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Kyoto Central Inn

Shijokawaramachi Nishi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #160 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Surprisingly good laocation.Within on minute walk from the Shijyokawaramachi crossing,no other hotels are located better than this hotel. Just on the Kawaramachi Station of Hankyu Line, taking train is very easy, and the hotel being along Shijyo Street that is the most important street for sightseeing,you can take many routes of bus.Shijyokawaramachi is the center of Kyoto, so there are... More 

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Lyon, France
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I stayed at Kyoto Central Inn for three nights and the experience was all positive. For a single traveller, my room was big enough. The bathroom was clean, so was the bed. A great plus for travelers is the possibility to use the laundry at anytime of the day for free. All staff I dealt with were very friendly and... More 

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Monza, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small room and bathroom. Very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. GREAT position! Recommended. Will definitely go back for a second visit. Train station, shops, restaurants and attractions at walking distance.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went to visit Kyoto with my gf and we stayed in this hotel. We enjoyed our stay.location is excellent central location but we have little difficulty in finding the hotel at first. Entrance(lobby) on the 2nd floor next to Starbucks. Rooms are clean and cozy for me but no soundproofing. About bathroom; fairly small according to western.All you need... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

nice and close to the Gion District, the intersection is frequented by buses going to various tourist destinations (just use google maps) The nearest train station is on a private line so if you're arriving from Kyoto Station you'll need the transfer ticket. I'd recommend just getting a taxi for 1000 Yen, please save yourself the trouble, unless you're solo... More 

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

For value stay good location. * * * * * Convenient to travel to other parts of kyoto by subway and bus. * * * * * Shopping Nishiki market and departmental stores nearby. * * * * * Helpful receptionist (especially one, Hashimoto-san) * * * * * Rooms maybe small but clean. * * *

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Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Dated rooms but spotlessly clean and comfortable enough for a stay in Kyoto. Fantastic location right near Takashimaya department store and right on the main shopping street of Shijo-Kawaramachi. Very friendly and helpful staff make this hotel a great place to stay as a cheaper option in Kyoto but in the best location. Recommended

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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49 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Hotel is right above Hankyu Railway lines with direct trains to Osaka or Arashiyama and had Loads of bus stops near it. It s also directly opposite Takashimaya and loads of other shops and covered walking streets near it. For people who like Starbucks, its on the GF of the hotel. Taking a taxi from Kyoto station would be the... More 

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed here for 6 nights in april 2013. Before we had read the average reviews, so we didn't expert that much. Friendly receptionists during check in, got a room on the 8th floor. Hotel is older, so was the room. Furnish dated, we had 2 beds, mattress a bit worn, small lcd tv, furniture also older. Bathroom is like in... More 

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Paris, France
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

The hotel is well located in the heart of kyoto, just next to the main streets and the river. The room was a bit small, but thats very typical of Japan. facilities were neat and clean. One could availa breakfast at a neraby cafe ( paid), and that was good. Overall, recommended.

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