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Review of Hotel Anteroom Kyoto

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Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
Ranked #14 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Trondheim, Norway
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Cool atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

We loved staying at this designed, industrial style, budget hotel. Cool music in the lobby, friendly, warm and helpful staff. Nice interiour from recycled materials and contemporary art in the lobby. Stylish! Good beds. Very fresh breakfast, we got pitas and wraps with chiken, salad buffet, fruit and vegetables shots, croissants, coffee, tea, orange juice etc in a nice and cool breakfast room. Quiet area, not far from Kyoto station, but you´ll need to take a taxi or go by the subway to the city center. We paid 8-900 yen from the hotel to the old city. We are so glad we found this hotel! It was recommended in the wallpaper guide.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank gjest
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Kyoto, Japan
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

If you've already done the Japanese ryokan (inn) experience and you want convenience, this is the place! You can almost see Kyoto Station from here, and it's only one stop away on the subway, and then a 5-minute walk.
This hotel is new and very clean. The rooms are typical business hotel accommodations, but nicer than usual, with very comfortable beds. But it's not just the rooms that make the place extraordinary. The hotel is also a simple art gallery, and paintings adorn the walls, even in the rooms. It is spacious and attractive with a lovely garden outside, a little library and a quiet lounge where you can have a drink, use wi-fi or just relax. The laundry is high-tech, and completely free (and so is the detergent!). On each floor in the corridor are new irons, ironing boards and steamers which you can also borrow for free. In other words, all your needs as a traveler are anticipated.
The best thing about the place is the breakfast. For $10, here's what you get:
today's homemade delicious roast pumpkin soup (or broccoli, corn etc.), a big fresh salad with all kinds of condiments: ground sesame, yuba (fried tofu cream), crispy fried onions, bacon bits and sesame dressing; a different kind of smoothie every day; two kinds of pita wraps: sometimes chicken and salad, omelette, lots of veggies and sausage, etc. And a big dish of fresh yogurt with many choices of toppings. the best is green pepper jam from a nearby temple. And of course, coffe and tea. After this breakfast, you definitely can skip lunch. A very young staff, sometimes a little stiff, but oh-so-helpful. The feeling one gets is that they are proud to be serving you.
I will definitely come back again The best value I;ve found in Kyoto.

Room Tip: Probably all are similar. You can't open or see out of the windows. This might be disconcerting...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Oishii13
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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

This hotel is just a cheap and looks nice but that's it. Service is not professional level. The staff who can speak English didn't have any hospitality and nice attitude. Also in midnight someone knocked our room's door and tried to open, but staffs didn't do anything. I've never had this kind of experience in normal level hotel.
If you are a university student,this hotel is acceptable. but if you are not and you want to enjoy your travel, I don't recommend this hotel, never.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kcu12345
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

Hotel is about 15 min walk from Kyoto train station and 5 min walk from the Kujo station on the karasuma line. Can use the karasuma line to easily get to the imperial palace, get off at the imadegawa stop. A taxi ride to the Gion district was about 1200 yen but can also use the bus. Hotel sells one day bus tickets for 500 yen.

Hotel is stylish and had a minimalist industrial feel. Rooms are well laid out. They upgraded our room for free which was nice. Good amenities in the room, razors, toothbrush, hair ties etc. Shower was strong!

Definitely reccomend the breakfast for 1000 yen. Might be the best meal we had. Very fresh and filling to start your day. It is offered 7a till 10. Nice bakery across the street as well. Hotel bar looked nice but had limited hours.

Overall great hotel with good service. Would stay again!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jmshaw823
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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

smart and stylish hotel in Kyoto

little far from kiyosumi area but so nice place ever visited hotel before

morning buffer was so good!

Room Tip: every room has their own design
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank windstays
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Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
116 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Pros:
- Great decoration
- Great homemade breakfast
- Clean room, clean bathroom
- A nice pub

Cons:
- No free parking, nearest car park is 1 min by foot, by just 8 parking slots.
- Seems there are no shops within 5 mins walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anthony_Chow
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Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

I booked 5 nights at this hotel after seeing some pictures; the industrial look really appealed to me. When I got there, I wasn't deceived; loved the ambiance, there was some minimal techno playing in the lobby-lounge. Every night or morning I would pass by the lobby, different styles of music would play, from minimal techno to jazz and of course lounge music. The single room was big enough for me, clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast is really something not to be missed, I had it every morning and the sandwiches and the soup were delicious and different every day. There are two washing/drying machines with free soap, which comes in very handy, but you have to know that it takes almost 4 hours for the cycle as it washes and dries. I think this hotel is a good place for younger people (18-35 years old) and well worth the 15 minute walk from Kyoto station!

I would definitely stay there again and I highly recommend it if you don't want to stay in a typical tourist hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karine T
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Property: Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
Address: 7 Aketacho Higashikujo Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8044 , Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Southern Kyoto
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Ranked #14 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Anteroom Kyoto 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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