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UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
Ranked #155 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Convenient location, average room but good price”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The room is similar to other Japanese business hotel, extremely small but functional and generally clean. However, the room cleaning person did not wash the glasses I have used. She simply put it back to where it was placed originally and pretend it was washed. The price is good as I got the single room for 3 nights at a price of US$125 (i.e. about $40 a night). So I will not complain about it too much. The location is extremely convenient as the hotel is in the middle of the shopping district. It is about 10 to 15 min walk from different railway stations by Hankyu Railway, Kyoto Subway and Keihan Railway. It is also just about 10 min cab ride from Kyoto Railway Station.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Hotel Unizo was the first hotel during our 10 day trip in Kyoto. Our third time to this city but first time staying in hotel Unizo. cab fare from train station to the hotel is less than Yen 900. check in was easy and swift. Staffs speak English. Room is small and there is not enough space for us to lay down and open our second suitecase. Small bathroom also but it is fine for Asians. Nice bed and very comfortable pillow. Unfortunately they dont sell the pillow to hotel guests.. Close to shops, department stores, food alley, etc. Will consider to stay here again when come to Kyoto in future

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Grafton, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights and had a great time. Hotel is in an excellent area close to everything. Room was very clean and bed comfortable and quiet large for a Japanese hotel which pleasantly surprised us. Reception staff were friendly and very helpful. Overall a great stay in Kyoto.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Great ubicación helpful staff. clean rooms near to bus station temples and restaurants .. And great price vía booking. They Sell day pass bus ticket in the same hotel give me maps and indications to all i want to visit.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

This a very good business hotel located centrally in Kyoto.
Perfect service. They helped us to book our next hotel.
Room very clean.
Quiet area. Restaurants and supermarkets within a minute.
Direct access to all the city attractions, direct bus to the train station.
LAN available in the room and wifi at the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Despite asking for a double room we were given a twin room with beds which could not be moved, so this was not ideal. The furniture and bed linen were very dated and you couldn't open the wardrobe door fully without moving other furniture items, same went for opening the window, we gave up in the end.
The only really positive features were the central location, cleanliness, and price compared to other hotels on the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Don't expect too much from this hotel. The rooms are very small and very old decor. Budget hotel in a great location. Thumbs up for the location!!! Toilet and shower very small, not suitable for big built people. The toilet was more like a portaloo with attached shower. Bathroom floor was squeaky. No in room coffee, only green tea. We requested for Queen bed & no smoking at the time of booking but was given 2x singles, smoking room, smoking floor. The comforter even had a cigarette burnt on it. Was very disappointed. We asked to be moved to a non smoking floor as the smell of the smoke was unbearable. They attended to our request immediately, which was great. They also have an in-house laundry on the 4th floor. 200 Yen for a single wash, 200 Yen for 2hrs Drying and 50 Yen for the washing powder.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
Address: 240-2 Yamazakicho Kawaramachidori Sanjo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8032, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly Hotel Unizo Kyoto)
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #155 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"HOTEL UNIZO Kyoto" which had been closed since 2014 will be renovating the whole building and will be open on July 3, 2017 as "UNIZO INN Kyoto Kwaramachi Shijo"! It is conveniently located 5 minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Kyoto Line in the center of Kyoto. It offers an on-site restaurant, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The rooms have a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a fridge. The private bathroom includes free toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day and there is a vending machine for drinks in the hotel. A relaxing massage is also offered at an extra charge. We also adopt an elevator card security system for safety reasons. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast served daily by Kamakura pasta reputed as a raw pasta. Located in the arcade of the Kawaramachi shopping street at the center of Kyoto. Both Gion and Nishiki Market are within walking distance, making it the perfect place for both sightseeing and business. ... more   less 
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