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APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   806 Minami Fudodocho Shiokoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8234, Japan (Kyoto Station)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loved this hotel. We took two rooms and while the rooms were very small, the size was typical and absolutely in line with other value hotels we have experienced in Japan. I had booked online and check-in was fast and easy. Reception staff were efficient and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable; the room air conditioning worked... More

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14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Location of the hotel is great! Just a few minutes' walk from Kyoto Station, a hub for trains and buses. There's a Mcdonald's, Starbucks and a convenience store nearby. Seattle's Best coffee at the lobby of the hotel, where you can have a cup of coffee or tea after a day's worth of sightseeing and just relax, appreciate the view... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This hotel was within walking distance of the train station, which was a huge plus!!!! Yes, the rooms are tiny, but it was expected! The staff was really friendly and it was also within walking distance to nearby restaurants and bars!

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Bloomington, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I can't complain: this was one of the last rooms available on a last minute booked business trip at the tail end of Sakura. There simply were not enough rooms in the city. Hotel Granvia was my preferred route, but I chose APA for it's proximity to the station and that other reviewers called it clean. The good news is... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Our party of four stayed at this hotel. It's location is excellent, being close to Kyoto station and bus depot. The reception staff were frienly and very helpful. Once we reached our rooms, two doubles, we wondered how we could cope with the tiny size of the room. Once we had removed a grimy chair to the corridor we managed... More

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Tokyo, Japan
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I stayed with my family in Oct 12 on a 2 day trip to Kyoto, the best part of this hotel is that it is 3 min from the Kyoto Station, very very convenient location (for Bus and Train transport in Kyoto) Though the rooms are small they are clean and well done. Would recommend for its convenience!

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55 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to Kyoto station as a base for exploration of the sights in Kyoto. The service at checkin was very frinedly, keeping our luggage at early checkin so we could explore the city. However, the rooms were very worn out, small and not particularly clean. The hotel may be very convenient but not... More

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La Plata, Argentina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I recently had the chance to stay at this hotel. I didn't have much of an option to be honest, as most of the hotels in Kyoto were full, but I felt lucky to have found a place to stay near the station. Perhaps that is the most important thing about this hotel: it's only one block away from the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

As I arrived in Kyoto during the peak cherry blossom season it was very difficult to get a hotel room. Finally I managed to get a room at the APA Hotel which is within walking distance from the the Kyoto Main Train Station BUT the room is really "teeny weeny". No space for luggage or even to walk .....just to... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

a business hotel with small rooms, private bathroom, clean and windows that can be opened. good location for tourists who are out all day visiting beautiful Kyoto and just need a decent and clean place to sleep. The hotel is at 3 min walk from the railway station and the bus station going to all the tourist sites. Friendly reception... More

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Address: 806 Minami Fudodocho Shiokoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8234, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
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Hotel Class:3 star — APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae 3*
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