I arrived early morning and took the airport limo to Shinjuku West Station stop and walked about 5-7 mins to the hotel. It's very convenient and no hassle even if you have a big suitcase like me, cost is 3100 yen each way and takes about 1.5-2 hours, depending on traffic. Hotel has limo bus stop so you don't have to worry for departure either.
The hotel has a nice, spacious lobby with lots of seating and a cute little robot named Pepper to welcome you. The staff are a bit rigid but that's expected of Japanese front desk. The hotel is strict on their 2pm check-in policy so if you have a morning flight, just be aware and have something planned until check-in time.
The room is updated, but not the bathrooms, looks a little bit dated. I booked a single room, but it's the same room for couples. It was OK for me but for 2 people I think it's a bit too small.
There is a bar on the 2nd floor which is nice and quiet for a nightcap before bed and the drinks are reasonably priced. I lucked out and there was a sake festival and all 300ml sake was 700 yen. Very good deal for the sake drinkers. I didn't try any of the hotel restaurants because there are so many restaurants and malls within walking distance. Why pay 3x the price for the local food?
I was on the 9th floor and the wifi was terrible, couldn't stream any movies and they only had CNN in English channel. There was a couple of vending machines on my floor, not sure if they are on all floors.
Across the street from Shinjuku Station, the hotel is one km (one-half mile) from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.More
Only a few mins walk just across the street from Shinagawa station. From the station, walk across the pedestrian crossing then you should see McDonalds. Walk through the small arcade and the Prince hotel should be easy to find. Note, there are several Prince hotels in the area and some have separate buildings so it might just be a matter of asking for directions.
Room size quite comfortable and above average for a JP business hotel.
I stayed in the North building paying a little extra for a room that includes access to the business lounge which includes breakfast. Whilst the business lounge is very comfortable, artistic and modern, downside is no alcohol served, so be mindful if this is a priority. Breakfast is western consisting of salad (one choice), bacon, scrambled eggs, croissant/bread and chicken soup. Whilst reasonable, I preferred to buy a bento box at the station.
For the business lounge, a simple idea would be to offer a complimentary drink per night then any additional alcohol would be charged. A simple revenue stream.
If arriving via Haneda, beware that there is no JR line connecting to the airport. Options are to catch the monorail or Keikyu line which is then easy to connect to JR. There are plenty of airport staff to assist. For extended/repeat visits, I recommend to pick up a (prepaid) IC card (Suica) and again staff can easily help with this - can be used for both monorail and Keikyu etc.
Traveller from Sydney
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All was fine, but I am wondering why this hotel in such a level has to open swimming pool only for 2 months in a year (12 months). The weather is warm and pleasant in Shiga in September, but swimming pool close by the end of August!!! It sounds conservative and disappointing seeing a hotel with such a level cannot be flexible.
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We stayed for a week nd were asked to change a room after 5 dys because of a leak in the bathroom. Instead of a regular (and excellent room) we were upgraded to a 2-room suite. A good solution for touble.
Views ffom both rooms were very nice. Se lived on the 8th floorand could see mountains, bamboo forest and a nearby village.
It's raining more often near hotel than in the center of Kyoto. You can have long wlks round the hotel and see all kind of animals and plants. Very nice location and very close to subway.
Traveller from new york
Located in the Rakuhoku neighborhood of North Kyoto, this hotel is adjacent to Takaragaike Park and 200 meters from the Kyoto …More