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Went with a large group of students. The staff complained about we swapping rooms and anticipating the checkout by 1-2 days (over a 2 weeks period). Double-room was very small. On the plus side, the hotel has an internal sento (thermal bath) freely accessible, and...More
Nice enough place. When any room problems occurred they were promptly dealt with to the customers satisfaction.
Accommodating staff, GREAT Japanese bath and some really fine restaurants.
Prices were about standard for the area
I stayed here while attending a summer school at Kyoto University. It's a standard business hotel, the room was average sized with a small bathroom. The staff wasn't always very friendly and very few people at the front desk spoke English.
As the main organizer of an academic event, I booked rooms for several students in several hotels. This was the only hotel that made everything to make the whole experience troublesome. They do not advertise contact information in english (no phone number, no email address,...More
I stayed at this hotel for only one night and accommodation was arranged by travel agency. When I first stepped into the hotel lobby, the impression is not good, very old style and aging hotel, very dark lighting. We heard a continue old style Japanese...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.