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“Excellent Value, Choose Semi-double Room to save money!”
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Almont Hotel Kyoto
Ranked #25 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Value, Choose Semi-double Room to save money!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Almont Hotel in March 2013, the hotel is very new and we got some very good rates (GBP 55 per night) for the Single/ Semi-double Room (15 sqrt meter). The room is very compact with not much free space, we only had one luggage so was fine. The bed sleeps 2 people fine. If you like your space then chose the larger rooms but if you want to save some money then this is great value, would suite a young couple travelling on a small budget. Both the hotel and the room is very new, the bath in the bathroom is very deep and quite nice.

Do try the hotel shared bath, very nice experience don't be shy no one will pay attention to you, most people there are Japanese and paying a visit to the public bath seems like a daily routine. However there is a helpful instruction in the changing room area, basically leave sleepers at the entrance, put all towel and clothing in a locker and bring nothing with you (except for a small hand towel) to the actual bath room.

There is also a convenience store not far across the main road opposite the hotel.

If you are going to the airport try the shuttle service located at the bus stops between the hotel and the train station (outside of department store Avanti).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and can't complain of anything. The minute you stepped into their lobby, the hotel feels so clean and spotless. We stayed in a deluxe room that has enough space for a mini bar; a closet to keep our luggage and hang our clothes; 2 semi-double beds and a small coffee table with 2 comfortable chairs facing the mountain view. The hotel also provided fresh yukatas every night. Their toiletries are always re-filled every day and has 2 sets of slippers; one for the bedroom and another pair that may be used within the hotel premises. A public bath is also available up to 2am. Access door code has to be requested though from the front desk.

There is a Lawson's right across the street. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Kyoto station and a 10-minute walk from Aeon Mall (where there is a huge Uniqlo outlet). From Kyoto station, one has to take the Hachijo East Exit that leads to Almont Hotel. Once you take that exit, you will be facing Avanti Mall and Keihan Hotel...with Avanti in fron tof you and Kyoto station behind you, walk towards the left, and you will see Hotel Centnovum Kyoto... turn right the street right after Centnovum...walk about 100 meters... turn left and it is just less than 1-minute walk to Almont. This is a very quiet neighborhood which gives it a more home-feel after a full day of tour/shopping.

There is a great sushi bar in the Hachijo East exit. It's name is in Japanese, but the landmark is that it's right beside an italian resto called "Pastamore"... this sushi bar is so good, charges only JPY178/plate and is open until 10pm.

We took the bus going back to Kansai airport and used the airport limousine bus whose terminal was in front of Keihan Hotel (beside Avanti mall)which is a 3-minute walk from Almont Hotel. It was very convenient, considering that we do not have to drag our huge luggage inside the equally huge Kyoto station. We paid JPY2500/person for the one-way ride from Kyoto-Kansai airport.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed in this hotel earlier in May 2013 and can highly recommend it. It is a really nice hotel with friendly staff and conviniently located 5 minutes from the main station. It is not a particularly nice looking building from the outside. However, once inside it has everything you need. A welcoming reception area, lovely modern rooms with WiFi and a great Onsen type spa, which was really relaxing after a long day sightseeing. I liked the layout of the rooms and they even had a kind of multipurpose charger for any type of phone which I really liked. Staff were very nice and helpful. All in all I really enjoyed my stay there.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

It was really easy to get to from JR Kyoto station. Only a 10 minute walk.
When you enter the lobby, it is a very contemporary and new hotel. It's clean and inviting. There are lovely Ikebana arrangements dotted around the lobby and lounge area.
The staff were courteous and did their best to speak English...which is great 'cos if we can't speak Japanese then why should we expect them to speak English well?

The rooms were well appointed, I had a double bed and the space was just right. The bathroom was clean and hygienic. Every day after it had been cleaned, there was a lovely origami crane placed on the desk. Internet wi-fi was free and there were computers and printer in designated area down in the lobby.

The public baths were very clean, hygienic, and a pleasure to use. There were some POLA personal hygiene products to use before and after bathing.

I liked where it was situated as it was a quiet neighbourhood.

Excellent value for money, compared to the other hotel I stayed at in Tokyo.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I am very thankful to have this hotel. I love every detail to the hotel, from their beautiful and spacious lobby, to their free ice machine and their hot bath facilities, to their nicely installed bathroom and toilet, to their comfortable bed. Everything is just perfect for me.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wollongong
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Almont Hotel was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. The room was great, really well appointed and clean, and a bit bigger than those in Tokyo. Excellent value for money. The location was fantastic - about a 5 minute walk to the train station and centre of town. Great internet facilities and tourist information available. And to top it off, the onsen was lovely. In addition, they were very willing to cope with a medical issue that I needed help with. Overall, I couldn't recommend it higher.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We selected the Almont in part to the proximity to the main train station of Kyoto. This hotel is brand new, and a short (5 minute walk MAX) to the JR Kyoto station. It is not near the sights, but the train/bus is a must anyhow with sightseeing, so it was perfect. The hotel was very modern, with 4 computers in the lobby for free internet which was welcomed as it's rare in Japan. The only issue was we arrived at 1:25 and they wouldn't let us check in until exactly 2pm. I was annoyed at this. The room was very small, and it's hard when you want to unwind and only can do so by laying on the bed, but it was very clean. The don't included breakfast, which they should. The BEST part is the modern ONSEN, which i thoroughly used and enjoyed. It's free thankfully. Overall, i HIGHLY recommend staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Almont Hotel Kyoto
Address: 26-1 Nishi-iwamotocho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8005, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Southern Kyoto
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #25 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Almont Hotel Kyoto 3.5*
Number of rooms: 169
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