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We had the executive suite and it was a very pleasant stay. The neighborhood is very quiet and a pleasure to walk around in. There is easy access to the palace and a subway station is nearby. The best part was the friendly service.
We had a 3 night stay at the screen. I was very disappointed when we first arrived a very small reception area, a small lounge on the floor below. Our bedroom was a good size in white I believe other rooms are in black. The...More
This hotel is quite western and not at all like a ryokan. It’s a small boutique hotel with excellent service. The Japanese breakfast was lovely. The room was dark with no windows or view and oddly designed. Located near the imperial palace but not close...More
Although we had a great stay, I'm reviewing this hotel to share my feelings. This hotel is not for everyone, it was 15 mins away from the heart of the city. This was meant to be a boutique hotel with a Japanese touch, there was...More
This is a very small, boutique hotel with a modern facade and lobby and "interesting" rooms. The front desk staff speaks excellent English and was very helpful in helping us navigate Kyoto.
Our room was a larger "suite" on the top floor. The room was...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.