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We were part of a tour group (Great Rail Journeys / Travelmarvel) and really enjoyed our 2 night stopover. The positive was the half hourly shuttle bar to Kyoto Railway Station which is a fabulous building with oo’s of restaurants. The negative was the bathroom...More
About 15 minutes to train strain; hotel shuttle provided but check times and where to catch at railway station. Restaurants very expensive - Japanese, Chinese, Western. Nearby Royal Host restaurant across road which serves Western food. Nearby supermarket for snacks. We didn't take breakfast option...More
Wonderful location; very helpful staff and concierge; clean hotel, but small rooms. Easy walk to main Kyoto train station. Easy to access local transportation also. Concierge arranged fantastic off the beaten path restaurants for us.
The hotel is on a good location. The staff is very polite and welcoming. The room provides all you need for good night sleep. There is plenty of food to all tests. The public area is huge and contains several shops.
Very low service
Staff unable to answer to any type of questions
Far from everywhere
No restaurant, no shops in the surroundings
Queue of 45’ for breakfast
Crowdy at any time
Very disappointing for a 4 star hotel.
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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This is a beautiful hotel, with a great location and free shuttle to the train station. They do have air conditioning, but depending when you visit, you may not need it. Each room does have it's own bathroom and hair dryer... More
This is a beautiful hotel, with a great location and free shuttle to the train station. They do have air conditioning, but depending when you visit, you may not need it. Each room does have it's own bathroom and hair dryer. Kyoto is a fabulous place to visit, especially during the fall and the spring. Have a great visit.