As everyone has said on here, the location is perfect for exploring Tokyo. I chose it based on the reviews that I saw and wasn't disappointed. The rooms are very small and you need to be very organised. We had two large suitcases and had to unpack and find a place for everything but once we did this, we found that the size was fine. We spent very little time in the room anyway as Tokyo has so much to see.
To get to the metro you come out of the back entrance, past the bakery and then walk through Lumie. There are a number of entrances but this is the closest to the hotel. The station is very big though with a number of lines running through. Have a map to look at to plan your journeys. They have guides down in reception. We used the JR line the most. We found the metro/ railway a little confusing, but got the hang of it, buying tickets for each part of the journey (pick the cheapest option if your not sure of price and they then have machines when you get off before you go through the turnstyles to check you have paid enough).
The bathroom is good and has everything you may need, including toothbrush, toothpaste, razor etc. The shampoo and condition provided are in nice big bottles and good quality.
The hairdryer is good and there is a large mirror by the door under a light where you can check how you look.
The check in and check out was quick and efficient. We arrived about 30 minutes before check in time but our room was already available.
As others have stated there are number of places to eat close to the hotel that stay open very late.
We used the bus limo service from the airport which takes you directly to the hotel. It cost less than £20 per person, but we did have to wait just over an hour for the next bus but I still think this is the better option if you are carrying a lot of luggage. It took just over an hour to get to the hotel, but took about 1 hour 45 to get there when we went back (hotel said 2 hours). Think this was probably because we were travelling during rush hour on a Tuesday morning.
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Toshima
- Metropolitan Tokyo Hotel
- Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro Japan