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out of 8 reviews
Very happy with the overall experience. Just needed a place to stay in the heart of Kyoto and the Koto hotel was perfect.
“Excellent hotel, fair price, near metro station”
Nice staff, Fluent English, very helpful. Excellent location,next to daily grocery store and metro station. Clean room with all items you need. We will stay here next time. Very recommended.
Considering quality and cost this is a nice clean small hotel with convenient location.
“Good location for exploring Kyoto”
This a simple Japanese business-style hotel, a little dated, but in a great location for exploring the neighborhoods of Higashiyama with it's many temples and shrines (east of hotel) and Gion with it's historic and quaint streets (3 blocks south). It is also a half-block from a subway station (T11 - Sanjo Keihan) making it easily accessible from the main rail station or, with connections, to the many other areas of interest in Kyoto. This was an affordable choice compared with other high-priced Kyoto hotels. The rooms were typical of Japan...small, but clean and quiet. There is a fairly-priced clothes washer and dryer on the premises (a big plus), as well as a room with massage chairs, free wi-fi and internet connections, beer in the vending machine in the lobby, and a small restaurant with a small affordable Japanese-style breakfast buffet. The staff speaks only a little English (we speak little Japanese), but we were able to check in and out and get a few questions answered without trouble. They were friendly and tried to be helpful. Overall, a very good option for travelers on a budget.
“A convenient hotel”
The hotel is located near several bus lines, a subway and a railway stations which is very convenient for travelers. There is Wi FI also in rooms! There is no double bed no-smoking rooms, only twins.
“Very good hotel, missing a few key amenities”
Its a great location, near a metro stop and the main part of Gion. The rooms are really great and clean. The Internet was really really slow though which made looking up times and restaurants hard. Plus none of the staff spoke any English or Spanish so they couldn't help you at all with information about the city, making reservations, etc. maybe better for only those who speak Japanese or just want to be close to Gion.
“Hotel near Gion”
The hotel could be OK for solo or couple travelers. Rooms are standard in Japanese sense which means crowded in western sense. No English speaking staff; problematicinternet access.
“An old and very simple hotel in Kyoto.”
What I liked: - The location may not be the best in Kyoto, but the hotel is next to a metro station (Sanjo Keihan) and you can eventually walk to Gion (a 10 to 15 minute walk). Taking the train, it's 10 or 15 minute away from Kyoto station, with one train change; - The internet didn't work in the room during my first day, but the staff repaired the router and it began working well. There was a more strong wifi signal on the second floor, where you can find a lounge with sofas, massage chair, vending machine etc; - There's a laundry machine and dryer. You can use wash your clothes for a couple hundred yen there. What I didn't like: - The bathroom is even smaller than the standard small Japan business hotel bathroom. The smallest I've ever seen. - Since I had to work with the computer, I had to improvise a chair. There was a table, but only a low armchair which was not very comfortable. - I couldn't adjust the air conditioner or heater, since the button seemed to be broken. It was cold in Kyoto and the temperature inside the room was warm and ok to sleep, but it could be a problem in hot months.