Hotel Review: Inside The Peninsula Tokyo

This elegant five star hotel, The Peninsula Tokyo is one of Tokyo’s best as the list of celebrity and regular guests attests.

The Peninsula Tokyo is reportedly Hugh Jackman’s favourite place to stay in Tokyo, and for good reason.

Everything about the Peninsula Tokyo in Yurakucho features the very best elements of Japanese culture from the design of the building, which is like a Japanese lantern, to huge guest rooms (some of the largest within any hotel in Tokyo) sweeping views from the rooftop restaurants, elegant cocktails and gourmet food and the familiar exemplary Peninsula service.

The bathrooms within the rooms and suites at The Peninsula Tokyo are a highlight.

Overall Rating: 9/10

Location: The best part about the location is that the hotel is in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and you can walk to almost any retailer you could dream of. This means you can drop off shopping throughout the day if your bags are getting heavy. The Imperial Palace Gardens across the street provide gorgeous views from high rooms too.

The spa entraance at Peninsula Tokyo

Service & Facilities: Famed for their Rolls Royce pickups in every hotel, The Peninsula offers some of the world’s best service. Daily morning meetings with staff mean they all know who is arriving and what their preferences are, and if they are regular guests. Staff are particularly attentive with children.

The pool on the X floor is an instagrammer’s dream, and creates an oasis perfect to recover from jet lag or just escape the lively pace of Tokyo outside the hotel. The sixth floor spa has a menu packed with luxurious, calming treatments guaranteed to give the skin – and the spirit – an instant lift.

The Peninsula label themselves as the world’s leading luxury hotel brand for good reason. Their standards are impeccably high.

The pool at The Peninsula is stunning and very well designed.

The Rooms:

The rooms are huge by any standard let alone Tokyo’s. The design is a blend of traditional Japanese design with bamboo and and white lanterns, but the most modern amenities and technology including heated toilets, and nail dryers if you need to paint your nails at short notice, and a Lavazza coffee machine for a quick short black.

The dressing room within the hotel room is massive, and would easily fit a double bed, and the bathroom has striking stone and marble and is again very spacious.

Hei Fung Terrace at Peninsula Tokyo

Food & Drink:

High tea is another feature of Peninsula Hotels worldwide, and the Tokyo Peninsulais no exception with a sumptuous high tea served in the lobby every day, but you must book ahead.

The most upscale meal in the hotel is to be had on the gold guilded top floor at Peter, a grill menu with extraordinary cocktails and the best Japanese produce sourced daily.

Peter has spectacular views and food to match.

The outdoor terrace cafe is a highlight of the property, and offers a calming place to enjoy a long, slow coffee at your own pace and watch life go by.

Who Is Behind It: The Peninsula group is owned by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH).

Insider Knowledge: Factor in additional time after a swim or spa treatment to enjoy the multiple wet and dry saunas and spa pools. Glorious.

The Rolls Royce vehicles are a signature of The Peninsula Hotels

Renae says:

Who should Stay here: Well travelled guests with a taste for the finer things in life.

Who shouldn’t Stay here: I can’t think of anyone who would not love it.

Location: Right in the heart of Tokyo’s shopping area.

The Highlight: Sitting on the rooftop looking at the palace sipping a gorgeous cocktail.

The lowlight: I didn’t find one.

Insider Knowledge: The martini cocktail at the top floor bar is one of the best in Tokyo.

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Renae’s insider review of the spectacular Peninsula Tokyo Hotel after staying there.

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