Hotel Gimmond Kyoto
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Hotel Gimmond Kyoto

595 Kikkoyacho Oike-Dori Takakura Nshiiru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8105 Kyoto Prefecture
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Looking for a place to stay in Nakagyo? Then look no further than Hotel Gimmond Kyoto, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Nakagyo to your doorstep.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage while staying at Hotel Gimmond Kyoto. In addition, Hotel Gimmond Kyoto offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Nakagyo trip additionally gratifying.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Sacra - Former Fudo Chokin Bank Kyoto Branch (0.2 mi) and Yata Jijoson (0.3 mi), guests of Hotel Gimmond Kyoto can easily experience some of Nakagyo's most well known attractions.

Travellers looking to enjoy some sukiyaki & shabu shabu can head to Shishin Samurai Restaurant, Sukiyaki Kimura, or Yakiniku Nikumon Shijo Omiya. Otherwise, you may want to check out a seafood restaurant such as Kani Douraku Kyoto Main Store, Sushi Kaneko, or La Masa.

If you are interested in exploring Nakagyo, check out one of the historic sites, such as Suya, 1928 Bldg., and Omiya-Ato.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Gimmond Kyoto as you experience everything Nakagyo has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Taxi service
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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595 Kikkoyacho Oike-Dori Takakura Nshiiru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8105 Kyoto Prefecture
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Remco d wrote a review 2 May
12 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok hotel and for the first time in more than 2 weeks decent English from the other side of the reception desk.
However, this is also the first hotel where I can't stand straight in the bathroom.
The rooms are outdated, and this is the first time in more than 30 years I need to sleep in a 1 person bed. This one person bed seems to be old and crooked, and I feel every spring in my matras.
The view from the window is a kind of blocked bij some kind of metal construction.
All with all enough to improve here and in the current situation I would not come back.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If possible bring your own mattress
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PatrickBuijs wrote a review 4 May
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,016 contribution174 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed her for 6 nights at the end of our Japan trip. Hotel is fine and our room was also of a good size. Bathroom was als of a nice size and clean.
Public transport (subway) is very closeby as is the Nijo castle.
Located sort on the edge of the city center with lots of shops, bars and restaurant.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jean Pierre L wrote a review Dec 2023
Auxerre, France7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Gimmond Kyoto is a superb hotel. It's very confortable. The service is effective, friendly and always ready to help and give informations.
The location is excellent on the Karasuma line and close to the subway.
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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 solo
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acardwell wrote a review Oct 2005
San Francisco, CA13 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for four nights while visiting Kyoto and Himeji. It's in a great location -- about a block from the most central stop on the Kyoto subway (the one intersection stop of the system's two lines) and a few blocks from the main shopping area Kawaramachi Dori and Pontocho.

The rooms were fairly small, but they really are all over Japan. Considering that, our double was a decent size. If you don't like the smell of smoke, make sure you ask for a non-smoking room; our smoking room really smelled like it had been through a lot of smokers. And our bathroom smelled horrible -- like someone had smoked many nasty cigars in there.

Other than the smell (which we probably could have remedied by insisting on changing rooms), we liked the Gimmond overall. The staff was great, and most spoke English, which always was helpful. And it was SO affordable -- very cheap by Kyoto standards. We'd definitely stay there again.

BTW, we're giving it three stars, only because it wasn't exceptional like other hotels we've stayed in.

One last tip -- don't go for the breakfast, unless you need a big breakfast to start your day. You get a good amount of food, but it's not worth the 1200 yen price. We did breakfast out of the convenience stores -- rice balls, yogurt, and yummy canned coffee for like a total of 400-500 yen.
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Date of stay: September 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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CDWAus wrote a review Oct 2005
Japan5 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very dissapointed with the room when we entered, as it smelled and was not clean at all. The bath room was the usual japanese size which is very small anyway. Me and my husband has decided to check out right away becuase the room was very unpleasant and we figured that even if we had to pay the full rate, it would still have worked out cheaper as we were heading for a ryokan ( traditional japanese style hotel with very limited service, but very cheap and usually clean) for the next 3 nights.
The most surprising thing was when we told the reception that we wanted to check out, the front staff did not ask if there was anything wrong or offered to help, he just took the card and charged us. We certainly did not expect this kind of service in a country like Japan.
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Date of stay: November 2004
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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MarcoPolo62 wrote a review Jan 2014
Atlanta, Georgia191 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you travel around Japan enough you will appreciate two things. First, not all hotel desks are totally fluent in English. The Hotel Gimmond's desk staff are not only completely fluent in English, but they are very helpful and patient. They will make you restaurant reservations and give you any other assistance you need. Since it was the Thanksgiving Labor Day weekend, many restaurants were quite busy. By the way, this weekend many of the guests were Japanese so this is not just a hotel for Western tourists. I prefer to not be surrounded by other foreign tourists when traveling.

Second point, typically Japanese hotel rooms are small, clean and utilitarian. Hotel Gimmond is no different. You don't get a lot of space and you might have to put a large piece of luggage on the bed to open it. There is a small desk, a small TV (not much in English) and small table. When we are in Kyoto, we are gone almost sun up to sundown. We might regroup before dinner to rest our feet, but we are soon back out. It is true the decor is a outdated, but the price/value equation is outstanding.

The location is a great point to explore Pontocho, the Nishiki market and the shopping on Shijo Street. We found hotels closer to these areas and Gion to be much more expensive particularly during holidays and high season. Hotel Gimmond is actually just West enough that you are not in an area with throngs of tourists. There are several laid back restaurants izakayas and other ethnic cuisines in the area. Since we need good coffee and a small bakery item in the morning to get started, there is an international bakery named Paul just to the South next to the Museum of Kyoto. We were able to use the ATM at the 7-11 across the street. Not all of our cards worked here, but there is a Citibank just West of the corner of Karasuma and Shijo.

When you get off the train at Kyoto station, you jump on the subway and head to Karasumaoike station. The hotel is a short walk from the station. We have stayed near the train station before and we prefer being closer to downtown. If you want to day trip to Osaka, Nara and other areas, you can still get to the train station very quickly.
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Westerners probably should avoid semi-double rooms as the beds will be very small for two.
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shoshi wrote a review Oct 2010
Tel Aviv, Israel16,405 contributions59 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The best about this hotel is location, and probably price. The rooms are small but not very small. Cleaness could be alot better, not at all what one would expect in Japan. The bathroon is the worst part. Small and not comfortable at all. Maintenance is not good either. The faucets leek, the comptur plug was broken. We used our own. The reveiws on TA were quite good so we chose this place. I could do better. Next time I'll try another place.
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Date of stay: October 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wendy p wrote a review Jun 2017
London, United Kingdom867 contributions124 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is well located; Japan has small bedrooms nearly everywhere and everything is clean!

GETTING THERE: It wasn’t difficult finding the hotel from the Karasuma Oike metro station and if you follow the elevator signage you can get your suitcases to street level. Walk out of the elevator to the main road, Oike Dori and immediately turn right walking down the street until you come to Hotel Gimmond which is next to the Italian restaurant, Bella Rossa.

LOCATION: I choose my sightseeing trip hotels according to their location to sights and distance from the city. This hotel is commutable to the Imperial Palace, Ninjo-jo Castle and a 40-45-minute bus ride to Arashyama monkey park, gardens and bamboo forest. The bus stop (a few busses travel there) is on the same side as the hotel, a block further down the street.

SPACE: This hotel is listed as a 3 star (dated decor) but it’s probably a 2.5-3 star. Japanese budget hotels have small rooms and my double was perfect for a single person but would be cramped with 2 people. There is also a lift at reception.

WI-FI: Wi-Fi is available in rooms. Not fast but reasonable.

RECEPTION: Upon arrival, there are guests smoking in the lobby because Japan is a bit behind the times in regards to not smoking in hotels. There isn’t supposed to be smoking in rooms but you can smell it on the floors and it is noticeable in the furnishings. There are many reception staff changing on a daily basis and one must leave the key at reception when leaving or returning from outings. Unfortunately, the staff don’t know much about sightseeing other than giving you a map and telling you where the hotel is? One man had to pull out a folder of pamphlets in order to give advice which was disappointing instead of instructing me what was close by? Good thing I had done my homework but I didn’t find them helpful with regards to travel and the local sights?

ROOM: There is no safe, no chest of drawers but a cupboard to hang clothes, a small fridge, air con, desk, comfortable bed, one pillow for a single person, clean room and bathroom with a shower, small length but deep bath, electric toilet and a Kimono.
There are good bathroom products and tea facilities but as expected no milk for Japanese tea.
Originally I had asked for a quiet room and was placed next to the lift. I then asked to be moved away from the lift.

BREAKFAST: I didn’t book breakfast because I like to hit the ground running and eat out but breakfast is available at the Italian restaurant, Bella Rossa attached to the hotel.

EATERIES: There are a couple of eateries around and plenty of mini supermarkets which have food, drink and alcohol. I found a great ‘no frills’ restaurant a few doors down where one purchases food via a vending machine and it is brought to you by the waiting staff. Most convenient! Photo is attached.

SIGHTSEEING: If you have a Japanese rail card it will be easy to travel on the train system but it is recommended, if you travel on the very good and easy to use buses, worth buying a day ticket if travelling on more than 3 buses in a day. Note: one gets on the back of the bus, push the button when you want to get off (there are announcements and a screen to say where the next stop is) and money is paid into the machine next to the driver. Don’t worry if you don’t have the correct coins because there is also a handy change machine on the bus as well!

*Note: there are escalators and elevators in train stations but not everywhere and not always to street level which can be a pain.

*You will struggle to find street bins so one needs to carry your rubbish and deposit it when you find a bin.

*There are ample toilets around and toilet paper unlike China where one must carry toilet tissue.

MASSAGE: One can book an in-room massage but it’s not cheap and having a massage on the bed isn’t as great as a proper massage table. I can’t recommend it because the lovely lady had weak hands and it’s performed with fabric. I had the kimono on and her fabric which wasn't ideal.

*CUSTOMER SERVICE: I appreciated the assistance from the reception staff as well as their friendliness and most pleasant manner.

I can recommend this budget type hotel as a base when doing short, brief visits to beautiful and stunning Kyoto.
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Date of stay: June 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I had requested a quiet room and was placed next to the lift. I then requested to move away from...
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M H wrote a review Dec 2014
Darlington1,184 contribution619 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a small double room on the 10th floor which was quiet and therefore we had two good nights' sleep. The bed was firm (as we like) and there was a tv, free reliable wi-fi, kettle, hair dryer and shiseido products (shampoo etc). The heating controls allowed us to modify the room's temperature which was essential given we were visiting in December. Although the bathroom was minuscule, the shower had plenty of hot water. However, you do need to be careful of the step into the bathroom, especially in the middle of the night. Overall, it was a perfect location for us. The room looked slightly tired in places, but overall, a great stay.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 10th floor was quiet
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Pebble_Ultimate wrote a review Dec 2014
Singapore, Singapore230 contributions142 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Near Kamasura Oike subway. Come out from Exit 3-2. Walk along the main road towards you right. You will reach there after Lawson convenient store. Very friendly staff. Free loan of umbrella during rainy day. The room is big and spacious. Clean sheets and has mountain view amidst at the background of the housings. Key to rooms which has to be parked at the counter each time you leave the hotel. You wouldn't want to bring the bulky key along either. Short walk in the direction away from Kamasura Oike subway will lead you to the underground Zest shopping mall, which will lead you to Shijo Street shopping area. Further down you can walk to Sanjo Station which will bring you to the Gion area for more shopping and geisha spotting.
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Claudia600616
Montreal, Canada79 contributions37 helpful votes
Sorry, not sure about parking, we didn't rent any car, we took the shinkansen/train/subway/bus when in Japan. You should contact the hotel by phone, this is was I would do.
Answer from Voyles
199 contributions110 helpful votes
this hotel is very nice; no issues;
Valerie C asked a question Jul 2018
Victoria, Canada20 contributions7 helpful votes
Does this hotel have an elevator?
Answer from Moriston
Newbury, United Kingdom319 contributions128 helpful votes
If I remember correctly it had two lifts.
sklee357 asked a question Oct 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How to go to Fushimi Inari fr. hotel Gimmond kyoto ? thank you
Answer from Davewyuill
Watford, United Kingdom33 contributions10 helpful votes
Come out of the hotel and turn left walk 3-400m to Karasuma Okie. Take the Karasuma line south to Kyoto station and change onto the Nara line to Inari. It should be signposted from the station
Remco d wrote a tip 2 May
12 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If possible bring your own mattress "
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Indiantycoon001 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Govt tax ¥200 charge for one person per night"
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Ananth1006 wrote a tip Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom58 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the street facing room from a higher floor."
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good-living-montreal wrote a tip Apr 2018
Montreal, Canada206 contributions101 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Even rooms that point to the main street are not noise."
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wendy p wrote a tip Jun 2017
London, United Kingdom867 contributions124 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had requested a quiet room and was placed next to the lift. I then requested to move away from the lift."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Gimmond Kyoto
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Gimmond Kyoto?
Nearby attractions include GEAR Theatre (0.3 miles), Rokkakudo (0.2 miles), and Kyoto International Manga Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Gimmond 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 Gimmond Kyoto?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Gimmond Kyoto?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Gimmond Kyoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matsuzakagyu What’s Kyoto Muromachi, Tempura Tentora Shinpuhkan, and Inoda Coffee Honten.
Is Hotel Gimmond Kyoto located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Gimmond Kyoto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Gimmond Kyoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Gimmond Kyoto?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (3.1 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.7 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.6 miles).
Is Hotel Gimmond Kyoto accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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