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Village Kyoto
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Mibu-Bojo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8804 , Kyoto Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #122 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
4.0 of 5 stars 172 Reviews
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“I LOVE this hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have stayed at Village Kyoto three times and each visit there has been awesome. I take eighth grade students to Japan each year and I have never been disappointed in the service and accommodations at VK. The rooms are very versatile and we all prefer the Japanese style decor. If you want to eat breakfasts in the room you are given a choice of three different Japanese meals from which to choose. The futons are very comfortable and the rooms are spacious. The employees are very accommodating and pleasant at all times. I have nothing negative to say about this hotel. I highly recommend it to anyone who will be traveling to Kyoto.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Authentic Japanese experience. All 4 of us in 1 room. Very clean & comfortable futons. I had international plan on my phone and no trouble using it. Pajamas were available for purchase but didn't have original color. Very convenient to 100 yen store, wi-fi cafe, family style restaurant, convenient stores, authentic local restaurants, bus, and train.

Nice staff.

Room Tip: In room bath facilities so Japanese bath is just another choice.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liège
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We spent 4 wonderful nights at Village Kyoto in a Japanese style room for 3 persons. There was enough space for 3 people in this quite large room for Japan standards. There were also great pajamas, futons and bathroom with everything provided. The bread breakfast was good (but they should give you some drink like water with it). The onsen relaxed us. The internet worked well and the staff was friendly and very helpful. Moreover, if you travel in Kyoto by bus with the City Bus Card (very convenient for 500yens), the hotel is located at less than 2 minutes from Shijo-Omiya bus station with buses going to every part of the city.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This hotel is in a good location in the Shijo-Omiya area/junction. The building is sandwiched between a parking lot and another building. The area is easily accessible by Subway, Tram and plenty of bus services.

As for travelling within Kyoto, a 500-yen day pass by bus per pax will be more than enough. It is so easy to access attractions by bus with all routes clearly marked on the map and bus stops. The pass can be purchased from the bus driver and kiosk. We deeply regretted purchasing a pass that applies to the subway as well.

Check-in is at 3pm. We were way too early, so we left our bags with the counter and headed out to explore and eat. When we got back at 5pm, checking in was fast and easy. Check-out is 11am.

Our room was spacious on the 6th floor, we loved pillows. They were so comfortable. They provide robes in the rooms to change into before heading to its public bath on the ground floor.
They provide toiletries so you can travel light too.

A 5-mins walk down the street is a large supermarket, Gourmet City. The hotel is located on the same stretch as Gion. A bus ride will get you there is less than seven minutes. Food is not an issue at the junction of Shijo-Omiya, there are plentiful choices. For two nights, we went to a local Okonomiyaki joint round the corner for a late dinner before heading back to enjoy a hot bath.

My only complain was its wifi connection in the Lobby via Iphone. We could not logged in for some reason our other, it is not our phones as we had no trouble at next two hotels in Osaka and Wakayama. Nonetheless, if you travel with a laptop, there should be no issue with the access.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We booked our room directly throught the hotel as it was cherry blossom season & accommodation was hard to find. We paid $130AUD a night which was good value. The room was small but suitable for the 2 of us. The futon beds were quite comfy. The bathroom was small but very clean. There was a small bath & you can get 'bath fizz' at reception.
There were 3 different pre-packaged breakfasts to pick from, however we were not too keen on eating rice or fish at that time in the morning! We bought some fruit from the local foodmart & that got us through. The room has a kettle & (green) tea, however you can get coffee from reception. There is also a small bar fridge in the room - no mini bar. There was no view out of our bedroom window & we were on the 7th floor. That didn't matter to us as we spent most of our time out & about.
The hotel was well located. The subway & bus stations were just across the road. The caught buses everywhere. You can buy a 500yen bus ticket from reception & that will last all day.
The ony downside to this hotel was no wifi in the rooms - you had to go downstairs to reception to check emails. Sometimes there would be quite a few a few people sitting at reception with their ipads/laptops.
Reception staff were excellent. Their english was good & they were helpful when we needed their assistance.
There are some excellent restaurants near by. If you walk towards the subway station, there is a building right on the intersection which had a good selection of restaurants. We found one on the 3rd floor called Wata Minchi. The food was great & really good value.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

After web payment the day before with hotel.com, we discover that the hotel check in Is at 3.00 pm. We had to pay 2100 yen to come in our room at morning. No good welcome if you arrive in early morning.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We booked thru Jalan and paid 12,000 Yen per standard room per night (there were two of us). We stayed for 4 nights and we loved it. As it's the sakura season, rooms were hard to come by. We were glad that we found Village Kyoto.

It's only 2 minutes away from Keihan Omiya and Randen Shijo-omiya stations, great for visits to arashiyama, various temples, Gion, Kawahara-machi etc.

Though they advertised the room can sleep up to 5 people, I think it's kind of an overstatement. For two people, it works just fine. For 5, it feels jammed like a business hotel room. We also didn't have to make our own beds because there were only two of us.

We love the public bath. It's spacious and very atmospherically lit.

On the down side, there was Wifi only in the lobby and even Toyoko Inn offers Wifi in rooms these days. It shouldn't cost them much to put up routers on every floor I guess. I also have to agree that the front desk staff wasn't particularly helpful. We were trying to get some stamps for our postcards and they couldn't even locate a post office nearby. (We just happened to find one on the top floor of Takashimaya department store.)

Just to sidetrack a little, when the earthquake happened on 13 Apr, we definitely felt it and it was terrifying.

Room Tip: Pay for the family room of 43 sq metre if you travel in groups bigger than two. You can't possib...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 5 Mibu-Bojo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8804 , Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#26 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Village Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 81
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