Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The basic rooms are extremely small and the housekeeping was horrible. As a result we got upgraded to a larger room in the central tower much better but it seems that there's always something that's a little bit off. The best thing about the hotel is the spa baths well worth staying here just for the baths.
I stayed in this hotel for two days and that was all it took to make such a positive impact. We stayed on the 18th floor and three of us were able to fit perfectly in one room. The view in the morning (and night) was wonderful. You can even see the ocean from certain rooms. I didn't really like the food they served at dinner but breakfast was amazing. The convenience store at the lobby floor is highly effective and perfect for picking up snacks for the go. I will definitely be visiting again!
When we arrived there were no bell captain or anybody who would welcome you, dont expect anyone who would helped you with your lugage. You have to do it all by yourself, even a front desk was so wide and large but only 3 person who was there. The one who assisted me was kind of confusing because she can speak english only a little, I'm hoping a big hotel like this the staff has to be able to speak english fluently, but lucky me the supervisor can speak english very good. And on the first night we had a power outage for about 4 hours, they did tell us about this earlier, but a big hotel and 4 star doesn't have their own generator for back up?. But overall it's kind of OK to stay here. Just it's far from the city just close to disney. But you have to walk back to hotel from the station a little bit about 800Mtrs. After from Disney walking back 800Mtrs felt like 2 KM :)
Not a pleasant experience. Upon trying to check-in, they told me I was too early despite many rooms being free and tried to charge me ¥1000 for the privilege. This was after a 12 hour flight from the UK, I arrived at around 1 PM, check-in is 2 PM. Only then did they inform me that I was not staying in the room I had booked, as building work was being done in that section of the hotel. They then informed me, that through the night, there would be a complete power outage in the hotel. No Wi-Fi, no TV, no plug sockets, absolutely nothing. Not even the elevators would be working, and I was on the 34th floor. This might not seem *so* bad, if they had offered an upgrade or some kind of compensation for the huge inconvenience, but they did not, they took full payment. I explained, I was here for business for three days, and I needed access to all of those things through the night, as I would be working at 2am. (I have a random job...). The solution was to drag my exhausted body to a different hotel. I requested the Manhattan which I have stayed at previously and is lovely, however they put me in a lesser quality hotel, again having paid full price for this one. I physically do not have the energy to go back to this hotel and insist on being moved again. This whole process has taken over two hours, and I am sick with exhaustion and jetlag. So for the entirety of my stay I am now inconvenienced, in a lesser quality hotel that I could've booked myself for a cheaper rate, and the APA hotel have offered nothing in terms of compensation for this, instead allowing me to pay full price for a stay in their hotel which I am not receiving. Very poor service.
Take a room with a view of the bay. You will not forget the night scene. I stayed in a room beyond 40th floor and the view was just fantastic. The cars crawling below looked like glow-worms. The morning view is lovely and one can go for walk along the beach. Unforgettable. Breakfast is sumptuous though a little costly. Stick to continental part as the Japanese dishes may not be palatable to all.
I found this hotel last minute for my week stay in Tokyo on Agoda for what I thought was a great price $880AU for 7 nights. Easy direct shuttle bus from Narita Airport for 900 Yen. I was travelling with my partner and we booked a twin room uncertain of the size of the beds in a double room. Whilst there is little room for storage of suitcases we managed to put ours under the table and put our clothes out daily on a chair. There was a large tv but only Japanese programs. They Provided new toiletries of toothbrushes and hair brush and razors each day. Shampoo, Conditioner and body wash was also provided. Beds were made up daily but sheets changed every 3 days - on days bed sheets not changed we were given a bottle of water. Good location for Disney - with a direct bus home from Maihama Station at 8.30 and 10pm each evening taking 30 mins. Getting there is a little more less direct with a free shuttle to the train station and then a cost of 300 Yen to Maihama which is about 30 mins away. We chose to have breakfast at the Train station each day for about 600Yen (pancakes and coffee) as there was little choice at the hotel without paying $20 each. This hotel is also only 1000 yen in a taxi to the AEON Mall which was good for shopping. Or you could catch free shuttle bus to train station and then catch bus for 100 Yen to the Mall (and Costco is there too). I personally didn't use the Baths but My partner did and there are 3 in the hotel. There are 2 Lawson stores (convenience stores) and there is a microwave provided on the 2nd level. We ate most evenings at the Café with Woodfired Pizzas but the hotel did have other restaurants. We unfortunately were booked into a smoking room and fortunately the smell wasn't too bad but was noticeable when you exited the lifts that we were on a smoking floor. As the check in is done by a kiosk it was hard to ask someone if it were possible to change though.
Had a great price via booking.com. $48/night including all taxes. Now this is where they get you. At that price, you are probably getting one of the TINY rooms on the new West Wing. That was fine for me as I wasn't going to be hanging out in the room for any time since I was attending a busy conference. From that perspective, location is great as the west wing was directly connected via covered bridges to the Makuhari Messe conference center - as close as I could get. Downside is everything is a la carte. Breakfast was decent, but avoid busy hours. Still about $20 USD. Central tower is the tallest building in the area. No cover to visit, but light food and drinks are more typically Japanese priced. Worth it though. Checking in is interesting as well. 100% kiosk based with humans avail to help. Went smoothly, but makes it harder to 'negotiate' for an upgrade. :-)
The APA Hotel & Resort is in Chiba! I stayed three nights in the east wing of this hotel, because it is a good and cheap location for Disneyland. The hotel is just 10 walking minutes away from Kahimmakuhari Station. Within 20 to 30 minutes with the Keiyo Line of Kahimmakuhari Station to Maihama Station (Disneyland) for 310¥. 1. Hotel: + a lot of restaurants (not too expensive) in this hotel + a large japanese bathroom + great breakfast buffett with japanese food, bread, american breakfast, muesli and cornflakes, espresso machine and a lot more +/- a pool but not really clean - I arrived in the middle of the night with heavy luggage and entered the lobby but I got just ignored from the staff -> obviously everyone saw that I needed some help. +/- confusing online check in, but I got some help + check out at 11 AM: you just have to throw your key card in a box and you can leave 2. Room (don't be surprised of the room size, it is standard, to get small rooms in Japan) + a lot of fascilities e. g. coffee and tea, hairdryer, shampoo etc. + yukatas and slipper + large, soft, cosy bed + the free wifi is incredible fast, never had problems + nice bathroom + it is possible to open the window (sth. what I always miss in big hotels) +/- a huge TV BUT forget about the channels (just basic) - you can buy a movie card for 1.000¥ - surfaces were not properly cleaned - housekeeping just available when you stay more than 2 nights Overall this hotel is a goid value for your money - compared to other hotels in and around Tokyo.
I was in Tokyo for an extended period, just happen to hit the Cherry Blossom season and the room prices went skyrocketed to the moon. Since I have to visit some site near Chiba, decided to stay here for 11 days. If you walk from JR station, it will take about 15 min. Hotel has onsen spa in different towers (three towers total), they also have a varieties of restaurants offers something for everyone, from inexpensive pseudo Italian, Japanese lunch set to tepanyaki fine dinning and buffet. Apa is notorious in offering the smallest possible room that is slightly better than capsule hotel. In this case, I was lucky to get a two beds room so I could lay out my luggage in one of them. There is a convention center, and a wedding venue attached to the hotel, when it gets busy, it is very busy. Also many cheap tour groups camp out here as well. The check-in is a bit funky, they have an automate machine you have to use, this is with terrible English instructions. A bit of a struggle and eventually your room key is spit out of the machine and you are on your way. \
The hotel is located bout 30 mins out from tokyo by taking the train. the train is about a 5-7 min walk from the hotel. if your carrying a lot of luggage like my cousin and i were after our flight then you may want to take a taxi as japan is hot. otherwise it is a perfectly pleasant walk. The hotel is a nice option for being close to tokyo but not right in the thick of it. like anywhere in japan the rooms are small but reasonably priced. There are a few restaurants in the hotel and they do have dry cleaning.
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
- Laundry facilities
Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari places you next to Makuharikaihin Prefectural Park and within a 10-minute walk of Chiba Marine Stadium. This 2007-room, 3-star hotel has 4 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Makuhari Beach and Chiba Lotte Marines Museum are a short walk away.
There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including SKY CRUISE MAKUHARI, which specializes in Italian cuisine. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.
All of Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari's 2007 recently renovated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect 40-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer free toiletries and slippers. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.
Guests of Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is JPY 1000 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle during limited hours for JPY 1150 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, an arcade/game room, and free newspapers.
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69% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1025 reviews