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Hotel Gimmond Kyoto

Takakura-Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed twice in the hotel - April 2013 (4 nights) and August 2014 (1 night). It is a usual Japanese business hotel with very small rooms. It needs a renovation I think. Location is very cinvenient. If you know the city you may walk everywhere or there is a subway station KarasumaOike near. I had some problems with wifi... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Good hotel, though little old inside. Behind the hotel are smaller streets with many small restaurants, supermarket, convenient store, ... Not far to Nishiki Food Market which I loved. Bought Sashimi and had picnic in hotel, with Sake from convenient store. Gion is a happening place to visit. Get transport pass from subway station or hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Close to the subway station, 3 stops from Kyoto Central Station. We walked to Nishiki Markets, Pontocho Alley area & Nijo Castle. Easy to get the train to Fushimi Inari Shrine, lots of nice bars, restaurants & so much shopping close by, will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Gimmond Kyoto during our honeymoon to Japan (we stayed for 3 nights). We were pleasantly surprised with how well all of the staff spoke English. They were very helpful with navigating the area and had maps in English available for us. The hotel is in a great location, close to the subway and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The hotel rooms are like stepping back into the 1970s. It really needs to be refurbished. Usual v small rooms but I think expensive for what you get as no breakfast. Its close to main shopping areas and food markets. The staff are reasonably friendly and english is average. There are better choices out there for this price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

On a main street in Kyoto, it was convenient to walking to major department stores and other historical and modern attractions. It was easy to have the desk arrange a taxi for attractions farther than walking. I had trouble getting my room wifi to connect and there was no lobby wifi. Another guest I spoke with did not have this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great location and easy to access underground subway. 711 straight across the road. Free wifi and breakfast was included with the deal we had. Very disappointed with the American breakfast they swapped the menu around every second day but if you stay for longer than 2 days its time for something different. You can choose between the Japanese or American... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous facade and the nice lobby. But the room is kinda old. Smelled the "oldness". We got to stay on the 10th fl so the view was great. Location is good but less bus lines on the street so we had to walk 5-10mins everyday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Good experience there. Staff was nice and spoke a good english. Free wifi. Room nice and big enough for japan. Not new but clean. They could need a refurbishment. Situation is close to the underground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Good location near subway station. Three stops from Kyoto Central Station. Walking distance to CBD. All rooms are non-smoking. Adjustable airconditioning, spacious rooms, blackout curtains. The hotel also has two restaurants onsite - one Japanese, one Italian. We didn't opt for the breakfast option. There is a cafe opposite which serves decently priced breakfast set. Will definitely return.

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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