Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten marries the aesthetics of a traditional Japan ryokan with the modern technology and comfort that you'd expect in a Tokyo luxury hotel. This gem of a boutique hotel began its distinguished history as a ryokan way back in 1899 and was renovated in August 2014.
The hotel is a one-minute walk from Shin-Ochanomizu Subway Station and only five minutes from JR Ochanomizu Station, with access to the bullet train at Tokyo Shinkansen Station. The electronics malls and shops at Akihabara can be reached on foot in 15 minutes.
Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten only has nine rooms. Each spacious junior suite is serene and peaceful and amenities include free WiFi, coffee machines, electric kettles, minibar, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a Blu-ray/DVD player - basically everything you'd expect in a luxury hotel.
Add to this excellent bathroom facilities with a bathtub, free toiletries and bath robes; and service that is personal and tailored to each guest, you are pretty well-accommodated.
The on-site 1899 Ochanomizu restaurant is a culinary delight which serves up fusion-style Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy a Bento-style Japanese breakfast in the privacy of their own room. Free laundry facilities and dry cleaning services are also available.
Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten is really best suited to couples as it doesn't welcome families with children under 13.Review updated January 30, 2017