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“A pleasant surprise”
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Kyoto Tower Hotel
Ranked #66 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Nottingham, England
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38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We booked this hotel based on availability and price as there wasn't much choice around Sakura season. I was a little worried what we were going to get based on some of the reviews, so when we arrived and saw our room I was very relieved! Small,yes, but no worse than other japanese hotels. The breakfast was very good, helpful staff and good links to the north/south metro line, trains and especially the busses. The free ticket up the tower was also a nice touch and worth doing. Next time we'll stay in Osaka as the prices are more reasonable and you start in kyoto at the same spot as this hotel (the train station) but this is no reflection on the hotel. Just a lesson learnt from experience ;)

  • Stayed April 2013
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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Kyoto Tower Hotel has nice well equipped rooms with ok beds in them, public bath available in the next building (entrance via hotel lobby shop), and good tourist information service at the front desk. They offer smokers room and also smokers salong in common areas. Despite somewhat hard beds and some traffic-noice at night, top rating 6 i given for overall impression and considered the location, excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Bayville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

I stayed here for a couple nights during my trip to Kyoto. The hotel is in a pretty good spot, since Kyoto station is directly across the street, and there is a fair amount of shopping nearby as well. When you check in, you get a free voucher to go up to Kyoto Tower, which isn't that great, but still worth doing. The staff here was very pleasant. The rooms are pretty small, but I guess that's to be expected. I'd probably stay here again if I was stopping over in Kyoto again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Bulahdelah, Australia
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Older hotel so close to the station. Not a lot happening around the station area, but very convenient if you have luggage, and limited time in Kyoto. Room was exceptionally clean, and although compact, was exceptional value at less than $AU50 a night. There was always at least 1 staff member at reception who spoke English, and even those who did not, tried so hard (their English was always better than our Japanese). Booked 2 rooms and requested that they be close together, unfortunately being a long weekend in Japan the hotel was very full and we ended up with rooms at opposite ends of the hotel which was a little inconvenient, but for the price we paid, can't complain. The free tickets to the tower was a nice bonus. Certainly not a luxury hotel, but you can't beat the price of this place!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

we arrived Kyoto at 10 pm at the JR Kyoto station. The hotel is just across the street from the station, extremely convenient for a stopover as well as a abase for exploring Kyoto. The bus station is just one traffic light away.
the front desk staff were efficient and friendly, the rooms were comfortable, and the price was very reasonable. I

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Davao City, Davao City, Philippines
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This hotel is really convenient especially if you have lots of luggage in tow. It is situated right in front of the station and has direct access to it by crossing the road, or passing through the pedestrian subway with the entrance right outside of the hotel. Front desk speaks English well hence no problem with check-in and check-out. Nice touch on the free entrance ticket to the Kyoto Tower. A Lawson convenience store is located one block away, and Starbucks is right around the corner of the building. Rooms are small but adequate. At this rate you cannot really expect a five-star hotel accommodation. Nice and comfortable stay, amazingly quite even with all the trains and buses right outside the window.

Room Tip: pick a room facing the station... it is really nice to look at the movement at night.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here recently. Nice hotel, gd location just outside Kyoto station. Htl guest given voucher to go up Kyoto tower to see the view. Was breathtaking. Can see the whole of Kyoto. There's Daiso in the same building, very convenient. There's also a common bath on B3 where u pay 400 yen for a hot bath. Must go out of the Htl at the side.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Kyoto Tower Hotel
Address: 721-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shichijoo-sagaru, Higasinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #66 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kyoto Tower Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
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