I booked three rooms for our group - one studio premier twin, one studio premier double, and a studio double. We were in Kyoto for three nights. The hotel was kind enough to place us all on the same floor. Each party were very happy with their room. Check-in went smoothly. There were two employees behind the desk and we were all checked in within 10 minutes. Friendly and very helpful staff.
I believe there were 2-3 elevators; the longest we waited may have been a minute. We were all on the 7th floor in different areas (probably due to the variation of the type of rooms). All rooms were clean, well stocked, and well maintained. Our room faced Gojo Dori and, despite being on a very busy street, was very quiet. We were in a corner room; I heard people to the one side when I was in the hall but never heard them when we were in our room. I heard the same comments from the others in our party; all were very pleased with the accommodations.
We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of room we had. A nice storage closet (with much appreciated slippers!) and a wardrobe (with two nice robes to use) were ample for our belongings. There was a safe in the closet for our use, a desk, a nice 2 person sofa and small TV table. Loved having the kitchenette...made ample use of the small fridge and enjoyed coffee & tea in our room. If we would have stayed longer we would have made better use of the kitchen facilities. The bathroom, while small, was nicely appointed...nice deep tub to soak in after longs days of walking around Kyoto. Both beds were very comfortable, more on the firm side which is to my liking but my husband slept fine too. Linens were all clean and in good repair. Nice curtains that were lined enough to keep the room pretty dark during the day (i.e., keeping the room cooler as it was quite hot during our visit). The AC worked very well, thankfully, as did all the other electronics in the room. We welcomed the small amenities on the vanity (shower cap, toothbrush/paste, razor, etc.) as well as the tea, bottled water, and cookies in the kitchen area. It was also nice having a medicine cabinet in which I was able to keep our toiletries. There were plenty of outlets in the room, a small end table between the beds, and free WiFi which was used every time we were in the room.
While the room was very good it was all the attention to details that made it all the better than the typical hotel. Daily we received assistance from a very helpful front desk staff, their ability to speak English was a real advantage to us, another item we appreciated. It was just a 2-3 minute walk to the Gojo metro station (one stop away from Kyoto Station) as well as numerous restaurants, a convenience store is right across the street (picked up some snacks & drinks as well as used the ATM), and Citibank is about a 15 minute walk if you need use of a bank. We didn't eat at the hotel during our visit but found a great 'western' style coffee shops for breakfast on Karasuma Dori called Takagi Coffee (north on Karasuma Dori, about a 1.25 blocks).
I recommend this hotel without hesitation. Should we ever find our way to Kyoto again, we will stay at Citadines Karasuma-Gojo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideal for business and leisure travel, Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto is located a short walk from the business district and Kyoto's tourist belt. Restaurants, shopping and entertainment are close by as are many of the cultural heritage sites. For destinations throughout the city, the subway is highly efficient and the Gojo subway station is outside the residence. It is one stop from the main Kyoto station of Shinkansen. These stylish serviced residences provide the comfort, convenience and security desired while living and working in Kyoto. Choice of Apart'hotel Choose from the studio twin, studio double, studio premier twin, studio premier double and one bedroom premier for the apartment that suits your requirements and budget. Each of these Kyoto serviced apartments is fully furnished with stylish interiors, designer fittings and modern amenities. The prime address allows for easy access to the city as well as a retreat with 24 hour security, services and facilities. The resident's programmes provide the opportunity to explore and discover Kyoto. Relax in the resident's lounge and work efficiently with business facilities available. Ideal Location Discover Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan. The vast number of world heritage sites, shrines, temples, palaces, and cultural facilities are easily accessible to you from Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto. Shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues are also close by the residence and the business district is a convenient 10 minute walk. The Gojo Subway station is one minute from the residence offering access to the network of subways throughout the city. Comfort and Convenience Every apartment is designed to offer space to relax with the amenities to live, work and entertain in comfort. Each apartment is fully furnished with modern and stylish fittings. The fully equipped kitchen has a cooker hob and hood, microwave, refrigerator, and glassware, crockery, cutlery and utensils. Also provided are the bedroom linens, bathroom towels and toiletries and daily cleaning services. Broadband internet access is available in each residence along with direct dial telephone and IDD service. The home entertainment system includes satellite TV, cable, DVD and a HiFi system. To accommodate your stay you may choose extra services from the flexible service menu to fit your budget and lifestyle. Included are the daily maid service, daily continental breakfast, automatic laundry, dry cleaning service and private car park. ... more less
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- Citadines Kyoto Karasuma Gojo Hotel Kyoto