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Hotel Kanra Kyoto

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   185 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Rokujo Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8176, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 141 hotels in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a hotel that hides its light under a bushel. It is somewhat of a drab looking building, tucked away on a corner, with a basement entrance located around the corner. But, don't let this fool you. The rooms are very nice and comfortable. The service is of the highest quality. The staff go the extra mile at every... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a small unassuming side street, this lovely hotel offers some very nice rooms. The configuration on the room/bathroom is simply gorgeous (Note that the traditional wooden bath tub is a treat, especially with supplied bath salts). Rooms included stylish yukatas (the wife actually bought one from the hotel...). Breakfast, either Continental or Japanese style, was delicious and presented... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully understated decor. Very helpful staff on all matters including laundry, shopping and sightseeing, with a genuine interest in guests enjoying the hotel and all of Kyoto. I stayed four nights so chose a deluxe room for comfort and relaxation. It had plenty of space and amenities. Lesser rated reviews seem mainly driven by room size, but then not it's... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect upscale Japanese experience. Beautiful large contempory Japanese interiors. Well designed. Wood tubs, excellent a/c, terrific helpful bilingual staff. Free power assist bicycles. The perfect Kyoto hotel. Would not stay anywhere else in Kyoto. Bought their kimonos given for use on stay. Excellent restaurants for soba two blocks anyway. Super clean laundermat blocks away. Used the bikes for that. Glad... More

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Paris, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The room was huge and the ofuro bathtub in the bathroom is great to relax. It is a very good choice if you are looking for modern mixing japanese style. The location is excellent, not far from station and main attractions. The japanese breakfast was great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Kanra Kyoto was wonderful, most of their staff spoke excellent English and the ones who did not still have good enough skills to understand what we wanted. We did have some Japanese speaking ability which also helped. We stayed for four nights and I loved every moment of our time at Kanra. The wooden baths are so lovely after a... More

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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Hotel Kanra is about 10 minute walk from the Kyoto station and 1 train stop away from the main shopping alley. It is located in a small alley and you can easily walk by without noticing it. We had google map to navigate from Kyoto station and if we did not look up, we would have missed the sign of... More

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Tokyo, Japan
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you are looking for chic Kyoto, well located ( 10 minutes walking straight from Kyoto Station, 10 minutes biking to Kiomizudera Temple and best traditional small alleys for shopping around this temple), great contemporary Japanese interior with spacy rooms (which is a real luxury in Japan), and great service, Hotel Kanra Kyoto will not dissapoint. We particularly loved the... More

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ホテルカンラ京都, 予約担当 at Hotel Kanra Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. The Kanra's exclusive YUKATA is one of our top-selling merchandises. We hope it is now something that reminds you of us, and your stay in Kyoto. We look forward to welcoming and serving you again, anytime. Thank you! More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Spent two nights in this hotel which was two nights too many. Real style over substance as the room had very limited storage space, lighting so poor that had to take hot water in a glass and mirror to window to shave. Impossible to read in bed. Western breakfast was ok, bed comfortable and location ok.

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Management response:

Thank you so much for choosing our hotel to stay with. We would diligently make effort to sophisticate our service, as we very much appreciate your feedback. Please do ask us for the extra light stands and other requests, the next time we are serving you. Thank you. More

London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We spent 12 days in Japan and stayed in 6 different hotels. The Kanra was the best by far. The rooms are spacious and very private with a wooden screen that separates the entry from the hallway. While it is very modern and has an excellent shower and enormous bed, it maintains a traditional feel with a wooden bath, low... More

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Address: 185 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Rokujo Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8176, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Kanra Kyoto 4*
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Hotel Kanra Kyoto is a modern designed hotel in style, and yet aiming to acquire and provide the uniquely sophisticated service of Ryokans(the traditional Japanese hotels) to every single guest. The 29 rooms decorated with the minimal touches and scents of Kyoto are the “Small Luxury”. Once you step in to the lobby, you are immersed in the cozy warmth in the sun and the rejuvenating coolness under the shades of the green leaves that will emotionally take you to the front garden of the “MA-CHI-YA”(the historic Kyoto’s townhouses).Our famous Hiba-cypress wooden bathtub and a separate shower are built in each room.We would do our best to assist your trip in Kyoto to be the precious memory of a lifetime.*Free Wi-Fi throughout the facility.*Located approx. 12minutes on foot from the Central Exit at JR Kyoto station, 1 minute walk from the Exit 8 at Gojo Subway Stop to your right(the South direction). ... more   less 
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