Remm is a chain of Japanese hotels that turns minimalism into something desirable. I've stayed in Remm Akihabara a few months ago, this time I tried Remm Hibiya (close to Ginza).
In both cases the rooms are extremely small. To give an impression: you can barely walk around the bed. There is no closet space, so once you park your bags you can no longer walk around the bed. There's a little table with a massage chair and there's a little desk with a seat. To use the desk, you have to move the massage chair against the table. To use the massage chair you have to push it against the desk. And since there's no closet space, the room will quickly clutter up with personal possessions.
The bathroom is minimal as well. The average European person can just make all the tight turns to get into the shower (there's no bath, that would take up too much space). The shower itself is a ceiling mounted rain shower, so no bending over backwards to fit under a low mounted shower head in this hotel!
Because of the high class materials and chique colours this minimalist room looks great! And all creature comforts are taken care of. As said before: there's a massage chair, a desk, wifi and cable Internet (both for free), a kettle, a frig, a big screen television, a safe and air conditioning. By making optimum use of every square centimetre it all fits!
There is no room service, but there is an independently operated restaurant in the lobby. Also there are vending machines for drinks in the hallways. If you need any amenities there's a vending machine for that too!
My main complaint is the strict check-in and check-out time. If you arrive early you have to wait in the hallway, even though your room might very well be ready. Checking out late is possible if you pay for the room by the hour. Pretty pathetic by European standards, but not uncommon in Japan. Some clerks at the check-in desk barely spoke English, causing some minor confusion.
In conclusion: staying at the Remm hotels feels like driving a Smart car; by making everything smaller it creates a whole new way of being cool. The formula obviously works, because both Remm hotels in Tokyo are almost always fully booked!
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