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UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo

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240-2 Yamazakicho Kawaramachidori Sanjo Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8032 Kyoto Prefecture
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#135 of 598 hotels in Kyoto
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
3.8
Service
3.6
Value
4.1
"HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto" which had been closed since 2014 will be renovating the whole building and will be open on July 3, 2017 as "UNIZO INN Kyoto Kwaramachi Shijo"! It is conveniently located 5 minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Kyoto Line in the center of Kyoto. It offers an on-site restaurant, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The rooms have a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a fridge. The private bathroom includes free toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day and there is a vending machine for drinks in the hotel. A relaxing massage is also offered at an extra charge. We also adopt an elevator card security system for safety reasons. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast served daily by Kamakura pasta reputed as a raw pasta. Located in the arcade of the Kawaramachi shopping street at the center of Kyoto. Both Gion and Nishiki Market are within walking distance, making it the perfect place for both sightseeing and business.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Breakfast available
Massage
24-hour security
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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Grade: 100 out of 100
1961Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
298Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Matan Katz wrote a review Jan 2020
Jerusalem, Israel197 contributions78 helpful votes
This business hotel had more comfortable rooms than other competing chains of small rooms hotels oriented for the solo or budget travelers - the rooms are small but very new and were organized in such a way that you don't feel cramped. The staff were not so mice though, they seemed quite stressed out and were very harsh about hotel rules - could be a bit warmer and smile a bit more. But this is usually what you get from Kyoto people :) Overall the price is reasonable, location is very central, rooms are clean and hotel is brand new. Recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Room Tip: Try to get a room not facing Kawaramachi street
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Haph3 wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia128 contributions97 helpful votes
While it is some distance from the main Kyoto Station it is in the middle shopping district and within walking distance of Gion district and the river. It is a great place to base yourself for exploring Kyoto near multiple subway lines and bus stops. Rooms were clean and small (expected). The place was pretty modern, renovated recently I assume. Staff spoke English and were happy to help (had some bus questions). Would stay again if staying in this area of Kyoto again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Derrick Teo wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore, Singapore39 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights from 8 to 10 April. Would say that location is great for the price paid, it's highly accessible to Many places. Was within walking distance to Gion. Locating it was slightly difficult though, got to keep your eyes open. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful as well.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Valeria M wrote a review May 2019
Toronto, Canada35 contributions32 helpful votes
I loved the location of this hotel, surrounded by shoppings and restaurants, walking distance to some attractions, and close to subway station and bus stop. The room was a good size and clean. The gave me bottle of water for every night that I was staying. I stayed in 2 other hotels of this chain in japan and I would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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HowIJourney wrote a review Apr 2019
Miami, Florida86 contributions47 helpful votes
This hotel is in a great location, you are a short walk from Gion, any train station, restaurants, shopping and pretty much everything you'll want or need as it's on the main street. The hotel was clean, room size (2 twin beds, the 1 bed room was very small) pretty big for Japan, and overall a great option for anyone looking to not break the bank. My issue was the front desk staff not speaking English nor understanding much we asked. While they were very nice and tried to help as much as possible, they couldn't help with basic travel questions like "where is the nearest money exchange?". I don't expect anyone to be fluent in English but we could barely ask anything outside of checking in and checking out. However, on our way out 1 agent refused to let us check out because we had left our key in the room, eventually another agent came over and said it was okay. I think he didn't understand what we were saying about the key being left in the room. Overall I would recommend this place, it's a great option for the price.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room with 2 twin beds, much bigger!
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Louise wrote a review Apr 2019
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We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Talking about the room, it was typically small but we’re totally fine with it. There’s a time we wanted to wash our clothes and put it in a machine but there’s no english instructions at all, there’s no staff to help us with it, at the end it just ate our money and clothes remained unwahsed. Staff don’t speak english and it’s understandable to me, but their attitude is unacceptable. We checked out and asked a staff named K.Jato (as stated on his name tag) for a feedback method that we could help improve their service, but then he just said “Why?” And it’s repeated the same for few times to whatever we asked. Then we asked him for the manager’s phone number as we wanted to feedback direcltly to the manager, he gave us the number and we tried calling but it’s someone who couldn’t speak english as well. But the whole point here is that the staff were not helpful and not willing to try solving the problem. Terrible experience.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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DapperVan wrote a review Apr 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia6 contributions2 helpful votes
As with most places in Japan, the staff here were friendly, professional and helpful. I had a bit of a problem with my laundry, and they went out of their way to make sure my problem was solved, and they were really nice about it too. The hotel is in a good location, close to shops and restaurants, and a short walk to Gion. Rooms are small, simple and comfortable. If you are looking for a good gluten free meal, you might want to check-out Yak and Yeti, a Nepali restaurant not far from the hotel. They offer delicious food, a welcoming atmosphere and a nice variety of veggie and gf options.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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XxMike_ wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
Crazy that the aircon does not have a cooling function (confirmed by reception) and heating only. Gets VERY HOT AND STUFFY in room at night and Was told to open the window, which is not possible due to loud noises from main street (arcade center close-by doesn’t help). Was the worse sleep I’ve had for awhile. And were stuck here for another 3 nights
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sbueb wrote a review Mar 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota292 contributions79 helpful votes
Comfortable stay in Kyoto, very close to the shopping area downtown. Didn’t care for the elevated floor of the bathroom which made it a bit tricky in the middle of the night. Only a few TV stations, but none in English. Their WiFi was good and didn’t fail.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lee wrote a review Feb 2019
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A very nice hotel for vocation. This hotel locates at the shopping zone, close to famous sight seeing points, very easy to be found. Price is very attractive. Recommended if you want to take a rest in Kyoto.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$27 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sun hotel kyoto
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Unizo Kyoto
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShinkyogoku Shopping District / Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
242
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Frequently Asked Questions about UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
Which popular attractions are close to UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Nearby attractions include Magical Trip (0.3 miles), GEAR Theatre (0.2 miles), and Ran Theatre Kyoto (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar LiquorMuseum Pontocho, Gyotako Kyoto, and Mezopotamia Kebab House.
Is UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.8 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.3 miles), and Shugakuin Imperial Villa (3.6 miles).
Is UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.