I stayed here for 10 days in August 2014 and had a brilliant stay. The staff were super friendly and helpful and all spoke great English. They did everything they could to make the stay better; giving me extra pillows, bringing plates/chopsticks to the room, lending me an umbrella, helping phone a tour company and giving recommendations.
The room was ideal and after staying in Tokyo seemed very spacious!! It was a single room but still had a double bed, desk, wardrobe, comfy chair and coffee table. The bathroom was also a good size with a nice shower/bath. The aircon was average - I had it on the lowest setting (18degrees) and it wasn't super powerful or cold. Breakfast was delicious - they had a great selection of Western and Japanese food. It was exactly the same every day but because of the big selection this didn't matter.
The location of the hotel was good. It is 2.5km from Kyoto station and took about 45mins to walk. It is 2km from Nijo station and was a very brisk 30min walk. I only had a JR pass and didn't use the subway so this meant a walk at the start and end of my day if I was going somewhere outside of Kyoto. However, the location to explore Kyoto is fantastic - everywhere is still a little walk or cycle away but can easily be discovered on foot. The main shopping streets, Nishiki market and the imperial palace are all very close.
A brilliant stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hotel that combines the best of Kyoto's stylish culture and Britain's traditional heritage. The design is based on the arts and crafts of Scotland, particularly Edinburgh, its ancient capital. In fact Kyoto and Edinburgh are not only sister cities in name, but they also share many traits such as the lively street atmosphere and traditional culture. This hotel expresses the relationship between the two cities through its traditional architecture and warm atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monterey Hotel Kyoto