I am planning my first trip to Tokyo for the first week in August. I teach history so am quite take with the renovation of this classic building. I have read many good reviews of the hotel but the website does not answer all my questions and I was wondering if people could kindly help me with a few details.
Which side are the rooms with the limited view? The Place side or the Dome side?
The Hotel details mention LCD TV but does not mention any satilite TV. Would there be any English language channels? I am travelling alone and would like at least BBC News for company!
A reviewer mentioned a bathing room in the Hotel (the staff said that it could not be called an osen as the water is artifically pumped not natural spring but the same principal. Does anyone know if this follows the same ettique as a traditional osen (seperate men and women) or is it more like a spa tub where you would wear a swimming costume.
If I take the airport express train from Narita I know it is a relatively short distance to the Hotel but wouuld it be an easy walk with rolling luagge or would there be many stairs and barriers to navigate?
Similarly I plan to buy a Suica card and use the subway a lot. Some Tokyo hotels I have considered actualy have subway stops in there basements. I imagine the station is large and busy and will aim to avoid peak times but is it quite easy to get to and from te subway - is the hotel directly connected?
Many thanks for all and any help.