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RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
Ranked #9 of 84 Hotels / Ryokan in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 October 2017

What a lovely place! Courtesy bus was a perfect touch to get to the closest train station. JR Line took us to all the major areas of Tokyo. Runs every 10 + 30 minutes in the hour. Great room, with a better view of the adjacent park. One night stay was not enough. Check in time could be moved up a few hours, as 4 pm is later than usual!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Royal is the exact description of the decor when you step into Righa Royal. it's the old school royal luxury of lots of gold and ornate drapery. The hotel lobby is large and welcoming, after you've already been warmly welcomed at the door. You sit during the check in process instead of standing and the lobby area is never rowdy or noisy.

The room is comfortably packed to offer all the necessary amenities, including an air humidifier. The bed is adequately soft and had no complaints over the 7 nights stay. The hotel offered the largest array of bathroom amenities I've every seen. And wonderful heated toilet bowls are the norm in Japan I guess. Don't bother with the television unless you can understand Japanese.

I had the daily breakfast and some dinners at the buffet restaurant. No complaints about the food quality but some changes in the buffet offering wouldn't hurt. The largest annoyance however was that the gym and pool facilities required additional fee for entry. This wouldn't be so much an issue if one payment for the whole period of stay, but it is for every time you want to access! Totally unexpected for this level of hotel.

Free regular shuttle to the Takadenob

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed here twice, for a total of six nights, while on our honeymoon. It’s a very good hotel - the first time we had a junior suite, the second a standard double.

The rooms are very large. Friends warned of tiny hotel rooms in Japan, but at the Rihga Royal they are enormous with a large bed and sitting room too. The junior suite was massive but the standard double was almost as good.

The rooms are not that cheap, but they are comparable for Tokyo.

Ask for a room overlooking the gardens: the views of Tokyo are fantastic. We ended up on the other side for our second stay here and the views are near zero.

This is not a central area of Tokyo and the metro is relatively slow. However, a free shuttle bus runs to the nearest Japan Rail station and you can get quick trains into the main attractions so the location was fine for us. Also, as it’s more of a residential area (Waseda University is nearby), there are plenty of places to eat - and they are authentic Japan rather than tourist traps. We ate in a superb sushi restaurant round the corner the hotel recommended one night.

The staff are wonderfully polite and helpful.

There’s really very little I’d change about this hotel. However, the cost of the swimming pool is exorbitant - like around $30. As normal Japan pools cost a fraction of this price, I don’t know why they try and charge it. They need to reduce it.

This was the second best hotel we stayed in while in Japan - it was only beaten by another RIHGA Royal Hotel, in Hiroshima.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Hotel is located on Okuma Garden next to Waseda University so it is very convenient and also has complementary bus service between the hotel and Takadanobaba Station. The hotel restaurant serves a buffet breakfast which is an outstanding way to start the day, and the bar is very spacious and a nice way to end a long day. The hotel staff is very friendly and professional so it makes for a most enjoyable stay. The rooms are spacious and the huge bathtub is ideal for a long and relaxing soak. A great place to stay in Tokyo.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We recently stayed at the RRH for four nights recently. This is an excellent hotel. Outstanding service, a spacious lobby and spacious rooms. There are three restaurants on sight and many others nearby. The morning breakfast buffet was excellent with both a western style buffet and a Japanese buffet. A continuously running free shuttle goes between the RRH and the Takadanobaba Station (about a 10 minute ride) where you can connect to several lines to get you around Tokyo. This hotel is most convenient to the Haneda airport. The Haneda airport is about a $70 cab ride or, if you don't have much luggage (one rolling piece) you can use public transportation for far less to Takadanobaba Station and then catch the RRH Shuttle. We will be back in Tokyo in May and will stay at the RRH again.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1-104-19 Totsuka-machi, Shinjuku 169-8613, Tokyo Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Shinjuku
#6 Luxury Hotel in Shinjuku
#7 Family Hotel in Shinjuku
#8 Romantic Hotel in Shinjuku
#10 Business Hotel in Shinjuku
Price Range: €110 - €334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo 4*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo, located on the edge of Okuma Garden in downtown Tokyo, is a luxurious and elegant retreat set in the centre of one of the world's busiest commercial capitals. Although our presence in Tokyo is recent, we have brought with us a legendary level of service and the experience of operating Osaka's premier hotel, The Royal, for over half a century. ... more   less 
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