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The Screen

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640-1 Shimogoryomae-cho, Tera-machi, Maruta-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0995 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #68 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am writing this review on our last morning at the screen having been up since 5am because of the noise and bright light streaming through the completely inadequate blinds in our room. We stayed in an executive suite which was huge but I agree with the previous reviewer in that the room is wholly impractical. The lighting is desperate.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed last week for 5 night with 2 other couples. Good location but that only feels good for a few nights. We tried to leave but nothing available because of Golden week. Limited understanding of English except for 1 or 2 people and you just hoped they were at the desk. The most Impractical hotel we have ever stayed in....not... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stayed at this hotel in late January with my family for 6 nights. We had a large room, really a small apartment, by any hotel standards. It was well appointed, with a large comfortable bed. The staff did everything in their power to make us always feel comfortable and welcome. The hotel is in a quieter, more residential part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A perfect boutique hotel with extremely good service. When entering its modern minimalist foyer you are greater instantly and made to feel like royalty. We stayed in a executive suite ( there are only two) all the rooms are different designs, the staff member took us to the room to check in, before we even entered the room she explains... More 

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Port Macquarie NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am a regular visitor to Kyoto due to its easy direct accessibility by air from Cairns to Osaka. Thus I have sampled several great hotels in Kyoto, but I keep coming back to Screen. It is very modern and stylish and the staff can't do enough for you. It was helpful that there was usually at least one English... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

After 2 weeks travelling in Japan staying in large hotels, this was a unique experience. It feels like a home away from home- cosy and familiar. The location is great! Close to a park and imperial palace, close to the bus station for the Golden temple, a short walk to the train for the Fushimi Inari shrine and a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Screen is a lovely boutique hotel in a perfect central location in Kyoto. The service from start to finish was very attentive and professional. The staff tended to be young, and while at times they seemed a little nervous, they were always friendly and accommodating - very kind and charming. We loved our rooms, and the breakfasts were the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here. Wonderful, huge and stylish room with a huge bed! Location was excellent and staff were always helpful. Minor issue was no power points next to the bed? Which I thought was weird. That was just a minor issue though. We will definitely return the The Screen on our next visit to Kyoto.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Where to begin? The Screen is a small design hotel in front of the imperial palace in Kyoto. I loved the area, specially walking from there to the center of the city. Kyoto is truly amazing, magical and wonderful place to be. When we got to the hotel, we were greeted warmly and offered a glass of champagne while our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Lots of style but little substance. Our room (203) was a good size but divided up strangely. The bed area had a huge bed with gap between its foot and the wall of less than one metre. The wall mounted TV encroached in to this space, which meant you had to bend down to walk past. It had a vast... More 

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