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El Inn Kyoto

13 higashisannocho, Higashikujo, Minamiku, Kyoto 601-8004, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #138 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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    4.5 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in March because all the backpackers were booked out during cherry blossom period.The location of the hotel is great. Reception staff are friendly. Room is in a good size and daily full housekeeping service is provided.The hotel wifi is free but so slow. Make sure you borrow a WIFI router from hotel... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Located quite near Kyoto station, El Inn hotel is very convenient, just one minute walk from the station.The hotel is so called business hotel, therefore,you cannot find any amusement in the hotel, however,it will be no problem if you only require minimum service with quiet and comfortable room and service.This is one of the biggest hotels in Kyoto, so you... More 

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

When entering the hotel premises you get a feeling of quality and service level which usually requires a higher price to obtain. Good design, no wear and tear, professional staff, nice room and bed, good breakfast, nice lobby for working or entertaining your visitors. The hotel is easy to find if you arrive in underground tunnels, as it is located... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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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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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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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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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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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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Oslo, Norway
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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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Staying in Southern Kyoto

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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