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Kyoto Century Hotel

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680 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #70 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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melbourne, australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, this hotel is in an excellent location. It is a 100m walk from Kyoto Station and this is important as there are properties quite a way from the station and you really need to be near it to reach most tourist destinations ( or pay a reasonably high taxi fare ). When we were first given our rooms they... More 

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京都センチュリーホテルBL, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bali-dreaming, Thank you for staying with us and leaving your comment about our hotel. We are glad to read that you were satisfied with our location. On the other hand, we would like to apologize that you had some issues with your rooms. It was a relief that the last room could meet your expectations. Despite of our effort... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very good! - Reasonable rate - even I directly booked at the hotel website, the rate is very good. - Great location - it's right next to the Kyoto Station. There's 7-11 and Family Mart with walking distance, restaurants everywhere. - Nice breakfast - they have buffet breakfast. Food are tasty, traditional jap breakfast. - Helpful staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Kyoto for 4 nights. During our stay at Kyoto Century Hotel, they were doing construction in the hotel - they did keep the construction time during the day..so we only had to deal with the noise when we were back at the room, giving our tired feet a break. I don't think anyone is ever thrilled when... More 

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Zaragoza
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here four nights. I chose it because it is very close to the station and the price was very good. The hotel is clearly a four star hotel with large, clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff. We did not have breakfast. The only drawback is that the rooms facing the tracks are very noisy. The trains start at... More 

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Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of this hotel is the location - virtually at the train station! The staff were friendly and the room was quite spacious and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay. It was quite a convenient location to find your way around the city. Recommend a trip to Hiroshima while visiting. An easy day trip & well worth it.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed 6 nights in Kyoto and stayed for the first 3 in this hotel due to its location close to the train station (one minute by foot from the main entrance) for our day-trips (Nara, Osaka, Himeji). It was a very good choice. The price was low for the location and the staff really wants to help. (some of... More 

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京都センチュリーホテルBL, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PetPPP, Thank you very much for leaving this favorable comment on us. It was lovely to know that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind compliments for the refurbished room on "the comfort floor". Our hotel is the third oldest hotel in Kyoto. Honestly our guest rooms on the standard floor are aged despite our... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite a hilarious rainy noon when we arrived at JR Kyoto Station--because we had a hard time locating the hotel when it's actually just sitting behind us. Anyhow, when we finally set foot on the grounds of this classy hotel, we were instantly awed by the refined manners of all the hotel staff. From the door to the... More 

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京都センチュリーホテルBL, 宿泊課 at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BYK Thank you for staying with us at Kyoto Century Hotel. Also thank you very much for taking the time to write your favorable comment about our service, which I will make sure to share with all the members of our team. I was absolutely delighted to read your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Conveniently located right next to Kyoto Station and is a very good base for you to explore Kyoto. Reasonably priced and all staff speak excellent English. The view wasn't the best from our room, but you'll probably be out exploring and come back to their comfortable beds!

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京都センチュリーホテルBL, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Obihara, Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience at our hotel. We are very glad to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. For the persons who would like to make the most of JR rail pass or Kyoto city bus one day ticket, starting from Kyoto station is very easy to organize their sightseeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We needed several rooms for the peak hanami period in Kyoto and the Century Hotel was one of the few options we had at the time. However, we found that this hotel proved to be a great choice. The location is close to the main Kyoto train station, and most easily accessible from the Kyoto tower side of the station... More 

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京都センチュリーホテルBL, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Japan Custom Tours, Thank you very much for writing such a glowing review about your experience. It was very lucky for us to be able to accommodate your group during the cherry blossoms season. The "Hanami" and autumn colored leaves are two highest touristic seasons in Kyoto. We are glad that you were fond of our room decor. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is the best hotel we've stayed at in Kyoto by far. Being right at the end of the station forecourt it is so convenient for the bus station and the great selection of dining options in the station precincts. We booked a Comfort Superior Twin room for ten days which was huge by Japanese standards and so comfortable and... More 

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京都センチュリーホテルBL, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Judy C, In the first place, thank you very much for choosing our hotel. And thank you for your very enlightened review. It was a true pleasure for us to read it. All the staff of accommodation and wedding are grateful for your feedback. Above all, we became so happy to see the wonderful wedding picture! We definitely inform... 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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