Hotel New Otani Tokyo, The Main
What We Love
- Home to Tokyo's biggest pool
- Skyline views from the guestrooms; some have views of Mount Fuji
- Huge range of dining options, with no fewer than 24 restaurants and eight bars
- Surrounded by a 400-year-old garden (with a temple, a fish pond and a waterfall)
What To Know
- The property has 1,479 guestrooms divided among three buildings
- Free WiFi
- Less than a 10-minute walk from five metro stations
- A $2 city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built for the Olympics in 1964, the landmark New Otani Hotel has played host to royalty and politicians, has been a venue for several G7 summits and was a filming location for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Surrounded by a 400-year-old Japanese garden (home to a temple, a fish pond and a waterfall), the property has 1,479 guestrooms divided among three buildings. It also features the biggest outdoor pool in Tokyo. The rooms come with kingsize beds, slick recessed lighting and big picture windows with city views; some have views of Mount Fuji. The property boasts no fewer than 24 restaurants; highlights include Top, an Italian/Chinese/Malaysian restaurant on the 40th floor, and Sekishin-tei, an upscale teppanyaki joint in a leafy corner of the garden. There are eight bars, so there’s no shortage of drinking options, either. Sip a glass of bubbly at the Sky, a revolving bar on the 17th floor, or sample one of more than 100 cocktails at Trader Vic’s, a Polynesian-themed tavern. Treat your better half (and yourself) to a couples aromatherapy massage at the Golden Spa, or take a tour of the rooftop rose garden, which was designed by eminent English florist Kenneth Turner.
In the Area
Tokyo is a sprawling, and sometimes confusing, metropolis. Get your bearings at the Tokyo Sky Tree, the world’s tallest freestanding tower. During the day the 2,080-foot-high observation deck affords views as far as 60 miles — all the way to Mount Fuji. For a glimpse of a 1,500-year-old Japanese tradition, go to Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s premier sumo wrestling arena. Or get involved in a more recent Tokyo tradition at Smash Hits, the world’s largest karaoke bar.
How to Get There
The New Otani has the charm of the old Tokyo but is equipped with all the contemporary and necessary equipments,free wifi included, to facilitate your life.
It's a large hotel I prefer the Main to the towers but both are quite good and comfortable with the same Japanese classic and elegant service.
The number of restaurants ( a very wide choice from a Trader Vics to a lovely and delicious Teppanyaki restaurant in the middle of thge beautiful garden),the boutique and bookshop are well appointed and of quality
4.5* New Otani Hotel
Huge, 3 buildings
Excellent, helpful, and friendly staff
Gym is minimalist
Has complimentary WiFi, but a little slow
Food prices are very expensive $8 for a coke; $17 for a beer
..we much enjoyed our stay in a pleasant end of corridor room half way up the garden tower...two windows, one to police building under construction and other of the garden.....nice quiet room with good beds....shower of the climb in bath variety....breakfast either in the garden lounge with lovely garden views or on the top 40th tower floor with fine city views.....all staff most courteous in the japanese way.....just two niggles....our room had very limited lighting....no lights over or at sides of beds..thus impossible to read in bed....hope not typical of all rooms ?....secondly the so-called hot food at breakfast in the garden lounge was close to stone cold....very odd since it was well presented....the scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon etc......disappointing since plenty of food choice in a lovely setting next to garden.....