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“One of the best hotel in kyoto” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   52 Kasaboko-cho, Shijo-dori Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #56 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“One of the best hotel in kyoto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The location is great. The bus stop, supermarket, restaurant are near the hotel. The room is clean and quiet. The staff are professional, polite, and willing to help.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
That is so great to hear, we are very glad to see it.
We are really looking forward to seeing you next time.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lugano, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Good location for a tourist, close to metro and shopping district, very small but modern and clean room. The only downside is the lack of wireless in the rooms, so you gotta go to the lobby to check your emails (this is an issue everywhere in Japan). Overall good value though.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very mcuh.
We are sorry for the Wi-Fi.
We do not have whole central W-Fi in the building
but in the lobby and there are some routers for rent.

We hope that you come back to Kyoto again sometime.
Thank you very much.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This place is pretty amazing. The staffs very friendly and helpful. The rooms are really beautiful and this place is totally laid back. I can't recommend it enough! All of the amenities were excellent!
This is not a place for the budget conscious, but certainly well worth the money spent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
We are glad that it seems you were satisfied with us.
When you have a chance to come back here, we are really looking forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Wifi is only available in the lobby and on the 2nd floor. Other floors have to use a LAN cable (amazing to experience that in Japan, kind of old-fashion, isn't it). Location is not that convenient with 10-15 min walk to reach the metro T line, no tourist spot/attraction in the neighborhood. A few convenient shops (Fresco, Family Mart) are located next door and make it convenient for a quick and cheap breakfast if needed. Tiny room like most hotels in Japan. Bathroom is kinda all-in-one molded, cheap looking. Shower spray is (too) small.

Last but not least, if you ask for a late checkout (we asked for an extra hour) they won't offer for free, it will cost you 1,500 JPY ! Standard checkout is 11:00 am, they just can't offer a checkout at 12:00 for free. SIMPLY AMAZING. FIRST TIME EVER in my traveller's life. We were traveling with a 3.5y baby and had to fight strongly (with two different cashier desks) to get this one extra hour for free. Poor understanding and zero flexibility.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
And We are very sorry for uncomfortable staying.
We were not flexible for your checking out.
We are very sorry again.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This hotel is reachable via a direct train from our previous port of stay in Shinsaibashi, Osaka (Nagahoribashi Station). Reception is strangely on the 2nd floor (probably due to space considerations). Anyone from the outside can just get into the room floors as there is no security in the form of personnel or keycard controlled lifts (though not a major concern as Japan is pretty safe). We found the front desk to be rather abrupt, perhaps being more used to locals and those on business trips. They were also rather strict on the check in times so it was a bit of a disappointment (although we shouldn't be since this is Japan) after the courtesy extended to us in Osaka. Complimentary Lavazza coffee and green tea latte from the dispensing machine was a bonus.

We booked a Moderate twin and it was excellent, probably the best room out of the four hotels we stayed in this trip. There were 2 comfortable double beds and yet still lots of room for my 2 year old to roam about. She especially liked the couch, on which she could climb up and take in the views from the 13th floor. The rooms were immaculately clean and well made up when we were away during the day. The bathroom has a proper tub with accompanying bottles of body wash, shampoo and conditioner.

Location-wise, it was within walking distance to Nishiki market, which we found too touristy. We took a long, slow walk across to Gion, Yasaka Shrine and Kodaiji Temple. Fresco supermarket was conveniently located next to the hotel, which was a plus.

Kyoto unfortunately does not have a subway or light rail system so we were reliant on buses that does not accept the ICOCA card (at least until 2015), which was a tad inconvenient.

Overall, I would still recommend this place for its value for money as well as relative proximity to some attractions in the center of Kyoto and as a base for the others scattered on the outskirts of the city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
It is really great to us, we are very happy to read your comment.
How was your trip going?
We would like you to stay with us when you have a chance to be back here.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I booked two months early for a special package with one double room and breakfast. The room is small but comfortable. The staff is very friendly and approachable with surprisingly good English.They provide DHC traveler pack of cleaning oil, washing power and lotion which I found very helpful for female travelers. I also wanna recommend their breakfast. It was traditional Japanese style breakfast with a two cases bento with home-made tofu, rice and soup. Delicious with a taste of Kyoto.

Will we come back again? Of course! With a bigger room maybe.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
We appreciate that you liked us.
Our breakfast has been slightly changed and now
you can have buffet style so there are some breads
not only Japanese ones.

When you have a chance, we are looking forward to seeing you.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Staff are friendly, room is clean, size of beds is comfortable enough, free green tea and coffee is a plus. Location is very convenient for taking the bus, it's about 3 blocks though from the subway station. Will choose this hotel if I return to Kyoto.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying witu us.
We appreciate that you are satisfied with the hotel.
We are cnetre-located in Kyoto so as you mentioned,
It is very easy to get everywhere.

We really hope that you come back here again.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Address: 52 Kasaboko-cho, Shijo-dori Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #56 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 224
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