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APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers state, the rooms are small. But we knew this going on as the room size was stated. I recommend a twin room for two people ( two twin beds vs one larger bed) since this allows for better 'traffic' flow for two people. Comfortable beds and they provided us each with a yukata and slippers. Room was...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. As you mentioned, we recommend tourists with two people to stay twin room instead of double room since it has little more space and you can adjust two beds. Also, you can see Yasaka shrine from some of our twin rooms, so we can try to arrange your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my visit in Kyoto. The location is centred with almost all tourist spot. It is accessible by bus and with 5 mins walk from the subway. It ka also about 3 minutes walk on the main street of Gion called 'Hanamikoji'... Ive been to other Apa hotel and this is one, i loved it. It is spacious...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT and leaving a kind review. We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our location and staff. About the things left behind, we always try to reach the customers who are staying so that we won't miss a thing. Even after the customers leaves,...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good choice if you want to explore the area of Shijo and Gion. The train station of Keihan railway (Gion-Shijo) is nearby.I can even see Hanamikoji, meiko and geisha by my window, that's amazing! Just like you have a live painting in your room! We reserved a semi-double room and a single room, both of them are clean and well-equipped,...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel, APA GION EXCELLENT HOTEL and giving us nice comment. It is so glad to hear that you had such as good time in Kyoto. The location which any transportation or restaurants are in walking distance is one of the best parts of our hotel. The room in our hotel is made purposely small...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in kyoto... the location is perfect... lies on gion district the geisha district of tokyo... 2 minutes walking from gion station and around 15 minutes walking to pontocho alleys and all the departement stores... While the room is quite comfy and clean.. well enough for us... for the final touch you can stop by starbucks...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at APA HOTEL GION HOTEL and giving us your time to write your comment on this website. The gion areas which near by this hotel are called Geisha spot here. Depends on time,you might see Maiko or Geiko fortunately. It is very glad to hear that you were satisfied with our location and our guest rooms....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Spent 2 nights here. Excellent location on the main drag ! Very basic style Hotel with very small rooms. They would have to be classified as outdated. Lift is very small and quite slow. The amenities in the room are very basic but tidy. Soft bed is the only highlight in the room and it can be quite noisy overlooking...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for stating at here, APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. However, we apologize that we could not make you feel satisfied with our guest room and facility. Our guest room is made small on purpose to make everything possible without going out of the bed. It is very helpful for business person but on the other hand, it might...

Singapore
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the Gion Shijo station on the Keihan line. No problem locating the hotel upon exit from the subway station as we followed the instruction on the Google map. The walk to the hotel is lined with shops selling Japanese tidbits, souvenirs and restaurants. You just have to look out for a...

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京都祇園ホテル, front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. We are very glad to hear that you liked the location and enjoyed your Kyoto trip. As you mentioned, our hotel is located in center of Gion and there are lot of place that you can eat, see and learn. From Kyoto station, you can take a city bus or...

Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Slightly bigger rooms than the usual APA with all the great service and clean rooms they provide. Everything you would want in a room and staff are as always very friendly. You could not be any closer to Yosaka Shrine than here and there is a Starbucks literally below your room to get your day going, who also have very...

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京都祇園ホテル, Flont clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at here, APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. Also, thank you so much for staying at our hotel chain for many times. As you mentioned, our hotel is located in center of Gion area where many places to eat and transportation that you can easily go to all the sightseeing spots in walking distance. We are so...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel at last minute. There were only two rooms left. My parents took one and the other we took. We were allocated a smoking level. The whole floor stank of stale cigarettes and constantly a fresh waft of cigarette smoke could be smelt despite AC and open windows. The room and toilet were essentially a capsule sized...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying at here APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT and giving us a comment. We are terribly sorry for making you feel upset with our guest room. About size of our guest room, it is made small and compact on purpose to make everything possible without going out of the bed. At the same time, we...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

For a recent trip to Kyoto, I decided to stay at a local hotel knowing that it would be hot and humid at night. Due to various summer festivities in Kyoto, hotel rooms were very limited but luckily I found one at an APA location. Like all other APA hotels I have stayed at, the room was larger than what...

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京都祇園ホテル, front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at here APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. We are truly thankful for staying at our hotel chain for many times. Also, we are glad to hear that you liked our guest room and location. As you mentioned, our hotel is located in center of Gion city and everything is in walking distance. Although, we apologize that...

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

APA hotel Gion in Kyoto is a basic hotel with basic amenities. Room small and clean. No issue as we are out sightseeing from morning to evening. Reception check-in a little slow. Location is very convenient to shops, eating places and subway station.

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at here APA HOTEL KYOTO GION EXCELLNT. Also, we appreciate the time you wrote a review. Referring to the guest room and amenities, they are quite simple but high quality. We hope that we could help you to make your stay comfortable and satisfiable even just a little. On the other hand, we are deeply sorry...

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Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Food & drink at the hotel
Bar Gion
Bar Gion
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Fusion
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent

Address: 555 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: ₹ 5,785 - ₹ 24,163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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