A Good Hotel for Budget-focused Travellers
Posted May 18, 2016
We (husband and wife) stayed at Urban Hotel Kyoto for 7 nights in May 2016 and would definitely consider staying here again. The room was small, but comfortable and clean. It is located in 'suburban' Kyoto, a short walk to Keihan Railway's Fukukasa station. This, to us, was an advantage because the Keihan Railway is the major north-south railway and it made it easy to reach the major tourist areas north of the Kyoto railway station and to the east of the city, as well as accessing Mt Hiei and the Kurama/Kibune areas where we planned to do some walking. It was fun discovering local restaurants (the three we patronised were all good - the Ramen restaurant virtually opposite the hotel, the Korean/Okonomiyaki Shogetsu restaurant and the yakka tori Roman-ya Fujimori 300 metres down the road; the hotel provides a listing most local eateries). There is a Family Mart mini-supermarket and a great patisserie across the road, and a bakery next door. The hotel provides (very reasonably priced) washing machines and dryers - so everything is handy. The stunning Fushimi-Inari Shrine is within walking distance of the hotel, but the closer Hotoji Temple is also well worth a short visit.