We stayed here for 4 nights during our 2 week holiday in Japan. The room was a decent enough size it just wasnt quite big enough to house 2 suitcases. They should convert one of the cupboard into a better storage area. The room had a small fridge and tea & coffee making facilities, but it lacked an in room safe, which should be more or less standard these days. The staff spoke English very well, and were very friendly and polite, and helped us find various restaurants and printed maps on how to get to them for us, all free of charge. The hotel is only about 5 - 7mins walk to the train station, which we used every day to get round Kyoto.
They do have coin operated washer (200yen per load) & dryer (100yen per 30mins) which was good and cheap as chips, especially when compared to the laundry service at around this price per item. You can get a 1000yen voucher if you want to watch any films on the TV, as there are no English speaking TV prograrmmes available otherwise.
The room also has a handy multi adaptor by the bedside for charging various phones or USB devices, which is a nice touch.
The bathroom was spotless and all brand new. There was also a proper temperature controlled shower over the bath, which was just superb. There were some decent sun blocking curtains at the window although the window was frosted so you couldn't see what was going on outside, or see what the weather was like. The free wi-fi in this hotel was a good and string signal, and they have pc's in the lobby area free of charge as well as a free printer. This coupled with a large book case of various leaflets was very handy. Also try the free sweets in the lobby, they are very nice. We hired bikes from the store behind the Pachinco building just opposite the station, and got some discount vouchers from the hotel. the young lady running the bike hire company spoke excellent English, and was very helpful giving us a map and telling us the best routes to go on. We also quizzed her about the best Sushi place in Kyoto, which is on the top floor of the Eon shopping Mall, the food was amazing. We hired top of the range battery assisted bikes for 1900yen, and you can keep them out til 6pm, you also get a lock and chain (although everywhere is very safe) with the bikes. We covered nearly half of Kyoto in a day, only using 20% of the bikes battery, and as most of Kyoto is relatively flat we were still fresh legged at the end of the day. I would recommend this to anyone, but on the 1st or 2nd day in Kyoto, so you then get your bearings and have a great map of everywhere.
There is a Lawsons just over the road for bits & bobs, and lots of shops and places to eat round the station.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and would not hesitate to stay here again.
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