When I’m searching for a hotel for my travels, the cleanliness and beauty of the hotel is the most important to me. No matter how luxurious the hotel is, I always prefer something new with a business hotel vibe over something that looks old. Of course, the service and the size of the room are also important, but old sinks in bathrooms and areas that are difficult to clean are things I really don’t like.
Thankfully, a new hotel called an/other TOKYO which prioritises this level of cleanliness has recently opened just an 8-minute walk away from Tokyo station. It’s also within easy walking distance from Ginza. What a wonderful location! It’s a stylish hotel with carefully coordinated furniture and interior design.
This is what it looks like from the outside. It even has an outdoor seating area. The hotel’s cafe called CAFÉ an/other sits on the first floor and is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee. The coffee here uses beans sourced from a popular coffee stand located in Naka-Meguro called “Sidewalk Stand”. You can enjoy the wide range of original light snacks which were made with the careful skill and precision of the chef.
Climb the stairs and you will arrive at the reception. The reception includes a cutting-edge digital sign. This information board’s hidden secret is a stylish dice which decorates the counter! Please check it out!
The room options consist of individual “cabins” and individual rooms called “compartments”. The room size options are S, M and L. I know we aren’t ordering drinks here but I found this method of categorising room sizes easier to understand than the standard single, twin and double. “S” is, as the name implies, small. “M” is a comfortable size and “L” is spacious.
The cabins are cheap and the shower and toilet facilities are shared. Each room has a curtain to close for privacy. There is no way to lock your room and there are separate floors for men and women. If you’re looking for something cheap, I recommend the cabin rooms. If you want more privacy and security, then the compartment rooms are better for you.
Each room is equipped with the essentials; shampoo, conditioner, body soap, pyjamas, air freshener, and Brew Tea Co. loose leaf tea. You can even turn up here spontaneously and the staff would be happy to instantly book you a room. They even have makeup removal products, face lotion and much more. The compartment rooms have large bathrooms which are perfect for your nighttime and morning body care routines.
The room may be simple but everything in the room is stylish from the warmth of the lamp to the BALMUDA the pot kettle. If you like fashionable furniture and appliances, you just have to check out this room from corner to corner!
I headed to the restaurant on the second floor called EAT an/other for dinner. The concept of this restaurant is a Japanese take on western-style food.
There were so many things on the menu that made me feel nostalgic after my travels to Europe such as carpaccio ajillo and much more.
I ordered salmon, aji-fry fish and steak. The fried fish was crispy and fresh and so delicious ♡ I ate my way quickly through the tender steak down to the perfect potatoes.
One major highlight of the restaurant is its stylish and modern interior! This also uses HAY furniture and Tom Dixon lighting. No matter how you look at it, it’s all stylish…
You can enjoy breakfast and dinner here and I highly recommend you eat here during your stay!
Opening hours: Breakfast: 7 am ー 10:30 am.
Lunch: 11:30 am ー 3 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm ー 11 pm
You might think that a hotel this clean and in close proximity to a station would be expensive, but you can stay at a cabin for just ¥3,900 and treat yourself to a compartment room for ¥10,600 which I think is reasonable.
For those of you who want to enjoy the nightlife of Ginza, or are looking for a hotel with easy access to the rest of Tokyo, but also value a clean and stylish atmosphere, look no further than an/other TOKYO hotel! The hotel is currently celebrating its grand opening with the release of a special stay plan so please check out the website!
an/other TOKYO（アナザー トウキョー）
Address: 2-5-4, Kyobashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
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