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“Nice hostel-like budget hotel with good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eco and Tec Kyoto

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Eco and Tec Kyoto
Ranked #7 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice hostel-like budget hotel with good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Located very close to the higashiyama subway stop this hotel is in walking distance to many of the Kyotos main sights. You also have the option to use the bus or subway line. The rooms are clean with AC. Towels and bed linen only changed every third day (which we didn't mind). Beds are a little too hard for my liking. The hotel has a nice common area which gives it a little hostel feeling. Here there are complementary coffee and also water boiler and a microwave, so even if the breakfast is only 3 small buns, you can buy cereals/noodles/sandwiches from convenient stores that are nearby and eat here if you like.

A little hard to find the first time you arrive so it is recommended to print out a map or watch the video on their website on how to find the place. After you know where it is, you will love the location. Many nice small restaurants and izakayas in the neighborhood.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Siverte
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed for four days. The room was small (in keeping with Japanese homes) and beds were comfortable, clean and a/c worked well. It was in the high 80's and hotter when we were there. The staff was helpful. There are good restaurants that have English menus in the area. We got to the hotel from the train station without a problem and bought day passes for the buses to tour Kyoto. We enjoyed our stay and recommend the Eco and Tec Kyoto. It was pleasant to walk back to our hotel along the tree lined stream.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ArgosWD
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Durango, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed at Eco and Tec for 4 nights in June 2014. The hotel is a little tricky to find the first time, but this becomes a plus because it is very quiet. It is close very close to the eastern hills, so you are just a few blocks from major temples. It is also close to the major art museums and Heian Shrine. There are lots of restaurants within an easy walk plus several small grocery stores (Lawson's).
The Higashiyama subway station is about 5 to 10 minutes walk away.
The people are very helpful.
There is a small breakfast (3 rolls) and unlimited hot drinks.
The price made it a great value.
I will stay here again. There is so much to do in eastern Kyoto that in 3 full days I didn't do everything on my list.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John B
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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nites. I tried to figure out some choices of good value for 1 person. This hotel is sure a surprise. Many places are within walking distance. I walked around the shopping area after visiting the shrines in day time. Perfect!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CoraChan2011
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Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and absolutely loved it! Big room (for japanes standards) including a wardrobe so we could finally unpack our bags, great location and friendly staff. I would definately stay again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SteWe_45
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Tempe, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

I loved this place which offers clean and modern rooms in a quiet area, still very close by the heart of the city and historical sites. They do not clean the room every day nor change the towels, which is usually unnecessary. Nice lobby with massage armchairs, many guides of the area and free coffee and tea.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Matboc
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Eco and Tec was a wonderful place to stay in. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The first floor guest lounge/breakfast area was huge! I was able to relax there after sightseeing all day. The have free coffee and tea there too! There is a Lawsons and other small restaurants nearby. Definitely stay here! Beds were comfy and everything spotless, clean-as-can be, just as everything is in Japan!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Desiree H
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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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