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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Kanra for 3 nights during our visit to Kyoto. It's located only 10 min taxi drive from the station, and 10 min taxi drive from Downtown, so easy to get everywhere. We walked to the centre most of the time and also did one day trip to Hiroshima, since we could get there on 2 hour bullet... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely design hotel. The rooms really do look like the pictures. We had a twin room, which meant surprisingly huge and comfortable beds, so well beyond king when put together (hotel had already arranged that). The room was anyway very spacious, with a large tatami seating area. The wooden bathtub was very nice and comfy and I... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Hotel, outstanding rooms, not a Japanese size very spacious, modern at the same time with very traditional Japanese touch. Very good location, good breakfast, everything was very good. Perfect place to start visiting the beautiful Kyoto.

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ホテルカンラ京都, Reservations Department at Hotel Kanra Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. We are ecstatic to hear that you are satisfied with our service. We would very much look forward to welcoming you again, certainly at any time. Thank you! More

Sofia, Bulgaria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best hotel design-wise I had been to so far. It was relaxing to just sit and chill. We had a big double room and it was amazing. Bathtub from bamboo, separate toilet, enormous bed. The room was the biggest I have been to in Japan and top 5 ever :) The best was the design - think... More

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ホテルカンラ京都, Reservations Desk at Hotel Kanra Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. We are very glad to know that we could "amaze" you with the designs of our hotel. Please come back to us in different period of the year, then you may see the other plants we display and decorate here and there, and you will see the changes even in the lightings... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great hotel with a sleek modern style mixed with tradition. The sink/shower/and tub were very modern with upgrades. The sitting room had tatami floors and shoji windows. The beds were comfortable with yokata robes to wear. The staff was wonderful and watched our luggage on our last day as we went site seeing. They had a special... More

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ホテルカンラ京都, Reservations Department at Hotel Kanra Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. We are only grateful to hear that you are satisfied with our service. We indeed have a convenient access to most of the Kyoto's signature spots. We look forward to welcoming and serving you again, anytime. Thank you! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to spend our honeymoon in Japan and, after seeing the amazing design of the rooms, we decided to book this hotel for the two nights we would spend in Kyoto. Obviously it wasn't cheap but the money was totally worth it. We stayed in a Maisonette room and it was just as the pictures show. The wooden bathtub... More

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ホテルカンラ京都, Reservations Department at Hotel Kanra Kyoto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing our hotel to stay for your honeymoon Japan trip. We really are overwhelmed to receive such praising comments on our service / facility from you. Please try the other types of rooms when we get to have you with us, again. Though we certainly adore the maisonette featured rooms, we understand it may come... More

china
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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 choosing our hotel to stay with. It is our pure pleasure to do what we could to cater the best service possible to our guests. We would diligently make effort to sophisticate our service, as we very much appreciate your honest comments and kindly shared ideas. We look forward to welcoming and serving you again.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 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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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. It was our huge honour to have you accommodated for your Honeymoon Kyoto trip. We could only hope that the memory would stay as vividly with our Yukata brought back to your home. We would very much look forward to serving you, again. Thank you! More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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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. All the staffs here at Hotel Kanra Kyoto are more than happy to help making your trip as extraordinary as possible! Suggesting and organizing the exclusive plan of yours, including those places to dine, is nothing but our pure pleasure. We would very much look forward to serving you, again, and to... More

Santa Barbara, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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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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 choosing our hotel to stay with. Please know that we are the one feeling grateful for being found by you whom we were only pleased to welcome and serve. Also, please kindly note that we, and our beloved town Kyoto, still have more to offer you. We all look forward to serving you again. Thank... 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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