Mandarin Oriental Tokyo マンダリン オリエンタル 東京 is definitely one of the best hotels, I’ve had ever stayed in. This hotel occupies the top nine floors of the 38-story Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower – and overlooks Tokyo’s spectacular skyline. Massive rooms, personalized (and awesome) service and 10 restaurants to choose from, are just a few of the highlights!

Waking up to a floor-to-ceiling window with a beautiful view of Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Bay is something I would love to get used to. I refused to go out of the room, just so that I could sit next to the window and enjoy my morning and evening cup of tea.

Our room on 31st floor was a real mix of luxury and comfort with fancy goose-down bedding, soft Egyptian cotton linen, state-of-the-art technology, large spa like bathrooms with a huge shower and bath tub. I loved that the blackout curtains and lights could all be controlled from the bedside table which made it possible to get the beautiful morning views without getting up from the bed. Unfortunately I am a late riser and can never in my life watch a sun rise!
Everything we needed was provided for in our rooms or just a phone call away. The staff spoke English very well and they were always ready to help.

Nihonbashi is the historical heart of Japan and is now a business and shopping district. Subway stations are located conveniently around the hotel with basement entrance to Mitsukoshi-mae subway station. Tokyo Station is located just 10 minutes away making it easy to catch the shinkansen and explore the rest of Japan. Ginza, the fashion district is also a 10 minutes walk if you want to go shopping. I thought I would spend all my time checking out shoes at Mitsukoshimae department store, but couldn’t do so. My time was divided in checking out the surrounding areas! Nihombashi area has lots of beautiful and old European style buildings particularly SMBC Bank and Bank of Japan buildings.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo feels relaxing, a world away from maddening Tokyo crowds, as soon as you land on the 38th floor lobby. It’s so peaceful and quiet that it feels like staying in the clouds – high above Tokyo!

As Nihonbashi area is flooding with department stores and offices there is a pelothra of eating joints. Within the hotel, the options available include two Michelin starred restaurants, and several type of cuisine – Chinese, Cantonese, French, Italian, Sushi and Mediterranean. Unfortunately, I was always out in the evenings so couldn’t do dinner at any of the hotel restaurants. But I managed to grab coffee and delicious pistachio éclairs in their bakery and cafe called The Gourmet Shop which had outdoor seating. I love sitting outside, watching people walk by, doing their own things. And I really need to mention that it was so good of the hotel to have heating on as it is still pretty cold when I stayed there in March.

There was a good, casual atmosphere at the buffet restaurant for breakfast, and once again, the spectacular view from the 38th floor provided the backdrop to a great breakfast. They have a great breakfast spread with Western and Asian dishes, their own freshly baked breads and muffins. My favorite item has to be blue berry pancake! Their Eggs Benedict is really famous, but unfortunately I am not a big fan of eggs, even more in the mornings!

The 37th-floor sauna and spa pools both have vast glass walls with epic city views. The facilities are definitely most impressive I’ve ever seen! Their sauna and spa has large glass windows that make you feel like you’re at a spa in the heaven! I didn’t get to try any of their spa treatments but I did check out their supreme luxury vitality pool, amethyst crystal steam room, sky view sauna and rain showers.

The panoramic views of Tokyo are seriously jaw-dropping, morning or evening, and in my opinion the best part of staying at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. My photos don’t do it justice, you just need to experience it for yourself!

Tokyo street style


Tokyo sky line