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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu - convenient Tokyo accommodation with style


Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu, in Akasaka, Tokyo.
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu, in the Tokyu Plaza Building, Tokyo

The Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu is conveniently located in the heart of Japan's governmental district, Nagata-cho - immediately accessible from Nagatacho subway station - and directly across the road from the bustling and convenient Akasaka dining and entertainment area.

The 14-story Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu (with two additional below-ground floors) has no less than twenty different categories of room available, from the Standard Single for 22,500 yen per night, through a range of different styles of room—a total of 17 rooms reserved specifically for women, such as Ladies Moderate Single, Ladies Superior Twin, Ladies Deluxe Twin, etc.—up to the 3-person Premiere Suite for 115,500 yen per night. (These prices good until March 31, 2014.)

Nearly all room types offer a choice of smoking or non-smoking, with 278 rooms designated as non-smoking.

Guest rooms come with regular channel, pay-per-view, video-on-demand (VOD), and satellite television; a LAN cable and high-speed Wi-Fi (free internet access), telephone, refrigerator, trouser press, bidet lavatory, hair dryer and water boiling facilities together with complimentary tea (black and green). A computer can be hired for 1,500 yen per night.

Entrance to Tokyu Plaza, in Akasaka, Tokyo.

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu guest rooms are virtually self-contained. The bathrooms of guest rooms at the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu are fully provided with various soaps, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush set, razor, brush and comb, and nightwear.

The ladies' only rooms have additional comforts in the form of feather bedding, an accessories case, face cleansing products, a hand mirror, and the addition of herb tea to the complimentary teas available.

All rooms come with a laundry service. Unfortunately the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu does not have any wheelchair accessible rooms for the disabled. Neither does the hotel have any connecting rooms.

Check in at the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu is at 2pm, and check out at 11am.

The Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu has a restaurant, salon (lounge bar), and cafe on the 3rd floor. The restaurant and salon serve breakfast from 6am and 7am respectively. There is another restaurant on the 14th floor, as well as a cigar bar—only from the evening only.

However, guests at the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu are by no means limited to the hotel's facilities. The hotel is located inside the larger Akasaka Tokyu Plaza: a complex with no less than 15 different restaurants, including high-class sushi, a Turkish restaurant, Chinese, Italian, regional Japanese cuisine, and even a Hooters. There is a 7-11 convenience store and a Tully's Coffee on the ground floor, over a dozen men's and women's fashion stores and beauty boutiques on the 2nd floor, and a hairdressers on the 3rd floor.

Just across the road is the bustling bar and entertainment district of Akasaka. Next door is the massive gleaming white Prudential Tower.

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu viewed from Akasaka side, Tokyo.

Even one of Tokyo's most fashionable districts, Aoyama, is walkable along picturesque Aoyama-dori Avenue if you like walking, or just one stop on the subway. Two stops beyond Aoyama is one of Tokyo's most cutting edge fashion districts, Harajuku, with its elegant Omotesando boulevard.

Tokyo's center of foreign-style nightlife, Roppongi, is also easily accessible from the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu for a night of song and dance.

The Prime Minister's residence is only 5 minutes walk away from the from the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu, and, just behind the Prime Minister's Residence, the grand old National Diet Building.

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
2-14-3, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014
Tel (81) 3 3580 2311Fax (81) 3 3580 6066

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