100-0006 Travel Guide
If you’ve been to Tokyo, you know it’s possible to go from historic serenity in one of its temples to futuristic frenzy among its skyscrapers in a split-second. That proximity of the traditional and modern comes through at the Peninsula Tokyo as well; pick the right aspect and you can gaze out from your technology-filled room over the Imperial Palace, and when it’s time for a ride in the house car, your options range from a restored 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II to a very 21st century Audi R8 sports car.
Lyh1 has totally become our go-to guy when it comes to Tokyo hotel bathrooms. We all have our roles, ya know? And while he spread the hate on the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo’s bathroom, he’s all about the luxe loo in the Tokyo Peninsula’s deluxe suite.
From the HotelChatter Flickr pool:
It goes without mention that there is a shower cubicle with rainforest shower ( I guess it's the Raindance from Hansgrohe ) that has such powerful water pressure that it was really a joy to use. And rounding up is the mandatory high-tech Japanese toilet, this one comes with proximity sensor so that it will "open up" when you approach it and automatically flush and deordourize after doing the "business". Very impressive!
The only drawback is that this bathroom can be kinda small, esp for a suite. But every thing you need is here and nothing is missing. This is one of the best hotel bathroom I have experienced. Oh Gosh, I sound like an advertisement for this hotel :-P
Uh, yeah you do, buddy, but if you’re happy we’re happy. Also according Lyh1, the bathroom you’re ogling is all marble, granite, and glass, with dual sinks, a full-length spa tub, 20” LCD TV, the Peninsula’s signature DAVI brand toilet--and a window view. Bottom line? “The best that hotels in Tokyo have to offer,” Lyh1 concludes.
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Like most Peninsula Hotels stateside, the just opened Peninsula Tokyo is going to cost you about $500 a night. We found a twin bed room for next week for 57,000 JPY which converts to about $490 USD. We also found a room with a king-sized bed for September 14 that costs about $520. Yikes. So much for special introductory hotel opening rates.
So if you do splurge what can you expect in the rooms?
· Radio, weather panel and nail dryer (which Kitty Beyonce loves)
· Bedside panel with remote control capabilities to adjust your environment with a touch of a button
· Free WiFi (which we like)
· Portable city-wide phones
· Minimum 42" Pioneer plasma television
· Nutrition Center with fully stocked mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities
· Mood lighting and a telephone with hands-free function in the bathroom.
The hotel also has an ESPA on site along with a swimming pool, three restaurants and a lobby bar.
As for the location, according to the hotel website the Peninsula is in the business district of Marunouchi, opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park and "within minutes' walk" of the shopping capital of Ginza. Although if you are paying those prices, we say have someone drive you around. Especially since the hotel is set to get some Rolls Royce Phantoms pretty soon.