room is spacious, clean but toilets are not modernly-desgned comparing with other newly-launched hotels. Very impressive about staff's service in a traditional 5-star hotel. Good accessibility in Kyoto where buses stops, subway stations & convenient stores are nearby. Definitely will consider next time.
Traveller from hong kong
Frequent flyer programs-eligible ffp rate onlyJapan airlines-jal mileage bank earn 200 to 2000 miles per night at nikko …More
We stayed twice during our visit (in two different rooms), with a trip to Koyasan in between.The staff held our luggage for the night we were away, so we only had to take overnight bags instead of lugging our suitcases to Koyasan.
From Kyoto Station, you'll need to take two local trains to the hotel. However, it's just a stop or two on each train so was not difficult, and the hotel is accessible from/connected to the Shiyakushomae station, and is a few blocks away from the Gion District. Another plus is there was a laundromat a short walk away.
The hotel itself is very nice - clean, tastefully decorated, and, as in all the places we stayed while in Japan, necessities were provided to make for a comfortable stay (robes, pjs, slippers, toiletries). Both rooms had great views of the rivers and/or city and were spacious, clean and very nice.
The staff was helpful and courteous, and everyone we encountered spoke English.
Our only regret is that we didn't spend more time in Kyoto and in the hotel, as it was such a nice space in a city that had much to see and explore.
Great location and hotel amenities such as spa, lobby bar, restaurant. However, be aware that the beds are very hard. Thankfully the hotel staff brought us extra pillows and an extra comforter, but it was still hard to sleep well.
We stayed at this hotel for 11 nights and found it to be really comfortable. The room was spacious and super clean. Location is great if you want to frequent the Sanjo dori area and kawaramachi area. Also it is great to get to Nishiki market and Gion area. Karasuma oike station is very close by and eating places doted every where. Staff were fantastic, efficient, helpful and really one of the best places we have stayed at in awhile. This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel.
Traveller from Australia
In the city center, this 13-story hotel is two blocks from the Kyoto Art Center and five blocks from the Imperial …More
Great central location, with the added bonus of being on a quiet side street. Budget-saving pricing, but still offers a 24-hr. front desk staff, very hard-working maids, and nice firm beds. The room isn't big, but for this location, it's typical and satisfactory. There are loads of small eating spots within walking distance. Subway, bus and convenience marts steps away. We stayed here 10 days in Spring 2015 and will happily stay here next time we're in town.
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