on April 9, 2012
The Tokyo Prince Hotel is a business hotel that has seen better days. The rooms are tired, and there was a funky smell in my room when I arrived the first night: I'm not sure if it was cigarette smoke or strange-smelling cleaning solutions. The bathroom was okay, but not sparkling clean. There is no WiFi in the hotel; wired Internet is Y1050 per 24 hours.That having been said, there are a few of reasons to choose the Tokyo Prince Hotel the next time you're in Tokyo. The rooms are spacious--the most spacious rooms we stayed in in Japan--and well-insulated. The bathrooms are stocked with the usual supplies, plus bubble bath gel, and the Japanese toilet bowls have all the works. The hotel is right beside two major tourist attractions: the Tokyo Tower, and the Zojoji Temple. There is a good choice of restaurants in the hotel: Japanese, French, and Chinese. The buffet breakfast is decent, with the usual mix of continental and local breakfast options. The convenience store in the basement definitely made our stay a lot more convenient. The nearest train station is a few blocks away, but they have a free shuttle service that runs regularly between the hotel and the station.You can opt not to have your room cleaned everyday, and the hotel will give you a 500 yen voucher per day that you don't have it cleaned (though you must have it cleaned every three days, at least). The voucher can be used at any of the shops or restaurants in the hotel.
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