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El Inn Kyoto

13 higashisannocho, Higashikujo, Minamiku, Kyoto 601-8004, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #142 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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39 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
58 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Oslo, Norway
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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24 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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