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Tokyo

11/16/2019

Check it Out! “Hotel Okura Tokyo” Explicit Review

What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception

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The hotel had just been reopened as The Okura Hotel on September 12, 2019, after the Hotel Okura Tokyo was renovated.

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Sign in front of the hotel.

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The hotel consists of two buildings; a 41-story “Okura Prestige Tower” and a 17-story “Okura Heritage Wing.”

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This time I stayed at the Prestige Tower.

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Each building has an entrance and a front desk, so you can check-in at the building you are planning on staying.

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Entrance area.

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Entrance to the parking lot.

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There was a drive in at the entrance.

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The name of each building.

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The lobby was spacious.

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A plant at the entrance.

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The lobby, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, has been carefully restored from the old building, so it may be a nostalgic space for customers who have stayed here before the renovation.

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The Okura lantern, which is a symbol of the hotel, has been relocated.

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The front desk was at one corner of the lobby, and there were chairs and tables in front of it.

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Front desk.

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There was also a concierge desk in the lobby.

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Lobby floor elevator hall. There were six elevators.

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You can not operate the elevator unless you have your room key.

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Guest room elevator hall.

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The elevator had a simple design.

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Traditional crafts such as Satsuma Kiriko and Satsuma ware were displayed in the hallway.

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Guest room floor corridor.

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What is the Prestige Doiuble Bed Room like?

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Guest room door.

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You can open the door by touching the door lock with your room key.

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The door had a U-shaped lock.

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There was a bathroom in front do the entrance, and I got excited seeing the view from the large window.

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The bedroom was on the right.

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The room was 47-48 square meters in size, so it was spacious. Because the hotel was just renovated, the room was clean.

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Sunlight shined through the window, and I could also see a panoramic view of the city.

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The bed was a king size bed which had enough space for two people to sleep on.

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There were four pillows and a pillow that you can hug.

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There were bedside tables on both sides of the bed.

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On this side of the bed was a tissue box, phone and a tablet.

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You can control the light, air conditioner, alarm and the curtain with this tablet.

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A plug in and a USB port.

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A book in the drawer.

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The table on the other side.

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There was a plug in and a USB port on this side as well.

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There was a turndown service in the evening. Bed covers and pillows were removed, nightwear and room service menus were placed on the bed, and mats were placed beside the bed.

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Water and chocolate were prepared on the bedside table.

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There was a large TV across the bed.

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There was a desk by the bed.

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A round desk and a chair.

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Next to the table was a phone, memo set and a TV remote.

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TV remote.

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There was also a plug-in, USB port and a LAN port by the desk.

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An art work hung above the desk.

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There was a table, sofa and an arm chair by the window.

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You can stretch your legs on the sofa and relax while looking at the nice view.

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The room seen form the window.

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The bathroom entrance is by the TV.

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A full length mirror by the window.

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The sofa area seen form the bathroom.

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Behind the TV was a walk-in closet.

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You can choose between a transparent screen and a screen that blocks sunlight.

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If you close the blinds, you can sleep well in the morning without the sunlight walking you up. You can open and close the screen with the tablet by the bed which was convenient.

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There is a switch for the blinds by the window as well.

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The view from the big window was splendid. All the rooms of the Prestige Tower are on the 28th floor or above, so you can enjoy the view from any room.

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View from the window.

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A beautiful sunset.

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A night view.

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[Prestige] King Room with View Bath This double room features a flat-screen TV, minibar and electric kettle.
[Prestige] Twin Room This twin room has a satellite TV, sofa and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Double Room This double room features a sofa, air conditioning and bathrobe.
[Prestige] Twin Room with View Bath This twin room has air conditioning, electric kettle and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Twin Room This twin room features a minibar, satellite TV and air conditioning.
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Bathroom

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There is a bathroom at the back of the bedroom.

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The wash area and the bathtub are in the same space.

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The bathtub was spacious with plenty of space to stretch your legs.

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You can relax in the bathtub while watching TV on a waterproof screen.

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The view from the bathroom was amazing.

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There was a hand shower and a rain shower. The water pressure was just right.

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Rain shower.

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In the bathroom was a shampoo, conditioner and shower gel called “Miller Harris.” They all smelled very nice.

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There was a switch for the blinds in the bathroom.

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One click and you will get privacy.

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Towels hanging on the bathroom door.

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The sink was spacious. There was light by the sink which made the space bright.

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There was a magnifying mirror as well.

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A plug-in by the sink, so you can dry your hair here.

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Plug-in outlet.

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There were free bottles of water, soap, glasses and hand towels prepared by the sink.

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Tissue box.

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Another set of shampoo, conditioner and shower jell prepared by the sink.

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Towels.

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Bath salt.

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Amenities from the brand “Three.” There was makeup remover, moisturizer and toner.

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More towels were prepared under the sink.

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In the drawer was a tooth brush, comb, razor and a mouth wash.

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In another drawer was a hair dryer and a brush.

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A scale under the sink.

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The toilet was in a different room.

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The toilet had a Washlet function.

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There was another sink by the toilet.

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Closet and safe

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A walk-in closet behind the TV.

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There was a light switch in the closet.

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There was plenty of space in the closet.

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There was a comfortable bathrobe in the closet.

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Plenty of hangers prepared.

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Luggage rack.

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Cloth brush, shoe horn and a shoe cloth.

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There were slippers prepared in a bag.

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Luggage stand.

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Landry bag.

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Nightwear.

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A safe.

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Mini bar and cafe

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There was a cafe corner on the right side of the room.

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There were many drinks prepared.

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Free bottles of water.

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A capsule type coffee machine.

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An electric kettle.

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Coffee and tea bags.

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Cups and sugar.

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Glasses.

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There was a fridge and a sliding table.

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There were drinks prepared int he fridge.

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There was another sliding table.

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Restaurants in the hotel

I will introduce you to a couple of restaurants in the hotel.

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I ordered room service from Yamazato for dinner.

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I also ordered room service for breakfast.

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This is a Chinese restaurant called “Tomobana” on the 6th floor. This is the first Cantonese cuisine managed by a hotel in Japan.

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This is an all-day dining called “Orchid” on the 5th floor. It is a modern and spacious restaurant with a terrace seating as well.

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Inside of the restaurant.

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The main bar “Orchid Bar” has been renewed by incorporating the modern style into the essence and warmth of the former Orchid Bar.

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Right after entering the “Orchid” was a chef’s garden, a delicatessen selling takeouts.

Hotel Okura Tokyo
Popular Room Types
[Prestige] King Room with View Bath This double room features a flat-screen TV, minibar and electric kettle.
[Prestige] Twin Room This twin room has a satellite TV, sofa and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Double Room This double room features a sofa, air conditioning and bathrobe.
[Prestige] Twin Room with View Bath This twin room has air conditioning, electric kettle and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Twin Room This twin room features a minibar, satellite TV and air conditioning.
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Shops in the hotel

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There is a shopping arcade on the 4th floor (the lobby is on the 5th floor, so there are various shops such as a beauty salon, a bookstore, and a boutique.)

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Shopping arcade.

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Club Lounge

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On the 37th floor was a club lounge that was available only to guests staying in the Prestige Tower Club Room the Suite and in the Heritage Wing.

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Only guests of the Prestige Tower were able to check in and check out on this club lounge (guests staying at the Heritage Wing were not allowed to check in here).

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It was a spacious dining area.

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They serve dishes buffet style four times a day.

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Tables.

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The club lounge is located on the upper floor, so the view was very nice.

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The night view was also amazing.

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Cafe corner.

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Dry fruits.

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Honey.

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Salad.

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Snacks.

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Facilities in the hotel

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There was a gym and a spa on the 26th and 27th floor. The reception is on the 27th floor.

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There was an indoor heated pool at the gym. The pool was 25m with 5 lanes which was spacious.

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There was also a jacuzzi by the pool. In addition, there was a dry & steam sauna, bathroom, and a shower.

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You can enjoy the panoramic view of the city while relaxing the deck chair by the pool.

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There were towels prepared by the pool.

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There were also towels prepared by the shower.

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There were many exercise machines prepared in the gym.

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You can watch Netflix, YouTube and so on, on the panel.

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There was water prepared in the gym.

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Treatment room.

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There was a relaxation room where a reclining chair was placed facing the city. Refreshments such as dried fruits and flavored teas were also available.

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A business center.

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“Okura Salon” on the 6th floor. You can use it for business meetings and so on. From the window, you can see the laver of Okura Square and Okura Shukokan.

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A smoking room.

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History of “The Okura Tokyo.”

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On the west side of the hotel site was a private art museum called “Okura Shukokan” explaining about the Okura family. Guests can see the exhibits for free.

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In front of the Okura Shukokan, there was a statue of Kihachiro Okura, who established this museum (the name of Tsukahiko Okura, the father of Kiichiro Okura, who is the founder of Hotel Okura.)

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On the north side and east side of the hotel site was a three-dimensional “Okura Garden” with an overwhelming amount of plants utilizing dynamic topography.

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Many kinds of trees are planted so that you can feel the change of the four seasons.

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Hotel surroundings

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City around the hotel.

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Popular Room Types
[Prestige] King Room with View Bath This double room features a flat-screen TV, minibar and electric kettle.
[Prestige] Twin Room This twin room has a satellite TV, sofa and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Double Room This double room features a sofa, air conditioning and bathrobe.
[Prestige] Twin Room with View Bath This twin room has air conditioning, electric kettle and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Twin Room This twin room features a minibar, satellite TV and air conditioning.
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Staff and guests

The staff on the lobby floor told me that I can check in at the club lounge and took me there. All the staff were always smiling and everyone stopped and greeted me.

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I saw many elderly couples, families and young couples. There seemed to be many Japanese people staying at this hotel.

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Access

Toranomon on the Ginza Line is the closest station from the hotel, but most people take a taxi from the hotel, because you will have to walk a little ways.

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Hotel sign in Okura Square.

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Summary

I had a very satisfying stay at this newly renovated hotel. There is no dress code when using the club lounge, but it is recommended that you dress up a little. I wanted to have dinner at the restaurant in the hotel, but I could not make a reservation, so I ordered room service instead. It is better to make a reservation for the restaurant in advance. It is better to go to a convenience store before checking in to the hotel, because there are no convenience stores nearby. At this hotel, you can enjoying relaxing in your room, going to the gym, swimming in the pool, visiting Okura Shukokan and garden in the South Wing. For these reasons, I highly recommend staying at this hotel.

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Popular Room Types
[Prestige] King Room with View Bath This double room features a flat-screen TV, minibar and electric kettle.
[Prestige] Twin Room This twin room has a satellite TV, sofa and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Double Room This double room features a sofa, air conditioning and bathrobe.
[Prestige] Twin Room with View Bath This twin room has air conditioning, electric kettle and minibar.
[Prestige] Corner Twin Room This twin room features a minibar, satellite TV and air conditioning.
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