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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

3.0 of 5 Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8412, 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here again on my 2nd visit to Kyoto. Right next to train station exit! 5-8mins walk to Kawaramachi shopping street and Nishiki market. Facilities were great and pretty roomy for a double room. You can get the tourist day bus pass for 600yen here too

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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this property. On the one hand, the rooms are spacious but very dated with faded, stained carpet and furniture and fixtures that look like they have not changed since the 1980s - which really alludes to a management team that is complacent about the property and figure they can coast along on deals with agents.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a room as part of the Shinkansen package. It's the most basic kind and I knew well in advance Karasuma is just a kind of a "budget" hotel, since I didn't have to pay for much. To my surprise, the offered me the the very top floor, a corner room, so I could have a panoramic view of... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stop in Japan after Osaka. The hotel is located close to one of the metro stops. There are plenty of shops and restaurants around. Again it's good for exporing the area (around Kyoto). This hotel had a pc from which you could print (I think it was a us style keyboard so a few keys were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have the very same experiences as mentioned in the reviews from other guests. The free use of internet in the lobby functioned very well. Easy to find our way around with the subway, buses, good restaurants and shopping close to the hotel. Small room and bathroom though as in many places in Japan.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very helpful staff all round, some could understand a bit of English which was helpful, security box behind counter. Very clean which is a must. Was quiet, as a side room. Although is getting old was good value for money. Good hot water and room was warm, handwashing dried overnight. Small room was ok for one as not in room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We arrived in Kyoto on the Shinkansen, the hotel is right by Shijo station so it was really easy to get to. The staff were friendly and had decent English. The Starbucks downstairs was very nice, and the hotels bakery has a nice selection. There are some decent restaurants close by, but it is also close to a good shopping... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The price and location make this a great hotel but there are a few sticking points you should be aware of before choosing to book here. Right next to the Shijo station, it's a quick ride over to get to from Kyoto station on the subway. The hotel is also right next to the intersection of Shijo-Dori and Karasuma-Dori, plopping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I stayed here 2 nights with a friend during a week trip to Japan, and we checked in and the guy who checked us in seemed annoyed but it was later at night (at about 10pm) and we know, Americans are wierd to them so I can't say it bothered me a lot. We got up and had our breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very near subway station and Gion district. Could not be easier. Room quite cramped. Despite my request to be placed in a non-smoking room, I am sure this was a smoking room judged by the smell. Front desk assured me it was non-smoking but I doubt it.

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Address: Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8412, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Karasuma Kyoto Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 255
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Also Known As:
Karasuma Hotel Kyoto
Kyoto Karasuma Hotel
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Kyoto

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