Arrived in the evening at Tokyo Narita with a flight at 6:55am the next morning out of Tokyo Haneda airport. I chose this hotel due to the ease of getting there from Narita and its proximity to Haneda, and of course the price. 1 night cost 17,800 yen on a Sunday in Aug 13 (Tokyo is hot and humid then, even at night).
- Staff & Cleanliness
Staff are friendly and happily organised my taxi for me at 4am. They speak enough English to get by. I don't speak a word of Japanese and didn't have any problems.
Hotel is clean as you'd expect. The lobby is big and has a few nice restaurants including garden dining.
- Location & Commute
The hotel is clean and conveniently located a few minutes walk from Shinagawa train station, which has express trains from Narita airport (~45min). From Shinagawa station there are trains on that are a short trip to Shibuya (12min) and Shinjuku (19min) stations, which are handy.
The Narita express (NEX) for 3,500 yen includes a an express ride from Narita airport to Shinagawa, and a 1,000 yen train pass which can be used for the aforementioned trips. Good value and convenient. Look up the JR East Railway site.
The taxi ride to Haneda airport took about 30min and cost 5,840 yen.
The most confusing part is that there are a number of 'grand' & 'prince' hotels right next to each other so make sure you have a map so you know exactly where to go. I first went to the 'grand prince hotel NEW takanawa'.
Free internet is always a plus! However the wifi in my room didn't seem to connect but I didn't investigate as I had my laptop for a speedy lan connection. They also have a full business centre in the lobby.
Overall a comfortable stay for a decent price. Would stay again.
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- Also Known As:
- Prince Hotel Minato
- Prince Hotel Tokyo
- Minato Prince Hotel
- Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Tokyo, Japan