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El Inn Kyoto

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   13 higashisannocho, Higashikujo, Minamiku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8004, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This hotel has good location and nice service. The room is clean and well equipped. A good choice to meet our budget.

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Portland, Oregon
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27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The El Inn is an interesting place. Of course, the room was clean, but it also smelled of cigarette smoke. Not enough to change rooms, but I thought we'd asked for a non-smoking room. Well, the room was so clean, so.....no biggie. The staff was helpful and polite. The hotel is well-located for transportation. The breakfast was just okay. Even... More

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Hong Kong, China
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Good mattress, very clean and comparatively big room. Just a bit noisy as my room is right in front of the railway. I must have to close the wood shade to eliminate the noise from the moving trains. Good location where just next to the Kyoto station, airport limousine stops at the road right in front of the hotel.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. Service was perfect, very friendly English speaking staff, ready to help with anything needed. The location was also great, right across the street from the JR station and bus terminal, which made it easy to go to any Kyoto attraction or a day trip to the surrounding areas,... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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48 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The location is convenient for coming and going to the central station, but the rest of the hotel is like a poor business hotel in some lost corner of the country. Do not use it for vacation. Nevertheless, the price is quite low, rooms are clean and internet is free. Breakfast is outsourced to an attached fast-food. The hotel has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

i've stayed at this hotel during trip to Japan for a conference. location was perfect, as I could easily find the hotel upon arriving shinkansen train from Tokyo. The people at reception were very nice and welcoming, check in was very fast. though in hotel there is no wi-fi, but at the reception you receive special cable, and speed of... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

The staff was always cheerful and friendly. My check-in time last for more than 15 min and they apologised for this and gave me a small packet of cosmetic papers (face oil absorbing ones) of a famous kyoto brand (the one with a caricature woman face logo) as a token of thanks for my patience. Very thoughtful indeed. The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

Me and my colleague (both are females) stayed for 4 days. The hotel is very close to the station. Ambience is also good. Room service is par excellent. Rooms are spacious enough that easily 2 can accommodate. Washrooms are also very neat and clean with large bath tub. The towels and kiminos are daily changed. There is a facility for... More

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Dayton, OH
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

This hotel is very convenient to the station and a fair value for what you get. Rooms are a little larger than I expected and normal-sized by Japanese standards, and the bathroom is a common Toto molded style unit. There is a nice buffet in the downstairs restaurant, but it is not included in the room rate.

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Address: 13 higashisannocho, Higashikujo, Minamiku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8004, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Inn Kyoto 3.5*
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