Hotel Elcient Kyoto
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Hotel Elcient Kyoto

13 Higashikujo Higashisannocho, Minami-Ku, Kyoto 601-8004 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.0
#66 of 338 hotels in Kyoto
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
See why so many travelers make HOTEL ELCIENT KYOTO their hotel of choice when visiting Kyoto. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. HOTEL ELCIENT KYOTO offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available. The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a hot tub and breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking. While staying at HOTEL ELCIENT KYOTO, visitors can check out Kyoto Tower (0.3 mi) and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka (1.4 mi), some of Kyoto's top attractions. If you like Italian restaurants, HOTEL ELCIENT KYOTO is conveniently located near The Sodoh Higashiyama Kyoto, Goichi Pizza, and Il Ghiottone Kyoto. There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art museums such as Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, and Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at HOTEL ELCIENT KYOTO as you experience all of the things Kyoto has to offer.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Restaurant
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese

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13 Higashikujo Higashisannocho, Minami-Ku, Kyoto 601-8004 Kyoto Prefecture
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Lisa J wrote a review Aug 2023
British Columbia, Canada369 contributions112 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For us, it was cheaper to purchase this hotel as a triple occupancy rather than two single beds, or a double. The room was very large but there wasn’t a lot of room to move around because they were three beds lined up. This is typical for Japanese hotel rooms though. The bathroom was really large (sink area as well)
This was close to the station within about 5 minutes flat walking. so I’m assuming it would be perfect for any sort of wheelchair or people that have disabilities. We did not choose the breakfast option because it was so close to the station and we were only staying a few days. Check in and check out was fairly fast and reasonable. I would definitely recommend staying here and I would stay here again if I need to.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan18 wrote a review Nov 2022
Maryland218 contributions172 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this hotel with a group tour. It seems to be primarily a business hotel. The room was small and lacking in any charm, but it was in a great location, right next to the train station. The bathroom is tiny, with an unusual faucet setup, but there was plenty of hot water. The buffet breakfast had good Western as well as Japanese choices. The hotel lobby was noisy and crowded, and there was often a line for the breakfast buffet.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rose_sister wrote a review Nov 2023
Berkeley, CA15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located and conveniently next door to the Kyoto train station, as well as the express bus to KIX airport, making it easy to catch transport to the various sites. Despite limited English proficiency, staff is extremely helpful and capable. Rooms were of adequate size and quiet; beds and bedding very comfortable; all absolutely clean. We were able to store with the hotel our bigger luggage while we did an overnight to a hot spring ryokan. The hotel's breakfast offer leans heavily towards intriguing japanese style items, and for western tastes, one can get a cup of coffee, plain yogurt, a fresh fruit, a hard boiled egg, and a bread item. More western food options (e.g. french bakery, Starbucks, McDonalds) are easily accessible in Kyoto station.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Breakfast is crowded 8:00- 8:30, thinning out significantly before and afterwards. There is a fee...
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PeteDenahy wrote a review May 2023
Yackandandah, Australia7 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I bring groups of music fans to Japan twice a year and I have brought my groups to this hotel for a long time. It is a great location, has a comfortable beds, a delicious breakfast buffet and the Japanese spa is wonderful at the end of a long day. You will not be disappointed if you book to stay here. I would happily recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nicola P wrote a review Apr 2024
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location by the station. Good value for money as extensive breakfast. The single room was rather small but very clean with everything you need. Good power shower, too. I would always take your own tea bags to Japan, as most hotels don't provide enough - one if you're lucky.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HildaLee wrote a review Nov 2022
Singapore, Singapore684 contributions100 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is very near to Kyoto Station. There are many hotels actually.
I chose this hotel due to price and Japanese spa (but no time to enjoy!).
Hotel provides amenities in room and also 'free flow' at reception. Generous in fact!
Room is small as per Japan's standard but complete.
Receptionists could also speak English.
Station for airport bus is very near and convenient.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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JuanMao 卷毛 wrote a review Jul 2023
Shanghai, China75 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Two buildings, with different type of rooms. I stay in the main building [1428]. Few minutes walk from Kyoto train station. Quick check-in, friendly staff. spacious rooms, with good beds and shower. Bottled water offered. Some convenient shops nearby. Several restaurants within walking distance. There is an onsen in the ANEX building. Vending machine on every floor.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: close to the train station, with great connections to the sights
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YTCHENG wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China15,401 contributions1,417 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As loyal customers to this hotel, again we stayed here for a week's time during our visit to West Japan by late Nov. The hotel was near to JR Kyoto station with many shopping malls and restaurants nearby. The hotel itself was clean and quiet with hot bath provided to lodgers. Staff service efficient and most of them could speak English, some even in Mandarin as well. Furthermore, late night snack in the form of cup noodle was available as a bonus. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors
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Response from EL_CIENT_KYOTO, staff at Hotel Elcient Kyoto
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We are glad you were satisfied with your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.  Hashino
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Chris C. wrote a review Feb 2019
Johor Bahru, Malaysia118 contributions66 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros
1. It’s in the strategic location which nearby Kyoto Station. 5 minutes walking distance to Kyoto Station.
2. There are provide Sauna and Jacuzzi facilities, and it was great during winter seasons!!!
3. There have variety of bath amenities in public bathroom, e.g. Hermes, Shiseido, Reana and etc.
4. Staff are professional, well-trained and friendly. Most of staff are able to speak English. I would to express my gratitude to Mr. Okayawa (either Okahawa, sorry that I can’t remember his accurate name). He is flexible with my request for my luggage storage. Sincerely thanks for his kind gesture and service.

Cons
1. We are staying at standard room for 3 person, room is 17~19sq ft and extremely small. Please be alert if you expect for bigger room. But it’s still fine with us.
Tips: Book Deluxe room, if you expect to bigger space and luggage storage.
2. Public bathroom is open in the early morning and 5pm till 1am. There is time restrictions for the facilities. Please aware of the time period.

Overall, this is fantastic stay for us.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from EL_INN_KYOTO, Front at Hotel Elcient Kyoto
Responded 25 Feb 2019
Dear Mr. or Ms. 90chewy, Thank you for staying with us. We are grad to see this review and really impressed. We will make efforts to improve the service so that we can satisfy our customers. Could you please come back again soon when you come to Kyoto. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best regards, Mzitauni ElinnKyoto
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Hang Cheong T wrote a review Nov 2017
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
El Inn is located just across from the Kyoto Station. You can go anywhere in Kyoto and Japan conveniently. The airport bus to Osaka Itami and Kansai airports are within walking distance. The hotel has recently undergone a renewal and a new extension with male and female bath areas were added. Beds are comfortable and rooms are spacious. We booked 3-bedded rooms with 3 proper beds not any added sofa bed or movable bed. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from EL_INN_KYOTO, Reservation Desk at Hotel Elcient Kyoto
Responded 18 Nov 2017
Dear Mr./ Ms. TanHC Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are so glad to hear that your stay was nice, and appreciate you providing good information about our hotel. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Kuwabata El Inn Kyoto
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Belinda Y asked a question Aug 2018
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions5 helpful votes
may i know how much breakfast buffet per person?thanks
Answer from Joyce M
Denver, Colorado45 contributions20 helpful votes
This Inn is across the street from the train and bus station-very convenient. There are a ton of restaurants in the train station for breakfast. The buffet in the hotel is well worth it.
Answer from HASEGAWA T
65 contributions57 helpful votes
This hotel is at South side, and public bus station is at North side. Thanks.
Answer from Vinay S
Mumbai, India329 contributions275 helpful votes
You can purchase the buffet breakfast which is primarily Japanese Cuisine on the spot. There was free wi fi in the hotel but I done think that they rent pocket wi fi. Hope this helps,
Answer from LarEme65
Singapore, Singapore181 contributions65 helpful votes
Nope you dont have to prebook if you are taking the bus from kansai airport. There is a ticket machine right beside the bus stop for pick up. However if you are going from hotel back to kansai you will need to prebook which most likely able to do through the website. Hope it helps 😊
Rose_sister wrote a tip Nov 2023
Berkeley, CA15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast is crowded 8:00- 8:30, thinning out significantly before and afterwards. There is a fee if staying beyond check-out time."
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JuanMao 卷毛 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Shanghai, China75 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"close to the train station, with great connections to the sights "
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YTCHENG wrote a tip Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China15,401 contributions1,417 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on higher floors"
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ngaryee wrote a tip Nov 2019
Hong Kong, China45 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"They provided make-up remover and lotion at the female bath facility."
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ArameanTraveller wrote a tip Apr 2019
Stockholm, Sweden421 contributions102 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to choose a big room, they are small in size"
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PRICE RANGE
£41 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el inn kyoto hotel kyoto, el hotel kyoto
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoSouthern Kyoto / Kyoto Station
NUMBER OF ROOMS
562
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Elcient Kyoto
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Nearby attractions include Kyoto Station Building (0.2 miles), Kyoto Tower (0.3 miles), and Oiran Taiken Studio Arare (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube, Kyoto Takabashi Honke Daiichi Asahi, and Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Elcient Kyoto offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Elcient Kyoto?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.3 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.5 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.7 miles).
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