These were by far the smallest rooms I stayed in across Japan. We had booked a non-smoking room but it was unavailable for first night so we had to relocate the second evening.
The hotel is quite new and everything still looks new albeit basic, a true business hotel, clean and functionable, reception on first floor, no staff to help with bags, toiletries in reception, no security in lifts. Free internet was a plus. There is a coin laundry machine downstairs but it was always in use.
Location was ok – for sightseeing its fine as there is a bus stop right next to the hotel and takes you to Gion and the temples etc. But if that’s all you want it would be better to stay at Kyoto station. For food and shopping it was a far 15 mins from Mystays to Sanjo Dori and even further to Potocho for night dining. We would catch the bus to the end of Shijo Dori near Gion and then walk up 5 mins. There was nothing wrong with the hotel but I would probably not stay here again as a priority for us is to have places of interest in walking distance and would source a hotel closer to Sanjo and Teramachi e.g. the Hearton Hotel or closer - previously stayed at the Hearton Hotel, but we tried Mystays as the Hearton was very dated.
- 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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