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Noku Kyoto

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#34 of 476 hotels in Kyoto
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Noku is located adjacent to Kyoto Imperial Palace and is right in the heart of 1,000 years of Japanese history. From rooms to services, Noku is designed to showcase the artisanal spirit of Kyoto life. Each of our 81 rooms has been furnished with individually selected art pieces that reflect the cultural elements of Kyoto. At Noku we wish to create a local experience for our guest. With our map, one can discover the neighbourhood's traditional craft galleries, heritage confectionaries, machiya houses and hidden restaurants. This immersive experience is unique for an inspiring Kyoto stay.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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We have just stayed for four days at the Noku Kyoto after two weeks of travelling round Japan. Frankly this was the worst hotel we stayed at. It is clearly focused on US or European tourists who are more used to room only, not B&B, and for whom the location is more important.
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Alan W, Thank you very much for your frank review of your recent stay at the Noku. Your feedback will be shared with the management of the Café and with the Noku family. We are working closely with the Café on improvements to the breakfast menu that will be introduced in the near future. Your comments will help get the point across to the Café management that changes are needed to match the expectations of our guests. Well noted about not having black teabags as part of the free amenities in our guest rooms. We are now in the process of sourcing a nice, robust black tea to add to the selection of locally grown Kyoto green tea that we now have. It is disappointing that our team on the front desk did not make you feel welcome when you passed by. They will be reminded to show their true hospitality to all guests. Excellent customer service is one of our strongest points and most mentioned by our guests. I will track down the room that you stayed in and ensure that the wall covering is inspected and repaired. We have high standards for maintenance that unfortunately have slipped up here. Thank you again. With best regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family
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This hotel is 4 stations away from down town Kyoto. Nothing much around. But it's clean and well laid out. Rooms are OK. The metro is in the next building, so is the family mart... At 100 usd it's great vfm property. I would recommend it. Bhagwan
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Bhagwan72, Greeting from Kyoto! Thank you very for staying with us at the Noku and for posting your kind review. Our location is a strong point as we are located a short ways away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto and a few steps away from the peaceful Kyoto Imperial Palace gardens. From the Noku it is very easy to get to all of Kyoto's attractions by public transport. Warm regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family
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Choose this hotel either for its location (right by the Imperial Palace gardens) or because you don't want a Japanese experience. There is nothing actually wrong with the place (except for the worst breakfast in Japan) but there is nothing really good about it either. Expect
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 1 week ago
Dear David R, Greetings from Kyoto! Thank you for posting your review of your stay. Your feedback will be shared with the Noku team. And I must agree that our strong points are our great staff and location, and our rooms. Best regards, Keren and the Noku Family
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We spent five nights at the Noku. It is well located right beside a subway station and on good bus routes around the city. The rooms are not huge and there was no view worth speaking of but the beds are big and comfy and we slept amazingly well. It’s clean and the bathrooms are
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear RosemaryR91, Greetings from Noku Kyoto. Thanks very much for your feedback. Your comments are well noted and will be shared with the team. Some big changes are afoot with both the Café and the bar, but unfortunately too late for your stay. Best regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family.
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The room was comfy and the staff very friendly and helpful, however our room along with others in this hotel looked out on to a concrete wall, one metre from the window, as a result the room was dark and there was no way of knowing what the weather was like. Breakfast was
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Response from Noku_Hotels, General Manager at Noku Kyoto
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Keith A, Thank you for your recent stay at Noku Kyoto and thank you for your review. My apologies that we didn't match all of your expectations for your stay. Plans to upgrade breakfast service are afoot and will be introduced soon. But alas too late for your stay. Unfortunately our Café does not have the space to make it suitable for a buffet. But with some small changes, improvements will be made to the menu and the service. Thank you as well for your comments about the room and our bar. We will also review them closely with the team. With best regards, Keren General Manager and the Noku Family.
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$117 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoCity Center
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