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This hotel seems to get mixed reviews but for me it was excellent. The location is absolutely brilliant with a very short walk to a metro station with two lines and also easy walking access to many of Kyoto is best sites. The rooms are...More
We were booked for 2 nights in a double room by our travel agent. Room was clean and tidy but small with the double bed against a wall, plus a table/chair and desk with the TV/Fridge etc. This all made it hard to organise where...More
This hotel is well placed, the rooms are good and clean but our stay was spoilt by lots of thumping noises well into the night. This may have been from large groups of students which seem to use this hotel. On one night we were...More
Around the corner from the train station and 3 stops from Kyoto train station. Our room was ok, we made it work with 2 large suitcases.
One stop from Nishiki Market (hanging to go again)
Every night we went to Kyoto station for dinner and...More
We were shown our room which was extremely small and the bed looked the size of a bit bigger than a single. We asked to be moved and had to pay extra for our accommodation and we shown a room that looked the same as...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
Response from Crystalism | Reviewed this property |
I bought JR Wide Pass & ICOCA Card - JR Wide pass for JR Haruka Limited from Kansai Airport all the way to Kyoto Station. From Kyoto Station, I used ICOCA Card to Karasuma Oike Station.
Not too sure about Kansai thru pass
It is higly unlikely that they would allow early check-in. They really like to stick to their strict protocols when it suits them. Don't get me wrong though - there are lots of nice staff members there too - but... More
It is higly unlikely that they would allow early check-in. They really like to stick to their strict protocols when it suits them. Don't get me wrong though - there are lots of nice staff members there too - but read my review to get a good idea of the place and the attitudes.
They are not very understanding - unless you invent a sob-story or a medical condition that requires the necessity of an early room.
It is likely they will insist that you store your luggage and go for a walk.