Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
APA Tokyo Bay is at the Makuhari Messe prefecture. Hotel is about 10-mins walk from Kaihimmakuhari train station. There is a free bus shuttle to train station. Our room was decent, bed was a tad too soft for our liking, but great view of Tokyo Bay. Being that it is Japan, rooms were rather small, bathroom had a decent sized tub.
Although the rooms can be quite small, they are surprisingly comfortable with all the amenities you may need. Although the hotel is 20-25 mins walk from the train station, I believe it is a great value for money and would highly recommend the hotel.
Near to the train station, good service. This hotel provide washing machine with coins and spa at the top level. The breakfast everyday is the same,for me 3 a family we exchange the taste among us. Good service for the food.
Enjoyed this hotel. A safe bet with pleasant staff, spacious public areas and lots to explore. The rooms let it down a star! Very small and cramped. They also have "stuff" in the rooms that simply clutter the very valuable space...like sets of recycling bins and chairs! We checked-in at 4pm and went to the 11th floor. When the lift opened the corridor to our room looked like a war zone due to the cleaners stacking sheets, towels, waste, etc. there. No need for it and most unsightly / unwelcoming.
I visit Japan regularly (more than 15 times), so I am aware of the small room sizes of most hotels. However this beat it all. Whilst the reception / lobby is cavernous like an airport departure hall, the so-called double room was awful. Yes, there was a double bed. But, if you have a suitcase, if left floor space for only a matchstick thin person. And if you open the suitcase, then you cannot move at all - nor to the bathroom nor out. To make things much worse, there was not even one shelf, to unpack at least a few basic items. There was lots of empty wall space despite the massive home-cinema TV screen.So, was a shelf or two too much to ask? Since the toothbrushes (for two!?:-O) were provided it could be seen as place where a businessman goes with only a small briefcase and maximum extra pair of socks and underpants. Alternatively for a couple, that goes there in the regime of "rest" (Japanese euphemism for staying only a few hours...). And another issue. In the land of amazing, exquisite, up to overwhelming service culture, when you arrive to register, you are pointed to a touch screen where you have to type your own check-in. After a 20 hour flight, this does not make you feel very welcome. The information from the staff was regularly very substandard, They could not even explain how to get to the nearby train station, when (once you knew) was very simple! Not by the concierge info. Same about the location of the early morning limousine bus stop, to go to the airport. Even though there is a reasonable onsen, this was not a hotel to which I would return, The only redeeming grace is that it is connected to the exhibition centre Makuhari Messe
First, let me congratulate the staff at this hotel - although APA is known for "automated" check in, the staff is so helpful and nice. The bad: rooms are terrible - from broken/ripped curtains to just overall dated and stained. The positive - there is a 24 hour convenience store inside and you are 10 minutes walking distance from Makuhari Messe.
We enjoyed our stay in Chiba and this hotel was the perfect location. Nice views over the city and Tokyo Bay, 20 mins away from Tokyo Disney. 45 mins away from the beach at Ichinomiya, along the east coast of Chiba Prefecture. 10 mins walk away from a very large shopping mall and 30 min from Tokyo city centre. Chiba main station was only 20 mins away with one train change and was only 40 mins from Narita Airport. The size of the room was a reasonable size for Japan. If you are used to western sized hotel rooms you may find it a bit small but this hotel offers different room sizes and the rooms in the central tower (there are three) are slightly bigger than the other tower blocks for not much more of a rate per night. The last APA Hotel we stayed in we choose the cheapest room and it was much smaller but they easily upgraded us and the APA hotels chains have always been a good experience and service. Chiba is a great alternative to Tokyo as it wasn't as busy and was a lot more relaxed. We had previously visited Tokyo 2 years before and it can be very fast paced like any capital city.
Onsen, good breakfast and the fact that there's 2 Lawsons within the hotel is this hotel's saving grace. Aside from these you are better off somewhere else. Service is awful-- they did not inform me of additional charges when my stay plus breakfast (I booked for 2 adults plus 2 kids) have all been paid for in advance. Apparently, the breakfast that I paid for in the booking is only for 2 adults. I mean COME ON. I declared my two kids (one 1 and the other 4) in the booking. It was very disheartening because when I said I will not pay because it's already part of the booking, reception said "okay, so your son will not eat tomorrow". It was his birthday that very morning after. So yes, I paid 1300 yen for that toast my son ate for breakfast. Also, let me point out that it is very far from the train station (10 mins walk it is NOT), and it is out of the way to everything else except I dunno--the Messe?
I have travelled Chiba and stayed several nights in deluxe room at the Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari last month. The hotel is large with three hot springs. I enjoyed the hot springs very much after sightseeing and shopping. The design of some deluxe rooms are rather strange and some without sea view at lower floor which are different from the pictures showing at the wedsites. The service and attitude of male hotel staffs at front desk and Concierge were moderate. I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for a front desk lady Ms. Ono who is very helpful to assist me in handling the matter swiftly. As such, I would consider to choose this Hotel for my next vacation I visit Chiba.
long walk from local train station, long check in process, but room surprisingly functional, with excellent Bay views. Good for catching express bus to Narita. Son used pool/spa. We ate elsewhere.. OK. ,
- 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 ZOZO Marine Stadium. This 2007-room, 3.5-star hotel has 4 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Chiba Lotte Marines Museum and Makuhari Messe 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. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee 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 1111 reviews