We stayed in the hotel at the end of May - early June 2013. Generally, a disappointing experience compared to other 5* places in Tokyo (like Ritz Carlton or Hyatt), while the price charged is as high. Part of the disappointment comes from horrible lines of people for breakfast buffet (only one average sized restaurant with breakfast buffet for a huge hotel is a guaranteed route to 15-20 minute waiting lines for breakfast). Part comes from the fact that my stay unfortunately coincided with arrival of Indian prime minister to the same hotel, which means that 2 out of 6 general use elevators were closed to general public and lines to the elevators were ugly. Part comes from the general condition of the hotel vs other offers in Tokyo. The hotel is centrally located (several steps from the Emperor's palace and from Ginza), but believe me that in Tokyo it does not make much difference because public transport (taxis, metro) is great and getting anywhere is very easy. If you wish to spend the money that Imperial Hotel is asking for, I would strongly recommend you check out other 5* options, particularly, Ritz Carlton Tokyo in Roppongi area, which is a truly remarkable hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel by the Imperial Palace. Founded in 1890, has welcomed celebrities by offering impeccable Japanese hospitality. Located in the central Tokyo; 5 minutes to Ginza shopping area by walk, 5 minutes to Tokyo station by taxi, 15 to 30 minutes to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Asakusa, and Ropponngi area by subway, and 45 minutes to Haneda Airport, 90 minutes to Narita Airport by Limousine bus. Free VDSL Wi-Fi connection and 16 restaurants and bars inside the hotel are available. ... more less ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Chiyoda
- Imperial Hotel Tokyo Japan