I have stayed at this hotel three or four times across the years--my favorite in Kyoto. The rooms are large by Japanese standards; many overlook the traditional garden; not a lot of traffic noise; the for-fee breakfast buffet is wonderful (Japanese and Western); and there are large baths for men and for women, besides the small, guest room tub. The lobby area is beautifully decorated, again with views of the garden. A big step above a business hotel. The hotel is located across from the old imperial palace--a nice place for a morning or any time of day stroll. There is also a tasteful gift shop in the lobby, and a restaurant, which I did not use. The staff is friendly and helpful. Among others things,they will provide a map of local eateries.
Located about midway between two subway stations--about a 15 minute ride from JR Kyoto. It may seem far from things, but Kyoto is not that big a city, and the subway and bus systems are very convenient. I for one appreciate the quieter neighborhood. The hotel may have a van for transport to the subway, but I did not use or inquire.
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- Heian Kaikan Hotel Kyoto