We had a great stay here and Citadines was definitely better than I had expected. The main thing I find that's really great about this place is the staff at the front desk. They are very knowledgeable about Kyoto, whether its sightseeing, dining or general information and they will give you directions, advice, print out maps, help you arrange transport and/or make reservations if needed. The rooms are nice and comfortable and I like the way the lobby and rooms are designed, it feels very cosy. The Bathroom was also good, its a decent size and you get a nice strong shower with good temperature control. The Kitchenette was very useful, we did use it from time to time to cook food. Citadines will also hold your luggage for you before and after you check out if needed.
The Location of the hotel is good, its one train stop from Kyoto Station with the train station entrance just footsteps away. Is it the most convenient location ever? Well, it depends on what you want. If you want to be right smack in the middle of the action, I guess a location nearer to Gion would be better. If you want to have quick and easy access to transportation around and out of Kyoto, then I guess Kyoto Station would be better. However, I would say that there is a cost vs benefit decision to make here as I think similar accomodation at Kyoto station would probably cost more also. I would also say that Kyoto station can get very very busy and I found it nice to be able to escape from that at Citadines.
There are a lot of conveniences within walking distance near the hotel (you can ask the front desk); 7-11 is across the road, there are 3 restaurants next door and tons more in the surrounding area (Yakitori, Yakiniku, Soba, Bento shops, you name it). There's also a supermarket and drugstore on the left hand side. Daimaru and Nishiki market are one train stop down (Shijo Station) and you can walk to Teramachi Shopping arcade from there.
To conclude, I had a very good stay. I think this place is good value for money and it had everything I needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideal for business and leisure travel, Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto is located a short walk from the business district and Kyoto's tourist belt. Restaurants, shopping and entertainment are close by as are many of the cultural heritage sites. For destinations throughout the city, the subway is highly efficient and the Gojo subway station is outside the residence. It is one stop from the main Kyoto station of Shinkansen. These stylish serviced residences provide the comfort, convenience and security desired while living and working in Kyoto. Choice of Apart'hotel Choose from the studio twin, studio double, studio premier twin, studio premier double and one bedroom premier for the apartment that suits your requirements and budget. Each of these Kyoto serviced apartments is fully furnished with stylish interiors, designer fittings and modern amenities. The prime address allows for easy access to the city as well as a retreat with 24 hour security, services and facilities. The resident's programmes provide the opportunity to explore and discover Kyoto. Relax in the resident's lounge and work efficiently with business facilities available. Ideal Location Discover Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan. The vast number of world heritage sites, shrines, temples, palaces, and cultural facilities are easily accessible to you from Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto. Shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues are also close by the residence and the business district is a convenient 10 minute walk. The Gojo Subway station is one minute from the residence offering access to the network of subways throughout the city. Comfort and Convenience Every apartment is designed to offer space to relax with the amenities to live, work and entertain in comfort. Each apartment is fully furnished with modern and stylish fittings. The fully equipped kitchen has a cooker hob and hood, microwave, refrigerator, and glassware, crockery, cutlery and utensils. Also provided are the bedroom linens, bathroom towels and toiletries and daily cleaning services. Broadband internet access is available in each residence along with direct dial telephone and IDD service. The home entertainment system includes satellite TV, cable, DVD and a HiFi system. To accommodate your stay you may choose extra services from the flexible service menu to fit your budget and lifestyle. Included are the daily maid service, daily continental breakfast, automatic laundry, dry cleaning service and private car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citadines Kyoto Karasuma Gojo Hotel Kyoto