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The Screen

Certificate of Excellence
640-1 Shimogoryomae-cho, Tera-machi, Maruta-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0995 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #78 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel through our travel agency as part of our self-guided Japan tour. It looks like a new(ish) hotel, our room was huge and bathroom as well, even a jacuzzi tub that worked brilliantly; large tv, bose music station, well stocked mini-bar, everything worked and furnished to a very high standard. Room cleaned daily, fresh towels, full set... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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149 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This boutique hotel is in a quaint neighbourhood away from the main tourist attractions but conveniently located within walking distance of 2 subway stations. The hotel staff are fluent in English and are very helpful with providing suggestions on local attractions and directions. Each room in the hotel is unique and put together by a different designer, making it a... More 

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Paris
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location but quite far from the traditional part of Kyoto. Each room has a crazy design which is quite fun. the staff was nice but unable to recommend a restaurant... the breakfast was not included and terribly expensive

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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband booked this hotel, and I trust his taste. He must have had me in mind completely when he booked this because I couldn't be happier. It is a modern, Japanese boutique hotel. We tried more traditional Western hotels only so far and this is the best. Extremely romantic, and my husband will get well rewarded for his choice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The temptation is to stay at one of the big hotels surrounding the bustling Kyoto station. This is the safe and standard option. However though Japan doesn't really specialize in unique, boutique-like hotels, the Screen represents an imaginative alternative that should not be passed up. The location is in a part of Kyoto that most nearly represents a tourist's idea... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a strange hotel, but so incredibly endearing. It seems like it was once a bank or small office building, and it was redesigned into a small boutique hotel. Each room was designed by a different designer, and outside the door it is autographed by the designer. So each room is different. Ours was really nice. Spacious, clean and comfortable.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is not very good at marketing itself, and that includes the website. In reality, it is in one of the loveliest neighbourhoods in Kyoto with lots of small shops, cafes and excellent restaurants. The rooms are huge and have a fantastic bathroom. There is a heavenly king-sized bed and high speed internet. We were surprised by the previous... More 

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St Barthelemy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is less nice than it seems on the internet. It is not well kept and sometimes even poorly kept, not very clean, and there is a smell problem, especially near the restaurant. Service is below Japanese level. The good things are a great location, and very large rooms in Japanese and even western standards.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff; .friendly and as always in JP good attempts to always meet needs; English limited to a couple of people; Rooms..someone is trying to be too clever; famous 'name' designer for each room but like, so what? rooms have poorly planned lighting, lack good distribution of sockets (but do have great amenities including extra DVD players etc); BUT, very surprising,,one... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a quirky hotel. It is a little out of the way but the bus transport in the area is excellent. It is in a suburban neighbourhood so gives a good insight into local life. The staff were very helpful and the room comfortable and clean.

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