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600-8494 Kyoto, Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku Shijo Nishinotouin 59-61 , Japan – Show map
|Double Room with Small Double Bed - Non-Smoking|
|Double Room with Small Double Bed - Smoking|
|Double Room - Non-Smoking|
|Double Room - Smoking|
|Twin Room - Non-Smoking|
|Twin Room - Smoking|
|Deluxe Room - Non-Smoking|
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Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo (Formerly Hotel Oaks Kyoto-Shijo)'s staff speaks: Japanese
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Air Conditioning
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Only a few steps from the Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae subway station, Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto features Western and Japanese rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 272 reviews Very good
Recommended by the Michelin Guide, the Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo is centrally located in Kyoto and is a 6-minute walk from Shijo subway station.
Score from 1733 reviews Very good
APA Hotel Kyoto-eki Horikawa-Dori is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Station and a 5-minute drive from Higashi and Nishi Hongan-ji temples.
Score from 284 reviews Good
The Guest House In Kyoto Highland Shimabara is a 3-minute walk from Nishi Hongan-ji Temple's north exit and a 15-minute walk from JR Kyoto Train Station.
Score from 671 reviews Excellent
close to bus route and the underground subway - short 2 stop to main station of kyoto
Location was close everything, especially 3mins walk to the subway. Staff were helpful and polite. Some of the staffs speak very good English.
The room was the smallest among all the hotels we stayed during our travelling in Kansai area. However it's very clean and tidy.
Great value for money
Good location, near metro stations, restaurants nearby, one familymart besides
Non-smoking rooms not available
Good location and great room
The staff didn't smile even though it was the smile hotel
The hotel was really easy to find, it's right on the street and impossible to miss just head down Shijo street from Karasuma JR station et voila. The breakfast buffet was really great, big selection and very good quality. The room had everything I needed and more, and the service offered was excellent. Their English ability is pretty much limited to check in and check out so be prepared to test your Japanese skills.
I only have one negative remark, namely the smoking. They allow smoking here (same as many places still in Japan) which means you need to be attentive when making your booking or you may end up in a room where people have been smoking.
Location to main centre, convenience stores and relatively close to public transport is very accessible. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast is reasonable.
The bed was a bit hard, and the rooms are quite small and low ceilings. Its a no frills hotel, so no added extras, and wi-fi wasn't always reliable and hard to be reset a couple of times.
Great service, nice room even though quite small. Wifi is fast and elevator service is good.
Quite far from train station but there is bus stop nearby.
The room, services, staff, location. Couldn't fault ant of it. Fully recommend!
No complaints at all!
We had a great time at Smile Hotel Kyoto! We found it very fast and the bus connection to all the temples and shrines is very good! You have a supermarket and a conbini super close to that hotel and of course sanjo/shijo/gion (good for shopping) are also very close. The breakfast was really nice and you could choose between japanese and western style. The hotel and the rooms were very clean. The rooms were quite small but that's actually big enough as we stayed outside for the whole day!
It was loud, eventhough our room was in the 9th floor. We think that is was the aircon, probably.
The reception at Smile hotel is, maybe, the only place in Japan where people do not smile. Anyway, the staff may had just had a bad day.
Close to main street (5 minutes) Close to subway (5minutes)
We booked a smoking room even though we didn't smoke, it was tough but we got through it.
The location is very convenient: Near the crossing of the city's two subway lines, three stops from the railway station and in Mid Downtown.
The emergency staircase was jammed with detergent bottles, brooms, buckets, matresses and even spare beds - from the 12th floor down to the 1st!! And there were not many smiles on the lips of the crew - despite the name...
Price Personnel not verr friendly. Not japanese standard
- Location is very good, very convenient to take the bus or subway; - Supermarket Fresco is cross the street
- Most of the time, the WIFI connection was weak
The hotel has an amazing location that was walking distance to two major shopping/food areas, Shinkyogoku Street and the Kawaramachi shopping area. If you continue your walk, you will also hit the river which crosses into Gion, the Geisha District. So much to see & do within walking distance! The amenities of the hotel are great and beyond the basic budget hotel. A very comfortable stay. There's also a 711 nearby for any ATM runs or late night snacks.
I reserved a non-smoking room but when I arrived, my room smelled very strongly of smoke. When I first called down to ask if I had been placed in the wrong room, they told me to turn on the fan & use a febreeze type spray to mask the smell. It took 3 phone calls & 2 room visits by the staff before I was moved to another room. Once I was in a non-smoke smelling room, my stay was fantastic!
Large 4-person room Separated bathing area, toilet seat and basin Car rental company just next door, very convenient for car rental
The room is small and doesn't value in the price
Housekeeping was good.
Hard to connect to the hotel wifi. There was no air conditioning. Only heat. The room was stuffy unless you open the windows. Felt that our safety has been compromised as there was a ledge with hand rails outside the room that allow people to walk and maybe climb in.
breakfast and location
wifi almost not present
The location was great. It was right in the middle of Kyoto with great access to many bus lines, subway lines, and just a stop from the main Kyoto station. There were restaurants close by as well. The breakfast was decent. It was not a very American breakfast, but had some options. They do watch your bags for you if you arrive early or depart and want to leave your bags for a day. They also offer umbrellas to borrow.
The wifi didn't work in the room most of the time. When it did work it was very slow. The room was very hot and was not adjustable. This meant that throughout the night we had to open and close a window to keep a constant temperature. The room was VERY small and Incredibly expensive for such rustic accommodation.
Comfy bed, hotel was just 4 blocks away from the subway.
The staff weren't as friendly as expected.
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