I booked this hotel via their website and it took a while to get it finalised due to language barriers but I'm glad things worked out!
Our taxi driver (from Kyoto Station) did not know exactly where the hotel was so dropped us off at the entrance of Shin-Kyogoku shopping arcade. We asked the police "koban" where Super Hotel was. They must have been asked this many times because they had a hand-drawn map of where to find it! Basically, it's the 3rd right down Shin-Kyogoku arcade.
To enter the hotel, you take the lift from the street level. The staff were very friendly, helpful and most spoke English as well. The room itself was small and very clean, as expected. We had a non-smoking double bed room which had all the usual amenities needed like fridge, hair dryer, TV, internet line. It did get a bit noisy in the morning with people talking loudly in the corridors. The hotel had a few policies in place which I found unique but liked. Firstly, if you don't get your bedsheets changed every day, you get a free bottle of water (I thought this was great - the cleaners will still empty your rubbish, make your bed and clean the bathroom). Also, at reception, they have a wall full of pillows of different height and hardness. It's a first-come first-served policy, so we chose ours right after checking in and stuck with those. The original pillows supplied in each room are filled with hard balls, so if you like soft pillows, make sure you get one early. In addition, all females who stay get to choose 5 freebies every day (e.g. face masks, eye masks, feet coolers, shower caps, massage oil etc). The free breakfast buffet each morning ends quite early so this was an incentive to get up early. It was quite basic but enough to sustain us until lunch, and consisted of things like croissants, bread, coleslaw salad, seaweed salad, lotus root salad, mini sausages, milk/juice etc.
As for location, Kawaramachi station is right at the entrance of Shin-Kyogoku so you don't need to walk far at all, however getting around Kyoto is mostly done by bus. We found many attractions in Kyoto walkable (i.e. up to 1hr walking) so we found ourselves walking quite a bit (it was a good chance to look at Kyoto in detail). For instance, we walked to Kiyomizudera for the autumn illumination, which was amazing! Other places to go if you're short on time include Ginkakuji (breathtaking), Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari, Nanzenji, Chionin. Nearby the hotel, there's plenty to explore including Shin-Kyogoku and Teramachi shopping arcades, Nishiki market, Pontocho alley and Shijo street (the main street).
All in all, we found the hotel comfortable and the little perks made it that bit special. The location was great. We would definitely stay again.
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