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Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo
Ranked #2 of 91 Hotels / Ryokan in Chuo
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“Easily the best hotel I've been... EVER!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tokyo... a different kettle of fish from the rest of Japan... the same applies to hotels!
Whilst most of the hotels we stayed outside Tokyo were great value for money, clean and central in Tokyo we had both the worst and best experience ever, and that was only within 2 days from each other!
We booked an Hostel (by mistake) and the experience was surreal... the bathroom out of the shining!!! So within an hour of checking in we picked up our bags and checked in the Ryumeikan and all was good again!

A bed that gently rocks you to sleep at the sound of your own iPod? Yes thank you!
A nespresso machine in the room with complimentary coffee pods?? Yes thank you!
A super technological toilet? YES!!

We were at the end of our trip in Japan so ready for good coffee and proficient with Japanese technology!
The Ryumeikan is very central and well connected.
The staff was nice, the hotel super clean and given the time of the year and the sudden booking the hotel was excellently priced.

The Daimaru shopping centre just across the road is easily one of the best in Japan.
We were lucky to stroll in Daimaru on time for the New Year sale day "lucky bag" and the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement, we ended up queuing for a "lucky bag" not knowing what was the content. Anyway it's Japan of course it was something good!!!

We shall be back at the Ryumeikan, we shall be back Japan!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very glad to have stayed at Ryumeikan, and would definitely stay there again. The hotel is five minutes walk from the Yaesu North exit of Tokyo Station, and ten seconds from Nihombashi Subway line. The room was a reasonable size for a Tokyo hotel room, and had a fantastic bathroom - the shower is in its own glass 'cubicle' with a rainwater shower head. Japanese style bidet toilet was a great addition, however it was a bit freaky as the toilet would get 'excited' (start powering up) whenever someone walked past it or walked into the bathroom. Free WiFi was a major plus. The bed was reasonably comfy, but the pillows were a bit annoying - whoever decided wheat was a good addition to a pillow obviously doesn't know what comfort is. Free water daily. The room was very clean, and staff took great care in 'tidying' our belongings and making the bed each day. A very comprehensive amount of toiletries were provided. I would highly recommend Ryumeikan.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Forus Single C "Create" room, which I hear is a little bigger many of the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

So I find this hotel and book the room as it is 5 mins walk from Tokyo Station. After the initial madness of Tokyo Station we make it onto the street and into the hotel lobby which is on the 15th floor (Weird) Very smooth check in we make out way to our room. I was sharing the room with a friend of mine and we brace ourselves expecting a room the size of a matchbox as I've heard so many other travellers complain about lack of room space in Tokyo.
For 2 girls travelling together this place is a GEM! There was so much room. Even enough to spread our suitcases out.
It was clean and tidy and extremely comfortable. Not to mention, the lobby has free flavoured tea with own tea cup and measuring spoons. Such a pleasant experience. With a Family Mart downstairs and a vending machine ramen store around the corner (MUST TRY) this was a pleasure to come home to at the end of long days exploring. Enjoy peeps!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

This was definitely a very interesting trip for us.

A bit of background about us as travelers and reviewers
1) We were suppose to head to Paris
2) We were not very into Japanese Culture, and have no clue of the language or the writing
3) But because we are young parents, and did not want to leave the kids for far too long and yet still want to enjoy a bit of lonely times and cool weather, and love autumn season - Voila, Japan it was for us.
4) 1st ever trip to Japan for both of us

Firstly, most of the things that other reviewers have mentioned were absolutely true. In general, there is almost nothing bad that I would even thought of worth mentioning, but of course, I need to let you know the uniqueness of this boutique hotel.

Now points worth mentioning.
a) The front desk executives spoke English and were very very helpful. We were welcomed warmly from them, and they have helped us hold our baggage before the check-in time. This gave us a bit of time (2 - 3 hours) to walk around Tokyo, We went to the gardens in the Imperial Palace which was 20 minutes away from the hotel, towards the West.

b) The buttons in the toilets AND the room were very interesting. The funniest thing about this hotel (and perhaps other hotels in Japan - am not sure due to my limited knowledge of the city and country) was that the seat covers of the toilets are heated and warmed up. It lifted up within 1 second quietly attesting to Japanese technology. Just look at their hybrid cars (Toyoto/ Honda) - absolutely silent running engines. So the covers were not exactly comfortable initially, because we do not have them in Malaysia, but after a while of adjustment, it was very nice. should not talk about the rest of the buttons! (Laugh). In room 1417, the buttons on the control panel not only let out very soothing classical music from the bottom of the bed, but also let out a gentle vibration that stimulated comfortable sleeping. Yes, it was mentioned in the room menu and I kind of believe that, now.

c) Value for money, especially when I monitored the prices for about 2 months prior to departure. I paid about USD200/night. It was a stop over for us.

d) It's about 5 minutes walk to the Tokyo Station (East Side) where we boarded the Shinkanzen (Bullet Train) to other cities in Japan. Absolutely convenient and we did not even need the cab. The pathway to the train station was properly done up. I do not think my lugged luggage bags would complain. We also walked southerly and arrived at Ginza shopping district.

e) When we arrived from Narita Airport via NEX, we accidentally came out from the Train Station (West Side) and because we are literally illiterate, we took a longer route round the station, to the hotel. That in itself took about 15 minutes walk. We walked towards the North from the red bricked building, turn right under the rail bridges towards the East. We kept walking, past 2-3 traffic lights, saw Shangri-La and Tokyo Station (scratched my head again) on the RHS and finally we arrived at the hotel safe and sound, next to a trunk road. If there's anything ill about our trip, it would be this and even so, I wouldn't consider this as anything bad as well.

f) Very CLEAN and truly a NON-SMOKING room. That's a huge plus point for us, as we felt that a lot of Japanese smokes, especially in their restaurants. Another plus point which we really appreciated, was that the room had an air purifier.

g) Nearby eateries both Japanese and Western styled, and 3 minutes towards the south of this hotel, there is a shoe shop with decent boots for sale. Excellent service there too!

So in summary, I would recommend this hotel to anybody anytime. It's no fuss, simple, easy and probably the most centrally located (without paying through your nose) in Tokyo! Once we were near the Train Station, the whole of Japan was literally within our reach. Trust me, this is coming from somebody who did not like Japanese culture before - and we are truly converted. Thank you people in Ryumeikan for making our 1 night stay ever so memorable!

Room Tip: 1) No difference because there wasn't much of a view for us. 2) But Level 14 seemed nice. Ro...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Hotel Ryumeikan is a very nice place to stay while in Tokyo. Nice rooms,friendly and helpful staff. Staff speak English. Very convenient location near Tokyo station. The easiest way to find the hotel from the station is to exit from the north Yaesu exit, turn left, walk a few blocks. You will see the sign on the building on the other side of the street. The Narita Express comes into the other side of the station (Marunouchi side) so you will have to cross through the station. We would stay here again. Hotel restaurant was good also.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I love this boutique hotel. We booked both the semi double and double room. Both are Very nice rooms with great amenities in the room and perfect location. Front desk staff is not the friendliest but polite. Good rate if you book way in advance!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Our friend from Tokyo recommended we stay one night before going to Kyoto by train. The Narita express line was down due to an accident, but it was easy to take the bus to Tokyo station instead. The hotel was just next to the bus stop - one minute walk.
We had a 14th floor room with a great view. The room was very clean, comfortable, and we loved all the bathroom tech and little goodies.
The staff was very nice and did their best to help us navigate. The hotel held our bags and we walked around the imperial palace (FYI gardens are closed on Mondays), and walked to the Tokyo fish market (20-30 min walk) before catching our train to Kyoto.
Would stay here again - highly recommend!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo
Address: 1-3-22 Yaesu, Chuo 103-0028, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Chuo > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Chuo
#2 Romantic Hotel in Chuo
#2 Family Hotel in Chuo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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