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Hotel Kanra Kyoto

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose this hotel due to the positive ratings and this hotel didn't fail to impress us. We stayed at the main building double room. Room: very bright lighting unlike some older comments. Bed is comfortable. Housekeeping has done a good job. Design: really like the design of the room, and the gate for the room. Location: a convenient 15 min...

Thank Fatlittlepear
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to describe - it's sort of like a zen atmosphere with a modern ryokan touch. Great shower and tub. Room is big by Japanese standards. Bed was very comfortable. Location is just a few blocks from the train station, and subway. Right next door to famous Temple. 7/11 next door. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank Simonandfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feels like a minimalist Ryokan. For those that want that authentic Japanese experience but don't feel like sleeping on a cold hard floor... Beautifully designed hotel. The staff are so helpful and nice.

Thank Kaarina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I (2 adults, 1 child) stayed at the Hotel Kanra for 3 nights and we all agree it is one of the best hotels we have stayed at, certainly in terms of service. Modern, well appointed rooms with a traditional, Japanese touch. The rooms are big and the design impeccable. They have really thought of everything. Nice...

Thank Mike H
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As first time visitors to Japan, the Hotel Kanra could not have been more welcoming after our very long flight from the US. The staff was so nice, friendly and helpful. The tea at check in was a lovely surprise. The ambience was the best we experienced during our trip, from the zen garden in each room entrance to the...

Thank Melinda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Japan to celebrate our 8th anniversary and decided to stay in Hotel Kanra Kyoto and do NOT regret our decision! We loved the rooms, a total japanese experience! Staff was extremely helpful, we had a delightful stay. I still miss the toilet jaja

Thank Cristina S
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff - they honestly could not have done any more for us. Cool hotel, easy walk to main train station and subway with luggage, one of the best showers you will ever have. Would absolutely stay again, if only for the gorgeous smell when you walk in and upstairs coffee area.

Thank galvin312
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at Hotel Kanra. It's located in a quieter area of town but only a few steps from Gojo Station or a straight 15min walk to Kyoto Station. The staff were friendly, professional & accommodating. Sakura helped us with check in & she tried her best to attend to our request of foam pillows &...

1Thank ManChaTeas
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The rooms are lovely. Modern yet Japanese. Loved the bath... Rooms: are large by any standard. There is a theme for the rooms and hotel. I would describe it as "modern Japanese" [whatever that means] So you have all the mod cons but with the localised feel! Clean, of course. Love the toilet seats.... Service: There are no doormen, concierges...

1Thank ryanhong
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful design hotel. The hotel welcomed you with a pleasant smell of wood. Very friendly staff who helped us to book taxi and give good advice for sightseeing places. The hotel is super clean. Room is spacious and they also provided yakuta for adults and kids. We loved the wooden bathtub and the bathroom design. It's only 10 minutes walk...

Thank Anh P

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Hotel Kanra Kyoto is a modern designed hotel in style, and yet aiming to acquire and provide the uniquely sophisticated service of Ryokans(the traditional Japanese hotels) to every single guest. The 68 rooms decorated with the minimal touches and scents of Kyoto are the "Small Luxury". Once you step in to the lobby, you are immersed in the cozy warmth in the sun and the rejuvenating coolness under the shades of the green leaves that will emotionally take you to the front garden of the "MA-CHI-YA"(the historic Kyoto's townhouses).Our famous Hiba-cypress wooden bathtub and a separate shower are built in each room.We would do our best to assist your trip in Kyoto to be the precious memory of a lifetime.*Free Wi-Fi throughout the facility.*Located approx. 12minutes on foot from the Central Exit at JR Kyoto station, 1 minute walk from the Exit 8 at Gojo Subway Stop to your right(the South direction). ... more   less 

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Address: 190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8176, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: ₹ 14,935 - ₹ 58,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Kanra Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 68
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#2 Family Hotel in Kyoto
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“all rooms seem equally nice”
 of 5 bubbles danheyhk, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“4 o 5th floor great view of Higashi Hongan-ji temple”
 of 5 bubbles JulieOdon, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Annex Double Rooms are a great value & big enough for couples, but probably not suitable for families.”
  • I loved the little elevated
  • Not a great shot, but you can see the fantastic cypress wood tub & excellent shower.
  • A view into the Annex Double Room—note the shoji screen, which allows separation w/o blocking li
  • The lovely genkan area contributes to the room's unique sense-of-place.
 of 5 bubbles edotkim, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the older building of the hotel, and the rooms are bigger than the newer rooms in the new building.”
 of 5 bubbles R1792XAmiked, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I had a room facing the buddist temple on the original wing and it was quiet even on a weekend night.”
 of 5 bubbles lvsena, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
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