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The Peninsula Tokyo

At a Glance

    Pros

  • first-class room interiors
  • luxurious details
  • wonderful spa
  • great service

    Cons

  • high prices
  • public areas can be crowded

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The Peninsula Tokyo Review

From the staff in caps and sharp suits, often assisting guests from a Rolls-Royce shuttling to and from Narita, to the shimmering gold glow emitting from the top floors, the 24-floor Peninsula Tokyo exudes elegance and grace. The rooms include all sorts of glamorous touches like red-lacquered elm desks, cell phones for use during your visit, flat-screen TVs in the bathroom, and separate soaking tubs. Bedside panels with remote controls allow you to tweak the room's ambience from the comfort of your bed. Tall windows afford pleasant views of the downtown financial district. Another amazing view can be found from the top-floor lounge and Peter, which offers European cuisine. For those seeking a kaiseki-style tasting menu, there's Kyoto Tsuruya, which serves dishes that change with the seasons. The Seven Seas Pacific Aviation Lounge offers fantastic night views and exhibits certain to entertain airplane buffs, and access to Hibiya Park, one of Tokyo's nicest green spaces, is a snap by foot.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1–8–1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/6270–2888
  • Website:
  • Subway: JR Yamanote Line, Yuraku-cho Station (Hibiya-guchi/Hibiya Exit); Mita, Chiyoda, and Hibiya subway lines, Hibiya Station (Exits A6 and A7)
  • Location: Hibiya

    Hotel Details

  • 267 rooms, 47 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 08-13-2013

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    The Peninsula Tokyo Review

    The Peninsula group was very fortunate to have found a location so central, but it's the shape of a wedge of cheese and only the front side, the smallest, has palace or parkside views, and these rooms appear to be larger suites. The hotel entrance is small, unpretentious and understated and it looks like you're walking into a tearoom (kissaten)somewhere quite nondescript, especially after the doormen in their whites have opened the doors for you. It looks slightly confused as the walkway runs in the middle of the tearoom, and there is but one avante garde bamboo artwork serving as decor. The Chinese restaurant was frequently empty but it's very pretty, if shockingly costly - the menu is displayed at the entrance. The view from Peter on the top floor, overlooking the green patches of a vast park near the palace, is wonderful; alas, the food is disappointing and bland. Japanese guests are rather few - we were told that Japanese with means don't care for the Asian/Bali/spa ambiance of the guestrooms. (They prefer the upscale western look at the Ritz Carlton, in a chic pocket of Roppongi, a sleazy part of town.) But there were lots of Hong Kong Chinese around and a few westerners. The service is very attentive and gracious - but irregular and off beat. The rooms have all kinds of electrical gadgets and twiddly bits and will entertain you for hours. For shopping in the swank Ginza stores, this hotel is perfectly located.

    by Chamade, 1/27/11

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