a traveler from Travelocity.com
on October 15, 2007
The Hotel is situated three short blocks east of Ginza Street, a Rodeo Drive of Tokyo, and offers ample window shopping opportunities starting from Cartier, Tiffany, Mikimoto, to the latest fashion trends of the world (because face it, if you were the type of person who actually shops there, you wouldn't be looking at this website at all). Area is very safe and pleasant to be around.
The service is very fast and friendly! Most of hotel's staff does possess sufficient level of English to give directions, call the taxi, explain the train schedule, and answer basic room service requests. The hotel offers a cheesy, but easy to read map of the area in English and Japanese. Though rather small, the rooms are very neat and impeccably clean (though be sure to specifically ask for non-smoking room, as it's not something that the check-in clerk asks you upon arrival). Modern decor and lighting makes the room very cozy and comfortable. All the bathroom accessories are provided with the exception of body lotion. The full-size bed has a rather firm, but very comfortable mattress.
Ginza subway station is only about 5 minutes away by foot. Tokyo Fish Market is about a 15 minute walk (or a 5 minute cab ride), where you can find the freshest sushi in the world (highly recommend, if you're into sushi). From Narita, take the Limousine bus to one of the Ginza hotels or Narita Express to Tokyo Train Station, and from there it's a $10-15 cab ride!
If you prefer the amenities of the hotel more than the experience of being in Tokyo, I recommend the Westin or the Crowne Plaza!
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