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Court Hotel Shijo

698 Myodenji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8472, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #214 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well situated, within walking distance of Shijo subway station and several buses. Reception staff have limited English. The reception area and hotel corridors have almost a hostel atmosphere and could do with being freshened up. Our room was stuck in the corner of a corridor and the door looked more like a service entrance, but inside it was clean and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the entrance. The only thing going for this hotel is the location along Shijo area. Horribly uncomfortable small beds (soft, no springs or support) in small filthy room. Unbelievably poor housekeeping -- barely vacuumed, layers of dust on surfaces, cups, window sills (can't open window), grimy handle on mini-fridge. Ugh. I don't blame the daily cleaners... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice room high in the building with a view that I requested. Room was a reasonable size. Staff are lovely and very helpful. Cocon is very close - a good place to eat. Easy to catch transport to the sites

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was quite happy with my two-night stay here. The room was obviously recently renovated and featured new furniture and some complementary regional snacks and tea. The location is superb if you are looking to be in the shijo area and traveling by train. I arrived by shinkansen and it was a straight shot on the subway to where the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

+Location (walking distance from Geisha district) In front of Shijo Nishinotoin bus stop (from Kyoto sta. B2 bus 50) -The room is ok but keep in mind that you will have an "all in one" small old moldy plastic bathroom which needs maintenance and deep clean. Because of this, this hotel should not be 3 stars, in deed is better... More 

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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I stayed here for two nights at this hotel. This hotel is one two bus station away from Shopping area. This hotel is quite coffer for traveller who wish to use bus to travel around city. I wish hotel will be improving cleanliness in guest room. They make up bed but they did not clear a bin. Furthermore maid open... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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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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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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