What it feels like to stay on top of the world's LARGEST railway station

"We must book this hotel," I told my best friend firmly. "It's gonna be quite an experience!" In my mind, I was looking forward to the distant sounds of train crossing over the rocky tracks alongside the bustling city white noise. One of the best rated hotels in Nagoya, it's hard to beat the convenient location of the hotel and the stellar service is quite memorable. Directly connected to JR Nagoya Station (world's largest railway station by floor area), this hotel only has 7 floors. A must-visit is also the on-site restaurant which I wrote about earlier. Deal: get 10% OFF by booking via this link.
JR Nagoya Hotel Review - View from hotel room
View from our room at JR Nagoya Gate Tower



Location

JR Nagoya Hotel Review - View from hotel room

Directly connected to JR Nagoya Station, the hotel is extremely accessible and you can literally walk down to the subway in your pyjamas just to have a late-night snack. Sad to say, the hotel was located too high up that I couldn't hear any white noise. 

The Lobby

Posh and smelling like flowers, the lobby is nothing I would expect for a hotel that's located right above a busy railway station. The centrepiece of a matching carpet with two large paintings that attempts to imitate nature was simply breathtaking. Mmm... relaxing!

JR Nagoya Hotel Review Lobby
The Lobby
The check-in counter

Ambience with a view

JR Nagoya Hotel Review Ambience
Night view - my camera couldn't quite capture the dazzling lights 

My best friend and I sat on a window sill and observed the way the Japanese live — we were pretty amused by how the cars were diagonally parked in a cramped lot. Checking out the different speeds of shinkansen versus the rail trains were pretty therapeutic too.



Room review in JR Gate Tower 

The room was really spacious and we could comfortably move around even though both of us had two large luggages. There's also complimentary green tea and water. The television was connected to an iPad as a remote control and we could watch YouTube on TV. The iPad also controls the lights too.
Hotels near Nagoya station
Aircon temperature control


JR Nagoya Hotel Review Key Card
Room Key + buttons to indicate whether you want to make up room or not

JR Nagoya Hotel Room Photo
One of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in!

JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya Room Review

The Toilet

 I know some people who are particular about toilets — so please ignore this section if you think it's weird to share about toilets. This toilet is pretty hi-tech, with the controls located at the right hand side for your convenience. There's also a spacious bath tub (heck, I forgot to take a photo!) and all toiletries are provided. At my time of stay, the brand they used was Kalahari. I still preferred my MUJI one though :P

JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya Toilet

JR Gate Tower Hotel
Tip: Get your toiletries from Nagoya Convenient Stores - it's cheaper compared to Kyoto / Osaka + MUJI!
JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya
Kalahari Skin Care toiletries

Facilities

JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya facilities safe box
Safe Box
Guest rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and safety deposit box. An iron is provided in all rooms. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer and toiletries. Guests will find complimentary green tea in their rooms.

JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya facilities
Free ice near the elevator
A launderette and dry cleaning services are provided on site for an additional fee. There is a currency exchange service and free luggage storage on site. The entire property is a non-smoking building but there is a designated smoking area.

JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya elevator

Don't miss The Gatehouse @ Nagoya where guests can enjoy breakfast that uses local ingredients while enjoying the city view of Nagoya and the rooftop garden. There is also FREE WiFi throughout the property and a 24-hour fitness room equipped with treadmills and exercise bikes!

Service


JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya Service
The minute we stepped into the lobby, the bellboys offered to roll our luggage into the reception. Checking in was really quick and fuss-free, with the help of an attendant who printed our card key using a machine. Wow, talk about experiencing the advanced technology of Japan! The room was also extremely clean and I really liked the breath of fresh air in the hotel room. Some hotels have rooms that feels quite stuffy, but definitely not Nagoya JR Gate Tower.

What's Nearby

Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel is located 10-minutes away from Nagoya Castle via car. Osu Kannon Temple is a 20-minute train ride away from the property on Higashiyama Line. In addition, guests can reach Nagoya Dome in 34-minutes on Chuo Line. 

JR Gate Tower Hotel Nagoya Window
So nice you can sleep on the window sill!

Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel

Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-3
Tel: +81525662111
Price per night: S$285++ per night

Get 10% OFF by booking here!

Verdict: This is probably the only hotel which I want to go back again
What it feels like to stay on top of the world's LARGEST railway station What it feels like to stay on top of the world's LARGEST railway station Reviewed by Shermaine Lau on 10:53:00 PM Rating: 5

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