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Taipei, Taiwan
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 5 nights. The hotel is located within a 10 min walking distance to the Shijo subway station, the nearest exit is No.25. Take the elevator at exit No. 1 if you have luggage, and cross the junction of Shijo-Karasuma, go west along Shijo street. Check in was smooth, staff were friendly and fluent in English speaking. Room... More 

Thank Vivi L
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently in this hotel for a one night stay. My Japanese friend booked this hotel for us as it's peak season in Kyoto now and most of the hotels are fully booked. Reached the hotel early so they were unable to check us in. Deposited the bags and came back in the night after a whole day of sightseeing. Check... More 

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Bauru, SP
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a discounted room through an online booking site but when I arrived I discovered that the booking had been cancelled. The receptionist checked and confirmed that they had no recorded of the booking. However, when I called the booking company to understand what had happened, I was told the name of the representative at the hotel who cancelled... More 

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had to make a quick trip to Kyoto and did not have enough lead time to find a good place. I took a chance and it was acceptable but not great. Location is very good. Near the bus stop and can walk yo the major shopping areas as well. Bathroom was small and did not have very good ventilation... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated perfectly. It is close to the Shijo subway station and near a main bus stop. It is on a major street that has a lot of shopping. The room is a typical Japanese size. I had two twin beds for one person with light luggage. I can see it being small for 2 people with large... More 

Thank AnonymousNS
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Our two twin bed rooms in Court Hotel were the smallest we encountered in Japan...uncomfortably small if we were to spend much time in them, which fortunately is not our traveling style. The bath was a really cramped little hybrid western style/Japanese style thing and had an almost 18 in high threshold to step over to enter. The beds on... More 

Thank GaryFS
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We had stayed at many hotels all over Japan and this was the best value. The bed was so comfortable, the room larger than most, as well as the bathroom, and it was very clean! Internet was reliable and service adequate. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying a few nights in Kyoto. City is easily accessible from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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175 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Standard small Japanese room but slightly bigger and good value considering how much the room costs. The bed was nice and soft without being too soft, 5-10 min walk to station. Good staff, no real amenties. cheap and cheerful good bang for buck

Thank Brendon R
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Pretty good hotel and very convenient to stay in Kyoto. The bus stop very near from hotel and subway station is not too far. It's quite suitable for travellers who want to save cost. You can deposite your luggages before checked-in and also after checked-out.

Thank Finie S
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109 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Not the cheapest option but very comfortable in a good location. Spacious room, good bathroom. Service is good, breakfast is good too. Reasonable 5-10 min walk to the nearest metro. Buses are better option.

Thank Ferhat C

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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 with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Address: 698 Myodenji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8472, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: €49 - €356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Court Hotel Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 108
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“book from online booking site with free cancellation, and check the price again 1 or 2 day prior to the payment date.”
  • very cramped bathroom
 of 5 bubbles 620vivil, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't accept a non-renovated room-- they are terrible.”
 of 5 bubbles seoulsister, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had a corner room on an upper floor, it was big(For Japan) and had a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles Joshu90, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Some rooms have no view, so ask for rooms with a view. There are plenty!”
 of 5 bubbles Jrondelle, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Family mart opposite is very convenient if you need to get groceries and utilities. Get a bus-map from the hotel since the bus-stop is located just outside on the main road. Get a day-pass from the driver if you intend to explore the city.”
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