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The Hilltop Hotel

1-1 Surugadai, Kanda, Chiyoda 101-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #23 of 65 Hotels / Ryokan in Chiyoda
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed here 3 times over last 7 years. It is a get away to a small hotel famous among a generation of writers. In the old book area of Tokyo can walk the alleys for great traditional cafes from the 1940 s where coffee and a cigarette is still part of the ambience to new start ups. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I did not stay in the Hilltop Hotel, but I had a lunch in the famed tempura restaurant and some talks and coffee in the lobby. The hotel is surrounded by Meiji University and it makes sense to stay there if that is your focal point. The annex has been sold to the university and I think it is closed... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The eyes of Tokyoites light up when you mention the Hilltop Hotel. "Oh that's a good choice! Many famous Japanese writers stayed there in the past." And indeed, the hotel is like something from the past with old pieces of furniture and a charm which is hard to find in the hotels of Tokyo. In addition, the service is very... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This hotel is located in the student town in Tokyo, and is loved by many famous writers. Since this hotel is famous for tempura, it is highly, but I recommend staying at this hotel. If you visit to this hotel, you will think that lodging expense is high, although it is old. However, if you eat tempura, you will be... More 

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Chigasaki, Japan
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18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Only stayed one night but thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was spacious, clean and had all the old fashioned amenities. Very comforfortable. wonderful bar in the main building, western breakfasr reastaurant in the annex. A good experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The main building was originally a girls finishing school but then was taken over by the US occupation forces and later became a hotel. It retains many of the prewar architectural features of the prewar building and is a place with character and charm. There are some trees around and, being set on a hill back from surrounding roads, is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This hotel is charming, it an old (by Tokyo standards) structure, with "old-fashioned" service and amenities. It is quite different from the mainstream luxury chain hotels, providing a relaxing diversion from the frenetic rhythm of Tokyo life. It is located very conveniently, close to major subway and train stations, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, many of which are conveniently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

It was so nice to find a hotel which has kept its original historical charm and which hadn't been overly modernised. As someone who is always disappointed by unnecessary and usually soulless updating of older hotels this hotel is a gem. We had a Japanese style room which was great and our welcome to the city was wonderful. The staff... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I really liked this hotel. It was ideally located and the staff were super. I would have liked to rate it higher, but it needs some face lifting. The restaurants are very nice. A great steak place on the premises. I cannot say enough about the staff, everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

Located right next to Meiji University, the hotel lies in the heart of Tokyo. Nonetheless, it is very quiet and there is no traffic noise which is of great value in a city as busy as Tokyo. As all Japanese staff I have encountered, service at Hilltop was great and everybody tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible.... More 

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