Kyoto Tower Hotel

Kyoto Tower Hotel

721-1 Higashisokoji-cho,Shichijo, Karasuma-do,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture
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3.5
#106 of 338 hotels in Kyoto
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
3.9
Service
3.9
Value
3.7
Kyoto Tower Hotel is located just 2 minutes' walk from the Central Exit (Karasuma Exit) of JR Kyoto Station, at the base of the lighthouse-shaped Kyoto Tower. Standing right in front of Kyoto Station and the bus terminal, our hotel offers a very convenient location for tourists and business people.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

721-1 Higashisokoji-cho,Shichijo, Karasuma-do,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture
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Piotr S wrote a review Mar 2020
Krakow, Poland236 contributions64 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Kyoto Tower Hotel is localized ca 100 meters from Kyoto Central Station, which makes it one of the best places to stay in Kyoto, especially for people wanting to travel frequently by Shinkansen, Kyoto subway and by local buses. Considering room: our room was extremely tiny: ca 2x6 meters including very small bathroom, which smaller dimension was lesser than 1 meter, but as I know, rooms in Japanese hotels are usually not very spacious. But breakfast... breakfasts were absolutely great - a wide array of traditional and european style meals, which can be composed according to the own preferences.
Other points: staff very helpful, rooms clean, access to a hotel and rooms easy. Definitely worth to recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sligoinian wrote a review Oct 2022
Sligo, Ireland215 contributions59 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the station. The room was cramped but considering the cost of the hotel we couldn't complain. The staff were friendly and helpful. Reception is on the 8th floor and there is a skyline bar for cocktails which was ok .
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GauchoSac wrote a review Jul 2023
Sacramento, California41 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Right across the street from the station with access to anywhere in the city and other cities. Even as guest of the hotel you must pay to visit the tower.
Great black out curtains and sound proof windows.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Vicky B wrote a review Nov 2022
Edmonton, Canada30 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay here was horrible, I don't normally complain but... the room was over 30 degrees all the time, they said sorry and brought a weak fan. Other areas in the hotel were much cooler due to air conditioning which was not available for the guest rooms. One bed was a skinny cot mattress with broken springs and looked rough, the other one was thicker but there was BLOOD on it. The staff were very pleasant up until the backpack was noticed missing, when we received our luggage. They showed us a picture of it coming up and said we got it. About 1 am they brought to us as they had put it another room...??? At 3 am they sent a man up to fix the blood on the bed issue, which was after we contacted our travel agent and explained our situation, then they contacted the hotel. We got another "sorry". The room had not been vacuumed before we arrived or cleaned well as the dust was very thick. They also apologized the toilet was not working well, but was working, the bidet needed 3 minutes to charge up every time you had to use it. Breakfast was cold, the eggs, bacon, sausage, etc., were all cold, not worth it. We were offered a different room, but it was even smaller. Despite the advertising, there was no air conditioning or safe. I don't expect spotless however blood on the bed was past my limit.
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Date of stay: November 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Go to another hotel.
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187lukec wrote a review Apr 2023
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was inadequately ventilated and air conditioning was unadjustable. Calling the front desk didn’t help as she didn’t speak good English and could only say no help and sorry. I asked for a fan and spend the night with a noisy fan and warm stale air.
The staff should have escalated this to the manager or anyone who can help, instead, they took the money, expect us to make do with poorly train staff, bad amenities and send us on our way?
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: You can do better at neighbouring hotels, this is an old refurbished place, obviously milking the...
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davidhughtaylor wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia603 contributions275 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is opposite the train station in top half of the Kyoto Tower building. Rooms were bigger than I was expecting and also quiet at night. You also get a discounted rate to go up the Kyoto Tower that you can use for both day and night viewing
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bleeter wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia203 contributions120 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a cheap and convenient hotel but not a good hotel. Good for an overnight at best and if you can get a clean room, but avoid for longer stays. The bed is comfortable but you are standing once you leave the bed as the room is so small and there is no where for two to sit.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joanne B wrote a review Sep 2015
Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia59 contributions52 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here previously and knew what to expect with the size of the rooms so a small room was ok, what was not was the revolting smell of the rooms, considering I was staying here with a group of school students I did not expect to be in a smoking area having to put up with the room smelling disgusting for the whole of the stay not matter how much air freshener was sprayed in the room or even the fact we left the ioniser and air conditioner on constantly while we were here.
Great location but that doesn't make up for the horrid smell throughout our room and hallway. Window could not even be opened to let some fresh air in as it was bolted shut.
As they knew it was a student visit they should have put us on a non smoking level.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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QMC863 wrote a review Oct 2005
Australia22 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The only thing good for this hotel is the location. Otherwise avoid this hotel. Mouldy carpet, peel off wall paper etc... furniture belongs to the museum... avoid this hotel
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Date of stay: October 2005
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kat L wrote a review Jan 2017
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions48 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Picked this one because it was the only one left available at the time of booking listing 4 stars (about a month out from our trip). Was about $450AUD for one night for a triple room (1A + 2Teens) so thought it would be okay.
It was in a good location near the main Kyoto station so we wouldn't get lost, easy walking distance from the station.
The staff were really friendly, actually complimented one receptionist on how good her English was.
We were told that our (triple) room was ready but it wouldn't fit our bags so we would have to upgrade for 3000 yen (we had a medium size suitcase and two small carry on ones!!).
The room was okay, quite old and stuffy. the bathroom was like a late addition stepping up into a portable room.
Worst part was that we had booked (and received) a non-smoking room but in the morning the room was filled with smoke from other rooms on the level we could hardly breath and the windows couldn't be opened.
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Date of stay: November 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book early wherever you stay as Kyoto fills really quickly
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Kevin N asked a question Nov 2018
Ontario, California312 contributions30 helpful votes
When is the renovation expected to be completed by?
Answer from Ted C
La Mesa, California190 contributions294 helpful votes
There did not appear to be any major renovation in progress at the time we were there. But we were only on 1st (shops),3rd (restaurants), 7th (our rooms) and 8th (Lobby) Floors so there may be work being done on some other floors. An adequate hotel at a decent price with excellent bus, subway and train access.
Christina N asked a question Mar 2018
Hong Kong, China3 contributions6 helpful votes
Is there any baby cot for a 2-year-old? And how much is it?
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Hi Wayne, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, we do help our guests with parcels, so please feel free to send us the parcel. (It would be helpful if you could include your check-in date too, thanks a lot!). Have a safe trip. We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto soon.
Kellie C asked a question Sep 2017
Perth, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Please can you advise the charges for laundry service at this hotel
Answer from Coolsis
Melbourne, Australia328 contributions127 helpful votes
Sorry I am not sure. Hotel laundry service is very expensive. I washed my clothes at coin laundry in Osaka. Ask your hotel or google the closest coin laundry
Linda A asked a question Apr 2017
Do you have laundry service.
Answer from Bruce P
Christchurch, New Zealand66 contributions25 helpful votes
Yes
Beentravelling wrote a tip Dec 2023
174 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask about a room change if you’re stuck in one of the pokey small rooms! Put toast on as soon as you enter breakfast room; it takes an age!!"
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187lukec wrote a tip Apr 2023
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can do better at neighbouring hotels, this is an old refurbished place, obviously milking the last bit of money."
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Vicky B wrote a tip Nov 2022
Edmonton, Canada30 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to another hotel."
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Esther Y wrote a tip May 2019
Singapore, Singapore60 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not applicable"
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AlenaH_Oz wrote a tip Apr 2019
North Sydney, Australia141 contributions64 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a corner room. More space"
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PRICE RANGE
$61 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kyoto tower hotel, kyoto hotel
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku / Kyoto Station
NUMBER OF ROOMS
162
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto Tower Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto Tower Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kyoto Station Building (0.1 miles), Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.2 miles), and Shosei-en Garden (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kyoto Tower Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kyoto Tower Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kyoto Tower Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kyoto Tower Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tonkatsu Satsuma Yodobashi Kyoto, Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi, and Pound Kyoto Ekimae.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kyoto Tower Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kyoto Tower Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kyoto Tower Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto Tower Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.6 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.5 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.7 miles).
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