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Hotel Gimmond Kyoto

Takakura-Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only thing going for this hotel is the great location. It is VERY old and dated and rooms are very small, old and dated and very BASIC. Bathrooms can just fit one person in them! Also smells of smoke - rooms are non smoking but you can smoke throughout hotel and foyer is full of smokers. Very noisy as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The location is good and the staff seem to be trying their best, but the hotel leaves a lot to be desired. Room was tiny - no drawers to put clothes away on a 4 day stay. Room was also very warm and the thermostat did nothing. Staff advice was to use the window to cool it down.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This hotel is in a great location close to the subway and not far from Kyoto station. The only thing was I found the bed terribly uncomfortable and so were the pillows. I stayed here 3 nights and did not really sleep well. Apart from that it has everything you need for a basic stay. However I would recommend spending... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The hotel is at the heart of Kyoto. We stayed in a double room which was quite large for Japanese standards. I had also stayed in a single room some years ago which is small, but again Japanese standards... The breakfast is not cheap neither particularly filling. However I would recommend the hotel due to its professional service and location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Centrally located property , easily accessible from the Subway line. Room size is compact, yet good value for money. Friendly staff, restaurant just on the ground floor , accessible to visit important landmarks in Kyoto by foot,train and bus. Dont forget to walk for 10 min to reach Nijo Castle and watch the wonderful lighting they put up for the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Enjoyed my stay in Kyoto very much. HGK is in an excellent location. Approximately, a 1/8 of a mile from the subway stop where both Kyoto subway lines can be accessed. Plus, there are restaurants and stores within walking distance. The VERY excellent Nishiki Market is approximately a half a mile away. The staff in true Japanese fashion were super... More 

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navan, ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The hotel is not badly located. The staff are friendly . The hotel I feel is lacking in character seen as it is in such a beautiful city. The hotel has everything you need but just a little dated. The toilets are clean but you feel like you are in a ship .

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Los Angeles, California
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Located couple of small blocks from Karasumaoike metro station and right next to Museum of Kyoto, Hotel Gimmond is absolutely in a perfect location. The hotel is a bit dated but everything is clean and comfy. Also you can purchase metro or bus day passes directly from the lobby. And there's plenty of eats on few blocks down to Nishikikoji... More 

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Darlington
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a small double room on the 10th floor which was quiet and therefore we had two good nights' sleep. The bed was firm (as we like) and there was a tv, free reliable wi-fi, kettle, hair dryer and shiseido products (shampoo etc). The heating controls allowed us to modify the room's temperature which was essential given we were... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Good value at about $40 per night given it's close to the subway and there's a public bath-house a block away. This area of Kyoto is walking distance to many attrcations or the key bus-stops. The wifi was suss, did keep changing wifi room numbers to get a reliable service.

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