3.19.2014

Happy Magic Room @ Hilton Tokyo Bay Review




Hilton Tokyo Bay
The Hotel

Recently during our vacation in Tokyo, we made Hilton Tokyo Bay our home for a week. As part of our itinerary to maximize fun in Tokyo, we decided that a hotel close to Disneyland would be our choice accommodation.



As Hilton Tokyo Bay is one of the 6 official Tokyo Disney resort hotel, it is close to Disneyland. We wanted to have 2 full days exploring Disneyland and Disneysea thus the location is a plus for us.
Lobby
Being a Disney theme hotel, there are bound to have Disney magic dust sprinkled all over the hotel. The magic began with a mini play area beside the check in counter when we did our check In. Thereafter we were greeted with a cheery forestry lobby on our way to the room.
Magic @Hitlon
Happy Magic Room
Entrance to the magic room
There are several kinds of rooms available at Hilton Tokyo bay. There are the modern Celebrio select rooms but we ended up booking THE 'Happy magic rooms'. With a name like 'Happy Magic Room' , it is a no brainer to decide the type of room to stay for this trip.
Letter from Tiara
We were presented a letter from Tiara to introduce us to the magic room. Painted on one side of the wall is a tree mural. It extends the life lobby theme to the room.
Forest room
As Tiara pointed out, you need to turn the magic key to unlock the gate to magic. The boys certainly wasted no time trying to figure out what lies ahead.
Turn on the magic tree
Probably the most interesting 'magic' is the magic mirror where Tiara would greet you at the press of the button.
Magic mirror
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?
Magic bookshelf
The other 'magical' item would be the library, where you could discover magic spells behind the books (we are not too sure if those spells work as we could not interpret it) That is about all the magic the room provides. For other entertainment we had to turn to the 32 inch Flat screen tv that board cast mostly Japanese channels. That time we did wish we had a magic wand to change the language to English.
Sleeps 4
The room sleeps 4 adults comfortably as it comes with 4 super single size bed. No complains about squeezing everyone in. In truth, we usually ended up with all 4 of us cuddling into 2 beds instead of 4.
Tea making counter
Coffee and tea making facilities are available. Drinking water however was not replenished throughout the stay...
Kids pajamas
Special kids pajamas are provided upon request. We did not really try it on though.
Toilet
The toilet was rather small, but it does managed to fit in a bathtub and the 'super shiok' electronic bidets toilet seats. Peter Thomas Roth bathroom essentials are provided and replaced daily.
Peter Thomas Roth
Unfortunately our room does not come with complimentary wifi. They are only provided with the Celebrio rooms. It is disappointing given most hotels these days provide complimentary wifi for travellers. Wifi access is chargeable at ¥1500 per day. Wifi is free in the Lobby but speed wise it really disappoint. So much so we only managed to upload less than 10 instagrams during the trip. As you might be aware , getting a SIM card in Tokyo can be challenging so it means our internet access is limited. A boon or a bane ?? Actually we are more than delighted to leave our phones in the room and explore Tokyo without any distractions!
No wifi
We got the room facing the ocean. It was certainly a good choice as the views from day and night is simply amazing.
Night view
On a good day, you can even see Mount Fuji!
Mount Fuji
Around the Hotel
Huge train display
Given the limited 'magic' in the room, we decided to explore the rest of the hotel to see if there are any other surprises.It did not take long for us to spot this huge train set at the lobby.
Train set
There are some uniforms for us to play with too. How do you like our train conductor gear?
Toot toot
There are some shops located in the lobby. There is the 24 hour convenient store that sells essential stuff ( we managed to find diapers there ! ) , a Disney store that sells official Disney goodies, a bakery , an art gallery and even a Mini wedding chapel if you intend to get married.
Shops @ Hilton Tokyo bay
The Hilton Tokyo bay is located quite some distance from the main train station (Maihama Station ). There are complimentary shuttle to take you to the hotel from the station. In addition Disney theme buses also take you to the nearest 'Disney Resort line' station for a train ride to Disneyland or the main station ( chargeable )
Disney resort buses
In a nutshell, staying in the Magic Room @ Hilton Tokyo bay was an interesting experience for us. However after a week's stay, the magic loses its charm . We think a few days stay here , together with a stay in a central location in Tokyo would be more ideal for accessibility.
Nonetheless if you intend to just explore Disneyland / Disneysea and even the nearby Obaida , this would be an ideal location to experience the magic of Disney!
Tokyo Hilton Bay
279-0031, Urayasu-shi, 1-8 Maihama, Japan

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