What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
The Tokyo Station Hotel is connected to the South Dome of the Marunouchi South Gate of JR Tokyo Station. In front of the hotel is a 1,200 square meter lawn.
The hotel is inside the Marunouchi Station, an important cultural property, and has been completely renovated and opened in 2012.
The hotel before the renovation explained.
Area in front of the hotel.
The hotel sign in front of the hotel.
The main entrance has a double door.
The hotel seen at night.
The entrance seen from inside.
There was a fire place right after entering the hotel.
The front desk is at the back.
The lobby designed with the clematis flower motif meaning “traveler’s joy.”
European style desk.
This hotel was chosen as a “Small Luxury Hotels of the World,” which consists of independent small luxury hotels with individuality that meet the standards. In Japan, only 12 hotels and accommodations are members, and this hotel is one of them, which is amazing!
The corridor leading to the elevator.
Thee was a chest with a beautiful flower decorated.
First floor elevator hall.
Inside of the elevator.
Guest room floor elevator hall.
There were chairs in front of the elevator.
You will need the room card key to get to the guest rooms.
The halls were very long.
There were many pictures and paintings of the area around the hotel.
What is the Palace Side Superior Twin Room like?
Guest room entrance door.
The first thing that surprised me was the height of the ceiling. My room on the 3rd floor was 3 meters, but the room on the 2nd floor seems to be 3.7 meters, and is higher.
It felt as if I was in European palace.
There was a beautiful chandelier.
The bed was semi-double, and was very comfortable to sleep in.
There was a bedside table between the two beds.
There was a phone, alarm, and a memo set on the table.
There was night-ware in the drawer.
There was an air purifier, TV, and desk across the bed.
There was a plug-in on the desk.
There was a smart phone and a speaker prepared.
There was a baggage rack next to the desk.
There was a sofa and a table by the window.
The chair in the corner was retro style and very cute.
There were two windows in the room, and they were double-pain. The windows on the outer wall are important cultural properties and cannot be touched.
I could see the beautiful station park.
The lights leading to the Imperial Palace and the lights leaking from the buildings were very beautiful.
When I entered the bathroom, there was a sink at the front. The marble sink was very profound.
There was a magnifying mirror.
There was shampoo, conditioner and body soap on the sink. It was of a British brand called “Gilchrist & Soames.”
Amenities were prepared in a box, and there were body towels, hair brushes, toothpastes, hair bands, shower caps, cotton swabs, body lotions, and so on. The body lotion was also “Gilchrist & Soames.”
There was a shower and a bathtub.
The bathtub was big and I was able to extend my legs and relax. There was a light switch that allows me adjust the lights.
The shower was a hand shower, and the water pressure was just right.
There was also a rain shower.
Shampoo, conditioner and body soap were also prepared in the shower booth.
A bath chair.
There was a toilet behind a tinted glass door.
Closet and safe
There was a closet on the right side of the room. There were enough hangers inside.
There were slippers, iron, ironing board and an umbrella prepared as well.
The safe was in the drawer to the bedside table.
Mini bar and cafe
The minibar was next to the bathroom.
It is hidden behind doors.
Electric kettle, ice bucket, TWININGS tea and hotel original drip coffee were prepared.
Cups and glasses were also prepared.
In the drawer, a mini bottle of liquor and snacks were prepared.
There were drinks and beer prepared inside the fridge but only water was free.
Restaurants and shops in the hotel
On the top floor of the Marunouchi Station building was a breakfast lounge called “Atrium” exclusively for hotel guests.
Part of the ceiling with a maximum ceiling height of 9 meters with a skylight, and sunlight came through making the restaurant a bright space.
The red brick left over from the time of its construction more than 100 years ago can be seen.
There was a salad bar.
Japanese side dishes were also substantial.
Ingredients were written down for people with allergies.
There was a French restaurant called “Bran Rouge” on the 2nd floor.
There was a big wine cellar near the entrance of the restaurant, lined with carefully selected wine.
Tables are lined up in the arched. There are three private rooms that holds up to 12 people.
There was also a bar called “Oak” on the second floor.
Inside of the bar are parts of the brick wall left from the old building.
There was also a bar & cafe called “Camelia” on the second floor. This is a slightly more casual atmosphere compared to “Oak” and the there are lunch and dinner menus.
On the second floor was a “Toraya Tokyo.”
There were items that are only sold at this hotel.
The interior is decorated with red bricks that have been observing the history of 100 years, and also antique chairs.
There was a lobby lounge on the first floor. The store was elegant with a European style interior.
Facilities in the hotel
On the first floor was a spa called “Tokione.” There were various treatment menus.
There is a space called the archive balcony facing the dome the north and south, and you can see the dome relief of the station building up close.
There is an explanation.
I was impressed with the beautiful details, such as flower decorations, saddles, and zodiac reliefs.
There were many people going in and out of the station.
Introducing other rooms! The Maisonette Room
Maisonette Room is a two story room which is unusual for a hotel in a big city.
There is a bathroom on the first floor, and dresser next to it.
Stairs leading up to the second floor.
There were two semi-double beds.
There was a TV and a desk opposite the bed. There is also a toilet on the second floor, so you don’t have to go down the stairs at night.
The bedroom in this room hits the attic part of the station building, so the ceiling is slanted and there are stairs along the roof.
The structure of the bathroom was the same as the Palace Side Superior Twin which I stayed in.
The amenities were of Bvlgari.
Environment around the hotel
The area around the hotel Tokyo Station is an office district. In front of the station building where the hotel is located at, is the “Marunouchi Station Square” paved with white granite, a street with a sense of unity with Yukiyuki Street leading to the Imperial Palace.
Yukiyuki Street leading to the Imperial Palace.
Area around the Station building.
Staff and customer base
The hotel staff were very polite and the hospitality was very good. There are many foreign staff at luxury hotels in Tokyo, but this hotel had many Japanese staff.
The guests staying were mostly Japanese.
The hotel is located in Tokyo Station, so the access is outstanding. It is located in the best location possible.
I had a very nice stay. Although it is a building built more than 100 years ago, the hotel facilities were new and beautiful, and the rooms were quiet and very comfortable. In addition, the red bricks at the time of construction can be seen as they are in the hotel, so you can feel the history everywhere. There are a number of luxury hotels in Tokyo, but I was able to experience an accommodation like no other.