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Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1-9-2 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 105-0021, Japan   |  
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Ranked #39 of 94 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Staff were first class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

This is the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in, but you expect that i think in a budget hotel in one of the most expensive cities in the world. It was in a good location for the city sights and the transport system. Food and drink options were limited, but quality was high. No room-based WiFi, but good connection in the reception area. All the staff, without exception, were brilliant. Friendly, courteous, efficient. Could not fault them.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

1th time visit to Tokyo the Villa Fontaine has all your needs covered very clean good start to your day with a hearty free breakfast , transport just outside the door @ Shiodome Station lots of chooses for evening meals. Internet available free of charge also a laundry.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I come to Japan often for business, I stated at the Villa Fontaine for two nights, the rooms are immaculate, the beds are great with down pillows and the AC gets nice and cold. The rooms are a little small but this is Japan after all, free internet however its hardwired in the rooms there is Wifi in the lobby. The hotel is located right next to the Shimbashi train station which makes it very easy to get around the city.

My only complaint about the hotel is the “free” breakfast, its pretty bad and very limited in what is served. If you like OJ, coffee milk and rolls its fine but the cooked food is not very good.

The hotel get’s an A in my books if your looking for something simple and right to the point. The hotel is located inside an office building which is a little odd but the entry is beautiful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Modern, clean hotel, with rooms bigger than the standard in Japan. Breakfast is very good and relatively diverse.
The only issue is the location - it is super convinient for the fish market. But- for virtually any other destination - you have to walk ~900 meters in underground passages of office spaces to the subway / rail line. Nothing in the immediate proximity. In late evenings ( especially week ends), it isn't so fun.
So - if walking 9 minutes several times a day ( in nice passage) and nightlife isn't your thing, go for it. Value is very good for this part of Tokyo.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is new and conveniently located next to the shiodome subway station. Walking distance to shimbashi station 10 minutes (difficult to find the way).

Rooms small. Bathroom ceiling very low (approx 2 meters). Claustofobic.

Breakfast is poor (for me as european).

Park hotel tokyo is a better hotel for somewhat same rate.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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21 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

If there's anything negative to be said about Hotel Villa Fontaine, it's the breakfast, which leaves a lot to be hoped for. But outside of that, the hotel works very well, rooms are quite big, clean and service works perfectly. It's not mind-blowing, but it's located in an area where there's two nice parks close by and metro station rather close as well. Free cable-connected Internet in the rooms. Only rather annoying thing especially if this is your first stop in the city after a long flight is that the access to the rooms is 3pm. Not the cheapest place, though.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms facing the Japanese Garden in the back, it's quite nice view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The hotel is ideally located in the Shiodome area, within walking distance of Ginza. There is free WiFi in the very small rooms. The bathrooms are compact and very well equipped, the water pressure in the shower is incredible, these are the pluses. On the negatives; The beds are hard as a rock. The the TV has no English channels without paying a fee. The complimentary breakfast is typical Japanese fare. There is not a gym,swimming pool or restaurant. A Very average hotel.

Room Tip: Request a room on the club floors, they are bigger.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome

Address: 1-9-2 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 105-0021, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Minato
#24 Business Hotel in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome 3*
Number of rooms: 497
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Also Known As:
Hotel Fontaine Shiodome
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Villa Fontaine Shiodome
Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome Tokyo, Japan

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