The hotel's main strength is excellent location for a reasonable price.
It's easy to get to via Narita Express and then 2 stops on JR from tokyo station (doable with suitcases) - we worked out that our NEX ticket (~3000yen) included the JR fare; otherwise there's a hotel shuttle (timetable on hotel website). Taxi to Tokyo station is just over 1000yen - much easier if there's bulky luggage.
10min walking distance to a large number of restaurants around shimbashi station and ginza, along with all the shopping. There is direct access to metro from the basement on 3 lines so getting around tokyo is fantastically convenient from the hotel.
The hotel is a little dated but excellent service - most staff spoke reasonable English. Amenities were good - wifi was free for our rooms but gym and pool was in the next (annex) building and was not complimentary. Rooms were reasonable sizes and our wives loved the great Shiseido toiletries. Being close to JR also means that noise can be an issue. We were on level 17 and can still hear the train until just after midnight - the northwest side would be the furthest away from the train station. There's a great little bakery in the hotel lobby and a 24 convenience store directly across the street.
We only tried the teppanyaki restaurant in the hotel which was reasonably good but pricey. Given there are so many great restaurants around the area and in ginza we'd recommend looking around.
Overall a solid 4 for our rating.
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- Also Known As:
- Dai-Ichi Hotel Tokyo Japan
- Dai Ichi Hotel Minato