Need To Know
18, including two suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $185.12 (JPY19,000), excluding tax at 18.8 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of JPY200.00 per person per night on check-out.
Breakfast is usually excluded; WiFi is free.
Claska was designed by Tei Shuwa of Intentionalities and the British design firm Tomato, and was named Best Hotel at <i>Wallpaper</i>'s inaugural design awards in 2004.
At the hotel
Gallery/design space and boutique, stash of CDs and DVDs for guests to dip into. In rooms: TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, Marks & Web herbal bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Opt for a Japanese Modern Room or a Tatami Room. The former occupy the fourth and fifth floors and feature plenty of dark wood, a masculine brown colour scheme and graceful bespoke furniture. Tei Shuwa, who also designed the restaurant space and hotel exterior, is responsible for these rooms' good looks. Room 502 has an abundance of natural light; 402 is a vast space with a terrace, so you can pretend you've got your own Tokyo apartment. Tatami Rooms are on the cerulean-carpeted sixth floor, which has a communal chill-out lounge, and were designed by Kaname Okajima, with pretty paper lanterns and contemporary furniture. 604 is popular with Westerners, thanks to its huge bed.
Leave room in your case for design-conscious knick knacks from Do, Claska's gallery and shop. Pick up Asahi beer from one of the local vending machines to leave in your fridge, ready for in-room sushi feasts from nearby Chiyoda Sushi.
Smokers, rejoice: all bedrooms are smoking rooms, and you can light up in the restaurant. Non-smokers, fear not: any whiff of smoke will be erased by staff before you arrive, and the restaurant is reserved for non-smokers at at certain times.
This hotel is best suited to adults, but children can come too. Babysitting is available for JPY1,890 an hour; extra beds are JPY5,000 (plus service charge and tax), and there is a children’s lunch menu.
Nope, despite Dogman, the dog-grooming salon downstairs.