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Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels / Ryokan in Toshima
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 7, 2014

I would highly recommend Hotel Metropolitan to anyone visiting Tokyo. It was a first adventure to Tokyo and was a great introduction. This hotel is one of the stops on the airport limousine service, so very convenient to get from the airport. The check in was smooth and efficient. As a family of four we found the staff friendly and would always go the extra mile for us. Most staff spoke English and were very patient with our attempts at Japanese. They were particularly helpful to my eldest son, speaking Japanese at every opportunity. The rooms were comfortable and you could open the window and adjust the air con temperature. The bathroom was terrific with the loveliest bath complete with bath salts. We really liked the Eco option of not having fresh linen everyday. Lovely shops in foyer, especially the cake shop! The location was great, very short walk to a major train station and lots of shops and restaurants close by.
We will stay there again when we return to Tokyo ! A pleasure in everyway

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

I will HIGHLY recommend Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo to travellers, especially for those travelling with families. The hotel is conveniently located next to Ikebukuro station and nearby amentities include restaurants, cafes, shopping malls and convenience stores. The rooms are very spacious and well equipped and very different from the "pigeon-hole" rooms I have stayed in other hotels in Tokyo. Staff are well-trained and it really made my holiday with family an enjoyable one with the spacious rooms. It is not cheap compared to other hotels, but the location and amenities somehow made it worth it.
The only qualm was that I hope they will make wifi-internet access free in the rooms instead of having to pay 500 yen.
Direction to Hotel Metropolitan from train station, take the South/Metropolitan exit and you will come out from LUMINE, Metropolitan Plaza exit. Turn left and walk about 150 metres,you will reach Hotel Metropolitan.You can also choose to take the Airport Limousine Bus (3000 yen single trip) if you are flying in from Narita/Haneda Airport, the bus stops right at the doorstep of the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a wonderful hotel with excellent facilities and restaurants. Rooms are a good size and you can control temperature which seems to be unusual in Japan. Breakfast is not cheap but is great. Very close to public transport which makes it easy to get around Toyko. It is located near Ikeburo which is fantastic for eating out. Highly recommend it.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
Thank Helen B
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had our travel agent book this hotel. While dealing with the travel agent "Qantas Vacations", i had consulted with friends who had lived in Tokyo and chose this one based on price. This hotel is one of the hotels where there is bus service from Narita Airport. Tour buses stop here to pickup people. We took the escorted tour bus to Mt. Fuji, a one day trip. The hotel offers very good Asian and Western buffet breakfast. We did not opt for the breakfast option with the room rent. Later we found that having the buffet breakfast is more economical than a la carte. The rooms, though small were comfortable with a very nice bath room. The hotel is exceptionally clean and the staff extremely polite and courteous. Surprise, the bell boys do not expect tips and if you give them, they take it in order not to offend you. There is a train station within a few blocks "Ikebukuro" if you want to take public transportation. One thing we found out, a cup of coffee cost us 1000 yen or almost $10. If you cross the road it is 350 yen

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank skrajan1
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a good hotel for the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo, within walking distance of the train station, metro and all shopping, restaurants, etc. Originally booked a standard room which was extremely small, tiny bed, no storage, so felt we had little choice but to upgrade to a superior room. Well worth the money as it was large, comfortable with great views over the city.
Service was ok. Didn't eat or drink at the hotel as there are plenty of good options nearby. It's very busy hotel so had to wait at reception several times, but overall nice enough for a short stay in Tokyo.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Going to Tokyo for first timer is a big headache as cost of taxi fare from Narita Airport to Hotel is exhorbitant and could be more expensive than the hotel you are staying. Remember everything in Japan is expensive and probably small. So we need to be nearer to the main railway, subway and airport limousine services and Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo in Ikebukuro, Toshima Japan has all these. Consider it a jackpot to move around at ease as all these lines are steps away from the hotel and if you travel with big luggage the airport limousine will deliver you right at the door step of the hotel.
There are numerous shopping around the hotel area known as iIkebukuro, a lot of dining establishments and convenient stores nearby. The breakfast is fabulous and fantastic with great selection of Japanese and Western choices and make sure you book the room inclusive. of breakfast. Hotel room is Japan could be small so do not complain - if not pay a little bit more and stay in a bigger. Don't expect the cheapest and get the biggest, not in Japan. Rooms are perfectly clean Japanese style - always clean.
The best room should be the one facing the railway station as they are lower than the hotel, otherwise you will be facing another high rise building or without any scenery at all.
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo suit me well and I am planning to return in the next visit - it is comfort extraordinary in busy Tokyo.....

Saharudin Mohd Toha
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Stay in September 2013 [Group travel]

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed in the Metropolitan with a family of five for two nights and loved the location. Really nice hotel modern with lovely staff. Rooms were small but lovely. Was so close to restaurants and Ikebukuro Station. I would definitely book here again.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro

Address: 1-6-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima 171-0021, 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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Toshima
#2 Business Hotel in Toshima
Price Range: $120 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro 4*
Number of rooms: 807
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located for leisure and business travelers, only 3 minutes’ walk from Ikebukuro station, one of major hubs in Tokyo. Direct access from Narita and Haneda airports by the Airport Limousine Bus. Four department stores, shops, restaurants and bars are nearby. Great location for shopping and dining. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Toshima
Metropolitan Tokyo Hotel
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