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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo in Ikebukuro


Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro entrance.

The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo in the Ikebukuro district is one of Tokyo's better hotels, and the flagship hotel of the Metropolitan Hotels, owned by JR East Hotels. The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo has been an accommodation presence in Ikebukuro since 1992.

The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo offers comfort and convenience without being too highly priced (think an average of 12,500 yen per night for a standard room), and with the overwhelming advantage of immediate proximity to Ikebukuro station - only 3 minutes walk from the West Exit of Ikebukuro Station.

The Metropolitan Hotel Tokyo is adorned with tasteful gardens in the natural Japanese style, and the block the hotel occupies is attractively lined with trees, giving it a refreshing seasonal air.

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro inside entrance.

The Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo is a 24-floor hotel; floors 5 to 15  are for Standard rooms (with a 500 yen charge for optional Wi-Fi), and floors 16 to 23 for Deluxe rooms (with free Wi-Fi). The 24th floor is reserved for the luxurious Executive Suites.

The several restaurants at the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo offer everything from Italian, to Japanese, Chinese, sushi, and teppanyaki. There is also a bakery and several bars.  Most restaurants and bars at the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo are on the B1, 1, mezzanine and 2 floors, but there are two luxury restaurants on the 25th floor offering the best of both food and Tokyo views.

There is a wide range of tasteful shopping opportunities offered within the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo, from fashion to flowers to Japanese souvenirs.

Grand lobby of the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro.

Other services include video on demand (pay for), room service (pay for), laundry service (complimentary), a 24-hour business center (100 yen/5 mins), massage (pay for), high-speed internet (pay for), and a music rehearsal room (3,000 yen/3 hours).

Laptop computers can be rented for 2,100 yen per night (unless all rented out), baby beds (for up to 1-year-olds) are available for free, video/DVD players are available for free, as are an iron, trouser press, humidifier, multi-plug, and mobile phone recharger.

Check in is from 2pm to 5am; check out is at 11am
There is parking for 160 cars at a cost of 1,000 yen per car per night (10am on the day of check in to 6pm on the day of check out)

Garden-lined entrance to the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro.

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo
1-6-1 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8505
Tel 03-3980-1111
Fax 03-3980-5914

Room interior of the Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo in Ikebukuro, Japan

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