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“Very clean room, great location and helpful staff”
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Kyoto Central Inn
Ranked #141 of 374 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I stayed at Kyoto Central Inn for three nights and the experience was all positive. For a single traveller, my room was big enough. The bathroom was clean, so was the bed.
A great plus for travelers is the possibility to use the laundry at anytime of the day for free.
All staff I dealt with were very friendly and helpful. They could speak English well.
The hotel is centrally located, opposite Takashimaya, a 5 minute walk to Gion and some famous temples.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Small room and bathroom. Very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. GREAT position! Recommended. Will definitely go back for a second visit. Train station, shops, restaurants and attractions at walking distance.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
Thank Claudia3100
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We went to visit Kyoto with my gf and we stayed in this hotel. We enjoyed our stay.location is excellent central location but we have little difficulty in finding the hotel at first. Entrance(lobby) on the 2nd floor next to Starbucks. Rooms are clean and cozy for me but no soundproofing. About bathroom; fairly small according to western.All you need necessary things are available in the room. The staff can help you in situations where you need. If u wanna stay a night or 2 it's okay for you I can recommend. Not so expensive Average price for two person.. I can stay in this hotel again if I come back Kyoto.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank jackWborn
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

nice and close to the Gion District, the intersection is frequented by buses going to various tourist destinations (just use google maps)
The nearest train station is on a private line so if you're arriving from Kyoto Station you'll need the transfer ticket. I'd recommend just getting a taxi for 1000 Yen, please save yourself the trouble, unless you're solo with minimal luggage, then take the bus.

Firstly, get a room furthest away from the street as possible as it gets so noisy it'll wake you up in a fright. You'd think the windows were open it was so noisy. The bathroom was tiny, rather comical but clean.

If you're used to sleeping on a foam matt on a hard floor then the bed won't seem so bad, otherwise it'll be like a rock. I love a firm mattress, but this was terrible. On the plus side, we could have drinks on the bed without them spilling.

Friendly english speaking receptionists, free wifi and self serve laundry made up for the noise and horrible mattress.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

For value stay good location. * * * * *
Convenient to travel to other parts of kyoto by subway and bus. * * * * *
Shopping Nishiki market and departmental stores nearby. * * * * *
Helpful receptionist (especially one, Hashimoto-san) * * * * *
Rooms maybe small but clean. * * *

Room Tip: Stayed on the 6th floor, cant make comparisons with other rooms. But we got what we wanted. For two...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Dated rooms but spotlessly clean and comfortable enough for a stay in Kyoto. Fantastic location right near Takashimaya department store and right on the main shopping street of Shijo-Kawaramachi. Very friendly and helpful staff make this hotel a great place to stay as a cheaper option in Kyoto but in the best location. Recommended

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank gaschmon
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Hotel is right above Hankyu Railway lines with direct trains to Osaka or Arashiyama and had Loads of bus stops near it. It s also directly opposite Takashimaya and loads of other shops and covered walking streets near it. For people who like Starbucks, its on the GF of the hotel.

Taking a taxi from Kyoto station would be the most convenient way to get to the hotell and the cost was ¥1040.

Room itself is simple but good enough for a night or 2. Service at the reception was prompt and good. They gave us 1 room at 12pm to check in when asked which was nice. Only complain is the check in time is only at 3pm. Way too late.

But having said that i Would stay here again if I am back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a higher floor to avoid traffic noise.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Shijo Teramachi Higashi Iru Otabicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range: £50 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kyoto Central Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 138
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