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“Small rooms yet superb location and amenities” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro

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Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
Ranked #3 of 55 Hotels / Ryokan in Toshima
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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Small rooms yet superb location and amenities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

It was our first time to visit Japan and we stayed at Hotel Metropolitan last December 2012. I did a little bit of research as to its location and amenities such as the size of the rooms and free internet access. The staff of the hotel were very courteous and helpful and assisted us in the best way they could. I was surprised that when they gave us a room, although a bit small compared to the ones we visited in other places, it included both free WiFi internet and LAN internet access! Also, upon going out of the hotel, the Metropolitan Plaza was just infront of the hotel. From there we were able to ride the train and subway (Ikebukuro station) and visit other places in Tokyo such as Ginza and Shibuya. The hotel is also near Mutekiya, a restaurant that serves superb ramen.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel for our next visit.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

First time in Tokyo for the holidays with my family (5 adults) and Hotel Metropolitan is a wonderful gem! Booked two rooms (a triple and a double) for the 5 night stay and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed.

My parents - who has been to Tokyo three times already - initially had apprehensions to stay in Hotel Metropolitan as it wasn't as well-known to the hotels they were used to. However, I was able to convince them because of the reviews here in Trip Advisor.

The decision was for the best! The hotel, though far from Narita Airport (1.5-2 hours away) - we got in by airport limo bus - was surrounded by all sorts of small local Japanese eateries. There was a 711 and a Family Mart easily just a hop from the hotel. Moreover, the JR station was literally just across the street with most major lines accessible to it.

Sure, the rooms were relatively small but it was quaint, clean, and tidy. The hotel staff are all friendly, accomodating, and speaks good English. WiFi in the hotel room was a cheap addition for just ¥500 for the entire stay - a worth it fee, in my opinion. The bathroom has a heated toilet bowl and a bath tub, too!

Everyone was so impressed that my parents are rebooking for their trip this year and we might go back again for the holidays!

Thank you, Hotel Metropolitan for my fantastic first time in Tokyo! ( ´ ? ` )?


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Quezon City, Philippines
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

It is my first time to be in Tokyo so I don't know if the rooms are standard size or not but it feels very small to me. While the location is not bad I think it would be much better staying in shinjuku area because in our 6 nights there we always had to pass by shinjuku station on our way back to the hotel. It just wasted a lot of our time. The hotel looks and feels very old.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

I chose this hotel due to others review. I was though it would be as my other hotels in japan. I quite surprised with the room size. It is no huge but it was bigger than my thought. Staffs speak good English and I enjoy the stay there with family. Walking distance to jr line and metro.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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United States
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Located right by Ikebukuro station and a lot of shopping options (and ramen joints), this hotel is convenient. The room sizes are not big, but then, very few places in Japan are very big. The bathrooms were actually decently sized for a Japanese hotel, so we were happy about that. The hotel staff spoke English and were very friendly and helpful, helping us with everything from booking the airport limo to sending off postcards. (Exchanging money was done via a little machine by the front desk - also very convenient). We had to pay 500 yen for internet access in our room for the three night stay. The speed was okay, not fabulous, but seeing as some guests only a month before did not have room internet options, we must have visited after they installed the room wireless. Overall, highly recommendable, especially to those ramen lovers (the ramen places are so close).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed two nights in a Superior Queen room, which we found quite comparable to a western hotel room in terms of its size (i.e. large by Japan standards!). The view was quite good, but couldn't match that from another hotel we stayed at in Ginza, and overall the room and furnishings were quite average - neither new nor old, shabby nor trendy.

The location was quite good, with plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance, and the nearby train stations were relatively convenient to the major sights. We had little contact with staff, but it was a little disappointing to find that when we arrived at 1.30pm, we still had to wait until the allocated check in time of 2pm.

Overall, certainly nothing to complain about, but everything was fairly average and we would look further next time. Large room was definitely a bonus.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed 5 nights in standard twin room. Room size is alright; not very small. Very clean and well maintained.
Location is a strong point for this hotel. It is located diagonally opposite JR ikebukuro rail station where you can take the JR Yamanote line directly to major shopping belts such as Shinjuku, harajuku and shibuya. Traveling by rail to these areas don't take very long- about 20min. Besides, the airport limousine bus stops at this hotel so no need to worry so much about airport transfer.
The hotel is near some fast food joints like mos burger, MacDonalds, and there are cafes nearby with coffee and breakfast set if you are not eating at the hotel. There are also good ramen restaurants like Mutekiya nearby (if you know which direction to walk).
There are huge shopping centres such as Seibu, Tobu and Parco nearby. You may even walk towards Sunshine city but it is quite a long walk. (20-25min)
The area is safe and convenient and accessible via tokyo's efficient rail system so this hotel is recommended for people who are travelling free and easy and don't mind staying away from the more crowded central areas Shinjuku.
The price we got for the room however is not very cheap. No free wifi in room but there is complimentary lan access. If you want wifi, you need to pay 500 yen per stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
Address: 1-6-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima 171-8505, Tokyo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Toshima > Ikebukuro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Toshima
#2 Business Hotel in Toshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro 4*
Number of rooms: 807
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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Toshima
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