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Shinagawa Prince Hotel: A Room in Tokyo

Finding hotel accommodation in Tokyo that meets a traveller’s requirements and budget can be a challenge. Tales of ‘shoe box’ sized hotel rooms abound along with soaring costs in what is considered as one of the world’s expensive cities.

Our friends in Tokyo booked a hotel for us close to their apartment. But when last minute changes meant they could not spend much time with us, we looked at alternative accommodation that was more suitable to getting around Tokyo on our own.

Shinagawa Prince Hotel Tokyo

Shinagawa Prince Hotel is conveniently located across the road from Shinagawa train station. This is a large hub on the popular Yamanote line which circles Tokyo and provides an easy way to navigate the maze of JR trains and subway system. The station is also serviced by the Narita Express train which makes travelling to and from the airport a breeze. If you’re travelling on the Shinkasen, the bullet train, it is also a short train ride away.

The Shinagawa Prince Hotel occupies several buildings and annexes. It is a huge structure rising into the Tokyo skyline. A good deal on the internet within our Tokyo budget gave us a superior double room in a non smoking floor in the Executive Tower wing.

Shinagawa Prince Hotel Tokyo

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The room has a modern feel with light wood furnishings and pale colours. The windows overlook a massive car park and add a sense of space.

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By Tokyo standards, the room is considered spacious. By western standards, there was little space to move around the bed or store our hefty suitcases.

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The modern bathroom with an overhanging basin is a little small but in top condition.

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The handheld shower over the bathtub is a challenge to operate particularly when washing long hair. The high tech Japanese toilet is the centrepiece of attraction, with an attached remote control, sound effects, and water jets to keep anyone amused for hours. Well, almost.

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Breakfast is served in the Annex Café in the Annex Tower 7th floor and is best described as a Japanese take on a western morning meal.

The hotel has several restaurants at varying price ranges and the Shinagawa area is not short on eateries. We dined at Nanakamado Japanese Restaurant in the Annex Tower on the 1st floor with a fresh range of sashimi and drank cold sake.

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The Top of Shinagawa bar On the 39th floor is a chic spot to sip cocktails or a good Whiskey while gazing at the city light below.

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We were in Tokyo for four nights and enjoyed our stay in the hotel. The room was quiet, modern and comfortable, the hotel facilities were impeccable and the service was very welcoming.

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Shinagawa Prince Hotel
10-30, Takanawa 4-chome, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 108-8611
Japan
Tel: +81 3 34499844

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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