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APA Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawadori

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1 Nishi Aburakoji-cho, Shiokoji Aburakojidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8236, Kyoto Prefecture
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Pietarsaari, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel for 12 nights in October 2014. Our room was really tiny. When you entered there was a short corridor and the bathroom to the right. In the bathroom there was a hip-bath, a sink and a typical Japanese toilet. This room was also very small. There was no place to keep your luggage besides in... More 

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Taking that I only stayed in the room at night, I think it's good enough. Location is very good and convenient especially if you traveled among cities by train. There're also super market and restaurants nearby which make it convenient in terms of food too. Staffs were quite nice with English. Stayed 3 nights there.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read a lot of reviews that said that Japanese rooms are typically small but this room was tiny and by far the smallest room we staying in while in Japan. The bed is only slightly bigger than a single bed, even though the description state double bed, and for 2 adults was very tight! There is no storage room... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

After being shown to a corner room on the smoking floor which stank of smoke.. which as a non smoker was vile and the room was not much better tbh I complained and was moved to a new room on a different floor straight away. I was unsure if i was shown a bad room on purpose (smelled, corner room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The hotel is about a 5 minute walk away from the train station. The hotel smells of smoke! Ever where! The hotel staff were friendly and spoke decent enough English. The room is well… quite possibly the smallest room I have ever been in! The bed is only slightly bigger than a single bed (120x195cm) even though the description state... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Booked this hotel based upon proximity to Kyoto station and Trip Advisor reviews. Can't say that I'm overly impressed. We booked for 2 adults and a child, however room really is not large enough to accomodate 3 people. Room looks "tired" and definitely needs a refresh. Fridge is inoperative. Dirt on some walls and stained curtains. Did I mention room... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

But clean. Maybe less so than Japanese standards but for price and location more positive than negative. On the negative side the bed was small but like everyone else has said very uncomfortable! The housekeeping and additionally you get make up for it. Every day you are provided with (new) toothbrush,toothpaste,hairbrush,ear buds, slippers, robes, disposable shavers and bath sponges. Oh... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Having read recent reviews of this hotel I can only agree with most of the comments. We stayed two nights as part of our motorcycle tour and our double room was compact to say the least.Once we had our luggage in the room it filled the available floor space and made occupying the room quite a challenge. It was the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

The location of this hotel is a short walk from the train station and has free in-room wifi which is about the only good part I can say in this review. The room size is incredibly small (even by Japan standards) whereby the room was barely big enough for one person (let alone the two of us who stayed). Our... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The APA chain is a typical Japanese chain that was made for business travelers that spend 1 or maximum 2 days away from home. The standard is typical Japanese, so tiny rooms, no closet, tiny bathroom, tiny beds, no noise insulation and so on... For a foreigner point of view it's a terrible experience, but if you analyze it through... More 

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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