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“Great location, nice apartement, loved the pool”

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Somerset Azabu East
Ranked #85 of 116 Hotels / Ryokan in Minato
Reviewed May 7, 2010

Stayed in the apartement with my wife and our two daughters for two and a half weeks. Great location by the Tokyo Tower. Spacious and good apartment with all amenities; laundry machine and dish washer. We really enjoyed the basement swimming pool. My 6 years old daughter learned to swim in it! I guess that the rooftop terrace will be perfect in the summer. We will book this residence again, when in Tokyo.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2010

We came to Japan for 8 days and decided to try both fancy hotels (Grand Prince Akasaka), Ryokans, and apartohotels. Of all the types, my family enjoyed the Somerset Azabu East the best. I think the prior reviews are accurate. The apartment is larger, more spacious--we happened to have a view of both the Tokyo Tower and a famous Tofu Restaurant with Edo style gardens below. There is laundry and excellent heating. The complimentary breakfast downstairs is pretty filling if you eat it (toast, coffee, boiled eggs, cereal). The minor disappointments was our toilet heat wasn't super technological (like the other hotels--you kind of do get used to heated seats, believe it or not). It is a bit sporadically cold and rainy during Cherry Blossom season 2010, so my one caution is the location. The nearest walkable stop is Akabanaboshi (Oedo line, 3 minute walk) --and that's neither on the JR Rail line (which we had 1 week passes for) nor the Tokyo subway. It's on a 3rd line--so we often had to pay for another ticket to connect to one of the other lines to get to more common destinations. We do love coming back to our residence here--the staff is great and facilities wonderful. For the price of 15K-16K yen/nite, this was a great value at that rate compared to the other places we tried out.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 6, 2010

We stayed here for a two months. The staff is so warm and friendly... they even helped me with my Japanese homework! The rooms are clean and nicely appointed for long-stay guests. But, beware the rooms are small. We had a wonderful view of Tokyo tower! The only downside is the location. It's not really near any restaurants, cafes etc. There's a supermarket next door. It's one subway stop away from Roppongi and Azabu Juban but at least a 20-30 minute walk by foot.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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An Agoda Traveler
Reviewed December 4, 2009

  • Stayed: December 2009
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An Agoda Traveler
Reviewed November 23, 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009
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Reviewed October 19, 2009

We stayed for a week on a return visit to the city we used to live in. This is a fantastic alternative to Tokyo's pricy hotels, and a short walk to 4 subway lines. The location is right near the old gourmet district of Azabu-Juban, a short walk to the sidestreets of Mita, and close to Akasaka, Hammamatsucho and Roppongi. All the major sights of Tokyo are close by, and of course the beautiful Zojoji Temple is a 2 minute walk away and provides the views. Tokyo Tower is also a 2 minute walk away and worth a visit at night for the view. The apartment was spacious, service great and location perfect. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

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Address: 1-9-11 Higashi-Azabu, Minato 106-0044, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Minato > Akasaka / Roppongi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Minato
Price Range: $20 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Azabu East 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Somerset Azabu East is ideally located close to the lush and peaceful Shiba Park and the magnificent Tokyo Tower. The tourist attractions Zojo-jiTemple, Minato City Hall, Public Library, embassies and an interesting range of restaurants are all within walking distance. ... more   less 
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