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Old Aug 27, 2022, 8:50 am
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Don't know how it was before, but the spreads are still quite good. I like the big screen wall in the gym.
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Old Aug 27, 2022, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by CGRA
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The trip report is already running, but the 3 nights at the George were at the end and I am only on day 4 out of 17 days.
But already so much in advance: A solid stay, even the service was good (after a slightly bumpy start). Le Cinq will not be my favorite restaurant, but Orangerie was surprisingly good. Our room (Deluxe Suite) was nice, but not technically up to date, especially in the bathroom.
The only thing that I find negative are the prices. Here is an overview:

You can't justify that by any stretch of the imagination. Everything else in the hotel is then also downright outrageously overpriced, here times a breakfast bill:

But enough grumbling, here are a few more pictures from the SPA so as not to deviate too much from the topic.





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Old Aug 27, 2022, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by offerendum
Don't know how it was before, but the spreads are still quite good. I like the big screen wall in the gym.
It was older with a much darker feeling.
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Old May 30, 2023, 4:53 pm
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So thankful to have tried a personalized spa journey for my birthday at Aman Tokyo and the massage was incredible. It was the best massage of my life. It felt like ocean waves running over my sore muscles, artful and strong. I don't do deep tissue. This was amazing. Definitely a massage to remember.
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So thankful to have tried a personalized spa journey for my birthday at Aman Tokyo and the massage was incredible. It was the best massage of my life. It felt like ocean waves running over my sore muscles, artful and strong. I don't do deep tissue. This was amazing. Definitely a massage to remember.
AO Spa at Andaz Tokyo is good but Aman's is Holy Grail amazing.
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Old May 19, 2024, 7:51 am
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Janu Tokyo Wellness

Aman is phasing out the word spa and calling it Janu Wellness for Janu Tokyo's spa, sauna and fitness areas. This is probably the most comprehensive spa and fitness facility in Asia and maybe the world.There's 5 studios involving a golf simulator, an actual boxing ring, group spin cycling class, personal training and a yoga studio. They will give you a group fitness calendar at check-in and the classes are never very full. You might luck out and get a 1 on 1 lesson sometimes.

The wellness center also has 7 spa treatment rooms and 2 private spa houses with either a Turkish Hammam or Russian banya steam room (at an additional usage fee). The treatment rooms have high quality finishes and bedding.






This is the Turkish Hammam spa house from first tea ritual to the finish. Not pictured is the Hammam and outdoor jacuzzi.

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Janu Tokyo swimming pool





I would say Janu Tokyo's pool is a bit more family friendly than Aman's with the poolside jacuzzis. No views to write about and slightly less Instagrammable. No pool lane markers in sight and the lifeguard is present but very hands off. Won't be whistling you for splashing in the pool or not using a swimming cap.



This is the male sauna area rotemburo bath. The only thing missing here is any sort of bathing with a view.
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Old Jun 24, 2024, 12:25 am
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Bvlgari Tokyo spa

I went to the Bvlgari Tokyo spa after experiencing Janu Tokyo's wellness wonderland. Janu wins by a longshot. Treatment and therapists were a lot better at Janu and it was even slightly cheaper than Bvlgari.

Amenities include:
Japanese hot soaking bath
European dry sauna
Turkish Hammam
Dyson blowdryers
Bvlgari bath tolietries

The spa entrance is on the 40th floor and spa treatment rooms on the 41st floor. 1 spa suite, 1 couples treatment room and 7 regular single treatment rooms.

Bvlgari has a very nice, luxurious spa but some questionable facilities management decisions take away from the splendor and luxury. I never had a Tokyo luxury hotel place a 1 hour time limit on spa usage before my treatment. It's usually at your leisure and for the guest to experience all that the spa and sauna facilities have to offer. I'm thinking most guests would be considerate enough not spend hours upon hours there. It started the spaing experience off on a sour note and matches the other rigid behavior that we had seen at their Italian restaurant and bar.

The treatment rooms are a bit small and plain for the highest spa rates in Tokyo. However, this massage bed was pretty comfortable and on par with MO, SL and Janu.


Definitely a little product placement going on.


It's more of a fitness room than gym. Everything is crammed in and feels like an afterthought.

The pool is definitely less opulent than some of the other areas of the hotel. I expected more Bvlgari branding, to be honest.

It's nice that there's a view towards Tokyo Bay.



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