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HONG KONG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I have been to Kyoto a couple of times staying in different kinds of lodging: youth hostel, franchaised hotels; this visit I picked First Cabin Kyoto solely out of curiosity. I shall start with the location: it's less than 5 mins walk from the Shijo subway Exit 5 and the entrance of first cabin is tucked away in a side... More 

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Bruxelles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My staying in First Cabin was great. The structure is located at walking distance from the Nikishi market and a big shopping and nightlife area, but at the same time in a very quiet street. You can reach the rest of the city by subway in a easy way. The rooms are very clean and modern, as well as the... More 

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Clementi, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This hotel is very clean and the value for money is amazing. The location is excellent as well because it is a 2 minute walk from a subway station and there are buses within easy reach that will take you to see Kyoto's famous landmarks. The shared bathroom is very well maintained and the shower rooms are private. There is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Good location, it's very closed to Shijo subway station and you can walk to Kawaramasu in 5 mins. I booked the first class, the room size is bigger. They also provide towels, toothbrush, slippers etc. They are giving people all the amemities like other 3 star business hotels expect a wooden door and a private bathroom. I could hear moving... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for staying our hotel. We are so glad that you liked the many kind of amenities. Also the clean & tidy bathroom & shower room you mentioned was extremely encouraged us. However, we're afraid that you couldn't take the light sleep. There's many earplugs you can take for free, so please use that if you stay again at... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I'd been wanting to try capsules for some time now, and quite glad I went with this one as it was extremely tourist friendly! English signs all around, staff with perfectly passable english skills and you are able to keep your things in the capsule during the day (unlike some that require you to check out and take all of... More 

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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This hotel has a really low price compared with the style and what they provide. It is really clean and the rooms are nice, each has a tv and the bathrooms are shared but also they keep privacy and comfort. At the begining I wasn´t sure to book it but I had no regrets! I enjoyed my stay and also... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a best rating! In addition to that we're very glad that you had spent a very good day. We, our staff was very pleased to that. "To maintain privacy ," Thank you for your compliments about the " room " and " cleaning" When you come Kyoto next time, we're looking forward to seeing you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The staff at this hotel are just outstanding. Well beyond the usually high standard of service ubiquitous throughout Japan. I stayed in the first class cabin which has an actual bed and is about the size of a box room.A lot more comfortable than a capsule. The showers are private cubicles, which is another plus point compared to other capsule... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel, and gave us the greatest evaluation. "Not you average capsule hotel!" is the best phrase for us to work for it. We're very glad that you praised our hotel staff. There's a private bathtub whenever you can use if there's empty. The private bath and oil massage is relief for you to take... More 

Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The staff is very attentive even though we arrived very late in the night. One of the receptionists also speak good english which is a plus. The facilities are complete - you will have evening clothes and slippers ready in your capsule while their shower/bath rooms is well-equipped with all you need to prepare yourself -- the usual toiletries, shave... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for staying our hotel. We are trying to make good atmosphere for all customers. "One of the receptionists also speak good English which is a plus" is the greatest phrase! And also glad to hear that you liked facilities which was "complete". Some GOOD amenities are ready in cabins and shower/bath rooms. Our cleaning stuff arrange neatness wear... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The first time I visited (around November last year), I absolutely loved it because of the atmosphere. The bed was comfy and the bath was great. Their amenities were pretty good too. During my second stay however (around February this year), I was upset at how their services had gotten a little bad. I noticed that my pillow had a... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel. We're reasonably pricing capsules and glad to hear that good comment. Nevertheless you stayed second time, we're sorry for the feeling you had. And the pillow shouldn't have the funny smell, and the temperature stay even without hot nor cold. Especially we were not expecting the bath was out of order and that... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First cabin offered somewhat of a shock on arrival as i had imangined that the rooms would at least hav e a way of locking the doors to the rooms. So be aware that the room are only closed by means of a curtain also when you are away and sleeping at night. Once you getr over the initial surprise... More 

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firstcabin_kyoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma, responded to this review

Thank you very much for using our hotel. Regard the key to the room and the location of your room, we are sorry it was over your pity and we try to improve how customers feel more relaxing. However, the massage for reasonable price, your words of such compliments has been encouraging each person staff, we feel very honored. The... More 

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Additional Information about First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma

Address: 331 Kamiyanagicho Higashiiru Karasuma Bukkojidori Shimogyoku | Takanoha Square 4F, Kyoto 600-8099, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $31 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — First Cabin Kyoto Karasuma 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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