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“clean and good location, that's all”
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Kyoto Central Inn
Ranked #136 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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“clean and good location, that's all”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

nice and close to the Gion District, the intersection is frequented by buses going to various tourist destinations (just use google maps)
The nearest train station is on a private line so if you're arriving from Kyoto Station you'll need the transfer ticket. I'd recommend just getting a taxi for 1000 Yen, please save yourself the trouble, unless you're solo with minimal luggage, then take the bus.

Firstly, get a room furthest away from the street as possible as it gets so noisy it'll wake you up in a fright. You'd think the windows were open it was so noisy. The bathroom was tiny, rather comical but clean.

If you're used to sleeping on a foam matt on a hard floor then the bed won't seem so bad, otherwise it'll be like a rock. I love a firm mattress, but this was terrible. On the plus side, we could have drinks on the bed without them spilling.

Friendly english speaking receptionists, free wifi and self serve laundry made up for the noise and horrible mattress.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

For value stay good location. * * * * *
Convenient to travel to other parts of kyoto by subway and bus. * * * * *
Shopping Nishiki market and departmental stores nearby. * * * * *
Helpful receptionist (especially one, Hashimoto-san) * * * * *
Rooms maybe small but clean. * * *

Room Tip: Stayed on the 6th floor, cant make comparisons with other rooms. But we got what we wanted. For two...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Dated rooms but spotlessly clean and comfortable enough for a stay in Kyoto. Fantastic location right near Takashimaya department store and right on the main shopping street of Shijo-Kawaramachi. Very friendly and helpful staff make this hotel a great place to stay as a cheaper option in Kyoto but in the best location. Recommended

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Hotel is right above Hankyu Railway lines with direct trains to Osaka or Arashiyama and had Loads of bus stops near it. It s also directly opposite Takashimaya and loads of other shops and covered walking streets near it. For people who like Starbucks, its on the GF of the hotel.

Taking a taxi from Kyoto station would be the most convenient way to get to the hotell and the cost was ¥1040.

Room itself is simple but good enough for a night or 2. Service at the reception was prompt and good. They gave us 1 room at 12pm to check in when asked which was nice. Only complain is the check in time is only at 3pm. Way too late.

But having said that i Would stay here again if I am back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a higher floor to avoid traffic noise.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed here for 6 nights in april 2013. Before we had read the average reviews, so we didn't expert that much. Friendly receptionists during check in, got a room on the 8th floor. Hotel is older, so was the room. Furnish dated, we had 2 beds, mattress a bit worn, small lcd tv, furniture also older. Bathroom is like in most Japanse hotels a cabin, not that big but very clean. But the room was very clean, and the maid did her job very good: room was cleaned on a daily basis and very good.

A nice Starbucks is at the entrance of the hotel.

Many bus stops near the hotel from which you can visit many attractions/temples around the big city. We bought al day pass for the bus almost every day.

Overall a good choice if you (like us) don't spend much time at the hotel but want a good location to explore Kyoto.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2011

The hotel is well located in the heart of kyoto, just next to the main streets and the river. The room was a bit small, but thats very typical of Japan. facilities were neat and clean. One could availa breakfast at a neraby cafe ( paid), and that was good. Overall, recommended.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2006

The foyer was always smoky fume smell and staff was friendly but not go out of their way to service, GOOD location as after shopping return back to room to put our belongings and continue again. Room size is just right, although tiny size bathroom by western standards, can't complain, BAD do complain about the stain carpets in the cooridoors with terrible old odours and the room had carpet stains too. GOOD bed was made with fresh towels and supplies each morning. We stayed in Tokyo Washington Hotel which the same price about $500 AUD for 3 nights, however GOOD the carpets were clean and modern decor and even had a massage chair and ironing pants machine in the room and large flat screen tv and most staff can speak clear conversational english. So clearly the price paid at Kyoto Central Inn was too expensive for the condition of its room and furnitures.

Stayed October 2006
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Property: Kyoto Central Inn
Address: Shijo Teramachi Higashi Iru Otabicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kyoto Central Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 138
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