This hotel is located in Chiba. Chiba is an old Soybean area that was industrialized about 20 years ago. It is out there meaning 40-60 minutes from everything. That said this is a good place to stay as it has a nice international flavor and it has more than 5 floors devoted to non-smoking versus 2 in many others. There are a few issues as I will mention toward the end but the people and the service are delightful. They also have an emphasis on people not smoking in the building. This is a big deal in Japan as you can be with 10 or more chain smokers at a dinner and be overwhelmed. This is changing in Japanese Hotels and the Manhattan is stepping up. I upgraded to the middle level which is Luxury room I think, just their name, and it was $175 a night. The room was big and the bed was big. The air-conditioning controls worked great which is unusual in these hotels and the bathroom was large. The breakfast buffest is great and the other meals are just mediocre. There are a ton of good Sushi places around the train station a 5 minute walk from the hotel as well as a bunch of fast food joints. The sushi locations were actually quite good. This hotel has issues with the way it is set up. The lobby is minimal, there is no executive floor, and there is no pool or workout room or even a garden where you can relax. There is not a real functioning business center to speak of, no gift or sundries shop or place to have a beer and there is only one station in English CNN which can get depressing. For a day or two not an issue but if you are here for 3-4 days it starts to drive you crazy. There is no place to go and read other than a little sitting area. The lack of any exercise or any amenity gets to be a pain and I would consider eliminating this hotel for week long trips just because you end up going from your desk to your bed and back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenient Access - Just 3 minutes walk from the South exit of Shinjuku Station!The Hotel Century Southern Tower provides unparalleled comfort and service. 375 guest rooms are located from the 22nd to 35th floor and complimentary internet access (Wi-Fi and Wired). Also our rooms provide the complimentary in Room-TV Internet browsing. We provide self-service luggage carts instead of the bell service or porters, vending machines on each floor and a lobby shop instead of Room Service, and also compact refrigerators in each room that guests can stock with items of their choice. Enjoy a wonderful stay at your own pace! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manhattan Hotel Chiba