Hotel Review: The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo
The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is one of three InterContinental properties in Tokyo. Located right next to Shinagawa Station, the hotel comes with an interesting location for business, but rather not for tourism. It’s also worth mentioning that The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is a relatively small hotel, which is located in the highest floor of one of the skyscrapers next to the station.
Finding The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is quite easy as soon as you find a way out of Shinagawa Station.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Single Room
- Month of Stay: April
The hotel is located in the skyscraper to the right of the station. To access the hotel, you first have to take an elevator up to the lobby level, where check-in is handled.
As we’ve spent the first of our four nights in Tokyo at The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo, I was happy to see the check-in go relatively smooth. Well, at least before seeing the room.
Single Room at The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo
For booking The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo I had used one of my InterContinental free nights.
I had booked a room for two people and though somewhat also expected getting one. Instead, we were assigned a single room, which by far was the smallest room I ever got at a luxury hotel.
Due to the hotel being fully booked, the staff at reception was not capable of fixing the situation. Well, at least the room is easily explained in this review. Upon entering, there is a little wardrobe to the left and the bathroom to the right.
Further into the room, there’s the bed with one bedside table to the right. Then there’s also a working desk right below the television and a very small couch right next to the window.
While the size of the room itself was quite small, I was kind of surprised to see that there are such small beds in luxury hotels.
While I wasn’t happy about the room per se, it’s worth mentioning that the beds at The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo are comfortable and the view is quite phenomenal.
The design looks a little less modern than you might expect after seeing the pictures on the hotel’s website. Yet, the room was in a decent condition and not in need of a renovation.
Bathroom of the Single Room
The bathroom was relatively small as well, but at least came with a sink with lots of storage room, a shower-tub combination and a Japanese toilet with lots of functions.
However, I found the bathroom at The Strings by InterContinental to look quite outdated.
Especially compared to the design of the room, I was surprised to find such an outdated bathroom. Sadly, there was even a shower curtain, something I really hate at luxury hotels.
Other than that, there were the InterContinental brand standard Agragia toiletries, which I find to be quite good!
Gym at The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo
The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is relatively small as mentioned before. This means that there are also limited facilities. Yet, there’s at least a small gym with some machines and also free weights.
What’s especially amazing about the gym is the great view of Tokyo, which I found truly spectacular! Moreover, there’s a steam bath in the changing rooms, which I found to be quite well designed.
Definitely a nice touch. Especially taking into account the limited space I found the facilities of The Strings to be absolutely decent.
Bottom line The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo
We didn’t have time to enjoy either dinner or breakfast at The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo, but were also not quite intrigued by it as the prices for food are very high. Nevertheless, it’s worth mentioning that the restaurants are well located and come with a nice atmosphere. Overall, I found The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo to be a decent property.
The staff was friendly enough and the concierge was extremly helpful. The gym and the small relaxation facilities are a nice touch. The only issue was the room, which was definitely too small for two occupants and should never be given to someone booking for two. Also, the bathroom was a little outdated. Yet, I’d say that The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo is worth checking out if you get a decent price as the property sometimes is a lot cheaper than many other luxury hotels in the city!
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