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Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pleasant especially if you are in Kyoto for Kyoto and not for the Hotel. The rooms are clean. You're not going to get 4 star for 3 star hotel here but for the money, it's a great buy. We used the day pass on bus to get around and it pays to be somewhat relaxed and not in a hurry....

Thank LaurieinNC
ms-kyoto-shijo, Front staff Akiyuki Kaneko at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo during your stay in Kyoto. We are glad to hear that you had comfortable stay. As it is written, our hotel has a good location which makes easy to travel around Kyoto city for site seeing. We promise that our location of the hotel will provide a fantastic time in Kyoto...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

They charged us too much for a 2 night stay. We paid more here than the nicer hotels we stayed at in tokyo. It was during a holiday weekend so that maybe explains the prices...however our room was warm and the ac wasn't working. All they told us was to open a window.

Thank Ferjikency
ms-kyoto-shijo, Reception at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for staying with us at HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto Shijo. We appreciate you taking the time to write this meaningful review on us. As for our air-conditioners, they work as centralized system which were only able to use heater during winter and spring season. I'm so sorry that we were not capable of meeting your...

Northport, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located in a nice area of Kyoto, just outside major tourist areas. You can walk to many of these areas from here, but if I had to do it over I would stay closer to the tourist areas, as there is a lot of walking involved. The rooms were nice and clean, the service was very good.

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ms-kyoto-shijo, スタッフ at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto Shijo. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay at our hotel. We are very grateful for your kind comments. Every staff member at our hotel will continue to strive to provide the best services for our guests. We...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in double room from 17 to 20 February. - The bed size is 5-feet wide. - Room and toilet size is normal comparing to general hotel in Japan. - Luggage for half-half open type is not recommended for this room type because it is not enough place for the luggage totally opened on the floor. Luggage for one-nine...

Thank Queenie W
ms-kyoto-shijo, Reception at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Queenie W Thank you very much for staying with us at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo. We appreciate you taking your time to write the review. It's great to hear that you prefer the bed size in the room although the room size is average. I do not know which room type you stay, but I wish you reserved higher...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprised and very happy with our stay here. The size and quality of the rooms exceeded our expectations, they were clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Free lavazza coffee and green tea latte a bonus. It was a shame that some guests abused this by filling up the thermoses each morning which made it difficult for those trying to...

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ms-kyoto-shijo, Receptionist Akiyuki Kaneko at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Mr. or Ms. bazzakalbarri, Thank you for the stay at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo and gratitude for the recommendation of the hotel. And thank you again for your admiration of the hotel. We are pleasure to hear you satisfied with our room size, quality, our free coffee and tea service, location and our hotel's customer service. As you written,...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Every hotel we stayed at had something better than the next; one had the least rules/regulations, one gave us the best night of sleep, one was the best room and one had the best staff and overall experience: MyStays gave us the best room, by far. The staff is friendly, courteous and they all speak English fairly well. The hotel...

Thank Christian G
ms-kyoto-shijo, Front desk Akiyuki Kaneko at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Christian G, Thank you for staying at Hotel Mystays Kyoto Shijo and writing a wonderful comments about your stay in our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with locations, our room, facilities, room size and customer service including our English speaking skill. Also, thank you for writing a positive comments about our restaurant. Our...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I've been trying to find something to fault about this hotel on but, for an affordable one it's ticked every box. Lovely staff, good amenities, location very central to sights and public transport. And clean, our room was spotless and modern. Only ¥1080 from Kyoto station.

1Thank Nic H
ms-kyoto-shijo, Reception at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Takashi.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The hotel is close to subway stations and you can walk easily to Gion and Nishiki market from there. Rooms have a good size. There is a laundry on the ground floor, which came very handy. Plenty of supermarkets and convenient stores in the neighbourhood. Great base to explore Kyoto.

1Thank Scruffy A
ms-kyoto-shijo, Reception at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Scruffy A, Thank you so much for staying with us at HOTEL MYSTAYS KYOTO SHIJO. We appreciate taking your time to write the review. That's so great to read for us. The compliment of the location can be that you enjoyed yourself to explore around hotel and some landmarks in Kyoto. Also, you praised to the room size. If...

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Located in the centre of the kyoto, about 8 minutes walk to the nearest subway station. Room ok, clean and a bit spacious. Transportation is convenient as there is a bus stop right outside the hotel. The staff are friendly, and helpful. You guys can purchase some travel pass at the hotel. Overall, the hotel is nice! I recommended this...

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ms-kyoto-shijo, スタッフ at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Dear Yosef J Thank you for staying at HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto Shijo. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We hope you will consider our hotel during your next travel to Japan. Sincerely

Taos, New Mexico
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Writing this review on the hotel lobby pc. Hotel itself is fine, nothing special really. seemed like a good location at a good price. Breakfast in the restaurant downstairs was a bit much at 1500 yen, but good with nice variety. Major downside: we were the only non-Asian tourists here, and the hallways were very noisy early in the morning...

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ms-kyoto-shijo, 一般 at Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto Shijo. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. I apologize for inconveniencing it despite my pleasure staying. Every staff member at our hotel will be working hard to improve the level of our service and try to meet the expectation of our guests. We hope you will consider HOTEL...

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy our hotel's modern Japanese design as you explore the historic capital. We are located in the heart of Kyoto, with easy access to all major tourist destinations. Step outside and it's only a short walk to Nijo Castle or Yasaka Shrine. Step inside and take in an undeniably Japanese, yet modern, decor. Perhaps that's why we've received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence annually since 2011. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo

Address: 52 Kasaboko-cho, Shijo-dori Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: RM381 - RM1,953 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 224
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Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#18 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#21 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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“Lower floors have no view, need a card to power everything in the room.”
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“upper fllor can be more quiet as the hotel located right beside the main street.”
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“The main street is quite noisy so ask for a room at the side or back”
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