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Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59-61 Kasabokocho, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly Hotel Oaks Kyoto-Shijo, ホテルオークス京都四条) (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #140 of 341 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a last minute booking, and it was really convenient in price and location, Clean, Good Service and it is near the subway, there is a convenience store just downstairs, you can go by foot anywhere, I recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

烏丸駅から徒歩8分程。24Hのスーパーやコンビニがすぐ近く。立地からすると京都のホテルの中でも安い。部屋は狭いが清掃は行き届いてる。チェックアウトが11:00なのは嬉しいが、9時くらいからホテルの廊下には清掃のスタッフが両サイドの部屋を掃除し始めたのでなんだか落ち着かずチェックアウトまでゆっくりできなかった。しかし部屋は綺麗なのでそこは目を瞑る。朝刊(朝日新聞)無料サービスをフロントで受けられる。コインランドリー、枕元にコンセント、使い捨てのスリッパ、Wifi、リセッシュなどは非常に嬉しい。室内の温度設定も自分で調整できる。フロントのサービスもビジネスにしては十分。出かける際にフロントで鍵を預けようとしたら、ちょうどチェックインの混雑時で一瞬困惑したが、スタッフがすぐに私の存在に気付いて対応してくれた。総合的にみて非常によかったのでまた利用したい。 Good location and price. It is not high price in Kyoto hotels. The hotel is 8 minutes walk from Karasuma railway station. Or 25minutes walk from Gion. There are supermarket and convenience store nearby. The staff can speak English and they are kind. The room is not roomy,but clean. I had get a lot of service.Wifi-free spot, deodorizing spray,... More 

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The hotel is situated in a nice spot in the city centre, the ideal position to visit Kyoto. Bus stop is just outside the entrance. Rooms are tiny for European standards however they are clan, warm and newly furnished. Go for it!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights and the hotel was clean and decent, despite the rooms being slightly small. The location however was great, within 10 minutes walk of the karasuma railway station and 15 mins down to the central area of shijo street, where all the major departmental stores and shopping can be done. Breakfast was not the best,... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not the newest hotel in the city. The rooms are small and a tad to narrow for a tall 193cm person like myself. Prices are pretty much the same around the city so I would recommend staying across the street at the "Mystay". The food is not bad if you get a meal included in your stay.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I found hairs everywhere (shower, floor, table...). Cigarette smell. No wifi. Super expensive for what they give you! My impression was that this hotel was a very bad copy of any Toyoko's hotel. The location was ok. The front desk clerk was kind. In general my stay at this hotel was not good, I would not recommend this place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hotel was very easy to find, close proximity to many cafes and shops, and walkable to such areas as Pontocho and Gion. Check-in wasn't until 15:00, we arrived at 14:00 o'clock and they wouldn't budge, so that was a little annoying. Room was clean, albeit shoebox sized--the two person bed may have been a bit of a stretch by... More 

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19 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hotel should really be called the "Neutral Expression Hotel Kyoto Shijo". It's like most mid tier hotels in Japan. Small, clean, but kind of run down and smokey. The main reason I gave this a 3 star review was the breakfast. It sucked so bad. Now I know western breakfast in Japan is normally just a disaster, but this... More 

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29 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in August 2014. Hotel is very well located – it is central, on and near main streets, major bus stop is across the street, main subway lines are just down the street. It is easy to walk and to take public transportation to almost anywhere from this hotel. Restaurants and shops are nearby. We found the... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

OK hotel. A bit further ahaid from the city center, but still at a walking distance. The lounge was nice for a bite to eat. The staff knew some English. The room was not huge, but it was OK for a Japanese hotel doom.

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Address: 59-61 Kasabokocho, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly Hotel Oaks Kyoto-Shijo, ホテルオークス京都四条)
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 138
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