We spent 4 nights in this hotel, which is at 30 minutes walking distance from both the famous Gion area and the Kyoto JR station (which is a reference point not only for trains, but also for: tourist information, currency exchange, buses that go about anywhere in town, places where to buy good food, for instance the Andersen bread etc.). So, we have been happy about the hotel location; and the staff was helpful as well, which is common in Japanese hotels. Then...they offered breakfast, which is not common in pre-booked hotels; but: 1- the breakfast table included very little for Western taste, mainly only apple juice, toasts and one kind of jam; and 2-something was always missing: either there was no more tea or coffee or jam, or one of the two toasters was malfunctioning... Of course it's a problem to have one toaster only, when many guests have breakfast at the same time. So we mainly had Japanese-style food; which we like, but not for breakfast!
For the rest: the hotel rooms are clean but very small, which is common in Japan; the Wi-fi connection is in theory available but in practice it did not work; luckily our PC supports the cable connection, which worked well.
On the positive side, the price was reasonable
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