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“Great location but a bit tired”

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Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto
Ranked #83 of 407 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed here in July 2012. The location of this hotel is great if you want to be near the train station, in fact it is straight across the road. The Kyoto train station is a destination in it's self, a beautiful designed space and plenty of great eating options. The Hotel is also right near the Kyoto Tower, the bus stops to all the tourist attractions and the post office. So really a very good location!! The staff were lovely and the rooms are of a quite good size for Japan, but this hotel is very very tired looking. I would stay hear again because of the fantastic location and it's great value.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The best thing about this hotel is that it is located right outside Kyoto Station, which makes it really easy to travel on numerous trains or buses to major tourist attractions around Kyoto. Like most other major train stations, the central station also serve as a major shopping centre with plenty of restaurants for meals and shopping till late in the evening.

I find the check-in and out process fast and the service is quite good.

The hotel itself is showing its age, probably need some major renovation pretty soon. We booked a room for 4 (which was allowed) but it turns out it was just a matter of cramping 4 beds into a standard room, making it really really cosy.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Our Company chose this hotel. Very near the train station(across the road). Within Walking distance of several temples. The food choices around this hotel are endless, especially across the road at the train station. There is wifi in the lobby but not the rooms. Breakfast was good. Served both Japanese and western style. Would not mind returning here if my company needed to send me back. Beware, beds are very low, and very hard.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel is directly opposite the Main entrance to Kyoto Station. We chose this hotel for its accessibility to the station as Kyoto was our base for 6 nights while we travelled to Hiroshima, Himeji and Nara. Kyoto station can be reached by crossing the roadway or by underpass. The post office is also next to the station complex. There are numerous convenience stores with in a minutes walk. It was equally convenient while discovering Kyoto. We did not eat in the hotel restaurants as the Porta shopping mall in the basement of the station provided a huge range of eating places and B1and B2 of the Isetan department store at the station had amazing food departments for takeaways. Wi-fi in the lobby. An excellent laundromat an easy walk away.
Only one room key is available. The staff can use a pass key if you are not all accessing your room together. No information on the area in the lobby in English but the Kyoto information centre on the second floor at the station is brilliant.

Room Tip: We had a triple room for three adults with plenty of room.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Rooms are ok in size, especially for Japanese standards. Clean, but old. Breakfast was ridiculously over-priced. Staff very helpful and nice. Kyoto by the way, is a spectacular city with more than 100 beautiful temples to visit, great museums, but don´t expect any kind of night life.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

The hotel is located across the street from Kyoto Station and bus terminal and near the subway. From this central spot, you can easily visit all that Kyoto has to offer using the available mass transit. If you want to see the sights via tour bus, you're also in luck as one of the major English-speaking tour bus companies makes pick-ups and drop-offs here as well.

I traveled with someone who had some difficulty walking and the proximity to the station and mass-transit was fundamental.

The hotel is dated and could use a fresh coat of paint. The rooms were very clean and on the slightly larger side for Japan. There was a full-size shower-bath in the bathroom. The beds were very firm and there were English channels on the tv.

We opted for the breakfast buffet every morning and was not disappointed. A nice Japanese and western buffet at the reasonable price of about 2,000 yen. If hotel fare is not your game, the hotel is mere steps from the underground shopping & dining mall Porta and across the street from Kyoto Station which has countless dining opportunities including a floor of various Ramen Shops (Isetan Kyoto Station)!

The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful in booking my bus tours. Not all spoke English but would either lead you to someone who did, or did their best to work with you.

For the price and convenience New Hankyu is very difficult to beat. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Stayed here one night on a 'day off' during a business trip. The hotel itself is a bit tired and in need of a makeover, certainly the reception wasn't a particularly welcoming environment and the staff seemed a little distracted (though not many spoke good English and not being a Japanese speaker, it could simply have been down to the stress of communication).

The rooms were a but old fashioned, the bed a little on the hard side, but there was a decent choice for breakfast and overall it seemed reasonable value.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Address: 579 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shiokojidori, Shinmachi Higahi iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #83 of 407 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range: $83 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto 3.5*
Number of rooms: 323
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