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Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
Ranked #2 of 128 Hotels / Ryokan in Sendai
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bayarea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best location in Sendai, better than good enough”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Stayed overnight at this hotel so just had a limited exposure to it. My room was large, maybe got a better deal than some of the other reviewers. I was catching the Shinkansen to Tokyo the next morning so this was a very convenient location. The breakfast buffet was good enough, the computer access was no problem...I had WiFi, don't know why some others didn't.
I've stayed at plenty of hotels in Japan. This hotel is better than most, especially when you get away from Tokyo.
Pros: Location, Location, Location. Better than the Westin
Cons: Facing the Westin and wondering what is over there...

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Adjacent and connected to Sendai train station, this is a very convenient location for business or pleasure in Sendai. Rooms are standard Japanese style (read : small) but with all you would require. Prices are reasonable too. Only cable LAN, no wifi in most rooms, as in the case in many Japanese hotels. Carry a pocket router if you want to use wifi on your iPad, phone, etc. Very handy in Japan. Free wifi in the lobby area. Breakfast spread is fairly extensive and has both western and Japanese selections. Nothing to complain about, other than hard pillows, which I was am sure I could have gotten changed, but was just too lazy.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Taipei
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

For us, Sendai was a rest stop for our Sapporo to Fukuoka JR train trip. We needed a hotel that was close to the Shinkansen and clean and reasonably priced. this hotel fits the bill. to me, this hotel is just good for sleep and shower. Its nice and clean but I didn't feel really comfortable in the room. Perhaps its because its an old old hotel and did a so so job at upgrading. So it feel "semi-new" but not comfy as that I would want to curl up with a book and relax in the hotel room. But as a place to rest and shower, it does the job.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2012

As others say this hotel is immediately adjacent to the Sendai train station and is connected via underground to a large department store and shopping complex. It is a fair price for a Japanese business hotel. As per most Japanese hotels the service borders on fawning, the cleanliness is immaculate, and the standard rooms are small by American standards. For a single business person, the size is fine. The big downside is that Wifi is only available in the lobby, but it worked flawlessly. I have heard that the nearby Westin has nicer rooms for about the same price, but the location can't be beat.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

This hotel is a very short walk from the bullet train tracks. It is quiet and has excellent staff. The interior is a bit on the older side, but the rooms are quiet functional. The resturants are very good. However, Wifi is only available sitting in the middle of the lobby. Overall, it is probably hard to beat for the price.

Room Tip: Some rooms are really small by American standards, so make sure to inquire when booking.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This hotel sits right at Sendai JR station and adjacent to a department store with a huge range of places to eat - so well connected that you don't even need to go outside to go to the station, shopping or dining - which is great given the heat and humidity in summer (or cold in winter).

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

We stayed in several hotels in Japan on this trip, and the Hotel Metropolitan Sendai was by far the nicest. Fantastic location, adjacent to Sendai station and very close to the main shopping/dining areas. My wife and I had a double room - it was large by Japanese standards, and there was plenty of room for our stuff. The 160cm bed (basically a queen-size) was extremely comfortable. There was one room for the toilet, and one room for the sink with another door leading to the bath/shower (and as with most Japanese hotels, the amenities provided were top-notch). The temperature in the room was easily controlled via thermostat, and the window did open a small bit if needed. The rooms have complimentary wired internet, but if you want wireless you'll have to go to the (very spacious) lobby. There is also a business center in the lobby with computers, but ask a staff member to show you where it is. The staff spoke passable English and were very accommodating. We did not eat at the hotel restaurant – although it looked great, the prices seemed very high and there are plenty of restaurants nearby serving all kinds of wonderful food at more reasonable prices. This hotel is a great choice for exploring Sendai, and its proximity to the station makes it a great base for exploring other parts of Tohoku. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the region.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
Address: 1-1-1 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8477, Miyagi Prefecture
Region: Japan > Tohoku > Miyagi Prefecture > Sendai > Sendai Station , Hirose Dori Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sendai
#3 Family Hotel in Sendai
#4 Business Hotel in Sendai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Metropolitan Sendai 4*
Number of rooms: 295
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Metropolitan Sendai is located adjacent to JR Sendai Station, a stylish city hotel catering to all your needs in the downtown. Whether it be enjoying seasonal delicacies prepared with fresh, local produce at one of our restaurants, attending an international business conference, visiting on business or to take in the local sights, Hotel Metropolitan Sendai guarantees first class comfort. Free Wi-Fi service is provided for staying guests.. ... more   less 
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