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Urban Hotel Kyoto
Ranked #88 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Patras, Greece
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“Decent hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed 7 nights. it was value for money hotel. Far away from the city center but not difficult to find the way to the Inari Station( 10 min walking). From there u get to the Kyoto station in about 5 min. Trains come very often. Dont forget to visit across the station the Inari Shrine.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

look i guess we got what we paid for.
this hotel is a 15-20 mins train ride (on top of the 10 min walk to station) from Kyoto's city centre, so if you want to be near the action, this hotel is not for you.
As you also might expect from it being a little far away, the staff are not at all trained in even the smallest amount of English - so if you need any assistance finding the temples or trains or food or anything, you wont find much help at the desk.
wi fi is non-existant, they charged us 200 yen (which is nothing) for a wi fi device that didnt work at all, and their computers cost 100 yen per 10 minutes, as long as you can type in japanese characters.
small room (but it was only $99 AUD) - hard bed with traditional japanese pillows.
would only recommend this place if you were on a budget, we only lasted a night.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

beware that the transport to the city is cumbersome: there's a bus very close but only runs once an hour. to make it more confusing, the bus has 2 directions from Kyoto central station - be extra careful to pick the right one.

there's a train station further away (10min walking) - not sure how often the train passes. it's particularily tricky to return at night. a taxi will cost about 2000 yen from the kyoto station.

the hotel is the typical japanese business hotel: tiny rooms, semi-double bed. a highlight is that the room window can be opened.

daily bus tickets for kyoto can be purchased from reception and are a good deal for 500 yen.

Room Tip: pick a high floor to avoid traffic noise
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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dorking
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed 2 nights, after the overkill of tokyo this made it feel more japanese. Take the jr inari line from the vast and modern Kyoto station and walk into a more laid back Kyoto. The inari shrine entrance is just opposite the station and there are lots of little shops. We took the walk past the canal which had a row of cherry blossoms, the hotel was easy to find.
We did not get offered wifi and were only aware of the Internet computers at the desk that charge 100 yen per 10 minutes.
The breakfast was basic two big chunks of brioche ,egg and salad in the hotel coffee shop. We were travelling with friends who did not have that included when they bought their breakfast they got to eat it in the dinning room away from us which was a bit weird. But actually our breakfast simple as it was, was better.
Worth it, small room and slightly dated interior. I did find someone's t shirt under the bed so cleaning can't have been that thorough.
Overall I liked the slight quaint quality of it and the more suburban area it was based in.my on,y bugbear was the lack of wifi but this appears to have been a miscommunication at the desk as you can have wifi.
Would go again just to walk through the inari shrine early in the morning.

Room Tip: Tiny, quaint but quiet area and close to te inari shrine.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Massillon,Ohio
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Typical small room in Japan. 10 min from Inari station. Close to Inari shrine which is very nice. Staff speaks some English. Very fast WIFI in the room. Newer hotel. Very bright and efficient. Restaurant on site.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Well, I don't want repeat everything the others said already. But one info: the hotel has wifi. We asked for wifi at the desk and they gave us a small box, witch could connect to the lan-cabel in the room. It costs 100¥/day. Fair price...have fun here.

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

It is difficult to find if not taking the JR line. It takes about 10 mins. train ride from city center. The room is about standard size in Japanese standard. Front desk staff speaks little English even though it is a touist town (could be due to its remote location from the city center). The room is clean and neatly prepared. It is difficult to find affordable hotels in the city. The train ride distance is bearable. Btw, it is close to a photogenic attraction, the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It has a small town feel.

Room Tip: Check in early and the staff will do their best.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Urban Hotel Kyoto
Address: 4-59 Fukakusa Nishiura-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0029, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Southern Kyoto , Kyoto Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Urban Hotel Kyoto 3*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Urban Hotel Kyoto is located a 10-minute walk from Fushimi Inari Shrine and a 5-minute walk from Fukakusa Train Station of the Keihan Line. Completely renovated in June 2015, all guestrooms are non-smoking rooms and come with free WiFi access. Parking is also available. Guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, an electric kettle and a TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. Bicycle rentals are available at the hotel for guests who wish to explore the surroundings. The hotel also has a souvenir shop and a launderette. For breakfast, a Japanese-style and Western buffet is served at restaurant Kyo Wasabi, while the cafe & lounge Lavender offers a toast set. Tofuku-ji Temple is 20-minutes away, while Nijo Castle is 30-minutes away. It will take 40-minutes to reach Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Heian Shrine and the To-ji and Gingaku-ji temples. Fushimi Ward is a great choice for travelers interested in temples, sightseeing and food. We speak your language! ... more   less 
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