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Hotel Grand Fresa Akasaka
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6-3-17 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0052, Japan (Formerly Chisun Grand Akasaka)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 94 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
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“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great location, small rooms but great value. Have had friends stay since. Akasaka restaurants minutes away. Great helpful staff who spoke good english. Is above the subway which can take you straight to omtesando and shibuya. Loved it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

In mid Jan 2013 we stayed at Grand Fresa Hotel in Akasaka Tokyo.

We were there for 6 days and had a standard double room plus a triple room for our three children. As you would expect of Japanese hotels, the rooms are small by western standards but as long as you keep your stuff tidy they are plenty big enough. The rooms we had were western style and the beds were very comfortable. My 18 year old son found the bed a bit short for him but he is 6 feet tall. Bathrooms were small but practical and everything is very clean.

The rooms appeared to be very quite but too our surprise the whole city was incredibly quite anyway so the rooms don't need any special sound proofing. There are only 3 rooms on each floor of the second building where we were (and we had 2 of them)) so noise from other guests was also not a problem.

The location is great for restaurants. There are more than you could possible need and all in walking distance. If this is your first time in Japan there is an all chicken restaurant across the road called "Yaki Tori" that is a great introduction to the Japanese restaurant routine with one staff member who speaks excellent English and is happy to explain how everything is done.
The hotel's breakfast options looked to be over priced compared to local offerings outside so we didn't use the hotel option for breakfast.

The hotel is almost on top of the C06 subway station so transport is easy. Although you do need to change lines a few times to get to some of the popular tourist sites.
We used Bookings.com to book our rooms and it seemed good value to us although this was our first time in Tokyo so we don't have much to compare it to.

Overall we were very happy with our experience at Grand Fresa Hotel Akasaka.

Room Tip: Street front rooms have a more interesting view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The Grand Fresa is very well located on a main street in Akasaka, walking distance to Midtown, Roppongi Hills and just two minutes from Akasaka underground station.

The rooms are quite small, very small actually with very little space for moving around freely but the bathroom is excellent and the hotel is very generous with all amenities, bathrobes, slippers, tea, coffee,.... which makes the stay more comfortable.

The hotel staff were very friendly and overall stay of five days was very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Grand Fresa December 2012/January 2013. Although the room was small it was clean and staff helpful. Akasaka area is great area to stay. We walked to Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station and Tokyo Tower and underground access across the road from hotel which is very convenient.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed at the Hotel Grand Fresa Akasaka last April and had a great stay here. The staff was super friendly and spoke good English. The rooms are fairly smaller compared to Western standards but this is Tokyo so space is a commodity regardless of where you go. I was traveling solo with a backpack so space was not an issue however if a couple were to be traveling with large suitcases it would be challenging to open both suitcases at the same time. The hotel itself is in a great location as other reviewers have posted. It is in the Akasaka neighborhood which is a very quiet area of Tokyo with lots of restaurants, local cafes, and a 7-11 across the street in the area. Their is only wired internet connection in the room and if you did not bring a laptop you can rent one from the front desk for a small fee. The hotel is right beside the Akasaka station which is really convenient as its a few stops from Harajuku om the JR Yamonte line. Overall I had a great experience at this hotel and will stay here again when I visit Tokyo.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Akasaka is a great neighborhood- A quiet haven in greater Tokyo. There are some good peaceful walks that don't take you too far from the hotel. The Akasaka Imperial Palace was about a 15-20 minute walk, and the parks around it are nice.
Chiyoda line is actually very convenient, probably moreso than some of the other reviews suggest. Just two stops down is Meiji-Jingumae/Harajuku. Here you can explore the Meiji Shrine. Also, that stop is convenient for a 100 Yen Daiso store in Harajuku- Awesome for souvenirs.

The room itself was actually a little bit larger that we expected- About the size of a Microtel room in the US. We have stayed in smaller rooms. Wired Internet was also good. We were watching an online video stream at 200Kbps without any buffering.

A few gripes: We were only provided two pillows- and one was paper-thin. The plumbing for the shower wasn't the best. The hot water knob seemed to be a little loose, so the dial would actually vibrate and turn during a shower, making the temperature fluctuate some. And of course- the $10 to wash and dry one load of laundry is a bit steep.

Overall, a good clean property- just don't expect fancy. I would stay again if I was on a fairly tight budget.

Room Tip: Akasaka exit 6 closes at 10PM. For the East Wing of the hotel, ice and laundry are on 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I visited Tokyo for the 3rd consecutive year in Dec 2012.. this is the first time we stayed at the Grand Fresa. Definitely very easy access from the Akasaka station, Chiyoda line, exit C6 and its just a minute away when you get onto the street level. Take the marunochi line to kokai-gijidomae, and change to akasaka station - found this was the best way (esp with luggage). Hotel room was small as expected, but still very new and well maintained. Staff was attentive, friendly, helpful and efficient. Many restaurants along the road as well. Very nice that they provided 2 bottles of water every day. Overal, we had a lovely stay and will definitely stay at the Grand Fresa again if we come back to Tokyo a 4th time!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 6-3-17 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0052, Japan (Formerly Chisun Grand Akasaka)
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Minato
#12 Romantic Hotel in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grand Fresa Akasaka 3*
Number of rooms: 136
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Also Known As:
Chisun Grand Akasaka Minato
Chisun Grand Akasaka Hotel
Hotel Grand Fresa Akasaka Tokyo, Japan

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