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Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   432 Matsuyacho, Gojo Karasuma-dori Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8105, Kyoto Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #9 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 1,043 Reviews
Miri, Malaysia
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4 hotel reviews
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“Convenient, great price for location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The hotel is 1 subway stop from Kyoto station & is very near the subway exit. A lot of the major attractions are accessible by buses which passes this hotel. You can purchase the bus or subway 1 day pass at the subway station. So highly convenient whichever mode of transport you choose. I had the twin bed room. Small but functional with its own kitchenette. Bathroom was clean & very useful for a warm bath after a day of walking. Since it's not at Kyoto station, it's also quiet.

There are at least 3 places to eat which open until very late. Great for grabbing a quick bite after a long day. There's McDs as well. Only downside is that there are quite a number of stairs to navigate if taking the subway. There is an elevator to road level but it's across the road from the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We spent 3 nights here whilst in Kyoto. Nice rooms and friendly, helpful staff. The hotel is easily accessed from kyoto station via 1 stop (about 2 mins and $2 on the underground). The temples and Gion are about 20-30 mins walk away, or you can use the buses relatively easily (the hotel provides info of which ones to take where). There are a few places to eat nearby but pretty basic, although the room has fridge, cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster and there are supermarkets a few minutes walk away. Breakfast was limited 1st morning so we bought things from the supermarket for the rest of our stay which worked out much cheaper. Would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I haven't a great experience with Japanese hotels, nothing really to compare with. We stayed here for ten nights and never felt bad about anything, except for the breakfast. For a start, the breakfast room is located in the basement. So no daylight, and who wants to start the day in the basement.... Secondly, the (continental) breakfast was absolutely tasteless. So don't include it in your reservation. As many visitors already have stated; there's a Fresco supermarket just down the road, a 7-11 across the street. We had breakfast in our room every day after the initial breakfast disappointment in the basement, and it worked perfect sine the rooms have a small kitchen.
Other than that, the room was clean and functional. We didn't ask the staff for much, but when we did they were very helpful. I found the location absolutely great. The hotel i located a 15 minute walk from the railway station (where you'll find the tourist information), and you can easily walk to Gion - for example. The river and the canal is only a few blocks away. We hardly took the bus/underground at all. By the way there's an underground station more or less outside the hotel entrance.
Summing up, I wouldn't mind staying here again. At the same time, I'd probably try and search for a hotel with slightly more atmosphere.

Room Tip: If you need quiet surroundings, ask for the 10th floor not facing the street. We didn't hear a s...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stay at Citadines, Kyoto for 4 nights and we like the hotel very much.
1) Location: The location is very close to subways and railway. The are a lot of nice restaurants and shopping places around in walking distances (20-30 minutes walk). There is a 24 hours convenience shop, 100 yen shop and 7-11 shop at very near distance.
2) Staffs: Staffs a friendly, helpful and professional.
3) Room : rooms are clean, comfortable, modern, and equipped with small kitchen.
4) Price : reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had an excellent stay here - the staff were very helpful & friendly. There's a laundry where you can do your own washing & drying which I've recently learnt is somewhat rare in japan and can be expensive if the hotel does it for you instead...

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you're looking for a clean, modern abode in Kyoto, this is a great choice. The staff were super friendly and the hotel provided fantastic information in their room with tips on how to get to each sightseeing spot and the recommended mode of transport to each. They even gave me a map of restaurants nearby, which was really helpful (don't miss the Italian restaurant nearby. It's 1000 yen for a set lunch and really delicious!!)

After a week of travelling in Japan, I was relieved that I got to do laundry in their machines downstairs!

The only downside we had was that the room we were put in was facing a wall, so we didn't get much sunlight. Otherwise, the amenities are perfect for a longer stay since you can hop into a nearby supermarket and then come back to cook on the small stove.

Note: the hotel is also a 10-15 min walk away from the main street Shijo-dori, so be prepared to walk! I stayed in a ryokan in Gion after I checked out and there were many more things around to do, but for modern conveniences you can beat this place!

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor with a view - ours was facing a concrete wall.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel several times and the place continues to be a great value in a great location in Kyoto. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The mini kitchen is a big plus as we typically use the microwave oven and dishes provided. The room size is slightly larger than average than typical Japanese hotels. The hotel provides free WiFi throughout its facility. There is a coin operated laundry room downstairs. There is no exercise room. I have always been able to get receptionists who speak English. The hotel is located conveniently a few blocks from the Kyoto station and also next to the Gojo station of the subway system. There are numerous restaurants and convenience stores in the area and it is waking distance to places like Nishiki market and Gion. Shijo street, where a lot of shopping establishments are located, is also nearby.
Overall, this is a highly recommended hotel with good prices if you are not looking for a full service hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 432 Matsuyacho, Gojo Karasuma-dori Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8105, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
#23 Business Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto 3.5*
Number of rooms: 124
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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