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Court Hotel Shijo

3.0 of 5
698 Myodenji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8472, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #203 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Buses to all attractions are within steps of the hotel. They will provide you a bus list so no need to do research before the trip. Room cleaned everyday. New tooth brush, razor and towel supplied everyday. Room is of good size in this price range.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We were in Kyoto on a holiday weekend and struggled to find accommodation. Court Shijo was an average hotel- for The price I would have expected better. Positives- the location was good with plenty of shops nearby. The room was large and there was a reasonable choice if food for breakfast. The staff were helpful. Negatives- the room needed updating... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

-Biggest hotel room I had in Japan(twin) -Nice view from my corner room -comfortable beds -free wi-fi -easy location to catch the city buses The AC stopped working one night so lost a night of sleep due to the temperature, it was fixed the next day. I was looking in the vents and have NEVER seen such dirty ducts. I... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This hotel is close to three subway stations and in walking distance from the Gion main street. And room interior was good enough for the room rate. Also the hotel breakfast was delicious although there were various food items. Hotel staffs were so kind and helpful. I can recommend this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Court Hotel Shijo made our four days in Kyoto just comfortable and relaxed. We asked for a room with a window and got a corner room with two large windows on two sides of the room. We overlooked trees of the neighbourhood, a quiet and calm scenery. Just what Kyoto is loved for. The rooms has all Japanese amenities, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Locating this hotel took a bit of challenge since it is situated at the side of the main Shijo road. You will first be greeted by the Family Mart which is just opposite the hotel before you can actually find the inconspicuous hotel entrance. The hotel which is 10 min away from Karasuma & Shijo subway stations is a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As always it was me and my wife on our world travels :) We booked this property because almost all the other hotels in the same budget or a little more were either sold out cause of the peak season or they were too expensive for us. We weren't expecting luxury but neither were we expecting this. The Hotel building... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Good hotel and I disagree with many of the reviews about lack of english and no wifi. The hotel has obviously paid attention to trip advisor as they have wifi and the front desk offered good help in basic english. Washing facilities are easy to use. Very handy to ATM machine, bus stops for all the sites of Kyoto. Good... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We chose this hotel for the location. At the beginning of April we were only in Kyoto for two days so we wanted to get the maximum out of it without travelling too much (between the hotel/station and sightseeing spots). The Court Hotel is a 10min bus ride (bus number 50 that leaves from the Kyoto bus station), you can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night, in a double bed room (2 beds, a grade above the twin bed room) and it turned out to be the saving grace. Glad to leave. Not for any other reason - except that we felt claustrophobic and cramped- 2 adults and a infant. The rooms were clean but real tiny, beds... More 

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