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“Aranvert Hotel in Kyoto a pleasant surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Aranvert Hotel Kyoto
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   179 Higasikazariya-cho Gojodori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8107, Kyoto Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #116 of 334 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
4.0 of 5 stars 276 Reviews
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 hotel reviews
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Call me odd, but I don't want to stay in a generic looking hotel room when I'm in another country! Where are the shoji screens? Aside from that, it was a nice stay and the room was clean. They do supply you with yukata, but I don't care for the slippers that a million people have had their feet in. They have a public bath house up on the 13th floor which is awesome. It closes around 1am, so I decided to give it a try (and see if no naked people were there!) around 12:30am. One night was a success. I'm not too comfortable being totally nude in front of strangers, nor do I really want to see them! But this is the Japanese way. You must be nude to go in the public baths. There are some restaurants and a "100 yen shop" (equivalent of a dollar store) within a very short walking distance. But the train station is a little bit of a hike. We took the wrong route upon arriving and it took us almost 45 minutes while dragging our heavy luggage along in the god awful heat! But then we realized there was a much better way that only is about a 15 minute walk! Gion is also within walking distance and worth checking out. The staff were friendly and spoke some English. We arrived a little early so they held our luggage for us; And when we finally checked in we found they had already delivered it all to our rooms. There was a mini bar in the room, and the prices were surprisingly not outrageous at all! I was shocked when I went to plop down on the bed. It was solid like a board! But somehow I didn't sleep bad on it at all.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed in the Aranvert for 9 nights in June 2012. This is a great value hotel with all the essentials for a short stay- it's not the Ritz but that's not where it's aiming . In this segment of the market it's five star.

The service was excellent throughout our stay and the staff although not all perfect English speakers could understand and help. The room was clean and confortable with good aircon in our room; essential in the summer.

I've noticed comments re location which is actually fine. A 20 minute walk from Kyoto station via a very easy route or one short subway stop to Gojo station (stairs alert). The subway is about 100 m from the hotel and bus routes aren't much further. Kyoto is a great city for walking round (it's flat with quietish traffic in the main - though look out for the pavement cyclists) and this hotel is reasonably between the station and Kawaramachi a good shopping and entertainment area.

We would go back again without a doubt.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quiter- the front of the hotel os on a main street Gojodori
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

For some reason I thought hotels dissmissed the 13th floor (bad luck and all that), but here we were on the 13th floor (where they have a public bath as well).

For 2 people the hotel room was a tad-bit small.

From the main Kyoto Station the walk is a tad-bit long. (we ended spending Y210 1-way on the Karasuma metro (Gojo station) each time left/came to the hotel)

At night the convenient store is a tad-bit far, 10-15min walk, instead of 5min.

Warning signs about keeping your valuables at the reception locker, made me a tad-bit nervous.

But overall for the price we paid, and the 2 nts we slept here, it wasn't bad. Clean, as most Jap hotels are, decent towels and toileteries, a nice quiet sleep, no breakfast and rush to take all the other stuff Kyoto has to offer.

Room Tip: Any high floor pls, since the hotel is on a main street.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I agree with Odeyw's review - nothing that sets it apart but good hotel, nice room, good breakfast, good location! Staff were helpful, my husband left his phone charger in the last place we stayed and they arranged for it to be posted to this hotel for a small charge - life saver! We didn't go in the public bath on the top floor - weren't quite brave enough to strip off! In hindsight we should have just gone for it! The room was warm and the air con didn't really tackle it was we did get a good nights sleep!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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geneva
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

No surprises, no special touches, but had an enjoyable stay. Staff really helped in every way they could. Comfortable premises.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 179 Higasikazariya-cho Gojodori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8107, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 334 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranvert Hotel Kyoto 3*
Number of rooms: 183
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