"Excellent Hotel and location, very friendly staff"
An Excellent Hotel, with very friendly staff in an excellent location. Just across from the Kyoto Station (just next to the Kyoto Tower Hotel), the Kyoto Bus Station with excellent access to the JR train lines. The Kyoto station has some really nice traditional Japanese restaurants for a good price and also has quite a few supermarkets!
The Hotel staff are great, the rooms are very clean (something that one would expect, but we also need to factor in the Japanese standards, which makes the room very very clean) Finally a really decent hotel!!!!
I did not tried the breakfast as I said before the Kyoto station had superb options and a reasonable price.
Paulo from London
ibis Styles Kyoto Station is located right in front of JR Kyoto Station, which is just a minute's walk away. Guests also …More
The hotel is across the street from the main Kyoto station and next to a large shopping store. After 10 am there is an underground tunnel linking to the station. Couldn't be more convenient. As a solo traveler, the room was smaller than I am used to, but it was extremely comfortable.
The room had many connector options to recharge batteries for phones and tablets. I was able to charge several electronics at the same time. I particularly liked the slippers, night shirt, refrigerator, room temperature control, and connectors in the room.
I purchased the room that included breakfast. The buffet was very good, offering both western and Japanese items. The Japanese style sit down breakfast was also offered in a separate restaurant.
Great place to stay in Kyoto. A short walk from the main station as you arrive. (Main transport hub for Kyoto). Busses also stop right outside (although trains exists in Kyoto tourist site coverage is larger on busses, so this is a plus!).
Staff were very friendly and spoke good English. They were very helpful with local information.
The hotel is new and it is literally 10 steps away from the subway and only 10 minutes walking from Kyoto station. The room is quite big and they have a public bath with a very hot water open until 1am. The staff speak a good english and they offered us a drink for each night we stayed.
This is not a traditional ryokan, but a rather standard building. It is Japanese-style with tatami mats in the rooms and futon mattresses. The room was pretty small, but was clean and comfortable. The owners were friendly and spoke some English, and provided a local map and info on the bus routes (plus they sell the day pass for the city bus). They also had some pamphlets for day trip packages, and sold postcards, Kyoto maps, and Yukata robes.
Their website claims they now (October 2011) serve breakfast, however when I asked the first morning, he said that they don't. There are a couple convenience stores nearby, though, and we picked up some pastry breads to keep in the room for mornings.
They do have wifi in the rooms - I had trouble connecting, but my traveling companion connected easily. There's also a TV.
The location (a few blocks south of Kyoto station) is a little remote from many of the interesting parts of Kyoto, but there's a subway station a block south, and the city bus terminal is at Kyoto station. It was an easy walk to To-ji Temple (five-story pagoda), which I could see from my 4th floor window.
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