Stayed at the Citadines Kyoto for 2 nights. We had just come from Tokyo and stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Shinjuku. While it was a nice hotel the decor was a little out of date and just sparse in the room.
Arriving at the Citadines I felt like I was at some fancy place. The lobby is modern with some japanese elements like the stone garden. The staff are very friendly and speak english, which is important because often times at some of the hotels in Japan we weren't able to communicate. The staff also offered great advice on transportation and how to get around on the bus.
TIP: If staying here I would opt to get the full day bus and subway pass. As mentioned the location isn't close to the main shopping/food area. It's about a 15 minute walk which isn't bad, but when we went it was freezing so the walk seemed like a chore. The subway is in front of the hotel. To tour most of the temples you'll need to take the bus anyways and for one round trip on the subway you might as well pay the extra to get an all day bus + subway pass instead of just all day bus.
The room was nice and clean. It might be small by western standards but I thought it was a good size. Best of all, the hotel has laundry in the basement! This sold the hotel to me. Had I known before I would've packed less and washed more at the hotel.
Would definitely stay here again while I'm in Kyoto.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Citadines Kyoto Karasuma Gojo Hotel Kyoto