What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
Although the appearance is not very flashy or luxurious, it has a calm Japanese atmosphere instead.
The hotel exterior seen from inside the hotel.
Hotel sign next to the entrance.
The entrance seen from inside the hotel. The entrance has a double door.
The lobby is spacious and has nice chairs and tables so you can relax. A lot of expensive dishes and figurines are displayed.
The flowers decorated in the lobby are always gorgeous and I am always moved.
There are also a nice chairs in front of the front desk, so when you check in you can sit back and relax if you’re a little tired. It is nice because you do not have to wait long to check-in and check-out. They have a large number of staffs, so they will carry your luggage quickly and arrange taxis right away.
Front floor elevator hall.
Inside of the elevator.
A large mirror was installed in the elevator.
Elevator floor number button panel.
Room floor elevator hall.
Guest room floor corridor.
What is the Prime Superior King Room like?
Guest room entrance door.
There was a bathroom on the right and the closet on the left.
The rooms are large and spacious. I think this is unusual for a hotel in central Tokyo. In addition, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Japanese-Western style.
The bed is order made by a famous company called Sealy, and it was very comfortable to sleep on. I was able to sleep well.
There is also a turndown service, and when you return to the room in the evening, paper cranes and chocolate are placed on the bedside table with a message.
There was a TV across from the bed.
Desk and chair.
The bed seen from the desk.
There was also a sofa and a table.
There were windows facing two directions, and light came in very nicely.
It was not a room with a garden view, but I could still enjoy the view.
I had a room with a city view. Thankfully, the buildings around me were not tall, so I was able to see the beautiful sunset. If you have a garden view, you can enjoy the garden of Chinzanso, so it is probably more impressive. However, due to the structure of the windows, I thought that if I am not careful, people in other rooms may be able to to see us inside.
The bathroom is very spacious and has a bath and a shower room. Everything was cleaned very well.
There was also a TV, so you can take a bath while watching TV. At the side of the bathtub, L’Occitane shampoo, conditioner and body soap were prepared.
The shower room had a removable shower. Both the shower here and the shower attached to the bathtub had sufficient water pressure.
The toilet had a washlet function.
The wash basin has a chair, so you can relax like you are at a spa.
On the washstand, L’Occitane body lotion and soap were prepared. I was happy because it is expensive to buy.
There was also mini-size cleansing, facial cleanser, skin lotion, and milky lotion, which I thought woman would appreciated. It was nice to have all these amenities prepared.
The dryer was Panasonic’s Nano Care series which worked well.
Closet and safe
There was a closet on the left side of the room. The door of the closet was a mirror, so it was convenient when getting dressed.
The closet was large and there was an iron, an ironing board, a luggage stand, shoe holder, brushes and laundry bags.
The safe was also in the closet.
It was a tall safe.
Mini bar and cafe
There was also a cafe corner with a capsule-type coffee machine. In addition, a lot of cups and glasses were prepared.
Coffee capsules were available in different types in a wooden container.
There was a Japanese style tea pot, I thought that foreigners might enjoy it.
There was also a refrigerator. Various drinks were provided inside, but they were expensive.
Restaurants and shops in the hotel
I ate at a Japanese restaurant called “Miyuki.”
The taste was good, but despite the large number of staff, drinks and food were not served right away, and the wrong dishes were served.
A person like a manager walked in a hurry almost bumping into me, and it did not feel like a first-class hotel.
It was a restaurant that I would not want to go if there are restaurants around the hotel.
Inside the garden there was a multi-course restaurant called “Shinsui”.
You can enjoy your meal while looking at the colors of the garden that changes with the season.
In addition to the shop dealing with ingredients such as bread and scones, there was also a boutique and a jewelry shop in the hall which sels souvenirs and goods of “Shozanso.”
Facilities in the hotel
There was a spa called “Sakai.”
There was a business center on the same floor as the front desk. Because it is a private room with a computer and a printer, so it is a nice environment for working.
Chinzan-so has a garden that makes you forget that you are in the middle of a big city. Walking in this garden makes me happy, no matter how many times I come here. Fresh green and autumn leaves are the best season.
Environment around the hotel
The area around the hotel is a quiet residential area, so it seems very safe at night. There aren’t many places to eat and drink, so I think it’s better to go downtown or eat at the hotel restaurant or order room service. However, the restaurants are expensive. It’s a little inconvenient because there are no convenience stores nearby.
“St. Cathedral Cathedral” near the hotel.
Staff and customer base
The staff were very polite. Perhaps because there are many foreign tourists and business people staying, the Japanese hospitality is cherished and you can receive detailed services.
On the day I stayed, the staff said that there were many wedding guests. Also, it seemed like there were many rich families staying here. I did not see many foreigners this time.
The nearest station is the Edogawabashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, which is about a 10-minute walk from the hotel. It may be a little inconvenient to walk if you have a lot of luggage because there are some hills on the way. In addition, I think that access is not good to get to the city, because it is necessary to get on the metropolitan bus from Mejiro Station on the JR Yamanote Line. There are also several buses going to the airport a day, but the time is limited, so I felt that it would be easier to go by train.
The area around Ikebukuro Station.
I had a nice stay at this hotel. The good thing was that the room was luxurious and spacious for the price, and I was able to escape the city. Also, because the service was very thorough and there were many staff who noticed even small things, I was able to stay in peace. I think it is a hotel that is good for all gender and ages. The only disapointing thing was the restaurant “Miyuki.” If they do not fix the operation of the restaurant, I do not think it would survive.