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Hotel Alpha Kyoto

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sanjo-agaru-nisigawa, Kawaramachidori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8031 , Japan
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Ranked #95 of 139 hotels in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Very basic hotel. Old and musky. First room heater wasn't working so they shifted us to another room. Big regret because its even smaller and the window faces the wall. WiFi is almost non-existent. Toilet was super small. I could not even stretch my arms out sideways (and I'm only 5 feet). Half the basin cuts into the bathtub which... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed here for one night. Needed an inexpensive room close to shops and main walking area. Great hotel for the price. Small but clean rooms. I even got a little bit of a view. Free wifi. The only downside for me was that I had rented a bike near Kyoto Station, but the hotel doesn't provide secure bicycle parking, so... More

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Convenient location, reasonably clean and the small room size is to be expected given the budget price, but the mattresses and pillows are in desperate need of replacement - very lumpy! That, combined with the stuffiness of the room (there is air-con, but in early April it was still set to hot air), meant I had possibly the worst sleep... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The hotel was decent, at least for the cheaper price and location. But you pay for what you get: horrible pillows, dirty bedcover, small room, and staff that barely understands and speaks English. The location is good: Super close to a subway stop and a bunch of buses, and right on Kawaramachi street---full of restaurants and shops. A “gourmet city”... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Small room, as with everywhere in Japan! Perfectly clean, average size bathroom and room for here. Very convenient location, 1 block from Kyotoshiyakushomae Station and 1.1k from the Gion district. Good place to explore the town from!! Free WiFi too :) always a plus for researching the city :)

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Irvine, California
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43 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This hotel is cheap compared to other hotels in the neighborhood and sits at a very convenient location in a downtown area within walking distance from a few stations. I stayed here for multiple nights. On the first night, I regretted for the first time having taken the tripadvisor advice for this hotel. Hotel itself is okay, but the smell... More

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Osaka
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Very old, the carpet and walls are dirty and stained, and the worst was the bed. I couldn't help scratching eveywhere on my skin because felt so itchy in bed, too old bed. Free coffee machine was out of order when I arrived. At the front, people were kind but I'll never stay in this hotel.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The staff were very pleasant & helpful, but the carpets in the hotel badly needed a clean. Breakfast was provided at a price ,but the staff told us a good place close by ,very good. hotel is very well placed to the city centre.The best thing about this hotel is its location.

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Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I have stayed at Hotel Alpha in December 2011, during a longer trip through Japan. The hotel is extremely well positioned, very close to Gyon, the city centre, the river, subway and bus stops. The surrounding area is full of well priced restaurants, there's a 7/11 around the corner, Loft and Uniqlo are also close. The lobby was probably the... More

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KL, Malaysia
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Hi, we are 3 couple going to kyoto on 3 Feb 2011, I have booked three non smoking room true Agoda.com. When we check in, the front desk inform us only available one non smoking room for us. I am so sad about this, finally their off us a japanese room for 4 person. I am grad the staff is... More

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Address: Sanjo-agaru-nisigawa, Kawaramachidori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8031 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #95 of 139 hotels in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Alpha Kyoto 2.5*
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