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Kyoto Century Hotel
Ranked #31 of 376 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights during the sakura season.
Location:
Really close to the Kyoto statio. Just a 2min walk. Turn right at the central exit and walk all the way down. Easy to find.
Bus terminals are also at the Kyoto station. So you could go anywhere within kyoto.
A large family mart is also right round the corner. You can get ur breakfast, snacks and latenight snacks there.
Room:
Extralarge comparing to other hotels in Japan. Though look outdated, very clean and tidy indeed.
Service:
Above standard. Receptionists are very helpful. We bought our buspasses every day through them. And always greeted with a smile.

Would stay here again for the next visit.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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京都センチュリーホテルBL, マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Dear Jay J;

Thank you so much for staying with us during the season of cherry blossoms. How did you find Japan? April is definitely the most beautiful month of the year.

We are really proud of our location. It is east next to Kyoto station and that allows you to move inside and outside of Kyoto very easily.
Around us there are many convenient places for tourists. As you say, Family Mart is very close and it opens 24 hours. Currency exchange shop is 3 minutes walk from our hotel. 5 minutes' walk takes you to the Central Post Office and there are so many ATMs in it. Rent-a-cycle shop and laundromat are also popular among our guests.

The upcoming Gion Matsuri Festival in July is spectacular and we'd like you to see it!
We're looking forward to welcoming you again very soon.

Hironori Ohara
Front Desk Manager
Kyoto Century Hotel

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Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was easily the best value of our 3 weeks in Japan at £50 a night. I can only repeat the other reviews, good service of the front desk who were very helpful. It feels like a 5 star hotel in the lobby which is quite nice. The room size was unexpectedly large for Japan. We booked a smoking room by mistake but it was very clean with only the faintest smell of cigarettes so no problem there. Check out the Kyoto Yodobashi dpt store opposite the train station if you like shopping, it's amazing.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank JamieHerts
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京都センチュリーホテルBL, マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2014

Dear JamieHerts;

Thank you very much for writing your review and giving us "the best value" during your trip in Japan!

Same as you, many non-smokers book a smoking room by mistake or in expectation that
there might be non-smoking vacancies. If there is a non-smoking room available,
of course we can give it to you. And if not, we can ventilate and deodorize your room before
your arrival if you request beforehand.
Also we would like to recommend you to choose the totally non-smoking comfort floor
as the safest choice.

We're looking forward to your next stay with us.

Hironori Ohara
Front Desk Manager
Kyoto Century Hotel

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed here last week and absolutely loved the hotel. The staff is efficient with great service. It would have been nice to have a lock safe in the room however. The kaiseki ryori was excellent as well as the staff. The Viking "buffet" however was not very good either breakfast or dinner.

Only a 2-3 minute walk from the train station . Great Japanese atmosphere. Will definitely stay here again if I visit Kyoto.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Emi A
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京都センチュリーホテルBL, マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2014

Dear Emi A;

Thank you for posting your comment here. It was our great pleasure having you here.

We are all so glad to read that your were satisfied with our staff and our Japanese
restaurant 'Rantei'. Your feedback encourage them so much.

We'll take your opinion about our buffet restaurant and the necessity of an in-room safe seriously,
and we will make full use of the findings to improve our service. Thank you so much.

We're looking forward to welcoming you here again.

Hironori Ohara
Front Desk Manager
Kyoto Century Hotel

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Kyoto Century Hotel is 3mins walk from the Kyoto station, 2 mins walk from the bus terminal which is right in front of the Kyoto station. The location is great to explore the Kyoto city especially with young children. The hotel is not looking attractive outside, the lobby area can be fume with smoking. My family stayed 3 nights 9 -11 April 2014 on a high floor in a non smoking room. The room look average but clean, good quality sheets and the beds are conformable to sleep. The room is bigger than a normal standard JP hotel. The staffs were excellence and willing to help with direction and booking the ‘Miyako Odori’ show. I would recommended this hotel and definitely come back.

Room Tip: high floor, non smoking if you have you children
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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京都センチュリーホテルBL, マネージャー at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2014

Dear Circle Earth;

Thank you very much for staying with us and also sharing your opinion upon us here.

We are glad that you enjoyed Kyoto the fullest. 'Miyako Odori' is the most popular and famous show by Geishas and Maikos. Their gorgeous performances attract many tourists,
both foreigners and Japanese.
Now 'Kamogawa Odori' is held in Pntocho, and of course we can help our guests to book a seat.

There are still a ot of things to explore in Kyoto, so please come back and stay with us agin.

Hironori Ohara
Front Desk Manager
Kyoto Century Hotel

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Booked non-smoking room but get a smoking room.the room smell terrible! I did't ask to change the room tho. There was no free water. When I asked for help they told me to drink water from the bathroom. Which i understand they tried to help me to get "FREE WATER" but for 4 stars hotel this is so unacceptable. The breakfast is ok. The location is good take 2 mins walk to kyoto station and kyoto tower.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank zan585
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京都センチュリーホテルSV, 宿泊課 at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear zan585;

Thank you so much for taking your time to share your opinion here.
Please accept our sincere apology if we couldn't make your stay comfortable and satisfactory.

Regarding the drinking water, tap water is very clean and safe here in Kyoto and Japan in general, so it is drunk by our Japanese customers.
For this reason, complimentary bottled water is not prepared excepting some accommodation plans. But we apologize that enough explanation was not done by our clerk.

About the mistake of your room type, we're really sorry that you spent an unpleasant time here.
If you might have asked us, we would have tried to solve the problem as much as possible.

We'll take your comment seriously, and we promise you to improve and enhance our service.

Shinji Horiuchi
Rooms Division Supervisor
Kyoto Century Hotel

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We needed a room with 3 beds that wasn’t too pricey next to the station to catch JR trains using the rail pass and found a room here that fit the bill. We’ve stayed here before and found it very convenient when taking JR trains to Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima. Nothing changed on this 2nd time around. The station location is also convenient to subways and buses for sightseeing in Kyoto. Room with 2 beds and a roll-away was clean, well-kept, and reasonable in size for Japan. Amenities included a small fridge, hot water maker, coffee/tea, and small TV, but no in-room safe. Internet access in the room was with cable connection and no wi-fi. Ambient noise from adjacent rooms, hallway or lobby/restaurant below was never a problem despite the hotel’s open center construction. They’ve done a renovation of the lobby/restaurant areas since the last time we stayed adding this strange, large lamp in the lobby that we couldn’t quite figure out. But in general, the renovated lobby and restaurant areas look nicer, though we didn’t try any meals at the hotel during our stay. The Kyoto Century is not fancy but is a dependable choice right next to Kyoto train station.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank CarlosFR
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京都センチュリーホテルSV, 宿泊課 at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Dear Carlos FR;

Thank you very much for staying with us TWICE and taking your time to share your review.

I'm pleased to inform you about some changes in our hotel.

We've been providing free wi-fi service in the hotel for more than one year.
Two types of complimentary Japanese tea are prepared in all guest rooms.
The big lamp that caught your attention was designed as a sign of the entrance of Kyoto city.
It also symbolizes a warm wecome to our guests creating a homey atmosphere.

We hope you'll come and stay with us once again in order to see further improvement.

Shinji Horiuchi
Rooms Division Supervisor
Kyoto Century Hotel

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

I chose to upgrade the room for wider space. And I like it very much. Buffet is good. Lots of variety. I really enjoy my time inside the hotel. No need eating outside some how. The room is clean nicely provided with toiletries, plugs and hangers. Good for having a rest every trip of mine from Osaka to Tokyo.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank DRYSHRIMP
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京都センチュリーホテルSV, 宿泊課 at Kyoto Century Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

สวัสดีค่ะ
ดิฉันชื่อ รุจิรางค์ สำราญทรัพย์สิน เป็นพนักงานโรงแรมเกียวโต เซนจูรี่ค่ะ
ขอขอบพระคุณที่ไว้วางใจเข้าพักกับทางโรงแรมของเรานะค่ะ

Thank you for your stay at Kyoto Century Hotel
I am Thai staff at this hotel and I enjoy serving guests from all over the world .
but It was special for me to meet Thai people in our hotel.
I am looking forward to seeing you again in kyoto very soon.
Thank you very much for your kind comment on us.
ขอบคุณมากค่ะ

Best Regard
Ruchirang Sumransubsin
Rooms Division
Kyoto Century Hotel

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Address: 680 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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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 #31 of 376 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range: $158 - $641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kyoto Century Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 219
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