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“Very Good Choice for Tokyo” 4 of 5 stars
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Toshi Center Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2-4-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 102-0093, Japan   |  
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“Very Good Choice for Tokyo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The hotel is very clean. The front desk was very fast and English was spoken very well. The easiest way to get to the hotel is use the Airport Limousine Bus. For about $35, it runs from Narita to a hotel around the corner, Akasaka Excel Hotel. The bus takes about 1 hour and a half. The bus ticket counter is just after you exit the customs.immigration area. They accept credit cards.
I departed vis Haenda Airport and to avoid metro station changes, take a taxi to Hamamastucho station then take the monorail. Taxi is about 2000 Yen and the monorail is 470 Yen.
The hotel room is small, but, I think this is just Tokyo. The tv has 1 English channel - CNN INternational. You have to program the remote control to make it active. There is a direction card that explains it. The AC worked well. They have wired internet that worked really well. Instead of the TV, I used streaming internet for tv entertainment. Wake up calls were excellent. You can get a rate that includes breakfast - it is worth the adder. The buffet is very large and has a wide variety of food. The scrambled eggs are not USA style as they were very runny. Instead of hash browns, they have tater tots and french fries, kind f strange, but, OK.
It is an easy walk to the Imperial Palace and Diet building. The beds were low to the ground and were not very soft. The curtains were excellent to block out the light which is helpful for the time change.

For restaurants, the area around the Akasaka Excel hotel was good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Nice business hotel in a quiet area. The only handicap I see is that Wi-Fi is only available at the lobby, but there's a free LAN connection for laptops at the room so if you have a laptop with you this is not a big problem. Very helpful service at the front desk.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

First impression of the hotel room is very clean and tidy, and it's reasonable bedroom size. The bathroom is very clean, with the usual extras such as toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. however the bath tub is quite small. There is no wifi in the room however there in the lobby. If you have a laptop then you can use a cable to connect to the Internet. In front of the hotel there is a 24hr shop which is convenient. However there are reasonable price restaurants walking to the right from the hotel.


  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Fantastic. I moved here from a hotel (see other review) down the road 5 minutes away amidst the bright lights of Akasaka Mitsuke area. Excellent. Bigger room, better quality, way quieter, more private, operational fridge - excellent all round - as well as highly flexible in terms of checkin and checkout. I chose a single room - smoking rooms were the only available floor (most floors are non-smoking) - but even the smoking room wasn't so smoky - very tolerable I'd say.
For the price, quality and location it is impossible to complain - except the bed was slightly stiff. The English proficiency of the staff wasn't consistent - when I checked in it was easier to use Japanese - however since then the staff have all spoken English.
Importantly the sound-proofing of this hotel is much better than others - I think it may be because it may not be designed originally as a hotel and rather as an office block.
Very good indeed - and probably impossible to match for such a centrally placed and quality hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Stayed at the Toshi Center Hotel for five nights in a single room last week and only have good things to say about it.

First of all, you can't beat the price--I payed about US$ 70 per night, which in Tokyo is a steal. The hotel is located pretty much in the center of Tokyo, with easy access to Ginza, Shiodome, Shibuya and pretty much any place you might want to go. The hotel is on Prince-dori, and there are two different subway line on either end of the street--about 5-7 minute walk to either (just keep in mind that you often have to walk quite a bit once you get into the stations in general). On a nice day, you can easily walk to Raponggi or Shibuya. There are also a few restaurants on the street, and a convenience shop right across form the hotel.

The room was small, but not a uncomfortably so. Plenty of room for luggage, and it helps that it has a window with a nice view. The bed was comfortable on the firm side, and wired Internet was free and very reliable. Oddly, very few hotels in Tokyo have WiFi. Small but functional bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Small TV with only Japanese stations. Tea making stuff, but no coffee.

Reception staff spoke decent English, even though is is a very Japanese hotel and the majority of guest are Japanese. The breakfast at the hotel is about $16, but a nice variety of Western and Japanese food.

Overall, a really nice place for what you pay. I have stayed in some very high-end business hotels in Tokyo over the years, but on my own dime, this one is totally fine. Would highly recommend it for the budget-oriented traveler.

By the way, if you take the Limousine Bus from Narita, the Akasaka Excel Hotel is very close by--easy walking distance if you don't have a lot of heavy bags. The New Ontai Hotel is also pretty close, but not as easy a walk.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

On our recent stay at the Toshi Center Hotel we were pleasantly surprised by how lovely the hotel really was. Durning the initial booking, I was concerned that the hotel may be too much of a business hotel and not meet our needs. This was far from the case.
At check-in, we were greeted with prompt and professional service, not to mention more than passable english. Our room was on the 22nd floor and had a fantastic view of the skyline of Shinjuku. The room had the amenities you would expect; television, air conditioning, etc. Most importantly, the Toshi center is located in an unbelievably convenient to many parts of Tokyo. It's location made day trips, and nightlife, easily accessible.

Pros:
Great Location
Helpful Staff
Unbeatable Price

Cons:
No Free Wifi (but thats Japan in general)
Very Hard Beds (I understand some people like firm, but no.)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

a great and central base to explore tokyo. don't expect any thrills but it is very clean, staff are helpful and various metro lines are in close proximity. great views over tokyo too. 'double beds' are rather small.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2-4-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 102-0093, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Chiyoda
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Chiyoda
#20 Business Hotel in Chiyoda
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Toshi Center Hotel 3.5*
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