I'll start with my least favorite things regarding this hotel ... music/announcements from the train platform can be heard in the room even on the 12th floor. However actual train noise wasn't much of an issue. The bathroom door slides open on rollers... while it's a nice feature and fits the decor... it's loud and the clicking can wake others up at night. You can even hear adjacent bathroom doors clicking open/closed. Walls are thin which you can hear the shower as well. There is no coffee maker, just instant which you have to pay for.....
OK now the positive stuff .... spacious room with great views even if it faced opposite Kyoto tower. The shower and body jets was a nice touch to wake up to. The location was perfect with restaurants and trains/buses all nearby. You have many cafes/bakeries to try each morning for breakfast. The bed was really comfortable, we had 2 twins and alot of space for table and 2 chairs to sit and look out the window (plus eat breakfast) The staff was amazing! The staff, location, overall cleanliness of the property is what make this hotel a hit.
We tried the dinner buffet once, it was pretty good. Guests get a nice discount which took 1000 yen off the price which I thought was nice. The gym was around 1050 yen a day. It was avg, not big but served it's purpose. Never used the wifi in the room, just used my own rental wifi device.
I would def stay here again. Just can't beat the location.... all the buses come to the station and when you get off the train... your at your hotel, no more transferring.
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- Beautiful 15-story hotel atop Kyoto Station - Broadband connection in all guest and banquet rooms - Easy access to Kansai Airport. ... more less
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