I have travelled to many countries for my work (usually at 4-5 star hotels) and also for pleasure (usually at B+B's, backpackers, camp sites and budget hotels). I can honestly say that I have never been motivated to write a review. However, this hotel is a shocker and should be avoided. I think the other reviewer may not have actually stayed at this hotel?
I stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks in August 2006. It is across the road from the Tokyo Railway Station and it is clean and 'chic'. However, it is over priced, the food is a ridiculous brand of French mini meals at astronomical prices, drinks are unbelievably expensive and room service is a joke in terms of quality and choice. The breakfast menu is tiny and poor quality (I have eaten better quality food in a US$15 per night B&B). There is no pool or gym. The rooms are small and the staff are slow and unresponsive.
If I had paid for this hotel rather than my company, I would have walked out the first night. If you are going to spend US$200 – US$300 per night for a hotel in Tokyo – stay at the Westin, Hyatt or Hilton (Hyatt is best).
Unique Quality: Its close to the railway station - thats about it!
The Marunouchi Hotel was completely rebuilt from the old brick building into the top floors of a modern high-rise.
I stayed there for one night only in transit between two flights.
Rooms: Very comfortable, modern, stylish, but stil warm and cozy. Nice wood panelling. Dimmable lights. LCD TVs. Great view over Tokyo station. Heaven for any railway fan. Standard single room size is rather small, so you might want to consider a larger room for a longer stay.
Service: As perfect as you could imagine in Japan.
I strongly recomment this hotel, mainly for the great location and comfortable room.
The perfect starting place for a visit to Tokyo and Japan.
Unique Quality: Several qualities made this hotel the perfect choice for me:
1. Ideal location. Very easy to reach from the airpot via Tokyo Express.
Right across the street from Tokyo Station.
2. Ideal location to get about anywhere.
Tokyo station has all the connections you could need. Since the city is very big, even the fast and frequent trains might require some time to reach your destination, so I won't say this is the ideal location for any visitor. >> Check in which area of the city you want/need to be before booking a hotel in Tokyo.
Walking distance to Ginza district with upscale Department stores. ( 20 min walk, also very easy to navigate. Just cross Tokyo Station and turn right)
3. Facilities on site:
The hotel occupies the top floors of the Marunouchi Building. The base floors are occupied by a shopping center with many convenient things for travellers, such as about 15 Restaurants & cafés, a grocery store and a large bookshop. (I haven't been inside the bookstore, so I don't know if they've got a large selection of english books)
Directions: Accross the street from Tokyo Station.
Use the Marunouchi Exit.
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Address: 1-6-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture, 100-0005, Japan