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The Hilltop Hotel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip. The location was fairly decent, not too far walk from the nearest train station (Ochanomizu) although as the name suggests it is at the top of a very steep hill so taking heavy cases was a challenge! The staff here were very helpful and lovely (as...

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Western Colorado
Reviewed 29 September 2016

On our first evening in Tokyo at the Hilltop Hotel, we asked the desk clerk for a sushi restaurant recommendation. He gave us one, and then realized we would have trouble finding it. (It was downstairs in a mall.) So he guided us to it on foot (about 10 minutes), told the sushi chef about our preferences and desired cost,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This hotel was truly old fashioned! The service was absolutely wonderful as it used to be in the "olden days" when service was what hotels were all about. We were very impressed by the total attention to our wishes and needs,even though we had language difficulties.I would definitely stay there again,having mastered the subway so we could go all over...

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is next to One of the Meiji University campues and very centrally located. Short walk from a few different train options. It is old but well maintained and has a definite old world charm. Our room was large by Japanese standards and the bathroom in particular was the largest of any we have had during a number of...

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Cool and classy not too expensive for Tokyo..in a vibrant neighbourhood near the park but hotel is very quiet.. excellent but expensive tempura restaurant..i suggest going for the Japanese style rooms...nice wood furniture ...great service

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here 3 times over last 7 years. It is a get away to a small hotel famous among a generation of writers. In the old book area of Tokyo can walk the alleys for great traditional cafes from the 1940 s where coffee and a cigarette is still part of the ambience to new start ups. A...

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I did not stay in the Hilltop Hotel, but I had a lunch in the famed tempura restaurant and some talks and coffee in the lobby. The hotel is surrounded by Meiji University and it makes sense to stay there if that is your focal point. The annex has been sold to the university and I think it is closed...

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Bucks
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The eyes of Tokyoites light up when you mention the Hilltop Hotel. "Oh that's a good choice! Many famous Japanese writers stayed there in the past." And indeed, the hotel is like something from the past with old pieces of furniture and a charm which is hard to find in the hotels of Tokyo. In addition, the service is very...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This hotel is located in the student town in Tokyo, and is loved by many famous writers. Since this hotel is famous for tempura, it is highly, but I recommend staying at this hotel. If you visit to this hotel, you will think that lodging expense is high, although it is old. However, if you eat tempura, you will be...

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Chigasaki, Japan
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Only stayed one night but thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was spacious, clean and had all the old fashioned amenities. Very comforfortable. wonderful bar in the main building, western breakfasr reastaurant in the annex. A good experience.

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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Cuisines: French
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Additional Information about The Hilltop Hotel

Address: 1-1 Surugadai, Kanda, Chiyoda 101-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Chiyoda > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Price Range: $216 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hilltop Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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“Check out the 'Septimo' floor for rooms which are modern and stylish.”
 of 5 bubbles Kxyz, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
“you have to chose a good view room”
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“Close to a train station, several universities and hospitals. Great central tokyo location with a bit of quiet thrown in.”
 of 5 bubbles Bill_and_Yoko, 26 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The rooms in the main building are more expensive but much nicer in terms of character.”
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