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“Central location - conveniently located on both subway lines”

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Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Ranked #33 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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“Central location - conveniently located on both subway lines”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Monterey is very conveniently located in central Kyoto, and is also located right by the transfer junction of the subway. You don't need to transfer to go on to a different line.

Upon entry into the hotel you definitely get a sense that it's fairly high-end. The staff has excellent English and are very helpful when it comes to asking for directions and answering everyday inquiries. The rooms are immaculate and the cleaning staff does a great job changing the sheets and keeping the room organized. The rooms are okay sized but if you have large pieces of luggage you might have trouble finding a convenient place to put it.

One of the services that the hotel provides, and that we took advantage of, is the luggage transfer service. We were heading to Nara on our last day and from there we wanted to go straight to Tokyo. Not wanting to have to lug our huge suitcases with us, the hotel actually transferred our bags to our Tokyo hotel (we weren't staying at a Monterey in Tokyo, so they ship anywhere). It costs around $13 a bag. They call your next hotel to confirm your reservation and to alert them. You just need to provide them with your bags at least 24 hours before your arrival at your next hotel. It was incredibly convenient, just ask for it at the front desk.

Overall, highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great, central location which is well-known by taxi drivers. The staff were also helpful when seeking directions / recommendations. However, I was very disappointed that the hotel is advertised as having onsen/spa facilities but you still have to pay commercial rates to gain admission - make sure you factor in these additional costs if you want to book this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Mount Macedon, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Good central location meant walking distance to quite a few of the tourist attractions. Lots of little restaurants to choose from, also nearby shopping and food market.
Room very clean and pleasant, staff courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed 2 nights in Sep, the hotel is very well designed, and there is a supermarket nearby, easy to buy food and drinks.

2 short points:
1) not close to bus station, need 15min to walk to metro,
2) front desk staffs are not very friendly and helpfull. we really need more info, but they only give short answers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

the hotel itself is very well recognised by all taxi drivers. so you will not find it difficult when you need one. as it is located in a very centre of the city.

If you arrive the hotel early than the hotel checkin time, you may have to walk around the city.

there are 2 starbucks nearby, one opposite is small but there is aa nice temple bedind wherre another one 1 min walk away is so busy

many nice restaurants nearly with walking distances (another side of the road , but they are all behind the main road..

family mart is opposite and another local one is next to hotel.

the hotel lobby is well nice design and the staffs are very hellpful

room is small but it is a standard

bed is comfy. there are many amenities provided in the bahtroom plus pyjamas (surprised)

there are nice onsen but you need to pay 1750yen for the services but if you plan to return, you only need to pay a small extra fee.

as i think it is a big hotel, there are alwasy a taxi stands by outside all the ttime. but if you plan to use subway, the nearest one is only 5 mins walk.

Gym faccilites are provided by another sportclub just acrosss the road (2000 yen) , ask hotel for more info

i stay in a single room which the design are modern where twin room opposite me are... very traditional ..



  • Stayed September 2013
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed 7 nights. Very good base for exploring Kyoto and suurounding area. Clean hotel. Much amenities and concierge went out of her mind to help us. Very good service. Close to subway and 10 min walk to shopping area and Gion. Would definately stay here again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Pretty rooms and good service.
The location is near Karasuma station and it's handy.
I suggest to take discounted tickets for breakfast (the buffet is very good!).

P.s. The "Ippudo" ramen restaurant is so near this hotel, i suggest to go there!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Address: 604 Manjuyacho, Karasumadori 3-jo Kudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8161, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#12 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#18 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Monterey Kyoto 3.5*
Number of rooms: 327
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel that combines the best of Kyoto's stylish culture and Britain's traditional heritage. The design is based on the arts and crafts of Scotland, particularly Edinburgh, its ancient capital. In fact Kyoto and Edinburgh are not only sister cities in name, but they also share many traits such as the lively street atmosphere and traditional culture. This hotel expresses the relationship between the two cities through its traditional architecture and warm atmosphere. ... more   less 
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