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“Very good value in a deluxe businessman's hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Roppongi Hotel S
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1-11-6 Nishiazabu | Hotel & Residence Roppomgi, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo Prefecture (Akasaka / Roppongi)   |  
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Ranked #42 of 98 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
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“Very good value in a deluxe businessman's hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I recently stayed at Hotel S for 3 nights and this is a really good example of the deluxe businessman’s hotels that are starting to be found around Tokyo. They are a good value for getting a bit more of an upgraded room than what you would find at a standard businessman’s hotel for not much more money. I had a standard room as I was traveling solo, it was very well equipped and efficiently laid out, and a little bit larger than some of the other rooms I’ve had in this price range. My room was facing Roppongi-dori and you could not hear the traffic unless it was something really loud.

Staff there was very accommodating and friendly. Reception staff had very good English skills, and they are taking efforts to cater to foreign visitors. The room was very clean and well equipped, I was amazed to see the mini-kitchen and the free waters at this price range. The room layout was like a boat, very efficient & compact but it didn’t feel cramped. Overall it was very comfortable.

Location is good and bad. The good part it is close but not right in the middle of the main action of Roppongi. The bad part is it’s not close but not right in the middle of the main action of Roppongi. So depending on what you are after, it’s either just far enough away to provide a nice break or it’s just far enough away to be annoying. (It is very close to Metro Hat & Roppongi Hills) Just plan to do a lot of walking, but that’s normal for Tokyo. I was there on the weekend right before Halloween, and talk about a wild party in that area, it was far more than I ever have seen anything in the US. So I was actually glad the hotel was slightly out of the area as the noise level and the lack of street touts, etc. made it easier to deal with the goings on. I found The B Roppongi while walking around, it’s right on the edge of the club zone; Hotel S is the better choice if you don’t want to get hassled by strip club touts, noise, etc.

Overall a good value and a good choice for the area, I’ll plan to return on my next trip.

Tip for finding the hotel: come out of the subway at the Metro-hat entrance, cross Roppongi –dori by the Metro hat, keep walking south down Roppongi-dori and you will pass a couple of clubs. Just when you think you are heading the wrong way as the area will turn more business/ residential like, you will see the Family Mart. It’s just past the Family Mart, and if you are approaching at night it’s not very well lit. The Virgin Café is easier to spot than the hotel entrance. There is a subway exit tunnel that crosses under the street before exiting to street level, but it’s stairs only so it’s challenge if you have luggage.

And if you are looking for a great Jazz club, Jazz House Alfie is right between Metro Hat and the main Tokyo Metro entrance and an easy walk from the hotel. Acoustics of the place are fantastic and they get quality players in there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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RoppongiHotelS2469, Public Relations Manager at Roppongi Hotel S, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hello MF Road Warrior. Thank you so much for your excellent and in-depth review of our hotel. We really appreciate your comments and are sorry it took a while to respond to your message. Have you been back to Tokyo since November? It would be lovely to see you again and maybe this time you could participate in the special monthly tea ceremony we have each month with a tea master from Nara.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We enjoyed our stay and it was certainly one of the better hotels we stayed at in Japan.
The breakfast is highly recommended. The Japanese style salads,pastries and smoothies were delicious.
The room has nice bedding,BBC news channel,good air conditioning unit and complementary water every day.
Very easy access from roppongi tube station and roppongi hills.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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RoppongiHotelS2469, Public Relations Manager at Roppongi Hotel S, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you so much for mentioning the breakfast smoothie. We are so proud of this aspect of our breakfast and feel we give our guests a very healthy start for the day. Please visit us again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Location was great. Short walk to Metro. The area itself has many cool little restaurant options. Western and Japanese.

English speaking, European staff member!

Breakfast was a very minimal, vegetarian styled buffet. Coffee, vegetables and cereal. Would have enjoyed a little variety. If they want to be minimal, it's fine.... but maybe an egg / toast?

As a restaurant later in the day, it was full-on gourmet, amazing.

Rooms were recently renovated. I stayed in a "supreme" room which although it was still rather small (average size by Japanese standards), the way it was designed and the layout of the room optimized the use of space. Stylish and modern. Extremely comfortable, super-soft beds. Great place for travellers in their 20's / 30's. Very cool "meeting room" imacs and touch screen and projectors for a creative team pow-wow.

I was concerned about a package I had forwarded to our hotel from another. Staff member Yuri took it upon herself to call our previous hotel to inquire and made it her personal mission for the day to get it delivered safely, which it did. It was a "above and beyond" moment in customer service that makes me want to return one day.

My only qualm was the wifi. For some reason was spotty.

Outside of any negatives. Can't ask for much better in the heart of Tokyo.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RoppongiHotelS2469, Public Relations Manager at Roppongi Hotel S, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hello Huser 56, it was so nice and encouraging to read your comment. We continue to do our best for our guests and we hope you will come and visit again soon.
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Stayed at Roppongi Hotel S for 2 nights late October 2013. The standard room (lowest price) is only 17m2 in area. It is extremely functional and more than enough space for one person. However for 2 people, I recommend upgrading to a larger room. They have various room size choices.... of course rate goes up too.

To my surprise, in my standard room, there is a washing machine!, microwave, frig, and a counter sink. They also provide hair dryer, the usual bath amenities, and a safe.

The breakfast vegetable buffet was unique. Nice to start the day healthy. I didn't interact with the staff besides checkin/out, service average overall.

This is a non-smoking hotel, they provide smoking area in the parking lot (I think). The hotel gave us a useful note at check-in regarding rules/schedule of the place. The last line states "Smoking is prohibited in the hotel". So of course my next door neighbor smoked the 2nd night of my stay, and of course the smoke smell crept inside my room. It was quite heavy....ie chain smoking? Unfortunately this is common in Tokyo hotels. :(

Like others have mentioned, location is great. Family Mart 2-3 stores up the street, subway 7-8 min walk, and Roppongi Hills next to subway entrance. And like other hotels in Tokyo, this place is clean.

The functional design of this hotel is worth a stay. Check it out.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RoppongiHotelS2469, Public Relations Manager at Roppongi Hotel S, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you so much for your comments and I hope that as long as we improve the handling of the smokers breaking hotel rules, you would have given a higher rating? Until now, it was difficult for our staff to be strict about certain rules, but we understand well how valuable a fully no-smoking environment is for everyone and how this should be fully enforced as it is of utmost importance if the policy is clearly stated. We will do our absolute best to keep the no smoking building, truly no smoking. We hope you will try us again.
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Panama, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Pleasantly surprised about this hotel, rooms are "big" for Tokyo standards, brand new hotel, all the amenities. The space is well used, theres a refrigerator and kind of a mini kitchen and dining area in the room. Huge bathtub with TV.

Walking distance from metro station Midtown and Roppongi Hills.
The restaurant downstairs is also very good. Theres a convenience store next block so you can buy food and stuff.

Really bang for the buck will return and recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RoppongiHotelS2469, Public Relations Manager at Roppongi Hotel S, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are so happy you were surprised (pleasantly) with the size of the bath tub and the TV. You are right, it is amazing! We hope you will come back again soon.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

First, the good points:
- Excellent location; 5 minutes walk to the heart of Roppongi; 10 minutes walk to the Roppongi train station. Being located outside the heart of Roppongi means no noise from the street at night
- Plenty of restaurants, cafes, and all night convenience stores on the hotel's doorstep
- Friendly and helpful staff, who mostly speak reasonable English
- Hotel is very new (and clean)
- Very comfortable bed
- Free wifi in the rooms

Now for the not so good points:
- Rooms are small, although no doubt typical of hotel rooms of this price in Tokyo. I stayed in the Special Deluxe, which is two sizes up from the smallest room, and this was still quite small
- Unable to make outside calls from the phone in the room (not even to landlines in Tokyo); this is a ridiculous hotel policy which must be changed
- Breakfast is very disappointing; mostly comprises vegetarian dishes that seem more designed to serve as decoration than to be eaten
- Hotel rooms don't include instant coffee, sugar, or cups with handles; instead, Japanese tea, with handle-less bowl type cups are included (no doubt with Japanese guests in mind)
- Furniture in rooms is a little on the cheap side (although as above the bed is very comfortable)

All in all, the hotel represents fair value for money, bearing in mind that hotels in Tokyo are expensive, and unless you pay big money, room sizes are very small. Due to the small room sizes, I recommend you go for at least the Special Deluxe.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zurich
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Location: is 5 min walf to Roppongi hills and 10 min walk to MidTown.
Staff: friendly, communicaiton in English is ok.
Wifi: working fine both in room and lobby.
Nice lobby area for breakfast, dinner or for a drink. There a room with nice design furniture, low tables and sofas, sort of Japanese style, jazz music.

The hotel is on Roppongi street, which means below the elevated highway. Noise was not a problem in my room but I could not open the window. So you have to stay with AC all the time. Which can be a noisy. I slept with earplugs.

The room was well designed and functional. Space is scarce in Japanese hotels and so it is here, but at least they made good use of it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 1-11-6 Nishiazabu | Hotel & Residence Roppomgi, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato > Akasaka / Roppongi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #42 of 98 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Roppongi Hotel S 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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