Very clean hotel, staff are very polite. We booked 3 rooms, room rate are expensive during the peak season, maple leave (24th-28th Nov 2019). Room are very small not much space to move around, however we spent most of the time outside and return to the hotel at night. There is also a SPA at the top floor for hotel guests.
I have now stayed in 2 of the APA hotels in Kyoto - one of which I have previously reviewed. This visit, I stayed in the APA Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawadori. Much like the Ekimae hotel the room was TINY. This time, I was forced to put my suitcase under the bed, as there was no other space (apart from directly behind the door) for my luggage. There was enough hanging space for about 5 shirts and one pair of pants. Decor of this hotel is an improvement on the Ekimae Hotel. Unfortunately, the fridge in the room was turned off when I arrived. I read something in the room that indicated that the hotel would prefer me to use the vending machine, but the vending machine didn't dispense the items that I wanted, so I purchased them from the "7-11" next door. Bed was comfortable (apart from being a little small), and the pillows were good. I am a smoker the the room included and air purifying device, which seemed to work reasonably well. There are 3 lifts in this hotel, so access to the lobby was not really an issue. Free WiFi in this hotel was not very good for Japanese standards, but it was functional. Staff were friendly. Location is good relative to Kyoto Station. Took me about 13 minutes to walk to the train platform each morning. There is a good Ramen restaurant and coffee shop less than 1 minute walk from the lobby.…
This is a business hotel within 5 minute walking distance from Kyoto station - so it's very convenient to go in and out of Kyoto. It's also super easy to get taxis in the area. There are also some great shopping malls nearby and you have access to lots of restaurants inside the Kyoto station area. The room was however the smallest of all my hotel rooms in Japan (which in general has very small hotel rooms).
One of my best stays in Japan. Walking distance from the train station (trust me, you want that). I did gamble when I booked a hotel with such a low rating, but it paid off. Have not tried the spa, but coin laundry machines where new (it did take 2 hrs to finish washing which included detergent then drying). Next to many convenient stores. I really liked the big screen TV that you can screen cast to it for free.
It's seems like over 130 rooms are facing each other like the picture below. My room was on the highest floor but I could see only beds in other rooms and my bed was visible to others. It's not a hotel but a prison. Staff(Meise?) was incredibly unkind,she seemed to refuse to speak English and didn't inform me about anything that would normally be told at check-in.
The room is very dusty and dirty, room cleaning services do not clean up properly and give no attention to the comfort of occupants. Initially, the bed sheet & confortor was stained with blood it was covered with dust. The wall had faded blood stains too right by the bed I sleep in and which I try really hard to ignore. Along the days of accomodation, toilet foot mat, bed sheets, towels are not changed and we need to call them every time to get them changed. Mineral water are often forgotten to be given to each rooms. Furthermore, there were a japanese couple next door that threw things and slammed doors during their fight, this is one of the worst hotel experience so far in my whole life after travelling so often during my stay in different countries. There care towards hospitality is very irresponsible and unprofessional. Please take note not to be tricked by their low price.…
It was February, 2019, when I stopped in this hotel. The hotel is notable for excellent location (about 8-10 minutes of slow walking from Kyoto station) and an onsen at the top floor. The staff at the reception was traditionally affable and spoke absolutely understandable English so my check in / check out procedures went absolutely flawless. The first impression matched my expectations pretty well. Small single bed room typical for 3* Japanese hotels with full set of essential accessories and standard bathroom, quite a big TV-set with limited free local channels and rather narrow writing-table where I could barely accommodate my small laptop. The hotel itself looked not very new but interiors and rooms wasn't worn out at all. WiFi service worked well everywhere in the hotel, I experienced no problems accessing the Internet. Now about some not numerous though a bit annoying problems that I experienced. The soundproof was rather average if not bad. I could hear not only the noise coming from the corridor but also from the neighbouring room right through the wall. Thanks God my neighbours were quiet enough. :-) Despite announced, the cleaning was taking place not between 11am - 1pm, it started much earlier. Another trouble I stumbled upon was high humidity and the condensate coming out on the wall faced out the street. It was due to poor thermo-insulation, I guess, and it's not a big problem unless you place your things near the wall. Be warned if you travel in winter. And last little trouble to be meant was slightly forgetful room staff. They once forgot to leave me a complimentary bottle of water. :-) All in all the hotel was not bad for his value. If you are not searching for an extra comfort and don't want to spend much money - you have my recommendation.…
Within walking distance of Kyoto station so it's very convenient. As per most Japanese city hotels in this price range the rooms are tiny, ok for single travellers but no room to move if there are 2 of you with luggage. Despite the limited floor space there's a big bed, 32" flat screen TV, upmarket toiletries and off course a heated toilet seat. There's a spa/big bathroom on the 11th floor if you don't mind going naked with the locals, there's also a washing machine and vending machines as well as a convenience store next door. Good buffet western & Japanese breakfasts.
I stayed there three nights From 20th it was great ,close to Kyoto train station. A short walk. But, there is another APA hotel before there Horikawadori. Facilities are good. With Onsen style on roof. Restaurant attached. Seven Eleven right next door. Close to temples and buses to sites further away.
The hotel is clean and the staff are very nice. The rooms are ok but small, however there is no real external light (opening the windows just gives you a view of the opposite wall). The western breakfast is very restricted (the Japanese selection seems a little better).