see nowhere is really going to be more than about a 45 minute subway ride away.
There are a couple of local 7/11 type shops near by which sell water and coke, sweets etc, which are cheaper than the mini bar, there is a Mcdonalds next door, and a few very good coffee shops/cafes in the street the hotel is in. In the next few streets are plenty of eating and drinking spots. The staff at the hotel recommended a sushi bar to us which was fantastic, it was called Bikkuri Sushi Ginza and I definitely recommend eating thee at least once.
The room itself was very nice, it was clean and well appointed, not that big, but then you are in the centre of Tokyo so what do you expect. The bathroom was very clean and well appointed, the most advanced toilet I have ever seen!! It had a dial to change the temperature of the seat!
There was free internet via a provided ethernet cable in the room and free wifi in the lobby. We didnt eat at the restaurant, breakfast or dinner, because there are so many other good spots to eat around, so I can't comment on the food.
Just so you know who is submiting this reveiw, we are not backpackers, we do not stay at hostels, we like to stay at very nice private hotels. Yes this hotel isnt the ritz but it is affordable in the centre of Tokyo.
Overall I would say: stay here, it is centrally located, easily walkable from Ginza subway station, and there are loads of facilities within walking distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel is in Ginza, the Heart of Tokyo. The Location is perfect for business guest heading to Tokyo Big Sight around 15 minutes by taxi or the International Forum in 10 minutes walking distance or leisure travelers looking for a perfect located place to stay. For the Time beside the business we are perfectly located near the Ginza Dori and Harumi Dori shopping streets as well as the Kabuki Theater. Ginza is famous but less crowed then other areas, Ginza Dori as the luxury branded shopping street nearby and the quite area we have, makes Ginza to the best area after a long exploring day in Tokyo. We are in such a colorful and impulsive Area, were you have so many different kinds of people, many cozy, really tasty, high qualitied restaurants and Cafe Shops around the Hotel. These places are the best opportunity to start or end your day in a quiet, peaceful surrounding with a relaxing flair. Right under the Hotel, within the Building, we have Ginza-Itchome Station, served by Yurakucho Metro Line, heading to Tokyo Disney Land or the Sunshine City in Ikebukero. Furthermore, it’s a really short but nice walk to Higashi-Ginza Station and the Ginza Station itself, sometimes you don’t want to go in the underground because of the awesome window decoration of Louis Vuitton or a funny attraction driving on the Ginza Dori. The walk to JR Yurakucho Station is also fascinating because of all the beautiful shops and building you passing till you reach the Station where the JR Yamanote Loop takes you to all the must see parts of Tokyo in the shortest time. From Shibuya Crossing, famous for the huge crowed crossing at the same time over Harajuku, where the colorful Lifestyle meets the peaceful and historical Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine to Shinjuku Area, with the skyscrapers district and the government building, from where you could see Mount Fuji on a clear day. The Mercure Tokyo Ginza offers a distinctive French flair and state-of-the-art technology, our French Chef let you escape to the paradise with his French creations combined with one of our imported well-balanced wine from France. Accor Hospitality is far more than a worldwide leader in hospitality, we are a big family who sharing the same passion in all the corners of the world. Welcoming people and provide a home, far away from home is our promise to you, because that's what our hospitality profession tells you - FEEL WELCOME ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Ginza Tokyo
- Mercure Hotel Chuo
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