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Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
Ranked #46 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Osaka, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Good size room, great location”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed for for 4 nights recently in October. Location was great, between karasuma and shijo Oriya stations,and bus stops with most major routes right outside hotel, which made it very easy to get to all of the main attractions. Our room was very spacious, clean, and had incredibly comfortable bed and pillows. In room wi fi was free. Loads of great restaurants within walking distance with lots of different choices We did not have any interactions with the staff besides at check in, but they were very friendly and seemed to speak a bit of English. Good value for money based on the central location, and I would recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
We are glad that you were satisfied with us.
We hope that you come back again sometime.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Okinawa, Japan
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Traveling with 3 adults so booked a triple and was pleasantly surprised by the size of the beds and room. Beds were bigger than a US twin but smaller than a double so perfect for one adult. There was enough storage space so we were not crowded but we did not have large suitcases only backpacks. Very easy to catch bus nearby or to walk the 5-8 mins to the Shijo Omiya station. There is a small refrigerator and a hot water maker in the room. Just next to the hotel is a grocery store so easy to pick up breakfast and snacks. There is a computer for free use in the lobby. The only complaint I have (and it is minor) is that you are dependent on the elevator and sometimes the wait was long. I would have taken the steps from 2nd floor lobby to 1st floor street level but couldn't find the access point! I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
but we are very sorry for the lift.
It sometimes takes long especially moring time.
We are very sorry again but we apreciate that you liked us.
We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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brisbane
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

we stayed here for 3 nights in a deluxe twin room. Location is great; between Karasuma and Shijo Omiya stations. Buses are also just outside of the hotel. The hotel is modern. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Wi-Fi free. Coffee/Tea complementary in the lobby. restaurants and cafes near by are plenty. Convenience stores are next store. Warmly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
It seems that you were satisfied with us.
We hope that you are coming back sometime.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Mount Coolum
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Those with a two year old will know what speed life is at so we were quite anxious about our trip to Japan especially after two great Hana Hostel stays in Osaka and Hiroshima.
I was aware of some of the not so positive reviews about this place and had written it off before even setting foot in it which wasn't fair.
It was a good stay. The rooms were clean and made up each day. We spoke with two different staff who spoke English very well (I don't speak Japanese so what comment can I make about their attempts other than great) We didn't realise that the weekend we checked in (Sat for 4 nights) was a public holiday weekend (which explained why 1. This was one of only 3 'Hotels' that were available in our budget and 2. Why we had to stand up on the train from Hiroshima - which isn't fun when you have a kid!)
Yes it's a little odd that they don't have coffee in the rooms considering there's a kettle but the Lavazza machine in the lobby did the trick. We asked for a wifi router and was given one solving the wifi problem; we didn't have a cot for the first two nights (as it was busy) but had a cot for our last two nights; no problem. Female staff member very helpful ensuring that the cot was in the room made up after a big day out sightseeing - she also remembered the iron and board that I had asked for. She also booked a taxi transfer from the Hotel to the Airport delivering the confirmation note to our room. We highly recommend the Yasaka shuttle service especially if you have children - it really saved us the hassle of lugging luggage, pram, child etc around the public transport service and only costs 3500 Yen each (two year old was free of course) Great service from the driver too.
Tip - ask for Room 18 on the 14th Floor (1418) as it's bigger than the others (still a twin) but it only has one other room next to it which is perfect just in case your child has a cry in the middle of the night!
Great location; and a handy little deli shop on the corner less than a minute away.
Good stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
We appreciate that you wrote such a great comment for us.
and thank you again about one of our staff member.
She is going to be happy when she read it.

We are looking forward to seeing you again

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Sapporo, Japan
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

A few blocks from the main shopping district, under 10 mins to the subway, bus stop 3 mins. Good, modern style room. Friendly staff. Supermarket downstairs. My first stay in a Mystay hotel - I'd do it again. Good lobby with sofas to hang out in - free tea/coffee for guests.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Amanda
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
We are glad to see your comment.

We are looking forward to staying here again.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

As expected in Kyoto, the room was small but the location was good for the price. It was about a 20min walk to Gion but regular buses passing every few minutes. Laundry very useful as was the supermarket below. The staff were friendly and helpful booking a restaurant for us and drawing a detailed map to ensure we didn't get lost. Only real drawback was the lack of wifi in the room, but it is available on Shijo street outside if you're desperate!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
We appreciate that you were satisfied with us.
but we are sorry for the Wi-Fi.
We have free one in the lobby and routers for rent.

We are looking forward to seeing you next time.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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HCMC
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

A neat, sharp, tidy operation which seems to cater to Japanese businessman (witness the large, wooden desk with lamp and chair).

Having the lobby on the 2nd floor is a little weird but I've concluded it reflects the "We'll see you when you check in and check out" approach, as the hotel is not very attuned to servicing foreign tourists. They are polite and will try to be helpful but it quickly becomes clear that they are not accustomed to such requests and, for many, their English skills are pretty limited.

The hotel has brochures and whatnot but they are all in Japanese only. There is a sole computer for internet access in an area adjacent to the lobby. Unfortunately, whoever set up the security parameters set them so tight that both Hotmail and Yahoo were being blocked as a vital security threat. One of the desk people helped to develop a workaround but it was not always successful. Finally, after entering a password/code provided by the hotel proved useless, one of the desk people gave me use of a hotel laptop which I was able to keep in my room during my stay.

The rooms are clean and well kept. The heated spot (about the size of an airplane window) behind the mirror in the area above the sink, which kept that spot from fogging up during a shower, was just another one of those things that the Japanese think up which keeps you amazed at their ingenuity.

My main problem with the room was that it was small for a double (with the desk taking up valuable storage space). The situation is compounded by the fact that there is no closet in the room, just a couple of tiny metal rods jutting out from the wall which are capable of hanging up a few items (again, perfect for a Japanese businessman but not optimal for those with luggage and wardrobes). If you have a lot of luggage, expect to stack it up on top of the chair next to the desk, with some of it perhaps going under the desk.

The hotel is well located; a look at the bus line map will show that it is serviced by nearly every major line on the streets surrounding it. There are local eateries and convenience stores but the basement of the giant Daimaru department store several minutes walk from the hotel provides you with every imaginable food and desert, although it’s strictly designed as take out. Still, it’s an ideal way to sample the cornucopia of Japanese foods available at quite reasonable prices.

Make sure you shop prices, though, as they can vary widely from one online service to another (including the hotel’s own online website).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Wanderlust7342
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying witu us.
but We are very sorry that we were not skilled about English skills.
Some staff can but others are now trying to learn more and more.
We hope that we are better than now.

We are very sorry again for the room.
Almost all foreign tourists say that room is small.
Lots of staff make your room tight and you did not have relax time.

We are trying the best for English skills next time.
Thank you very much for the comment.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Property: Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
Address: 52 Kasaboko-cho, Shijo-dori Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #46 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy our hotel's modern Japanese design as you explore the historic capital. We are located in the heart of Kyoto, with easy access to all major tourist destinations. Step outside and it's only a short walk to Nijo Castle or Yasaka Shrine. Step inside and take in an undeniably Japanese, yet modern, decor. Perhaps that's why we've received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence annually since 2011. ... more   less 
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