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UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo

03/07/2017 04/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in April. Very clean. Near indoor shopping galleria---good for gifts. Near local subway and buses. Many eating places around hotel, even 2 grocery stores .All the staff were very nice. Would stay here again.

Thank tshare2016
Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Very good hotel in a very nice location. 3 stations from gion area, accessible by busses. Staff was friendly and nice, room was clean. A little bit small, but that's how rooms are in general in Japan.

Thank Lorina H
Tsukuba, Japan
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is an affordable business hotel good for a single person in the great location of Central Kyoto. The staff were helpful and courteous. The room is very small with little space for a piece of luggage. It's close to the subway station and bus stops and right across the street with a good cafeteria.

Thank mabei0123
Montauk, New York
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This Unizo had just opened when I stayed, and it was in good condition. The staff were quite helpful and courteous. As is normal in many Japanese lodgings, the room was very, very small, leaving little space for a piece of luggage. Price was fair. Location was excellent - on a road conveniently close to bus stops and the subway...

Thank Dtraveler6
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The rooms are verry comfortable and, for Japanese standards, large. The beds are nice and the rooms and hotels are clean. The staff is verry friendly and helpfull. This was the best out of our six hotel in Japan. And also the one with the lowest price. We have had a perfect stay during the four days in Kyoto. The...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2015

On our last morning, the lifts stopped working and emergency sirens started. The emergency exits were locked. All the announcements were in Japanese. I had no way of understanding what was going on, or leaving the building. It turned out to be a false alarm, but I had no way of knowing that. A dangerous situation. The room and bathroom...

Thank Pam D
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights on the Ladies Only floor - in the new location, not the old one. Lovely hotel, fantastic location. I walked from Kyoto station one day and it took me about 40 minutes but is a straight road and super easy to find. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The ladies lounge on the floor is a...

2Thank Nic S
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Great location 5 minute walk from super restaurants. If you have time and energy you could walk to lots of the city highlights, otherwise the bus system is outside the hotel door. Bed very comfortable and bathroom perfect if small.

Thank Mary F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

The pictures on Tripadvisor are of the old hotel closed for renovation. Google maps also lead you to the old site. The new place is beyond any expectations:very modern, includes bath robes and toiletries and a plasma TV. The staff were extremely polite and helpful and we also got it at a great bargain price.The location is very convenient too....

Thank Juruga
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Out of multiple hotels we stayed in while in Japan, this was by far the youngest, trendiest and most modern feeling. The hotel was renovated only months ago and it shows. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff speaks better English than in most hotels. The hotel is close to major shopping and within 2 minutes of a subway station....

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto" which had been closed since 2014 will be renovating the whole building and will be open on July 3, 2017 as "UNIZO INN Kyoto Kwaramachi Shijo"! It is conveniently located 5 minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Kyoto Line in the center of Kyoto. It offers an on-site restaurant, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The rooms have a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a fridge. The private bathroom includes free toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day and there is a vending machine for drinks in the hotel. A relaxing massage is also offered at an extra charge. We also adopt an elevator card security system for safety reasons. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast served daily by Kamakura pasta reputed as a raw pasta. Located in the arcade of the Kawaramachi shopping street at the center of Kyoto. Both Gion and Nishiki Market are within walking distance, making it the perfect place for both sightseeing and business. ... more   less 

Additional Information about UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo

Address: 240-2 Yamazakicho Kawaramachidori Sanjo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8032, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly Hotel Unizo Kyoto)
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Price Range: $96 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 242
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“Book early for the best value.”
Dtraveler6, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask a room at the front of the hotel, street side”
61henkb, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There are some rooms which have windows, but with no view (faced inwards to the building). If you are clusterphobic, then request for a room with a view.”
zohei, 29 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on level have have convenient access to ice machine, vending machine for drinks and food.”
  • coffee facility but no coffee
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  • cigarette burnt on the comforter
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FrancisMimiLay, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Ask for what you want bearing in mind that all Japaneswe hotel rooms are small. A really good tip is for you to show the cab driver the name and address of the Hotel in Japanese as many of them do not speak any English.”
teriderrytd, 7 Apr 2013 | Read review
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