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Hotel Kanra Kyoto

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5 Mar6 Mar
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Our first hotel on our trip, and it paved the way to a very great experience in Japan. The staff was so gracious, the room was so clean. The bathroom was gorgeous, loved the wooded tub. The breakfast was delicious, both Japanese and western. It...More

Thank efustok
Response from Kanatsuka, Front department at Hotel Kanra KyotoResponded 25 December 2017

Dear efustok Warm greetings from Hotel Kanra Kyoto. Welcome to Japan, and thank you for your stay with us. We are really pleasure to hear that you enjoyed and we became a good starter to explore your journey in Japan. As you mentioned, our hotel...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

As our taxi driver said en route to the hotel, it’s a Japanese style hotel with a wholly Western customer base. That sounds about right. Very close to Kyoto train station, but not close enough to walk if you have heavy luggage. Take a taxi....More

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Response from Kanatsuka, Front Department at Hotel Kanra KyotoResponded 13 December 2017

Dear MancUK_8 Warm greetings from Hotel kanra Kyoto. Thank you for staying with us. We really appreciate for your informative comment. The comment covers what we would like to say. As well as your comment, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us....More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Very nice hotel. Short walk from Kyoto station and close to metro stations. Plenty of good restaurants within walking distance. Comfortable and modern rooms. Very helpful staff. Good breakfast included in the package.More

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Response from Kanatsuka, Front Department at Hotel Kanra KyotoResponded 6 December 2017

Dear SBSevenoaks Warm greetings from Hotel Kanra Kyoto. Thank you for staying with us. We are pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you said, our hotel is relatively convenient to go to restaurant and places to go. If you have...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights, one in new wing one in old wing. New wing was 5 stars for service and room. Old wing 4 stars for both. Not sure why service was worse for the old wing visit but it was definitely a lesser experience and...More

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Response from Kanatsuka, Front Department at Hotel Kanra KyotoResponded 30 November 2017

Dear PaulGlobalSF Warm greetings from Hotel Kanra Kyoto. Thank you for staying with us. As for the service, we do provide same quality of service to each guest in each wing. However, we do apologize for making you feel that way. We will find out...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

When you walk into Hotel Kanra you are greeted with a beautiful floral display and even the scent is great. The staff is more than helpful, they provided us with two wonderful recommendations for dinner. They go out of their way to make sure your...More

Thank Matt S
Response from Kanatsuka, Front Department at Hotel Kanra KyotoResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Mr.Matt S Warm greetings from Hotel Kanra Kyoto. Thank you for your stay with us. How was Kyoto?In Kyoto, there are so many places to go and you might walk a lot to explore. We hope you enjoyed your stay. If you have any...More

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US$271 - US$1,076 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#3 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$271 - US$1,076 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#3 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Response from Lyn&MarkfromOz | Reviewed this property |
No. But they do have a laundry service. Its rare for an upmarket hotel to have such facilities anywhere in the world.
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Response from Lani C | Reviewed this property |
You can catch a shuttle bus from Kyoto station. Buy your tic in advance to secure your seat. I think it takes one half to 2 hours to get to Kansai airport from Kyoto. JAPANESE public transport is very punctual and efficient... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from Rmitch1956 | Reviewed this property |
The breakfast at the hotel is great
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"Opt for the rooms with 2 double beds - pure luxury! Doesn't matter if your kid ends up sleeping..."
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"Ask for a room overlooking the temple next door."
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"Preferred the main part of hotel rather than the annex"
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"Be prepared for street noise."
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