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Hotel Oaks Kyoto Shijo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59-61 Kasabokocho, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8494, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #82 of 141 hotels in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stay at the hotel for 2 nights in mid May (last week). Took us almost 30 minutes to locate the hotel. The hotel is currently having a face lift and there was not a single English signboard located anywhere around or within the hotel lobby. We had to go into a few shops, stop people on the street, asked... More

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liverpool, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. The staff were friendly and helpful. It's a good location if you are here for sightseeing. But I would say the rooms need updating. Especially the bathroom and bedding. Very 80s! Other than that, I can't really complain. For the price you pay, it is a decent hotel. Also, don't buy the breakfast here.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We spent our first of 3 nights in Kyoto at the Hotel Oaks Kyoto-Shijo. Given our stay was during peak cherry blossom season, this hotel was still a decent price for the room (made through bookings.com). The location is great, just 3 blocks from the nearest subway station, and easy to find being right on the main road. We had... More

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Perth, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This hotel is in urgent need of renovation. We stayed for 3 nights on the 5th floor. The room was tiny, the furniture was old, walls had stains on them. Bathroom was a cheap plastic unit, it did not look very clean - basic toiletries were provided. There was no air-con in the room, only heater and it was too... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights during our trip. The hotel is easy to get to from Kyoto station (2 stops by subway) and a short walk from the subway station. It's in a good location and even though on a Main Street we found the room very quiet. There is a bus stop handy but we enjoyed walking everywhere. Even... More

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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This hotel is located on Shijo Dori, a major east-west street north of Kyoto station. It is about a half mile from the river where many restaurants are located, and it has easy access to the Kyoto subway system a couple of blocks away. A bus stop is a block closer than the subway that also provides good access to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We've stayed here for four night, during our Japan-Trip. It's located right at the main street of Shijo Dori. Take the subway or bus from Kyoto Station. Even though the busses are slower, it's more convenient, because they stop not far from the Hotel. The welcome and check-in in the nice lobby was very friendly. The staff here does a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights in September. The location is great - on the main street, walking distance to a lot of sightseeing an to a lot of buses and subway routes. The service was great. We were upgraded to a bigger room without additional cost and the room was lovely.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It has a good location and friendly stuff. It's not new building, but clean and cheap. The hotel located in downtown close to bus stop. It's also not far from Kyoto Railway station. The stuff gave us a usefull map with all attractions.

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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Rooms not a bad size but could have been cleaner. However all linen clean. The bed/pillows were rather hard and lumpy. The bed hurt my hips lying on my side. Fortunately slept well however as the full days sightseeing in temperatures approaching a 100F were draining. Did not eat in hotel as on one day we tried breakfast bar closed... More

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Address: 59-61 Kasabokocho, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8494, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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