I spent 5 nights at this hotel on a business trip in July 2013 and found it very satisfactory. Contrary to expectations of tiny Tokyo hotels, the room was large and well appointed and perfectly comfortable with lots of cupboard space and bathroom shelves. Service and cleanliness were top notch. A particular feature I enjoyed was the open air swimming pool - a real boon in 36 degree heat. However, this is at a 2100 yen extra charge, but well worth it. Visually the hotel comes across as rather drab and old fashioned since the overriding colour scheme is brown. However, it is well up to international standards, but rather than being a faceless modern hotel which could be anywhere, the Okura Minato could only be Japanese. Kimono clad ladies bow to you when you enter the lifts and there are origami cranes on your pillow. Check out the hotel's gift shop and book shop in the underground passage which links the two buildings for souvenirs; and try the dinner buffet at the Orchid restaurant. Yes...it does look and feel like the dining room of the Queen Mary....but the beef is delicious! And...it's cheaper if you are over 60! Transport is easy as it's just a 5 minute walk from Kamiyacho metro station, and the hotel has a bus limousine service to the airport for just 3000 yen.
I would have given it 5 stars, but for the slight air of faded gentility!
- Also Known As:
- Okura Tokyo Hotel
- Okura Tokyo Minato
- Hotel Okura Tokyo Japan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In both the Main Building and South Wing, where Japanese traditional design is carefully preserved, guest rooms ranging from standard to suites are available, providing an array of room choices each offering true relaxation. It is our hope that guests, greeted upon arrival in the room by a traditional folded paper crane, will enjoy a comfortable stay. ... more less
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