My husband and I stayed at the Miyako Kyoto for 7 nights in October.
We were a bit worried about the position of the hotel because of some of the comments of other travellers, but we found it perfect for our needs.
It was a little out of town, but only took about 20 mins to walk right into the centre of the Gion district.
The staff were really helpful and gave plenty of advise on where to go and how to get there, in fact we found the staff very polite and friendly.
Our room was a little outdated, but very clean and as we are Starwood members, they told us that we were being upgraded.
The hotel is built around a central garden and our room looked out over it, it was very lovely to see.
Breakfast was included in our taffif and was OK, but a litte boring. My husband tried the Japanese breakfast and really enjoyed it, but I found sardines, baked salmon and coleslaw a bit confronting in the early hours, especially since I am a vegetarian.
The hotel is next door to a train station, which is great, takes about 5 mins to get there form the middle of town if you don't feel like walking. The hotel supplies a free shuttle bus to and from Kyoto station with a few stops between, it runs every 15 mins.
Also, the hotel is across the road from the Philosophers walk. You must make this trip, it is amazing. You come across some temples but the gardens are fantastic, some are really old, but beautiful.
I can't really think of anything bad to say about this hotel, its all GOOD.
The only thing I thought could have been better was that this hotel charged for the internet . We stayed at 4 different hotels on this trip to Japan and this was the only hotel that did.
This aside, the hotels was great. Stay there!
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