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“Japanese garden, great service and terrific location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
Ranked #33 of 107 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
Melbourne
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Japanese garden, great service and terrific location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Came back to the Prince hotel complex and have been most impressed with all aspects of the hotel especially the traditional Japanese garden. Additionally the service was first class and room understated, clean and functional. I'd come back again for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We were very happy with this hotel. The location was ideal and easy to get into central Tokyo from. The staff at the hotel were excellent. Our room was fine, clean and not too small. Some of the other reviews had said that the decor was somewhat dated, but it was no problem for us and I'm sure that had it been more up to date in that respect then the hotel would have been much more expensive. As it was, it was good value for money. The setting is xecellent, three connected hotels set around an idyllic Japanese Garden. Very easy to get to and from Narita, take the Airport Limousine bus for the Shinagawa hotels. Cost about 3,000 Yen and takes around an hour and a quarter. Only downside was the coffee, which was so bad we complained and they refunded our money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelMan956
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San Jose
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96 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

On a business trip, in the crazed rush of Tokyo, a hotel sanctuary is a must for some and really good idea for others. The Grand Prince Takanawa Hotel offers a sense of peace and tranquility in the bustle of Toyko. Your inner balance can be restored by resting in their garden or watchng the koi in the pond.

A traditional looking build and lobby leads to a more modern, western style room. Service was impressive as two ladies escorted me from the front desk to my room to show me the ammenities. You can even exchange $US for Japanese yen at the front desk. Even if travelling alone, be sure to ask for a room with two beds to get more space.

The Grand Prince Takanawa Hotel is conveniently located about a 5 minute uphill walk from the Shinagawa train station. The uphill walk may sound liked a burden but it rewards with good views over the city from rooms higher up.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank freeamac
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Singapore
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197 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

I have been trying all the hotels around Shinagawa station. There are a lot with almost the same name. The good thing with this hotel is the rooms size. It is getting old but actually very well maintained. The lobby is not a nice experience, like all the other hotels around, but once you are in your room it is a world of silence. My room was a standard one and the size is probably twice what you get in other places. More recent hotels would have newer furnitures but here you have to give space a priority. The garden is lovely and do not hesitate to walk in, especially to go to the next door hotel (forgot the name) which offers international buffet breakfast and is part fo the same group.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laurent P
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located near the Shinagawa Train Station but compared to some other hotels in the vicinity, this hotel requires a further distance and uphill walk. Fortunately, the walk is pleasant if the weather is fine. The hotel is also a stop for the airport shuttle bus even though we found the travel to and from the airport via the train is more convenient. No complaints about this hotel, it's clean and the room size is bigger than some other hotels we have stayed in for 2 people in Japan. Will stay in Shinagawa area again but will try hotels that are closer to the train station.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CSC_Dec2011
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Gloucestershire
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

I last reviewed this hotel in 2009 and gave it 5 stars. Since then I have been a regular visitor, but sadly there has been no investment in the hotel and the rooms have become shabby with dirty carpeting and are now long overdue refurbishment. The location and Japanese garden remain great features, but I have since stayed at the neighbouring Shin Takanawa Prince, which I have found to be better. How disappointing it is to see such a good hotel flounder due to lack of attention.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Aieeyaaa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

It was a nice stay, the hotel is very close to the metro line. Also the airport limo is very convenient for the airport travel. The staff were friendly, hotel had good amenities.

The room could do with an upgrade else everything was great.

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Thank Ricky S
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Property: Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
Address: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato 108-8612, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato > Shinagawa / Gotanda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Minato
#18 Family Hotel in Minato
#30 Business Hotel in Minato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa 4*
Number of rooms: 414
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Minato
Prince Hotel Tokyo
Minato Prince Hotel
Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Tokyo, Japan

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