The hotel is in a very convenient location with direct access from Kyoto main station. If arriving in Kyoto by bus from the airport, the airport bus terminal is on the opposite side of the station to the hotel. Standard rooms are quite large and well equipped. Bathroom itself has that modular feel common in Japanese style hotels and is quite compact. There is no separate shower. Also for some rooms due to the hotel design the walk from the elevator can seem like an eternity. If travelling with the elderly or immobile ask for a room close to the elevators. Other than Kyoto J R Station itself, the main tourist attractions are some distance from the hotel however the main bus terminal for local buses to all the main sites is just outside and again convenient. (Kyoto’s main sites are spread around the city so wherever you stay will involve a decent commute between attractions). For shopping there is an Isetan department store and Yodabashi Camera store in the station complex complete with a large number of restaurants and cafés. Food in the hotel is of course at hotel prices but there are lots of options in and around the station. Also the hotel offers guests a discount card for use at hotel restaurants. At certain times the lobby/concierge is bustling with people usually with non resident guests so you may need to be patient. Overall though service is efficient, staff are friendly and English is widely spoken. Room rates probably reflect a premium for the location and convenience.
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- Beautiful 15-story hotel atop Kyoto Station - Broadband connection in all guest and banquet rooms - Easy access to Kansai Airport. ... more less
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