I had very high expectations of this hotel after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. They were exceeded upon walking into the room.
For those who are reading this, but haven't been to Japan yet, go with one expectation in mind. Japanese cities are highly populated and space is at a premium, and the Japanese certainly optimise their use of space. The laws dictating minimum doorway height, minimum roof heights and any other spacing requirements by law certainly don't compare with the sizes we have in Australia. On numerous occasions, I've had to duck just to get through someone's front door. I've hit my head on the ceiling of a Japanese bathroom here and there.
I can easily draw comparisons with Italy. I've had barely 2m sq bathrooms in both countries.
The Prince Park in this respect is NOT standard. The room I stayed in had a bathroom the size of some Japanese hotels I've stayed in, and even had a separate room for the toilet. Furthermore, while I am no longer surprised by the array of technology and buttons found in Japanese toilets, the Prince Park facilities even out did most of the others. It did everything but talk.
Basically my point here is that the hotel rooms are way over the top - even for Japan.
The view is spectacular. If you're on the tower side (like we were), you get probably the best view you can get of the tower. It fills the entire window, and you're elevated enough without obstructions to take excellent photos.
The only catch for the Prince Park is it's locations.
I always like to be on the Yamanote line for convenience. The closest station on the Yamanote line is Hamamatsuchō. But the distance from the station to the hotel is a 10 minute walk crossing many roads. If you have a lot of bags, this can be annoying.
The hotel does offer a shuttle to the station. The shuttle leaves each hour at quarter past from Hamamatsuchō Bus Terminal Gate 5. In typical Japanese fashion, expect it on time. Try to at least time your train to arrive on the hour.
If you arrive by Shinkansen or Narita Express, the closest station will be Shinagawa (2 stops on Yamanote line to Hamamatsuchō).
Stayed January 2012
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