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Bangkok, Thailand

Decent choice if you are looking to stay away from the crowds in Kyoto

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 Apr 2024
The hotel is in good condition and room cleaning is done every day (not the case everywhere in Japan), which is very nice. The room is a decent size for Japan, it didn't feel cramped, and there is a closet for you to put your clothes in. It's also quiet, I never heard any noise from outside.

For breakfast you have a choice between Japanese or western sets, which do not really change day by day. I stayed here for a week, so it got repetitive. This is a hotel that has the facilities to hold weddings, banquets, has a restaurant with garden view, and a separate coffee shop. They could have a buffet breakfast.

The hotel in a quiet area and is right across the road from the imperial palace. It doesn't have many shops and restaurants around it. Dining choices are quite limited, you will have to walk about 10 min to get to an area with some dining options.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

I recently stayed at this hotel as my first stop in Japan. The room is small for a solo traveler but in a really nice and quiet residential neighborhood. The staff really go out of their way to help me with Yamato carrier service. There is a vending machine on my floor which is not your average American vending machine. Grab a cold drink before combatting the scorching heat outside in July. The imperial garden which is now only a public park is right across the street, and there is a shrine next door whose mascot is a wild boar. It's supposed to protect people from back and foot pain. Walk to subway is pleasant if it's not scorching outside. I walked by several other hotels in this area that are now permanently closed. The price here is great.

Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 April 2020

We came across this hotel since we wanted to stay close to the Imperial Palace which was one of the main sites we had on our to do list for Kyoto, it's literally across the street.

However, if you are more interested in the Gion part of Kyoto, this will be too far away unless you do not mind paying for a taxi.

The hotel is rather unassuming, nothing really stands out about it which in itself is a plus, it simply depends on what you are expecting from your hotel stay. We appreciated the efficiency of the staff and how quiet it was.

Rooms feel a bit old and are quite small including the beds, at least the one we were assigned. Mind you, we booked at the last minute and Kyoto was rather full so there may be bigger room types. However, we only stayed in our room to sleep and, again, this is a very quiet hotel even when full so this is appreciate to rest after a day of long walks in Kyoto.

Breakfast has both Japanese and Western options which will ensure you are ok to start off a day of exploring.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

I really enjoyed my stay here. Stuff is super friendly, rooms are equipped with everything needed. Cleaning of room is great.
I stayed in smoking room and it has smell of smoking there. Please be aware of it.
Hotel is near all sightseeing. I highly recommend!

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 November 2019

Stayed a total of six nights hotel booked by travel agent in Sydney, requested a three star, which hotel is rated as but could pass as a four star. Took the breakfast option when checked in 1250 yen per person well worth it, option of Japanese or Western breakfast, brought to your table when ready on a tray, help yourself to drinks. Staff very welcoming, always ready to provide you with directions and maps, would book tours when requested. Ten minute walk Marutamachi subway station, directly opposite Kyoto Imperial Palace which was worth the visit, comfortable walk to Nijo Castle. Ten minute walk to family mart and McDonald's. Our room was spacious complete with double bed, sofa, medium size flat screen TV, fridge, electric jug and two varieties of green tea. Bathroom small but functional, all toiletries provided including razor, hair brush toothbrush. Room serviced daily, option to have bedding changed or not daily. Retractable clothes line over bath if you need to rinse clothes. Definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2019

The Hotel rooms were very comfortable and a good size as well. All lights and AC operable from a bedside control unit. Breakfast consisted of a choice of Japanese or European and a smaller european choice. Like most breakfast at hotels, help yourself to tea, coffee and juice. The hotel is very clean and the staff were very attentive.

The location is ok, around a 10 minute walk from the nearest tube station and en route, you can find French, Irish and Japanese fayre. Tried them all and not disappointed once.

Once you get to grips with your location, it wasn't too bad at all. Would I stay here again, yes I would. Its a quiet hotel and that suited us just fine.

Date of stay: October 2019
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