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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few nights at this hotel and was very happy with the accommodation. Front desk staff were friendly and very helpful. Location was quite good - in between two metro stops, and around the corner from a main bus stop. Would stay here again if I returned to Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Clean and centrally located to shopping and subway station. The staff speak a little English and are helpful with directions. The breakfast buffet had a nice assortment of Japanese dishes and continental dishes. There was an omelet station that was a surprise. There's a Starbucks next door. There's a vendor in front with sushi bentos and another vendor with assorted... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

But everything else we liked. We weren't in the room much anyway because so much to do. The location was great and so was the Wi-Fi. Our breakfast was not included so we walked to the local McDonald's for coffee and breakfast in the am. Location was great as metro, buses and lots of shopping very close. We walked most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Nice place to stay in Kyoto. Near metro station, just 2 stations away from Kyoto Station, and 1.5 km from Gion quartel. Good breakfast with many options, including japanese traditional breakfast. Room bigger than average ones. Doesn't seem a 3* hotel! There's a starbucks outside the main entrance, to sip some coffee!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The hotel really needs a facelift - other than a flat panel TV and the bidet toilet seat, everything in the room felt like from the 80's. However, the room is clean. Bathroom is very tiny and the ceiling of the bathroom is very low too - If you are a tall person like me you will find it a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Moderate walking distance from train station, yet very close to subway trains to/from station and other stations. Starbuck's coffee shop in lobby! Very quiet, clean hotel with excellent staff. Friendly and helpful. Within walking distance to many wonderful shops, restaurants, temples. Wifi in the lobby, plus 2 computers to use for free. Bathroom light was out when we checked in... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Old hotel, but clean and small bathroom, nearest the subway karasuma station, and bus stop. If you are coming with luggage and 3 person, take taxi from kyoto station its around ¥ 830, better than if you take a bus.

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Volcano, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stayed here from Dec 7 to 11 for business. Clean, efficient and helpful. Breakfast is excellent, chinese, japanese & western. We had a room facing the back, so it's nice and quiet. It's only 2 blocks from the bus stop coming in from the JR station, and the subway entrance is right outside the hotel, super convenient. If you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

stay here because i bought a package with shinkansen tickets. i booked room for 3 adults and 1 toddler. the room was old but clean enough, spacious for 3 adults. the bathroom like another bathroom in japan quite small but clean. the reception was very good at english and very helpful to give us the direction whereever we wanna go.... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This hotel was an old one, i think they are renovating so i can't wait until they are done but this is a very convenient location when you are in kyoto. There are a lot of eateries near by and even a convenience store. if you wanted you can walk to the temples, me and my sister ended up doing... More 

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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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