During my visit to Tokyo I had the opportunity to stay at many amazing hotels, and one of these hotels is the InterContinental Tokyo Bay Hotel. This 5-star hotel, located in the heart of Tokyo Bay, is an ideal place to stay thanks to its proximity to major business, shopping and entertainment centers, and the high level of service and luxury it offers. There are many good things I can say about the InterContinental Tokyo Bay hotel, however there is a special reason why I am so fond of it. That is because it was the first hotel at which I stayed during this trip to Japan. My flight arrived late at night and I was really tired from the long journey, and to make things worse, there were major train delays along the way from the airport to the hotel. All of this made me very grumpy but when I arrived at the hotel and entered its beautiful lobby, I forgot about all these problems. Even though it was very late, almost midnight, the staff there was quick to help me, and they were all very friendly and spoke perfect English. Also, the hotel was located close to Hamamatsuchō Station and Takeshiba Station, so I had to walk a short distance.
After the check-in I was escorted to my room on the 20th floor of the InterContinental Tokyo Bay hotel, where upon entering I was stunned once again. The view that stretched from my room was absolutely breathtaking. I could see the entire Tokyo Bay laid out in front of me, with the majestic Rainbow Bridge in the center connecting the city to the futuristic district of Odaiba. You could even see a ship or two sailing down the bay towards the ocean. It is safe to say that I spent many hours enjoying that view during my stay at the hotel.
Since I was very tired from the trip I really wanted to take a nice hot bath so I was happy to see that not only did my room had a nice bath, but it also had a really large shower. As a matter of fact, the whole bathroom was very spacious and luxurious. The room in which I stayed was the Superior Bay View room. While the already described amazing view is the main selling point of this room, it has much more to offer such as many amenities and in room items. These include, among others, a flat screen TV, espresso machine, refrigerator, personal safe, bluetooth entertainment system and a wide variety of toiletries, all of which I tested of course.
The bed itself was quite comfortable and I really enjoyed my first night of sleep in Japan. Next morning when I woke up, I had my morning shower and went to the Club InterContinental Lounge for a nice breakfast. It is located on the 20th floor of the hotel, same as my room.
Club InterContinental Lounge is a part of the hotel which you can access if you stay in a room on the Club InterContinental Floor. You can access the Club Lounge during the morning for breakfast, in the afternoon for some tea and snacks, and in the evening you can enjoy a tasty dinner and some nice cocktails and other refreshments. I personally immensely enjoyed the experience of the InterContinental Lounge, especially breakfast. You can choose from a wide variety of meals such as omelettes, croissants, ham, cheese, fruit, soups, cookies, and cereals. The omelettes are even freshly prepared in front of you by a skilled chef. There’s something for everyone there and the best part of this is that you can enjoy your breakfast and morning coffee while the spectacular view the Tokyo Bay is at your fingertips.
After nice breakfast and so much needed coffee I was ready to explore the city. Fortunately for me, location of the hotel ideal exploring several parts of Tokyo and the nearest station is not too far. During my stay there I explored in the neighbouring Ginza, Shimbashi and also Odaiba all of which are located not too far. I especially recommend take the Yurikamome line from the hotel to Odaiba, since that way you will witness some amazing sights of the city and the bay. Also, if the nature of your trip to Tokyo is business, this hotel is perfect since it is located near many business centers in Tokyo. On my return to the hotel after a whole day of exploring the city I was happy to see that the hotel had several nice restaurants and lounges in which I could eat and relax. One of these is the New York Lounge located on the lobby floor where you can relax in high-quality sofas and enjoy some beautiful gourmet meals, and I highly recommend you to visit if you have the opportunity.
On the 3rd floor there is a buffet restaurant called Chef’s Live Kitchen which I also highly recommend. It has a wide selection of both Western and Japanese seasonal food with some interesting desserts as well. I personally enjoyed the unlimited amount of sushi, since as we all know, sushi in Japan is so much better than sushi anywhere else. Also, having the option to eat as much as you want is an amazing thing and you can really fill up after an exhausting day. Definitely try some of their amazing desserts, such as already mentioned shaved ice, and my personal favorite, tiny strawberry pudding. If you come a bit early or you’re lucky you can grab some amazing places right next to the windows, so when you’re eating you can enjoy the amazing view of the Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge which lights up in many colors during the night. After delicious dinner there I ended my day with a cold beer in the Club InterContinental Lounge and a nice hot bath before bed. All in all, I immensely enjoyed my stay at the Intercontinental Tokyo Bay hotel and will be sure to stay here again. I recommend you check out this amazing hotel whether you are coming to Tokyo for business or pleasure, you will not be disappointed.