We stayed at Grand Prince Hotel New Tanakawa for seven nights during our Tokyo trip due to recommendations from our travel agent in Canberra.
Our room were clean and big enough for both of us. I thought the decorations of our room were like travelling back to the fifties but in a cute way (see photos). It had two separate beds which were made daily. The bedrooms had balcony.
The bathroom provided with hair dryer, towels, tooth brush, comb, razor, cotton buds, toothpick, liquid bath soap, shampoo and conditioner. Most of the items replaced daily. The toilet equipped with electronic push buttons bidets and heated seat.
The mini bar was empty because you can buy all the necessities, drinks and munchies at the groceries located on the ground floor. They give you daily newspaper in English or Japanese. The use of internet was free.
The hotel provided free shuttle to Disneyland and Sea World theme park. Everyday at certain time they also provide free shuttle to major area.
There was entertainment four days a week in one of the hotel bar, when we were there we saw lady Jazz singer from America.
The serviced were excellent. The staffs were helpful, friendly and polite most understood English. The buffet breakfast was excellent value, combination of Western and Japanese.
The hotel had beautiful Japanese garden surrounded with cherry blossom, Japanese maple, pergola, walkways and steps lead to pond fill with Japanese carp. It was quite relaxing walking and admiring the garden.
You can also have dinner at few of the restaurants located at the hotel. We didn't eat at any of the restaurants, but we had breakfast everyday at Edelweiss Cafe.
Everyday we walked to the Shinagawa station on JR Yamanote line which took us about six minutes. Near Shinagawa station you can find many restaurants, we ate there most night. It was also a six minutes walked to the Takanawadai subway station.
I recommend this hotel and I think it was an excellent place to stay for us.
The hotel wasn’t cheap we had to pay $342 AUD per night including buffet breakfast, about $270 US.
Stayed for 7 nights, and it was very nice. Arrived at the hotel by Airport Limousine. When you enter, there are mini lounge chairs next to the front desk, so you can sit/sleep/talk/read and whatever you feel like.
The room was a double room, and it fit 4 people nicely (2 beds and 2 people on the floor). The hotel has a very nice buffet that is only 1800yen for breakfast! it can fill you up until dinner time. They provide a hot water heater in your room, so you can make tea, ramen or coffee whenever you please! Tea and coffee packs are provided free by the hotel, but you can also purchase some in the convenient store along with other food. A small refrigerator is also included! ADSL is available in only a limited amount of rooms, so if you want it YOU MUST ASK at the front desk, or else your room might not have it! ADSL is only 500yen (505yen with tax) a night, which is very cheap for Japanese standards. Room service is also available, too.
The staff is very friendly! They show you to your room when you first check in, and they always greet you with a smile when you leave and come back to the hotel. Very promt, when you call front desk to ask for more towels or whatever, they come within 10 minutes to bring them up for you! The only con about them is that some of them should know more English.
Unique Quality: Beautiful trees and Sakura blossoms decorate the hotel around. There is a beautiful outdoor pool, but it is only open in the summer time. There are some shops around, and nice restaurants. It is located uphill, so walking up to the hotel from the trainstation might be a pain at times. Next to the elevators is a "konbini" (convenient store) and a gift shop for your last minute gifts for friends!
The hotel is a "Good Neighbor Hotel", and they provide free shuttle bus transportation to Tokyo Disneyland daily!
Directions: A block uphill from Shinagawa Prince Hotel, which is located across the street from Shinagawa JR Station.
Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
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Address: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture, 108-8612, Japan