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APA Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawadori

1 Nishi Aburakoji-cho, Shiokoji Aburakojidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8236, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel located near Kyoto Station, around 6 minutes to walk from Kyoto Station. Bic Camera is also near the hotel. The single room is small. The 大浴場 is not bad for the tourist after walking whole day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 mins walk from station. I have to admit that i confused with APA hotel Ekamae because you will find APA Ekamae after you walk from Kyoto station but don't worry because reception at Ekamae will show you the map and explain to you how you can find APA Eki Horikawa. For the room, Small as usual hotel in Japan... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst service I have had at any establishment in Japan. Wallpaper was peeling. Bathroom had mold. Bedroom floors seemed dirty. The bed felt like a wooden board with a sheet on top. Much worse than the APA I stayed in in Tokyo. The location is great, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

the room is really tiny. step in, and you have to get onto bed. toilet is inlaid and SMALL. but the price's ecnomical. in Kyoto you can travel almost anywhere using public transport, conviniently starting from the station. by bus, metro, or JR and Kintetsu train. there are 3 APAs near the station, this one is comparatively the farthest, an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very near to the Kyoto Jr stations, there are two APA hotel near the stations the Horikawadori is a bit further only roughly 7-10 minutes walk from the station. They have a free onsen also. The rooms were a bit outdated and the mattress very a bit hard. Overall a good place to stay if you wanted to stay for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you travel to Japan and are looking at hotels pay close attention to the room measurement details provided by each hotel. In this country, and to a lesser extent in Korea, this information is important. (I will be repeating this in quite a few of our reviews). The APA room here was small. It was fine for us as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It was last day for us to live in Japan & decided to have sightseeing in Kyoto. So this was nearest hotel to station & for sightseeing as well. breakfast is good as you have some option, but not Veg available. Neat clean & tidy But space constraint is the quality of APA hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I knew coming into this hotel that the rooms were going to be Japanese sized; however, I did not realize that I may have had more space in a capsule hotel. The room was dirty, and the bathroom was modular in a particularly awful shade of "old yellow." Furthermore, the walls couldn't be thicker than cardboard as I could hear... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A 4/5 minute walk from train station, very handy and pretty much in the middle of town or just off enough for a good sleep. As the rest of Japan and South Korea the rooms are tiny very few exceptions (and plenty of $) though very clean and comfortable. Good thing here is location, shopping, trains and buses great access... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Hardly enough room to open my suitcase. Pillow was very flat, but bed was comfortable. Bathroom was pretty small but sufficient. Price (approx. 11,000yen per night for two person) was good considering that breakfast was included. Food was very average though. Quite close to the Kyoto station, which helps as we go visiting other landmarks. Amenities are sufficient.

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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