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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the central inn Kyoto, which is very centrally located, 1 minute away from the Subway and 30 seconds away from bus stops and also cheap (80 USD per night). The bedrooms and bathrooms are very small (would recommend a 2-bed-room). This being said, service was very helpful and staff's English was rather good.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This inn is very clean eventhough it is a little bit outdated. The location is very convenient, just a stonethrow away to bus stop or to the subway station, and below the inn you could walk along the street to Shin-kyogoku for shopping. There are some money changer near the inn, but the best rate is the one near McDonald.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We were pleased with our 2 night stay here. It is in a very convenient location, close to the subway and bus stops and walking distance to Gion. Staff were friendly and responded quickly when I emailed with a query about my booking. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was small but adequate. There is a free washing machine... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We spend three nights at this hotel. The room was totally different (much worse) than presented on the hotel website. The wall-to-wall carpet smelled (very old), the bathroom smelled as well. If you are average M size person (170 cm) you will barely have enough space to take shower. The room looked terrible, the walls were very dark / dirty... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Hotel itself is centrally located in the heart of shopping area, close to Ponto Cho street, Gion and Food market. Many restaurant are available around the hotel. However, my room was facing the Starbucks roof with all the airconditioners and noise they are producing. Staff at the reception could hardly speak other language than Japanese and therefore was not too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

It's nice and convenient. It's all that we need. The staff are helpful and friendly. I enjoyed the nearness this hotel with shops and attractions. I really recommend this hotel for first time travelers who like to be practical.. Enjoyed every bit of it

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very satisfied with my recent stay at Kyoto Central Inn! It was directly beside Starbucks (the best matcha in town and our daily boost!) and Kawaramachi subway station. There is a Kyoto tourist information inside the subway with very friendly english-speaking personnel to assist tourists. And their help was precise! :) Getting to the sightseeing places with little or zero... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Surprisingly good laocation.Within on minute walk from the Shijyokawaramachi crossing,no other hotels are located better than this hotel. Just on the Kawaramachi Station of Hankyu Line, taking train is very easy, and the hotel being along Shijyo Street that is the most important street for sightseeing,you can take many routes of bus.Shijyokawaramachi is the center of Kyoto, so there are... More 

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Lyon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I stayed at Kyoto Central Inn for three nights and the experience was all positive. For a single traveller, my room was big enough. The bathroom was clean, so was the bed. A great plus for travelers is the possibility to use the laundry at anytime of the day for free. All staff I dealt with were very friendly and... More 

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Monza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Small room and bathroom. Very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. GREAT position! Recommended. Will definitely go back for a second visit. Train station, shops, restaurants and attractions at walking distance.

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighborhood Profile
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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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Kyoto Central Inn

Address: Shijokawaramachi Nishi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $72 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kyoto Central Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 148
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