This hotel is really luxurious. We have a room that accommodates our family of 4. We each have our own beds, and still have enough room for our luggage. They placed out tea set for us to use and make matcha ourselves. Also supplied us with all kinds of different tea bags. Beds are clean and comfortable. The only thing is that the hotel is not close to a train station, the walk is about 10-15 mins. They have a free shuttle service to and from the Karasuma Oike subway station Exit #1, but I didn't know when I first arrived at Kyoto. The shuttle is blue is color, I think. From Karasuma Oike starts at 8:20 then every 20 mins until 21.40. From Hotel, it's 8:10 then every 20 mins till 21:30 pm when I was there. There are no signage boards outside exit #1 due to public regulations and the buses are very on time, so if you are late for 1 min, you pretty much have to wait. A tip: I didn't realize that the taxis are not that expensive. When you travel at night, there is no traffic, it is very cheap to travel to the hotel by taxi, since the time taken to travel is minimized. I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel but make sure you also would keep a budget for taking the taxi, esp when it's so hot during the summer!! They have sheets of paper at a counter near the check-in which tells you how to go to different places from the hotel. It lists directions, and transportation available. I used Google map though with my data plans, it's pretty accurate.
Staff were very nice and helpful. Bed was comfortable, room was clean, water was hot. Cafe serves good coffee and tea. Breakfast was fair, as they do not have a grill. The downstairs restaurant was just kind of odd. We tried to eat there once, and it seemed like they were having a hard time identifying how they could serve us dinner, as they were hosting an all you can drink, micro-brew beers in their main dining room. We passed on it, and found an excellent, small sushi restaurant around the corner that was recommended by the desk staff. This is not a hotel for the nose-in-the-air, high-maintenance types. It's an easy, comfortable, friendly place to stay, in a great location.
Stayed at Nazuna for 3 nights during our honeymoon. Great location close to Nijo Castle and bus/metro to other sights in Kyoto. The room was gorgeous, very large and comfortable, extremely clean. Loved the traditional feel of this hotel, the private hot tub/onsen on the patio. Nice view of the inner garden/courtyard.
Run by a local magazine company, LEAF, this hotel has amazing amenities carefully selected by their staff--most are locally sourced, therefore enhancing your Kyoto experience! Loved the local Kyoto beer in the mini bar and the wooden hair brush as well as the slippers!! Best of the best. Also Iyemon Salon is right around the corner, which has the best of Japanese Kyoto style delicacies blended with Western modernity ;)
Stayed in room 402 for just one night, but really wished I could have stayed longer. The rooms were really huge with plenty of facilities such as a Nespresso machine (with complementary coffee!), a bath tub and walk-in closet. It's situated just across the road from the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and walking distance to Teramachi and Nishiki market which are great places for shopping and finding good food. Staff was really helpful and recommended me a nearby restaurant for dinner. There are also plenty of information readily available from the information counter which was really helpful. 5 stars and would stay here again.
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