The hotel is ideally located in the Gion district and within easy walking distance of Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu temple. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel that a few buses service, other bus stops are within walking distance.
Within a 10 minute walk, just over the river, there is a tiny alley with hundreds of restaurants along it, and it then opens into another area with countless bars, so the location is great. There is also a strarbucks outside the hotel for that early morning hit of caffeine before taking in the sights
As noted many times, the rooms are on the small side, but you are not going to be staying here to spend time at the hotel, you will be spending time here as it is so convenient to so many of the sights of Kyoto.
The staff are incredibly friendly and each of the staff members that I spoke to spoke English.
I had the buffet breakfast one morning and it was standard buffet food. Remember the price you are paying for the room, and don't expect Shangri-la quality breakfast, but it was fine, fueled me up ready for the day.
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