The bustling metropolis of Tokyo is considered a megacity, so finding the right hotel may be a bit of a challenge. With over 577 hotels in the city listed on Hotels.com, you get the point!
Escape asked Katherine Cole, Regional Director Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for Hotels.com, to drill down some of the options.
“What guests need to keep in mind when they are picking a hotel in Tokyo is that the city is renowned for its compact hotel rooms. The best value hotels are an indicator that the rooms will be small, so if you need your space, always remember this.
“Another suggestion is to plan out what you want to do in advance as location is everything when you’re away. You don’t want to stay an hour from your desired attractions to save a few dollars as travelling that extra distance everyday will just eat into your well-deserved holiday time!”
Here are three of Katherine’s top picks for Tokyo.
Situated in Akasaka, a high-class, entertainment and shopping district in Tokyo, the hotel rooms at the Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka, Tokyo are tasteful, modern, clean and compact with all the essentials one needs for a comfortable stay. With added extras like free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas, the hotel is great value for money. The area of Akasaka is labelled as a fashion and tourist hotspot and offers a number of shopping options and great Japanese restaurants and nightclubs. Guests are also just moments away from a number of Tokyo’s historic sites such as the The Hie-jinja Shrine and with the Akasaka-mitsuke metro station just a short walk away, guests can easily explore the city.
Rooms at Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka, Tokyo at Apollo Bay start at $112 per room per night (4.12.2015)*. To book a stay at Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka, Tokyo visit https://au.hotels.com/ho435589/centurion-hotel-grand-akasaka-tokyo-japan/
If you are after a modern, spacious room at an affordable price, the Tokyo Marriott Hotel is a great choice. Located in Shinagawa, the hotel is close to a number of Tokyo’s historic shrines, temples, museums and shops. Another great feature of the hotel is that it offers a complimentary shuttle to Shinagawa Station, one of Tokyo’s biggest stations connecting commuters by train to anywhere in the city. With three onsite restaurants, a fully equipped fitness centre and rooms offering views over Tokyo Bay and the city, the Tokyo Marriott Hotel definitely guarantees guests luxury for less.
Rooms at Tokyo Marriott Hotel start at $274 per room per night (4.12.2015)*. To book a stay at Tokyo Marriott Hotel visit https://au.hotels.com/ho223715/tokyo-marriott-hotel-tokyo-japan/
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When it comes to hotels, if you are a big spender or just want that once in a lifetime, utterly indulgent and lavish stay when you are in Tokyo, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is sure to satisfy. Located in Nihonbashi, Japan’s cultural and historic centre often described as the heart of Tokyo, the hotel is moments away from Tokyo’s main shopping and entertainment attractions. The hotel has ten eateries, three of which are Michelin-starred, and also has a full service spa spread over two floors which specialises in both Asian and Western-inspired treatments.
“When you stay at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo what you are paying for is space, convenience, service and those extra first class features you won’t find anywhere else,” says Ms Cole.
The hotel has some of the biggest rooms in the country and the staff are renowned for going above and beyond to ensure their guests have an unforgettable experience. The hotel even has twice daily housekeeping and a comprehensive pillow menu which offers guests a selection of pillow styles to guarantee the perfect night’s sleep! The standout feature of the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is that because the hotel is 30 storeys above ground, it offers spectacular, uninterrupted views across the entire city where guests can see both the Imperial Palace gardens and Mt. Fuji.
Rooms at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo at Apollo Bay start at $738 per room per night (4.12.2015)*. To book a stay at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo visit https://au.hotels.com/ho234710/mandarin-oriental-tokyo-tokyo-japan/
^Hotel Deals: Price quoted is per room per night based on two people sharing and is inclusive of all fees and taxes. Rates are subject to availability. Minimum stay requirements and black-out dates may apply. Prices are available as of 4th December, 2015. Prices may fluctuate due to changes in taxes, fees and currency. Visit http://au.hotels.com/ for full terms and conditions.