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“Good base for Tokyo city” 4 of 5 stars
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Dai-Ichi Hotel Tokyo
Ranked #25 of 106 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good base for Tokyo city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great location in a sprawling city, within a short metro / JR Line hop to all major attractions, and well within walking distance of good restaurants and under-arch pubs.
Yes, it's in more of a business district, but that means it's less chaotic at weekends.
The hotel is immaculate, Premier floor has the lounge advantages, and concierge are exceptionally helpful!
All in all a great stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I checked into this hotel today. The room I was given was dirty - stains everywhere. There is one large chair in the centre of the room and nothing else. It's like a basic hostel. I would not recommend staying here. It is very dated. On the plus side the staff seem helpful.

Room Tip: Don't stay here - it is dirty, smelly and noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great location for Ginza and Shimbashi. The staff were all phenomenally helpful. Super fast complimentary wifi in the rooms. The only thing keeping this hotel from getting 5 stars was the fact that the rooms are all a bit dated, but for the money it's the best deal in the area.

Also, can't recommend the concierge enough -- they were very helpful in recommending restaurants, giving us directions, etc.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank smnirven
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Osaka, Japan
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stayed 2 nights here at 15th floor. Everything is perfect with Japanese Omotenashi. One of the end of famous Ginza street is here in Shimbashi. This hotel is located at the center of Tokyo. JR, Japanese Railroad and Tokyo Metro Subway available here. Also Shimbashi is the terminal station for Yurikamome line for beautiful Tokyo Ocean front, notably it is with Tokyo Big Site where many exhibition and conference is held.

Room Tip: Higher floor might be better. The hotel is located in front of Shimbashi station and If you're g...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The hotel's main strength is excellent location for a reasonable price.

It's easy to get to via Narita Express and then 2 stops on JR from tokyo station (doable with suitcases) - we worked out that our NEX ticket (~3000yen) included the JR fare; otherwise there's a hotel shuttle (timetable on hotel website). Taxi to Tokyo station is just over 1000yen - much easier if there's bulky luggage.

10min walking distance to a large number of restaurants around shimbashi station and ginza, along with all the shopping. There is direct access to metro from the basement on 3 lines so getting around tokyo is fantastically convenient from the hotel.

The hotel is a little dated but excellent service - most staff spoke reasonable English. Amenities were good - wifi was free for our rooms but gym and pool was in the next (annex) building and was not complimentary. Rooms were reasonable sizes and our wives loved the great Shiseido toiletries. Being close to JR also means that noise can be an issue. We were on level 17 and can still hear the train until just after midnight - the northwest side would be the furthest away from the train station. There's a great little bakery in the hotel lobby and a 24 convenience store directly across the street.

We only tried the teppanyaki restaurant in the hotel which was reasonably good but pricey. Given there are so many great restaurants around the area and in ginza we'd recommend looking around.

Overall a solid 4 for our rating.

Room Tip: North facing is a little further away from the train noise although probably not much difference - h...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The room is spacious and clean, with big bathroom and well stocked ablution staffs. We pay a little extra to stay on club floor which provides free very good continental breakfast. Otherwise , we have to pay quite a bit for the breakfast.
The view of Tokyo Tower and night view is amazing. We like the bar on the top floor.great view and service.
There are a lot of eating places and convenient stores near the hotel. The Shinbashi subway is less than 3 minutes away and the Shinbashi JR station is a little further, about 5 minutes away.
It is within walking distance to Ginza.
We would stay here again if we come to Tokyo again.

Room Tip: If you want breakfast and don't want to pay for breakfast, opt for the club room with good view...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a great stay at the Dai-ichi Hotel. I would highly recommend it for its location close to the many attractions of Ginza. There is even direct access to Shimbashi underground station. The beds were good (I am quite sensitive to hard beds). It was also good value. So perfect for our holiday except one thing, which is why I gave it 4 out of 5. The Gym is located next door and is very poor with sub standard equipment. The pool is also located next door and appears to be used by pensioners for serious exercising. It is not a place to take your children for splashing around. I love my exercising and my family loves a quick swim, but in spite of the feature picture for the hotel being the pool, there is for practical purposes none. The hotel should be honest and say that there is no pool or Gym. It would still be very attractive as a package, given location, service and price. I felt good about not paying "Peninsula" prices, and the many restaurants just inside Ginza offer tremendous choice. Try the "Dazzle" which is great in spite of the name.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Dai-Ichi Hotel Tokyo
Address: 1-2-6 Shinbashi, Minato 105-8621, Tokyo Prefecture
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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Minato
#15 Romantic Hotel in Minato
#16 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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