We took the Limousine Bus from the airport to the hotel, which was approx. a 1hr 20 min trip. We arrived at around 10.30am and as we walked into the vast, beautiful marble lobby, someone came over straight away to help us with our luggage. Check in was not until 2pm and my husband, who had been to Japan a few times before and stayed at other hotels, had said that he was not able to check in any earlier. I must admit, I wasn't looking forward to having 3.5 hours to kill, as after flying for 7 hours from Adelaide to Singapore, having a 5 hour stopover and then flying another 7 hours from Singapore to Tokyo, all I wanted to do was have a shower and a power nap!! To our surprise, we were told that the room attendant was just finishing off their final checks and that we'd be taken to our room, WHICH WAS ON THE 30TH FLOOR, in 10 minutes (YAY!!) and were taken over to a comfortable seating area to wait. About 5 minutes went past and another attendant arrived, loaded our luggage on to a trolley and asked us to follow her to the lifts. We walked out into a carpeted corridor with subtle lighting and soft music playing in the background. We stopped outside room 3013 and when we opened the door - WOW!! - you certainly knew that you were staying in a 5 star hotel!! The room's décor was light ash wood and neutral, earthy tones, with a luggage closet/walk in robe on the right as you walk in, a light ash wooden cabinet that housed the fridge, tea/coffee, kettle etc and the TV. Facing that, were 2 large, comfortable twin beds with a bedside cabinet with a safe between them and a large light ash wooden headboard behind them, a comfy lounge chair with matching footrest and a small round table, an oval writing desk in front of a huge picture window and a granite topped oblong table with a desk lamp, telephone and sockets to charge up your laptop, telephone etc. The bathroom has granite floor and wall tiles, a huge light ash wood vanity with a black granite top and plenty of storage. A bath that runs along the length of one wall in front of a huge picture window, a huge shower big enough for 2 and a toilet which is partially enclosed from the bathroom. The views were spectacular!! All of Tokyo was spread out before you. The living area had views of the Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Sky Tree, whilst the bathroom had views of the world famous "Scramble Crossing" and Shinjuku. At night, the twinkling lights from all the buildings were amazing!!
The staff were extremely courteous and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Each time you walked past them, they smiled, bowed and said hello.
Breakfast is served in the Garden Restaurant and there are a number of options to choose from, We had the "Western Buffet" which was an all you can eat affair. The service and the food was exceptional, but at around AUD$70 for both of us, we thought that was rather expensive.
The hotel itself is about a 5 minute walk from Shibuya's shopping area, restaurants, coffee shops, the world famous "Scramble Crossing", train and bus stations and the famous statue of "Hatchiko", as well as the busiest Starbucks in the world, where, if you time it right, you can have a front row seat overlooking the "Scramble Crossing". We had breakfast there every day for around AUD$25 for both of us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cerulean and would definitely stay here again
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- Also Known As:
- Cerulean Hotel Tokyu
- Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel Shibuya, Tokyo