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721-1 Higashisokoji-cho,Shichijo, Karasuma-do,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture
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#138 of 598 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
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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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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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Piotr S wrote a review Mar 2020
Krakow, Poland243 contributions59 helpful votes
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
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808ken wrote a review Oct 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii50 contributions53 helpful votes
Kyoto Tower is right next to Kyoto Station. If you are in the area it is a quick walk over to this tower. As far as price is concerned, it's a little than $8 based on current exchange rates to go up to the observatory. It's very reasonable considering I've been to other cities where it would cost a lot more just to go to the to the observatory. I would do it again.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Soumitro Neogi wrote a review Sep 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India173 contributions24 helpful votes
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Step out of Kyoto station ( central exit ) and you can see the elegant tower of Kyoto Tower hotel . ( a 5 min walk from the station) . One needs to take the elevator to go up to the reception /check-in hall . The rooms (approx. USD 120 / day ) are clean with all basic amenities provided . A fancy buffet breakfast spread ( included in the tariff ) surely satisfies every guest appetite for either Japanese or Western style dishes. For those staying in the hotel , one gets a discounted entrance fee to enter the tower top .
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Carl R wrote a review Sep 2019
San Francisco, California508 contributions60 helpful votes
My expectations were low for this hotel, as I thought it was another worn out 1960s novelty hotel. I was really surprised how nice this hotel was. Rooms were modern and well kept. Reception was top notch. Breakfast buffet was great. This coupled with a great location right across the street from the JR Kyoto Station. You really couldn't find a more convenient hotel with such good facilities. You get a discount on the cost to go up the tower and a discount on their onsen, neither of which I would use.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Sharukh wrote a review Sep 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia13 contributions18 helpful votes
Although I felt the price was a bit high, you are paying for the location. This hotel had a mobile phone that guests can use during their stay. I did not need it but can be helpful. As with every hotel that I stayed at the staff were friendly and curteous. There is also a tourist office on the 3rd floor and the three ladies there are very helpful. Plenty of shops and eateries around and don't miss going to the top of Kyoto station. I went there accidentally and loved the lights and music that was played on the top.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Sparkie09 wrote a review Aug 2019
Goa, India2274 contributions224 helpful votes
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The location couldn't be better, just opposite to the station we landed here by a bullet train from Hakone n across was the hotel, our luggage was brought by bus. The reception on 7th floor and rooms in higher floors. Rooms spacious rectangular but to get to one of the twin beds one had to brush against the wall to get to your bed...our room was facing the station across the street. The breakfast was very good , plenty of choice and ice creams galore. Bathroom as usual very small didn't compliment the size of the room. Location super...just outside at the side was the panchico centre full to capacity with young and old..at the back is a street with plenty of restaurants and further on the street is a beautiful temple complex . Just in front is the station...with plenty to do...can get up to 10 floors by non ending escalators , lot of entertainment and below shopping ... Great choice if you don't mind the rooms...we spent two nites and no regrets.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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apipitone wrote a review Jul 2019
Allen, Texas2 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel was not what we expected. The room was fine but the bathroom was more like an RV bathroom. It was tiny and cramped. The hallways smelled and everything was run down. In addition the beds were not comfortable at all. It was a disappointing stay in Kyoto.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kate Z wrote a review Jul 2019
17 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights with multiple rooms for a large group. Check in was very easy and efficient. Breakfast is wonderful and lots of variety. There is no laundry but reception can give directions to a few places that have it. WiFi worked well. Often there was a wait for lifts as only two service the hotel rooms. Housekeeping often came late in the day and half was often done then they came back to make the beds. Very convenient location to train and buses. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Maria Wawa wrote a review Jun 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia692 contributions66 helpful votes
It was a awesome experience to stay here for 2 nights. Love the fact that this hotel is located well near station, foods, convenient store, and shopping district at lobby. Our group consists of 5 people, we got 2 bed and 3 tatami inside a quite spacy room. Staff were well knowledgeable and welcoming. Very great hotel room with great price. anyway, don’t forget to keep up with my reviews and experience through instagram @foodwaw @wawaaa15a
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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msjolam wrote a review May 2019
Hong Kong, China285 contributions61 helpful votes
Very disappointed, the room is old, small same as tokyo business hotel. The lighting very dim, and the bed really bad, The bed is insulting, sag and very small, i sleep bad. But the location is perfect, i can’t denying its advantages.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$32 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Premium Pound Kyoto Ekimae, Hokuto, and Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi.
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, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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).