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Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo
Ranked #44 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

I am so happy that I came upon this hotel. The room may seem small to some but we didn't have a problem with it- you're in Kyoto, go see things! Spotlessly clean with a fridge, kettle, WiFi, free tea/coffee and toiletries included. Would definitely stay again. The hotel staff I've encountered on US state side could take a customer service lesson from this hotel, was pleasantly surprised by the curtesy of the employees here.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel!

We are very gald to hear this message from you.
We promise the comfortable stay from now on too!!

Please choose our hotel if you have a plan to trip to Kyoto again!

Thank you very much

HOTEL MYSTAYS KYOTOSHIJO
Yukiko Takahashi
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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2014

This hotel was nice but I wouldn't return. The airconditioner didn't work very well and the room was quite small. It was in an okay location but next time I will pay a bit more to stay in a nicer hotel in a better location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Thank you for staying with us!

We are very sorry that there is something trouble with air conditioner.
We checked all floor conditions, and keep the comfortable stay for all our guest.

Thank you very much.

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yukiko Takahashi
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great location, Gion & Nishiki Market is just a few blocks away. Very easy to find which is about 12-18 minutes walk (we walk quite slow) from the local subway station. They are lots of local restaurants nearby, so no problem finding good food.

The staffs are very polite (all Japanese are very polite) and the room is sparkling clean! We booked a standard twin bedroom without breakfast which cost us JPY39,456 for 2 nights. A bit too high for us but don't mind as the room was great..modern, free WiFi, comfortable pillows, very nice toiletries ,shampoo, conditioner & body wash in Pola brand..love it!. Didn't try their breakfast so can't comment on that. As other fellow travelers comment..the free matcha tea & coffee was really good too. I am officially a matcha tea lover from now on..

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Bajongian_2012
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel!

We are very gald to receive this message from you.
We promise the comfortable stay from now on too!!

We have Japanese restaurant on the 1st floor.
You can enjoy the breakfast, lunch and dinner so if you have a plan to trip to Kyoto again please try it.

Thank you very much

HOTEL MYSTAYS KYOTOSHIJO
Yukiko Takahashi
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

I saw some some reviews complaining about the cost of this hotel but we got an excellent rate ($130 per night) for three people and, for that money, this is an excellent choice - better than many hotels costing a lot more. The rooms are clean, modern and the staff are helpful - they seem very used to people dumping their bags there all day. The room was a good size for three people with a nice view out over Kyoto. It is well-placed for going in different directions. The Manga museum is 10 mins away. A nearby station has a direct train to Arashiyama. There's a good supermarket close by and regular buses towards Gion.

Room Tip: Three person bedroom is good value for families.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for staying with us.
We are glad that you liked here at Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo.
As you mentined, we are center-located in Kyoto city
so it is really easy to get everywhere by bus train subway as well.

We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely

Hotel Stays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2014

We arrived and were told you couldnt check in until 2pm, very strict. Seems to be the same across Japan. Not much flexibility there. However they look after bags and we checked in later. The room was fine, a bog standard box, nothing special but clean. We liked the free tea and coffee offered at reception. The location is good, near the market, shops etc. Would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, fronst staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
But We are very sorry that you could not check in before 2pm
Because of cherry blossom season, we always have full booking and
it has been cleaned up before 2pm.
Thank you very much for your understanding.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Love this hotel! Value for money (approximately USD 50 per room per night), the room is spacious (compared to Japanese standard), clean, comfortable bed and they provides free DHC facial cleanser powder, lotion at the check in counter. Free Lavazza coffee & green tea at the pantry, nice green & red tea in the room. 3 mins walk to the near by convenience store/mini market which sell local food, fresh fruits & vegetables. It might be difficult to locate the hotel at night as the sign is not big enough to be notice. Directly opposite Hotel Oaks Kyoto Shijo.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank ylau01
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ms-kyoto-shijo, front staff at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you very much for your comment.
We appreciate that you were satisified with our hotel.
We are located across from the Hotel OAKS as you mentioned.
but now it is under construction.
We are looking forward to seeing you next time.

Sincerely

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yuzuru Kuno
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The rates for this hotel for a room with double bed was very affordable and on top of that, it was near the subway station with a direct train to Kyoto station. Service was great and there were cheap restaurants nearby for a late night snack. Wifi service however was quite inconsistent at times but it was not a huge concern for me. Overall, very happy with my stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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ms-kyoto-shijo, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam

Thank you for staying with us!
We are glad to see your message.
However we are very sorry that there is something trouble with Wi-Fi service.
We will check it quickly and keep the comfortable stay for all our guest.

Please choose Mystays when you come back to Japan!

Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo
Yukiko Takahashi
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #44 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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