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“Not as near and convenient as one would like”
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Kyoto Plaza Hotel
Ranked #266 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Singapore
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156 reviews
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“Not as near and convenient as one would like”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

- 10 to 15 min walk from Kyoto Train Station co-located with the Toji Subway Station.
- Nice serene view of the pagodo and the hotel is clean especially the annex block which is newly furnished. Carpet is clean and new.
- Breakfast included which is quite simple but good spread.
- Aeon shopping complex (with cinema) is just a stone's throw away.
- A bit inconvenient as both the bus-stop (at Panasonic building) and Subway station is a distance away.
- However late one checked-in, the standard 10am check-out time is imposed otherwise standard rates apply.
- I wouldn't use the publicized communal bath on the 2nd floor. It looks like a wadding pool 1ft deep and what would so many naked men do inside? It is chargeable by the way.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the annex block which is newer and higher. The breakfast is not too bad. A multi-ex...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

The hotel room was very small and it was very difficult to open three luggages. The hotel was not very close to the station and needed to walk around 15 mins to go to kyoyo station. The breakfast time started from 6:30 am to 9:30am which was short and early. And the check out time was 10am , if you could not check out before 1030am , extra money is needed. Moreover, the hotel only provides toothbrush and toothpaste but no hair brush or rozor. There was no air conditioning in the room, we had to open windows.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

great location. the bus stop is just in front of the hotel and goes to most of the tourist areas, i.e. a lot of the temples, etc, just be sure that you check the destinations on the bus before boarding, it is going on 2 different part of kyoto ( i.e. one to the north and the other to the east.) take the bus from the hotel means that you will definately get a seat as it is before the bus goes to kyoto station!
Toji Temple is not to be missed and it is just walking distance from the hotel.
the toilet is super small but use the communal bath for bathing. it is really a lot more comfy and being able to soak after a day of walk is great. breakfast is free regardless of what booking you make. I actually like their selections and find it to be tasty food.
would definately recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Do think twice before staying in this hotel. We booked 3 rooms and arrived around 2.30pm and we requested if we could check in just for 1 room but the staff says no room available. So we waited till 3pm. But it was quite surprise for me that we are required to check out as early as 10am. What make me feel even more surprised is they do not have an adapter available to lend it to customers!! We could not charge our phones and ipads because of this. This is very inconvenient for us becoz we stored our maps in ipad. And one of the male staff is quite unfriendly . I will not come back for this hotel because it is 15-20 mins walk from kyoto station (although they say 10mins) and have bad service

  • Stayed April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

After being bumped out of our original choice of hotel for Kyoto, my wife and I were a little worried about Kyoto Plaza as it's replacement. Kyoto Plaza is a 5 minute walk from Kyoto station. There is a shopping centre near by which is convenient. Staff were very helpful, friendly and professional at all times in which we spoke with them. Hotel has exceptional free wifi all over including the room. We stayed in the new building on the 8th floor. The 8th floor also includes a common area which looks over a western aspect of Kyoto. Very nice view. Unfortunately as it is a gathering point it can get noisy, the sound travels throughout the floor making it in inconvenient during early or late hours of the day for those in their rooms. We stayed in a double room. A standard prison cell would be larger then our room. The bed was as hard as a board and a confined space entry permit is required for the bathroom. This being said the room is modern and clean. The hotel also has a common bath, laundromat, business centre and car parking. Breakfast is free but is not overly appetising. Overall the hotel was a means to an end for our holiday in Kyoto, I would stay here again but would look closely elsewhere first.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

this is one of the hotel i have stayed in japan during my 10days trip
the best thing i want to share is that they have two desktop for customer to use in their lobby,for free.
and one of them is mac
it helped me alot to plan for my next day
beside that, it has wifi coverage for every floor, compare to other hotel at its price range, i still have not seen one that has this kind of facility.
the staff are OK
i checked out late and there is one staff looked unhappy about it, but i know thats my fault =P

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Visited Kyoto during spring time(peak season), hotel price was sky high and fully booked..it was not the best location ( approx 20minutes walk from Kyoto Station). Make sure u print a a good map to reach the hotel..Its actually opposite left side of Aeon Mall. Exit from Kintetsu exit at Kyoto station.No marts nearby. Aeon is a very good mall to shop, you can get many cheap stuff at the Daiso, the 100 Yen store upstairs.

We stayed in the semi double at main building for three nights, cost 12000Y/night(jalan.net). The room & fitttings were very old but clean...the package is including breakfast, it was japanese style..which i don't really enjoy much..and crowded too! They have a public bath in the new wing which we did not have time to try out. Wifi is not available..only LAN. Service was excellent..The reception (mostly male staff) was friendly.

My advice is to book earlier if you travel during peak season. This hotel is too pricey for it's room and location.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kyoto Plaza Hotel
Address: 28 Nishikujo Zaocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8414, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Southern Kyoto , Kyoto Station
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Ranked #266 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Kyoto Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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