If you like the sterile familiarity of a room in the Holiday Inn, this hotel is not for you. If you like small hotels with modern individuality though, The Screen will be right up your street.
We had room 302, a corner room with lots of natural light. Huge comfortable bed, separate lounge area with large white leather settee. Free wifi with in-room access point. All the room ameneties you could hope for.
Substantial and excellent breakfast, either western style (yogurt and cereal, fresh fruits, excellent croissant and other warm bread, soup!, bacon, egg, and sausage), or Japanese style (20 different dishes). Super friendly staff with reasonable English. Private residents lounge with complimentary drinks until 7pm. Interesting small old shops in the street, as well as famous tea house. Many local japanese restaurants nearby - not haute cuisine, but relaxed, good value, and helpful. Also several very good French bakeries. We ate in the hotel restaurant one night (Bron Ronnery) and enjoyed it, though quite expensive for what it was. Breakfast is in the same room, which is a modern take on a traditional Japanese room.
Five minute walk to local railway station (not JR), next to the river. Good for Gion, Sanjusangen-do temple, Fushimi Inari shrine. Buses from Tokyo station are close too. 15 minutes by taxi from Tokyo station, ~Y1300 from the north side of the station. We had the address written down in Japanese courtesy of iphone maps, and no problem getting there several times. The street is well known but the hotel is not.
Would stay there again, and certainly recommend it.
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- Also Known As:
- The Screen Hotel Kyoto
- Screen Hotel Kyoto