Both Sister and I stayed at Hotel Mercure Tokyo Ginza due to the convenience of location to Disneyland. We can take direct Metro via Yurakucho Line from Ginza-itchome Station to Shin-kiba Station. And then another trip to Maihama Station via the JR Line. Ginza-itchome Station is located on the basement of the hotel. Isn’t that convenient?
Standard check-in hour is 14:00 but they allow check-in at 13:00 subjective to room availability. However, if you wish for earlier check-in, you will have to pay 1000円 per hour. And the same charges apply too for late check-out. As we arrived Tokyo very early in the morning, we left our luggage with the concierge and headed out for breakfast nearby.
The reception area is very small in size but able to accommodate a number of guests though. All receptionists speak fluent Japanese and English. Some are able to speak European language too. So, there is no language barrier problem in the hotel as long as you speak basic English. By the time we checked into our room, it was pretty late at night.
Sister booked us a Superior Room for double occupancy. The room size is pretty big for Japanese standard as most of the rooms that I had seen online looked a lot smaller than this. However, there was not much space for opening our luggage. So, we had to empty our luggage content and store the emptied luggage by the door. LOL!
We had twin bed. One bed alone can fit two but Japanese hotel has a strict policy when it comes to occupancy. There was a sofa chair next to the writing table though. Mini fridge and safe deposit box were hidden inside the cabinet. There were beers and soft drinks stored inside the fridge but they do not come complimentary with the room.
There was a flat screen in the room which we did not utilize since we do not understand the language. So, why bother? Our in-room entertainment were drama series watching from our iPad. Complimentary WiFi service is provided for all hotel guests and the speed was extremely fast. Download transfer rate can reach up to 3MB or more. I think I experienced 4.35MB download transfer rate once or twice.
The washroom came equipped with a Japanese toilet which warm up by itself when you are seated. Toiletries by Shiseido were provided as well. I only used the body wash liquid and I find the brand too dry for my skin. But I still use it throughout the stay as I did not bring any body wash liquid with me to Tokyo.
Washroom came with a bathtub as well which is good for soaking your tired feet in a tub of hot water after a long day of walking. I liked that the water was very strong and the temperature was very balanced too.
Verdict: We both loved the hotel due to the location as it was very convenient when traveling to Disneyland. There is direct train service from Haneda Airport to Higashi-ginza Station via Keikyu Line whereby you do not have to transfer in between platforms throughout the journey. Travel fare is about 800円 return trip and travel duration is slightly over half an hour. There are three Metro stations located nearby Hotel Mercure Tokyo Ginza – Ginza Station, Ginza-itchome Station and Higashi-ginza Station. Different stations serve different routes. So, travelling around Tokyo is not a problem as long as you are willing to walk. LOL!
Apart from the convenience of transportation to Disneyland and Haneda Airport, the hotel is located nearby a few eateries and combini stores. Lawson is a stone throw away from the hotel entrance and they have 24 hours McDonald’s right across Lawson. There is a 7-Eleven too nearby. Starbucks Coffee is less than one minute walking distance from the hotel entrance as well. If you are feeling hardworking, you could walk a distance to the Yoshinoya outlet nearby. There is a ramen place nearby the hotel too but they are not open until lunch as it is not habitual for majority Japanese to eat breakfast outside apart from buying food from a combini store.
We both loved the Internet speed of the hotel. It was super quick and downloading only took a short time to complete. As the socket plug in Japan is different from other countries, you can choose to bring your own universal socket or request one at the reception during check-in. We brought one from Shanghai but it was not usable as we got the wrong “head”. LOL!
Room price was on the steep side as the hotel is located nearby the prime area of Ginza and with good accessibility via different Metro lines. We paid approximately B$872.12 for 4 days and 3 nights stay.
Hotel Mercure Tokyo Ginza
2-9-4 Ginza, Chuo ku,
Fax : (+81)3/43351222
Website: Hotel Mercure Tokyo Ginza