Hard to say hideaway situated right on the edges of business and shopping, but we found the Dai-Ichi Hotel Annex quiet, understated and very civilized. First thing, after a tiring plane trip and train ride, there was HOT water waiting for us to make tea and our instant soups (bought at a local shop right near the hotel). We're both tall people, and found the robes and beds comfortable and more than adequate. This was my first time in Tokyo, so I'm probably overawed by the culture, but it was small touches in the way the bed was made, linens folded (and the ever present hot tea water filled each day) that really helped to make our rest time from sightseeing pleasurable and an experience. The hotel is situated a convenient short walk from Shimbashi station (also accessible from the hotel via underground passage), or a bit longer walk from Tokyo Station. Lots of small seafood and other restaurants close by under the train tracks (we had a rollicking great last dinner at a yakatori joint f...
Great location and great value for the money. The rooms were on the small side but still very nice. All amenities were provided in our room. We had a fabulous time. Small and quaint boutique feeling hotel. Across the street from the grander Dai Ichi hotel. A convenient bus service direct from narita stops at the Dai Ichi (across the street). Definitely no complaints here! My husband and I would come back to this same property next time were in Tokyo.
I stay here quite often on trips to Tokyo, and although it's not as fancy as its non-Annex neighbour, the staff is always courteous and welcoming, the rooms spotless, and the location absolutely cannot be beat, especially for the price. The rooms are small by U.S. standards but larger than many other Tokyo-area hotels. In-room (wired) internet is fast and the hot water kettle is a great touch.
I stayed here for 2.5 weeks, and will be back the next time I visit Tokyo. The staff is excellent and do speak English. The Annex is across the street from the flag ship hotel. It is very close to the Shimbashi station, and walking distance to the Shidome station. I stayed on the no-smoking, 7th floor and was pleasantly surprised to find a massage chair propped up in front of the flat screen television. This was great to relieve the soreness in my back and calf muscles after walking all over Tokyo. The rooms are small relative to those found in the states, but that was expected as the Annex caters more to business folks in town to make deals. The free internet access was a plus and a key decision to staying here as well. The lights and curtains are controlled from a panel conveniently located at bedside. Every morning, there was a copy of the English newspaper, Daily Yomimuri, attached to my door. My only complaint is that the temperature of the room could not be lowered below 18 degre...
Just short and sweet.... Excellent all around... very helpful, polite, and Friendly staff. comfortable room... a bit small, but very very nice... very comfortable bed!! Great view of the Ginza... very convienent to subway, and just walk close by. I will stay here again when I go back to Tokyo!!
Excellent Location!Rooms are small (common in japan) but pretty much comfortables-!!!The Best Feature of this hotel... definitely the STAFF (especially the concergie)
Despite the weak dollar, the price per night was reasonable for a hotel in Tokyo. The central location made it easy to get to the train station, walk to the Ginza. I was pleased to be greeted by an English speaking staff member. The room was well appointed and clean. The restaurant was okay, but their were good ones nearby. The fitness center required going outside to an adjoining building.
The hotel is very well located - in Ginza district. Get off the Shimbasha subway station \nand the hotel is within 5 minutes walking distance. (By the way, you can take the subway from Narita airport to Shimbasha station. Airport Limousine will also drop you off near the hotel for 3000 yen.) \nThe room is of decent size - with room to plonk down your luggage (say, 2\nlarge suitcases) on the floor. \nThe staff is super-courteous, very very helpful and nice. \nThe carpet in the room, and the wall paper are another matter - the carpet is quite old, and stained. I would not call it very clean. The wallpaper was ripped in the room I stayed in. These are not deal breakers for business travel or vacation travel, but may be so for honeymooners. \nThe TV carried CNN and BBC, so I was happy.
The location is very good, subway station is just in front of the hotel, krispy Kreme just opposit I booked non smoking room , but they provided me a smoking room, whi
Convenient location, subway connection to city areas, good service and comfortable beds. Language gap with some reception staff.
Convenient location, opposite subway station, 7-11 downstair, many restaurants across the street, well- English spoken staffs, big twin beds, great bathroom facilities, esp. auto warming toilet seat. Bad wi-fi signal in rooms, uncomfortable duvet cover.
This is a really convenient location for travelers. It's directly across the street from Akasaka-mitsuke Station, lots of Japanese and non-Japanese food options and some historic sites. If you can managed to get a room on the back side of the hotel, I would recommend it. My room was so quiet. It was perfect. The hotel staff were very nice. They were able to direct me to where I needed to go when I had to buy a few things for my trip. Getting there from Narita airport was easy. I just bought a ticket on the appropriate limousine bus for 3100 yen. Yes, that's slightly more expensive than the Keisei Skyliner, but it drops you off at the front door of this hotel. It's worth the extra 600 yen to not have to carry my luggage through the train stations from where the Keisei Line drops you off. And it's way cheaper than a cab. Breakfast downstairs is quite pricey (about 2800 yen or so). Of course, it's not like you have to eat at the hotel. It's literally 4 doors down from a Tully's coffeeshop where you can have a decent breakfast and coffee for less than 700 yen.
1. The metro subway is very convenient. 2. The access of food nearby is plentiful. 3.7-11 downstairs is located at its best.
nespresso machine in the room and speeker for lap top no wifi in the room
Free upgrade to a larger room (we checked in fairly late). Late check out. Unfortunately, they only had smoking rooms.
Hotel was extremely close to the Hanzomon subway station. To avoid getting lost, be sure to take the Bancho Exit from the tokyo metro Hanzomon station otherwise you will be trekking several blocks to find the hotel. The room was clean and the staff spoke very good English. Front desk staff was very polite.
Friedly staff, good position, clean room Small room
everything you need is there, with nice wide open spaces No coplaints
convinences - airport shuttle arrives right at the door/ cleaniness / services The toilet is a bit old for such grand hotel, but anyhow it's very clean.
The hotel staff were very friendly and eager to help. The room was bright, clean and comfortable with an amazing view. The hotel was very easy to find and get to on the underground. The breakfast was so expensive that I decided to go hungry instead. The airport shuttle bus was around £50 for two people which is a complete rip off for a one hour journey. The bathroom in the room was too small for such an expensive hotel, and the tv didn't work.
The staff are charming and the rooms comfortable
Location, friendliness of the personnel value for money
Stay was very pleasurable due to comfort,cleanliness and excellent staff. Too far from airport and the shuttle services did not meet our needs - the last shuttle ran at 7pm - we got to the airport just after 7pm and the first shuttle in the morning was too late to get us to the airport in time for our flight. As a result we had a $200 taxi fare to and from the hotel to the airport which was very disappointing and expensive.
Kind and nice staff. Quiet location. Smell in the guest room.
Service is great! no
The sevice was friendly and very obliging. The buffet breakfast offerd a good selection of both North American and Japanese food. The hotel rooms were very well kept. I appreciated their attention to being green in the disdretion of changing linen and towels. Internet use was good. I thought the breakfast buffet was a litttle pricey. Paying for use of the internet server and printer was a little downgrading for such a nice hotel. The lounge and fine dining facilities were very expensive
Location was good but the nearby areas didn't have much to eat. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Staff was nice. It's easy to get back to the hotel with a taxi since they all know the hotel name. The hotel doesn't offer around the clock housekeeping. We slept in till after 2 and they couldn't make up our room since it was too late.
I have stayed at hotels all over the world butt he Imperial was fantastic. I have never seen such a polite and professional staff. Everything from the moment I got out of the taxi to the moment I boarded the Narita bus was handled with the utmost proficiency and friendliness. Although there are hotels that are more modern and flashier, nothing beats the Imperial. Great location as well.
not only was the imperial hotel a quietly luxurious place to stay with wonderful service, staying there felt like being part of history. i believe that the original hotel was designed by frank lloyd wright and though the original is no longer standing, pieces from the destroyed hotel have been incorporated into the current lobby. it seems that an effort has been made to retain the frank lloyd wright feeling in the remake of the building. overall, a very nice experience.
Great Hotel and great localization. The room was perfect.
Positioned near the business district, but the general area - including the Imperial Palace - are very nice. Well equipped and very modern rooms. The bathroom was enormous with entertaining shower equipment! Public areas are huge and drab in places. But we would certainly return to the Imperial.
This hotel was AWESOME! The service we received can't be spoken about enough. Everyone went out of their way to make sure our stay in Tokyo was problem free. The location is in a prime spot and our room had a great view. Highly recommended!
Well situated 5 minutes from Kanda station. At walking distance of Tokyo station and Akihabara. The room was clean and well equipped with kitchen (microwave, fridge, hob). The staff was very helpful, though they don't speak much English. Really good value.
In spite of the rooms being small, they had a fully equipped kitchenette and plenty of storage space unlike many business hotels in Japan. And it was close to Kanda Station. There was a small supermarket next door and lots of places to eat in the area. It was a little noisy and also quite hard to find initially. It would have been nice to have a computer terminal for use for those of us who don't travel with laptops to check our emails.
Good hotel with affordable price. Location is handy for moving around in Tokyo and the surroundings of the Hotel are casual, with many restaurants and non-turistic shops with true Japanese things. Rooms are tidy and in good condition, small but that's ok if you're in Tokyo for sightseeing or similar (there is no special view from the rooms, just the house next to hotel). Hotel stuff is helpful and do understand english although all of them may not speak it well. I left my luggage in the hotel for a while travelling in other parts of Japan for free. Good hotel if you want to spend most of your days watching the city and need your room mostly for relaxing a bit in the morning & evening and sleeping. No problems, everything was fine.
This hotel is clean, comfortable, and quiet. While the rooms are small compared to a hotel you would find in America, they are still very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location of this hotel is convenient. Though it is not near any major tourist attractions, it is only a 5 - 10 minute walk to the train station. There are also several restaurants and convenience stores located near the hotel. It is located in a relatively quiet part of Tokyo, and might not be a first choice for someone who wants to experience nightlife in Tokyo. I had a great experience at this hotel, and I would highly recommend it.
I loved this hotel. The subway station is right down the street; about a 1 minute walk. I basically didn't have to get on the above ground trains a single time when I was there. It was almost too convenient! The room was small, but for the price, you can't beat it. It had everything I needed plus free, super fast internet. I will definitely stay there again.
i just got back from a 3 night stay at this hotel and came away impressed. i must say i was a little worried about not seeing any reviews when i booked the room a few months ago, but everything was great. the room was clean and the staff was friendly. the room was very small, but i believe most hotel rooms in tokyo are. i was solo and spent much of my time exploring, not sitting in the room anyway. the subway is very close, and is 1 stop from a major station where you can transfer to many different lines and get all over tokyo easily. for directions on how to get to the hotel by subway, make sure that you take the 5th exit out of kojimachi station and go about 1 or 2 blocks down the one way street that looks like an alleyway on the other side of the road. the hotel will be on your left. there is also great little italian resturant on the corner by the subway exit. not much else around there, but again, your only a few stops from ginza, roppongi, or tokyo stations. i would def...
Staff was nice-ish, but a little bit stand-off-ish... maybe tired and overworked the day I was there. Neighborhood was boring, room was extremely small, but had everything you'd need... I was solo, but even if two were there, for anymore than one night, it would be a littl bit cramped. Not much in the way of services. Not a horrible place by any means, but just not what I wanted... small, hard bed, with only one pillow (I like 3 or 4) . Subway is very close, and you'll need it, because the only thing around is a 7-11. I would stay here again, only because the price was very reasonable, and I don't mind using the subway. If you like small and quiet, this is the place... if you want excitement and city life... keep looking
Wish there was a bus service straight to the hotel, but other then that it was good since you can take a train with 1 transfer.
Friendly staff. Good (light) breakfast. Room small but adequate. Quiet location.
We have appreciated the service and kindness purposed by the staff. Internet access freely and laundry room inside the same building are very great. We got some problems with 2 bedrooms where it was stinky 'coz of the drain of bathroom. So the staffs were efficient. Something else is a bit annoying if you aim to stay there for a long while: the Breakfast. It's definitely the same every morning. We were happy because it's included into the price but if they could change a bit, not so much, each couple days, it would be great. The "B" Ochanomizu has also a problem with their dryer what takes a long long time to dry your clothes. It would be super if they could write the washer and dryer's notice in english too.
The hotel is situated within easy reach to the subway, shops and several tourist attractions. The room were very quite and clean. I did like the breakfast as well. I probably spoke English too fast so some misunderstanding, even though the staff was very friendly and wiling to help.
The superior room was much nicer than expected. The Japanese bathroom and toilet facilities are better than Western style. We enjoyed being near non - tourist restuarants
tidy hotel without luxury, comfortable location not far from Tokyo station
Very clean rooms. Good location close to public transport means. Reasonable breakfast with very good caffee. Rooms are a bit too small. Hotel personnel hardly speaks English.
Walking distance to city, trains etc. Friendly staff. A little hard to find.
Good central location for exploring the city with 4 different metro stops nearby. Nice view from the room as well as the breakfast room at the 42nd floor.
the view from the top of the tower and the garden Everything inside the hotel was extremely expensive, the access to the swimming pool was not even free
not free and easy access to internet room
The breakfast buffet was delicious. There was a wide variety of superb food. The view was fantastic. The fitness center was well equipped.
I liked that the hotel served mainly individuals on business. The staff were extremely helpful and nice. There are some great restaurants in the hotel and a great a garden. A tour of the hotel would be great since it's such a big place. It took me until the end of the trip to figure out how to get around easier.
Breakfast was good
Clean room and good housekeeping. Also liked the temperature in the room. The check-in process was not good. I was very delayed for my appointment then was given a smoking room. Also,the room was very dated in its styling.
Staff were excellent, all spoke very good English and couldn't do enough to help. Restaurants and shops in hotel were really expensive, but there's plenty of excellent local alternatives.
Staff was very discreet and kind (in a japanese way). The hotel is really well placed near a big station of metro (several lines here) 2 minutes walk away. I found a little bit miser not to give free internet access (I always find this a pity) at this price.
The great service and facilities. We thought the food in some of the restaurants was average for the price.
Brillant service, location and setting - surrounded in its own garden! A very short walk to train networks and city resturants down the road. Restaurants were quite expensive and as the hotel had three sections, orientation was a little difficul.t
Very nice hotel in Tokyo. Just a few minutes from Suidobashi Subway Station and JR Suidobashi Station. Really good location. Hotel staff were very helpful and accommodating. Rooms are new and clean. I had a very nice stay in Hotel Niwa. I highly recommend this hotel.
Very good location, excellent staff, great value for money ,near train station. The breakfast was excelleny
very nice hotel, not far away from the subway, a lot of little shop all around,quite a big room ,breakfast delicious and everybody so kind!!!! everything perfect!!!!
All the right things in the room. Standard rooms are small but adequate - we stayed in standard and superior (which was international standard size).
The level of service was exceptional, and the overall quality of the hotel and room was superb. The facility for printing documents/making copies could be improved by having some instructions in English on the machines.
Location Only had smoking room, which was not mentioned on Kayak.com. Price was higher than advertised on kayak.com
This is my second time staying at Niwa Hotel. It is very near to Suidobashi station & Tokyo dome city. Many choices of food in that area. Strongly recommend to people who is going to see concert at Tokyo Dome .
Nice, we'll run hotel. Rooms are clean and modern. Location, in between suidobashi and Jimbocho subway stops is ok but not the best area to be overall. it was hard to control the room temperature- sometimes it would be boiling even after turning heat way down.
We enjoyed the neighborhood Hotel Niwa is located in. Lots of eateries and convenience stores. We also appreciated the laundry facilities and massage chairs. The staff is very friendly. I would look for a hotel that is even closer to the store best line.
Best hotel room I've ever stayed in. Rooms were designed thoughtfully and everything made sense. Extremely clean and in an excellent location. nothing much. maybe wish the rooms were a bit bigger?
Good location. Very polite staff, good service and clean room. nothing.
Very close to Akihabara train station. Nice, clean. Good wired internet. Friendly staff with decent english skills. Very smal rooms. No WiFi internet.
close to anything, a very warm and friendly service
Well located hotel to explore Tokyo Extremely small room with absolutely no cupboards/hangers ...
The location is superb in the center of Tokyo, within an easy reach to everything via the Hanzomon Metro Station. The staff is very cortageous and are always willing to help. The rooms view to Ginza skyline is amazing. The floor carpets needed a change.
Great location in central Tokyo with easy access to all areas and a residential feeling. Great views of the park and very friendly and helpful staff. It is a big hotel so it feels impersonal yet all the plusesmake up for it.
great view of city, location was good, very near 1 metro line. Well appointed and clean. Need to offer more free english language TV.Breakfast rather poor for such a high quality restaurant.
fantastic view - half double room - imperial palace fantastic view - nice window view - internet - diet - hanzomon subway exagerated police and security forces in the surrounding neighbourhood
great location (just a few minutes to Hanzomon station), nice staff, clean room and bathroom, great views. no wireless internet in the hotel, only internet through cable
The view overlooking the Imperial Palace park is smashing. I hope there are JR stations but the Metro stations are pretty strategic as well.
Gave me a free room upgrade none
This was a top notch hotel. The rooms were large and very comfortable by Tokyo standards. The staff was very good at what they do and speak great English. The location of this hotel was wonderful from my point of view. While it was for sure in a business area it was a 5 min walk #40or less#41 to Tokyo station which makes it great. The Shinkansen and the Narita stop in Tokyo station which makes for a quick trip to the hotel. If you want they will great you at your train and walk you back. The restaurant was typical of most high end hotels with good food well done but not a value in any way. In the end there are tons of nice inexpensive places within 10 min walk that cater to the worker in the area if you are looking for a little less costly fair. While they can set up tours and the like for you my single experience with that a tour of the fish market left a lot to desired. It way have just been a bad day or a bad guide so I have no idea it others will have better luck. My ro...
Service and good location. Room is too small.
the staff are absolutly helpful, very accomodating. special thanks to Mr. Nagase and Mr. Kaneko at frontdesk, they both provide execllent professional and heartfelt service. perfect location for JR shinkensan if you want to explore the other provinces with JR East Pass. since tokyo station is a huge one, a bit lost to find the nearest exit to the hotel. not enough direction inside the tokyo station.
The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The cost of the meals at the hotel was high.
The location directly across from Tokyo Station is super convenient, the rooms are clean and extremely well-appointed. Very friendly staff. I would definitely stay at the hotel again during my next visit to Tokyo.
Great location at station, very clean and quiet.
Location to shopping, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Imperial Palace, Narita Express, subways and peace and quiet due to the location of the hotel: 27-34th floors. Small rooms. Bedspread adornment had "funky stains". Breakfast was a little pricy for $30 for a buffet....but it was delish so I ate there for convenience.
Staff was friendly, helpful. Cafe was convenient. Decent location. Good price. Was in the lower dorm, and the downstairs washroom, shower was being renovated. Had to walk up a flight of stairs, pass view of the main lobby to use the washroom. A real pain. Towels should be free of charge. Generally not very clean.