Located on the top of Kintetsu Kyoto station adjacent to Shinkansen station, you can just go down one level by an escalator from the exit of the station to the front desk. It takes only a few minutes, and polite, efficient staff is waiting for you.
It is a brand new hotel in an excellent location. As a matter of fact, this was the only reason I reserved a room in this hotel. However, the hotel was more that I had expected. While it is still a 'business' hotel and thus there is no restaurant for lunch/dinner. You actually do not need them as you can easily find them in Kyoto station and its adjacent underground shopping areas within a walking distance.
The room, which is an average size for a Japanese business hotel of this class, and the view is not particularly impressive unless you like trains, it has a larger-than-average bed, a flat screen TV, LAN (free, however no wifi), bath amenities. It has a Japanese style bath-tub, and I was impressed that the water automatically stops when you fill the tub with water. I was also pleased that there was a deodorant spray you can use for your clothes.
The vending machines were on each floor and the price of the goods was not so-called 'hotel price' but was the same as the machines outside.
While the breakfast area may be crowded during peak times in the morning, there should be no major problem. With the location, facility and the price, this hotel will definitely be my choice for my next trip to Kyoto.
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