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“Trendy and romantic!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Screen
Ranked #78 of 352 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Monterrey, Mexico
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Trendy and romantic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed the hotel and the room! It is very well located, 5 min from bus stops and a subway station. It's in front of the Imperial Palace so we enjoyed an early jog in the gardens, wonderful! Our room was spacious, with jacuzzi and a small living room equipped with tv and sound system with ipod dock, very romantic. For a better price, book on weekdays and through expedia!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

A nice trendy hotel but still with traditional touches that make you feel you are in Japan. Some of the hotel feels a little industrial which may not be to all tastes, but overall quite good.

Note that restaurant openings times are quite strict and room service availability is limited. This is the price to pay compared to staying at a big name chain, but you should be prepared for this as there are limited options for service immediately around the hotel.

Aircon is not individually controlled from rooms. Wasn't a problem for us in march but might be so if you go in summer. Also generally found that staff spoke very limited english.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful and big bath and bed. Service was excellent.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Cork
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Chic, funky and friendly with a definite Japanese feel, we loved the Screen on arrival. We were greeted with a welcome drink, loved the suite with white leather sofa, huge bed, big bath tube, Nespresso each morning, bike rental, excellent location... The staff were wonderful and went out of their way to help us book the next leg of our trip to Hiroshima. Excellent!!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

it is a good change from the traditional ryokan we stayed on our other night in the city. The boutique hotel is modern and chic. I wont call it luxurious, but our room is huge and has an amazing jacuzzi. Full of modern amenities. Hotel staff are also helpful and provided restaurant recommendations as well as assisting in making reservations. They also have prepared directions to take public transport (buses) to the various shrines and temples in the city. Very convenient and clear.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ancyancy
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Clovelly, Australia
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239 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

A small modern hotel centrally located in Kyoto with easy access to the bus system which is probably the best way of getting around. You get on the at the rear of a bus and exit at the front by the driver. If you intend travelling a lot on the buses it is worth purchasing (from the driver) a pass which once it has been entered into a device on the bus only need to be shown to the drivers on subsequent trips. On the one-day pass just over two trips is the breakeven point.
Our room at the hotel was extremely comfortable witht he bedroom section being a tatami matted area with an extremely comfortable western bed. Facilities in the room included a coffee maker (Nespresso), ethernet internet access, and all other facilities that one would expect in a hotel of this type.
Only negative is that the complicated unit on the toilet (bidet etc) and the air-conditioning controller were all in Japanese without any English translation. This was unlike all the other controls in the room.
This hotel is quite expensive.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Very modern, super clean and large bedrooms. Located very near Kyoto Imperial Palace gardens and walkable to Nijo Castle (20 mins). Staff so keen to please. Small restaurant tries so hard and delivers good food and wine. Within a few minutes walk are some well established bakeries in classical French style where you can breakfast. Oooommm!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Screen
Address: 640-1 Shimogoryomae-cho, Tera-machi, Maruta-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0995 , Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
#24 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
#24 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Screen 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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