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The Westin Tokyo (Review)

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Looking for the best place to stay in Tokyo, Japan? Look no further, you've found 5-star luxury at the Westin Tokyo. There are a few ways to get from the Westin Tokyo to the airport. Personally, we took the Westin Tokyo Airport Shuttle - the bus picks you up just outside the hotel and it's super comfy and chill. The staff are really helpful about booking the Westin Tokyo Airport Shuttle for you - just ask. We got there without any difficulties and stayed there for three nights, and this is what we thought:

1. The Westin Tokyo Review: Check-In

Check-in at the Westin Tokyo occurs in a gorgeous, luxurious entrance hall. It's very grand and when we were there, there were the most beautiful flowers. Our check-in was swift and my gosh were the staff polite! I don't think we've ever been to a hotel where the staff were so polite and friendly!


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2. The Westin Tokyo Review: Our Room

Our room was spacious, bright and comfortable. We slept so well in the bed and the shower was amazing.

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But our absolute favourite thing about our room was the view. It was incredible, you could see the whole of Tokyo, including the famous Tokyo Tower!

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There was also a great view of the park:

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3. The Westin Tokyo Review: Breakfast

The Westin Tokyo Breakfast was beautiful and there were many options. It was a buffet-type breakfast that included all the usuals like bread, pastries, cereals, cooked breakfast, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and more. But it went further, there was grapefruit (my favourite) and some traditional Japanese favourites too! The Westin Tokyo Breakfast was our favourite breakfast that we had in Japan. We're also pleased to report that the Westin Tokyo breakfast is vegan-friendly.


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4. Westin Executive Lounge Club

For guests staying at the Westin Tokyo, we highly recommend that you take the opportunity for true luxury and make sure you get a place at the Westin Executive Lounge Club. Located on the 17th floor, here you can enjoy light refreshments throughout the day, pre-dinner drinks and hors-d'oeuvres. And it doesn't stop there, you can also have access to drinks on the top floor at Victor's. Here's a photo of some of the light refreshments at Westin Executive Lounge Club:

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What the Westin Tokyo considers as 'light refreshments' we would call High Tea - it was beautiful and luxury! Sweet little cakes and tea all afternoon.

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And some pre-dinner Drinks in the Westin Executive Lounge Club:

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Pre-dinner drinks had what we hoped for: sake. Although sake isn't our favourite drink, we couldn't resist trying it in Japan - and what better place to try it in? Pre-drinks were accompanied by hors-d'oeuvres: fresh-fruit, beautiful soups, salads and so much more!

5. Westin Tokyo Review: Restaurants

Don't fill up too much on hors-d'oeuvres though because you have to have dinner at least one of the Westin Tokyo Restaurants. We had the most beautiful, light pasta and delicious avocado sandwiches with chips, paired with a smokey red - perfection!

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6. Cool Japan Summer Package

The highlight of our stay at the Westin Tokyo was the Cool Japan Summer Package. During the summer months, you can feel like a Japanese princess or prince. The Cool Japan Summer Package means that you will be shown how to properly dress in a Yukata (a Yukata is similar to a kimono but less formal and lighter - for the summer months!) You can then wear your Yukata to dinner or for drinks (or both like we did). Finally, you get to take your Yukata home with you - the ultimate Japanese souvenir!

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This was such an awesome experience, being dressed in a Yukata made me feel like a princess and being deemed 'Kawaii' (cute) was awesome!! There are lots of different Yukatas to choose from and I was happy with my choice. We also got to wear (and keep) the traditional Japanese slippers. These are like a cross between super-fancy flip-flops and clogs. Walking around the hotel in our Yukatas, guests and staff alike smiled, waved and commented on how awesome we looked. You've got to try this when you go to Japan!!


7. The Garden at the Westin Tokyo

Take a walk around the Westin's garden during your stay - it's stunning, and at nighttime, if you're lucky, you might see fireflies!


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8. Location of the Westin Tokyo

The Westin Tokyo is in a great location, within walking distance are parks, shops (including 711), restaurants - and of course the Westin Tokyo restaurants themselves. You can also visit the Museum of Yibisu Beer and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum from here on foot. It's also only a 30-minute walk (and just minutes on the metro) to Shibuya Crossing - one of the most iconic spots in the city. Right next to Shibuya is Yoyogi Park (one of the most tranquil parks I've ever been to); Meiji Shrine (gorgeous) and Harajuku (where all the cosplayers hang out. Not to mention all the coolest shops in the world. The Westin is just a five-minute walk from the metro, here you can reach all the other main touristy spots in the city quickly and easily including:

  • Asakusa, where you can spot geishas!
  • Akihabara - the place for geeks/people into manga and anime

...and so much more! [Read more: 17 Reasons to Visit Tokyo] PLUS! The Westin Tokyo is the perfect place to stay if you want to take a trip outside of Tokyo: most other places in the city you will have to get a tube to the train station, but the Westin Tokyo is just a five-minute walk from the train station. Perfect! Here you can take a day trip to Kamakura to see the giant Buddha, the seaside, the bamboo forest and so much more!

Wrap Up: The Westin Tokyo Review

westin tokyo review

To book your own stay, head over to their website or find the best rates on Hotels.com. Have you been to Tokyo? Where did you stay? Looking for more 5-star luxury hotels to stay at around the world? Check out these reviews:


All in all, we absolutely loved our stay at the Westin Tokyo, it was comfortable, luxurious and everything we could have possibly wanted. The staff were so lovely and kind and the food and drinks were beyond delicious. What made our stay extra special though was the Cool Japan Summer Package. You simply have to try this. Also, we have made a vlog about our time in Tokyo -- enjoy!




Disclaimer: Travelling Weasels were invited as guests of the Westin Tokyo, but as always all opinions are our own and we would never ever recommend something we haven't personally tried and loved.

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