Looking for a place to stay in Kyoto? Then look no further than HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION, a luxury hotel that brings the best of Kyoto to your doorstep.
HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION is a luxury hotel offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.
The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy a hot tub and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Kyoto. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.
While staying at HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION, visitors can check out Tofuku-ji Temple (1.5 mi) and Eikando Zenrinji Temple (1.6 mi), some of Kyoto's top attractions.
While in Kyoto be sure to experience local crab favorites at Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube, Musashi Sushi, or Katsukura, Sanjo Honten.
During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Gion (0.4 mi), Nishiki Market (0.8 mi), and Kyoto National Museum (0.6 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION as you experience everything Kyoto has to offer.
I stayed at the Celestine Hotel for a night and was please with my room appointments and amenities. The room was so smartly designed I was beyond myself. The bathrooms, the shower/onsen, the nespresso in the room as well as the amenities were all top notch. They really thought through the room experience to the hilt. The lobby was another story. It was super confusing to enter the lobby and then go downstairs and then have to enter another gated door to get to the elevator. The feng shui of that lobby was all off and I was surprised given how well the room was designed. The staff however was super accommodating on all fronts and highly attentive. If you don’t have the budget for the Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton, the Celestine Hotel is a perfect alternative.
The bedding. Let's start with that. Japanese hotels are amazing in this. The food. The location was ideal close to all temples and we loved breakfast. Gion is the best neighborhood to stay in my opinion. The restaurant at the hotel is also great.
My wife and I visited Kyoto with some friends and decided to stay at the Celestine. As most restaurants in Japan will only take reservations through local hotels, we wrote to the Celestine to ask them to help with the restaurant bookings for our stay in Kyoto. We corresponded with the conceirge team a few months before our trip and all the reservations were made. Thereafter, about 3 weeks before our trip, the conceirge team informed us that it is the hotel’s policy that a prepayment is required for all our reserved meals. The prepayment was to be made to the hotel and we would still have to make payment to the restaurants after our meals. The hotel will then give us a refund of the prepayment. I told them that this is an unusual practice. Whilst we have no issues with giving a credit card guarantee or even prepay the restaurants, a prepayment to the hotel followed by a refund will result in us suffering foreign exchange losses as credit card companies’ foreign exchange rates for refunds are lower than their rates for charges. The conceirge team insisted on the prepayment and even said that they would cancel the reservations if we don’t make the prepayment. I asked them why they didn’t tell us about this policy at the time we requested them to assist with the reservations and only a few weeks before our trip, which would make it too late for us to make new reservations as most restaurants will be fully booked and thus leaving us in a lurch. Only then did the conceirge team agreed to waive this requirement. But this was not the end of the matter...less than 2 weeks before we were scheduled to arrive in Kyoto, the conceirge team contacted us to inform that they had told us the wrong pricing for some of the restaurants. I was so upset that I asked them to cancel some of the reservations, which the conceirge team proceeded to do and all I had from them was a short email to say that they apologise that we had this bad experience! Upon our arrival at the hotel, no one from the concierge team bothered to meet us to explain or apologise to us! I have never had such a bad experience in all my years of travel. The conceirge team at the Celestine is totally unreliable and unprofessional and the worst that I have ever dealt with. I have even had better conceirge service from more moderate 3 star hotels. …
My wife and I visited for a Christmas week visit in Kyoto. We decided to stay the Celestine. Actually my wife decided. It was a great choice. The location could not be better. It is near many of the key sites and places to eat. Five to ten minutes in any direction seemed to get us to a unique part of Kyoto and many food options. The hotel itself is impeccable in both service and luxury. The staff was always ready to answer questions, provide suggestions, and make dinner suggestions. The room was small in US terms, but felt large. It had everything you needed and was very comfortable. If you want a very nice Japanese hotel close to everything this hotel is for you. I will stay here again on my next trip to Kyoto.
wonderful hotel with amazing breakfast, great service and the location was just the best. in the old part of Kyoto with cobbled streets and shrines. Lots of small shops and cafes and a great place to walk around. Free shuttle bus from train station to hotel and back at end of stay. Just loved this place.