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“Old grand hotel in excellent location”

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Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo
Ranked #27 of 110 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
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“Old grand hotel in excellent location”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

This hotel is located in Shimbashi with all the salarymen and office ladies near to Ginza with numerous rail and underground connections. Being in the middle of this working environment, there are lots of less touristy food options with plenty of 500 Yen Japanses fast food establishments as well as beign directly opposite MacDonalds. This is where you buy the ticket from the vending machine outside and hand it to the kitchen staff in the restaurant. As such, english can be a problem however do perservere.

The hotel room was enormous for Japanese hotels with a massive bed and a table and chairs. Due to it's age, there is slight wear and tear however our room was clean and comfortable. The decor is olde world and this extends into the bathroom however there was both a standalone shower and bathtub. Book ahead and request a wireless router for the room or bring your own alon got take advantage of in room wifi. My only issue was that the router provided seem to only access to one computer at a time.

The concierge and hotel staff all spoke excellent english and were really helpful providing maps for all the attractions.

If you want a good sized room in an excellent location then I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: As mentioned, you can hear the trains so ask for a north facing room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We had 2 extremely comfortable nights here. The room had a king bed with a Tempur (special foam) mattress. My husband and I are very different weights/heights and I have spinal arthritis yet we both slept well. The bathroom was huge with a separate bath and large shower and many amenities - also good lighting.

The hotel is close to Shimbashi Station. (But if you have a lot of luggage you're best to take a taxi to/from the hotel.) There are many cafes and restaurants in and around the station if you want somewhere close by.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Everything about this hotel was a treat -- the attentive staff, the over-the-top decor in the public spaces and the room, the incredible variety of shampoos, lotions, brushes, and sewing kits. Staff responded immediately to any question, came promptly to pick up our bags at 6:00 am, and made it very easy to book the shuttle bus to Narita. Not inexpensive, but nothing in Tokyo really is. I would book here again for my next trip.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

The hotel is easy to get to from Narita airport - take the Airport Limousine service, and it stops right at the hotel's front door. Rooms were nice - a little small, but that is common for Tokyo, where space is at a premium. Decor a litte strange - sort of a faux French - but the restaurants were nice, particularly Enchantee for breakfast.
But it is indeed important to note that there are only a few Westerner guests there - it mainly caters to Japanese visitors. Thus the number of non-Japanese television stations is very limited, and some of the staff speak only a little English - but they are very friendly and helpful, and, after all, you are in Japan, so some immersion in the culture and language should be viewed positively. They do have a pool and health club, but it is in an annex building, not within the hotel itself. The lounge on the 21st floor is nice, and they occasionally have well known jazz artists performing there.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that does not face the railroad station tracks - there can be some noise from the tra...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

A very high class hotel very close to the Shinbashi station. The rooms are large and are very high spec and very comfortable. Food in the hotel is expensive but there are street food and restaurant options nearby, with also a 7/11 and McDonalds a few minutes away close to the subway station.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Chose this hotel as it was close for business. As it turns out, the hotel's location near to many train stations, and the Ginza district - is simply fantastic! Only hiccup was that we wanted non-smoking rooms but were given smoking rooms. but they did do their best to put some deodorizer. The room keys are unique - am so used to card keys, didn't expect to use an old style key. Decor is tasteful reminding one of being in a european setting. rooms are large, clean and the bathroom if FULLY STOCKED with everything you need (well - the rest can be bought at 7-11). Free WIFI included in room. Short 5 min walk to Ginza (including Hooters) with excellent food and shopping options. If you're hungry late at night, nearby 7-11 and lawsons sell packaged meals. Overall, an excellent, comfortable and extremely pleasant stay. Will be sure to return if biz takes me back to Tokyo. Highly recommended and value for the price you pay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed here our last night in Tokyo as they had direct bus service to Narita. We were upgraded to a king superior room which was quite large with all the amenities. Easy walk to shops, restaurants, Tsujiki fish market and the subway. Price was about $325 per night. Very clean, free wifi and great location.

Room Tip: We had a top floor room. Very quiet with lovely view
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo
Address: 1-2-6 Shimbashi, Minato 105-8621, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato > Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Minato
#15 Business Hotel in Minato
#17 Luxury Hotel in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo 4*
Number of rooms: 278
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