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“Great price for a great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 108-8612, Japan   |  
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Ranked #30 of 92 Hotels in Minato
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great price for a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This hotel is a great value for money and very reasonable for Tokyo. Comparable to a best western type of hotel. Our room was clean, quiet and spacious. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It is between two subway stations ( walk 5 min to Shinagawa, 10 min to Takanawa). Make sure you get a suica pass at Shinagawa station then you can use any of the three separate subway lines around Tokyo. The JR line from Narita airport goes right to Shinagawa. Or you can take the airport limousine (big bus) between the hotel and airport. The restaurant and bar at the hotel are a bit pricey, but there is a good variety of restaurants and a grocery store nearby, anything from a 7-11 or mcdonalds to more formal. The only downside is that if you want to go bar hopping in shibuya etc, the subway stops at midnight, so prepare to stay out all night. Our only difficulty is when we first arrived we found there are several hotels in this complex and went to the wrong one (best directions I can give is it's up the hill from the 7-11). We enjoyed our stay and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My wife and I stayed here as part of a package tour.
Loved the fact it is a short walk from JR Shinagawa as we had JR passes and even getting around Tokyo was easy.
Loved the beautiful gardens and peaceful areas, such a contrast from the chaos of the city!!
The room was big enough and clean and quiet.
We ate in the hotel and had no complaints about the quality or the cost. The staff were always friendly and helpful and found the hotel a great place to stay.
We would definitely stay again on our next visit to Japan.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Grand Prince is situated just 5 minutes walk from Shinagawa station.(excellent train station for exploring Tokyo and Japan) There are quite a few "Prince" hotels in the same vicinity so it definitely worth doing research to decide which one is best for your needs. The Hotel is clean and efficient, but is certainly showing its age. There are numerous restaurants available in the hotel (mainly Japanese) and many restaurants nearby including a few western chains (TGI s and Outback) I booked a few months in advance and got a fantastic deal using the price comparison tool on this website. If you are looking for a better than budget hotel then this is it, just dont expect opulence.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Travelling with five other friends and family found this hotel good value for money wifi Internet to your room 1000 yen for your stay acceptable. Shuttle buses frequently to and from SHinagawa station very convenient the walk is not far but is up a reasonable slope. Showers hot and water plentiful. We did have three rooms but all were on separate floors.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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babievi
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stay at this hotel for 2 week back in September and it was enjoyable.

Had checked-in one day later than indicated on reservation through a third party site. While staffs at Takanawa were unable to locate our reservation, they offered us a room as it was getting late and assured us that they will look into the issue and contact us in the morning. Surely issued was resolved by morning – stress free!

Not all staffs spoke fluent English, but made great effort to accommodate their guest’s needs.

Take advantage of their Green Room service if you do not plan to receive room service on a daily basis. Basically Green Room service is to request for no room service and in return you will receive a 500yen/day voucher for spending at their restaurants / souvenir shop on premise. Make sure to fill out the form for this service and hand it in to front desk by 9 am.

Narita Airport tip – While Shinagawa station is walking distance from the hotel and many train transportations are available to Narita. The hotel offers a shuttle service to Narita Airport for 3,500yen (if I remember correctly). It worked out for my party and I as we had several large and heavy luggages that we did not want to stroll to the station. The way to the station consist of a down hill walk, using escalators or stairs to arrive at Shinagawa station. One-way train ticket to Narita would be about the same price as the hotel shuttle.

Hotel room is very basic and furnishings are out of date. For me it was not a concern, at the end of a day, all I need is a hot shower, nice cold AC room and a comfortable bed.

Wi-fi is only available at the lobby – but if you are on a vacation is there really a need to be on the internet 24/7?

The price per night is a bit pricy, but I would check-in again for the reasons that the hotel is conveniently located by Shinagawa station, with many restaurants and friendly and helpful staffs.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haifa
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8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had 6 nights in the hotel - we enjoy every moment. Although the hotel is not a new one it is very pleasant and comfortable. The stuff is very helpful - wish to help you with all they can.
Location - yes, the hotel is located on top on a small hill - there are about 3 shuttles every hour to the Shinagawa station but for us it was not a problem to go, 10 minutes, by foot. It is not fit for whom who have difficulties with walking. The room was nice and the garden around the hotel is great. Shinagawa is a very big and crowded station -many trains , to various places in Japan, stops there - It makes it very easy for tourists.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Los Angeles
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Everything about this place was pretty nice. Except you get a false sense of style when you walk into the lobby. everything looks pretty cool, updated and nice. But as soon as got off the elevator on my floor, I quickly realized that the updating stopped at the lobby.
The hallway had dingy carpet and smelled pretty funky. The room didn't smell at all but everything seemed very old.
As far as location goes, this is a decent spot for business travel. But, If you want to hit any great restaurants, do any type of nightlife or shopping, you will need to take a train to more happening areas.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 108-8612, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Minato
#18 Family Hotel in Minato
#20 Romantic Hotel in Minato
#32 Business Hotel in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa 4*
Number of rooms: 414
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Minato
Prince Hotel Tokyo
Minato Prince Hotel
Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Tokyo, Japan

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