Choosing your business hotel In Tokyo. What do you need to know?
It's a good question. I mean a hotel is a hotel is a hotel... right? The truth is, if you're in Tokyo on business then you may need some of those specific extras that a regular hotel may not have. Or they have it but they make you pay silly charges for it! Now that's just plain annoying.
1. The Celestine Hotel
4. Tokyo Dome Hotel is about as central as you can get. There are 5 train lines with stations just a few minutes walk away from the hotel so it's a very handy location for getting around. If you're using a Japan Rail Pass then the JR Chuo and Sobu lines go to Suidobashi station. The Mita subway line also accesses Suidobashi station. You've then got Oedo line access via Kasuga station, and Marunouchi or Namboku subway line access via Korakuen station.
Other key features include:
i) Broadband internet access free of charge in all rooms.
ii) A business center that's open 24 hours. Meeting rooms and teleconference equipment is available. You need to check with them re cost for these services.
iii) When you need a break at the end of the day, Tokyo Dome Hotel is right in the middle of one of Tokyo's leisure districts. You can visit Spa La Qua, go watch a baseball match at Tokyo Dome, or just go for a wander and do some people watching.
- Downside? If you prefer to escape at the end of the day this might not be the right place for you. It attracts all ages all year round for the range of activities available.
What kind of things are we talking about? Well the biggie as far as we're concerned is internet. You need to be able to have a good connection in your room without paying extra for it. At least that's what we think!
The second biggie on our list is your location. If you're here on business the likelihood is you're going to need to be able to get around without a load of hassle. And you're going to want to be pretty central. These are the criteria we've used for recommending the hotels below. If you know of any more you think are particularly good, please let us know and we'll happily add them to the list.
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