Hotel is fairly new and very well maintained. Building is virtually right above the Oedo Line subway, so convenient to that line, and a short walk to many other lines at Shimbashi station. Shiodome area is very nice, modern, and new, though not really "happening". It is however, a short walk to Tsukiji for excellent quality and relatively cheap sushi, a leisurely stroll to Ginza or Yurakucho, and has a stop on the Yurikamonme, which will take you to Odaiba, for shopping or the big Oedo Monogatari onsen.
Enter at the lower lobby on ground level and then need to take elevators to upper lobby on the 28th floor. Overall design is modern and contemporary. Service is excellent overall, though not all the staff speak English very well... so it helps if you can speak a little bit of Japanese.
There are several restaurants, though all are a little bit expensive (dinner sets are around US$100+ or so per person, excluding alcohol), but that is par for nicer Japanese restaurants. The lobby lounge is a bit of a hotspot and popular meeting place.
The pool, gym, and spa on the 29th floor is well equiped. Pool is probably about 25 meters long, with a nice view over the area. Spa/locker room includes sauna, steam room, as well as a few mini-whirlpool tubs (though not onsen).
Rooms are very spacious. Bay view is much better and more open than city view, which is rather confined/enclosed by the neighboring buildings. The window spans the entire exterior wall, and there is a large full length sofa. Large LCD TV is of good quality, but very limited foreign programming. Aside from pay movies, there were only 2 foreign channels (both English language), BBC and CNN. They didn't even have CNBC. Bed is very comfortable, and there is a large round table (like a dinette table), but the chair is a bit too low, though good for lounging, but not good for sitting to do work. Furnishings overall are very contemporary classy and well maintained.
The bathroom is also very large and clean with marble walls and floors, separate tub and shower stall. Toilet is typical Japanese style Toto brand with the fancy seat including all the functions. Double vessel-style sinks, but they are shallow, so water splashes everywhere. There is a slightly raised part of the floor near the tub, which is very annoying because I kept banging my toes into it, since you don't really notice that it is actually raised. Toiletries are decent, Acca Pacca brand, but towels are a litlte thin.
My only complaint is with the internet service. I stayed for a week, but the 1st 2 days there were many problems with the internet connection. On the 2nd day, the internet did not work at all, and I informed the staff about this at midnight. They said they would send a technician up in 15 minutes. I waited 40 minutes, no one came... I called down, and they said they would be there soon, like another 10 minutes, but since it was late and I wanted to sleep, I told them to forget it for today. However, I was irked that I waited so long, and they did not call up or apologize for the long delay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Conrad Tokyo hotel, where legendary Conrad excellence meets the calming and inspiring design of modern day Japan. The Conrad Tokyo hotel is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the famous Ginza Shopping Street. Stay in contemporary luxury at the Conrad Tokyo. All 290 guest rooms and suites boast minimalist Japanese design, the latest technology and panoramic views over Tokyo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad Tokyo Hotel Minato
- Conrad Hotel Tokyo
- Conrad Hotel Minato
- Minato Conrad
- Conrad Tokyo Japan