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“Good location and price”
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Eco and Tec Kyoto
Ranked #15 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good location and price”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Good location - Higashiyama station, exit 1 (no lift), from the exit go to the left and at the first traffic light cross the street and turn left to cross the canal. Turn right in the small street with the canal and walk in parallel to the canel. Then the first street to the left, a bit of walking (the street makes curves, keep on walking) and you are there. It was difficult to find for me. From exit 2 (with lift) go to the right until you reach the canal.

The beds are wooden and make noise when you turn. As somebody on this website advised, I put the two matresses on the floor and all was fine.

Everything alright with this hotel. The owners are very helpful but do not lose your nerves if communication in English is difficult. They are really trying to help.

There is a common space with tables, TV, DVD. All programmes are in Japanese as in all other hotels, even very expensive. There is water, tee and coffee available for free, a small snack in the morning and a vending machine for other drinks. The massage chairs are excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room. I did and was happy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013

This is a very clean, nice, and friendly hotel. Perks: located within easy walking distance to many of Kyoto's beautiful temples and shrines, close by subway station, and quiet lovely neighborhood. Follow the canal south/southwest for a lovely evening walk.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. It is located in a very quiet area, in the back streets of Gion. Despite being somewhat hidden, you are close to shops, restaurants and, if you don't mind walking a little further, some of the most beautiful temples and shrines in Kyoto. Room is a good size (twin share) with own bathroom, balcony and access to wireless Internet. Very clean. Eco friendly - which means bedding, towels and rooms are changed less frequently (which was fine by me) but no elevators so be prepared to take the stairs. Light breakfast is included as well as tea, water and coffee. Laundry available (100yen for laundry detergent) and can dry clothes in dryer or on your balcony (mini washing line provided). Friendly staff, very helpful, great stay.

Room Tip: Go for second level to avoid lugging your suitcase around
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Netherlands
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47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

A little gem for budget travellers, well worth the money!
You have your own bathroom, your own balcony, free internet (LAN), a fridge and a decent-sized bed. The wooden structure was rather squeaky, so I went Japanese style and put the mattress on the floor.

As stated on their website, room cleaning only every 3 days, including clean towels. You can have them more often, at a charge.
A small free breakfast is included.
The community room (open from 7AM – 11PM) has free coffee, water and a microwave.
And: 2 great massage chairs. I got addicted to these!
Oh, but no elevators and steps at the entrance as well.

The neighbourhood is fantastic! Just a stroll from some great temples and a lovely, quiet feel to it. Some nice-looking restaurants and a MacDonalds close by. If you exit the hotel, walk straight on to the Jingu michi and then turn right, you’ll find the cutest little restaurant, apparently run by women, just past the stone wall on the right. Very cheap and very tasty.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Washington DC
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Like most "business hotels" in Japan, it's a very basic experience-- no elevator, small room, hard beds-- but the staff is mostly helpful, the hotel is very clean, and MOST IMPORTANTLY this is a STEAL for the neighborhood. On the fringe of Gion, an easy walk to some of the greatest temples and the main strip of restaurants in downtown, much quieter / more pleasant than the Kyoto station area. Hotel also has some great touches-- like the free massage chairs-- which make it an easy 4 star review.

Don't stay here if you're looking for super comfort. But don't miss this if you're on a budget but are looking for more than a hostel or capsule hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

It might be a little hard to find, but it was perfect for our short stay in Kyoto. The staff were very friendly and the hotel was clean. The room was a nice size and very well kept and organized. There is a community room that offers WiFi (FREE), free massage chairs, water, tea, coffee. There's also a bike rental available for a small fee. I definitely recommend the bike rental option! The street is quiet and the hotel is in a great location for parks, shrines and shops. Kyoto is a beautiful city and there's so much to explore!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Room was small, as most are in Japan, but it was comfortable and clean. Hotel is located in a quiet area close to busier areas and subway station, easy to reach Kyoto station by subway. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Bed was good. Laundry service is provided. Free wi-fi.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Eco and Tec Kyoto
Address: 40 Awadaguchi Sanjobocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0035, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
#17 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#20 Family Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Eco and Tec Kyoto 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
「3rd House」 The new stay style which aims at harmony with environment With the service which considered environment, while having you pass comfortably like a house, I contribute to a guest to the earth through management at society.Just 3minutes walk from Higashiyama Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line, the hotel boasts a quiet location dotted with temples and shrines while being within reach of the bustling shopping district.Eco+Tec Kyoto will ensure you get the most out of your long stay in Kyoto in a style that takes the environment into consideration. ... more   less 
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