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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing to memorable. It's just a convenient new business hotel with small clean room. 5-7 min walk from Shijyo-Karasuma Stn. It was a little bit pricey in high season, but much better than hostel in cace you come here for business!

Thank GraceKawashima
Columbia, Maryland, EEUU
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we had to settle for a hotel we could find with a 4 week window. This hotel is in a good location, within walking distance of the GION shopping district and Hankyu train station. It is about a 12$ cab ride to Kyoto station. the Hotel, typical Japanese hotel, small rooms, limited storage, no shelves, no drawers but they... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a well located bed for the night, reasonably clean and efficient, utterly charmless with packages strewn about the lobby, a restaurant that has closed down. But the wifi works, they can supply basic services for laundry and so on. I think its good value. This is pure function and location. But it's in Kyoto, so who cares about a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is overall below average. It offers a small clean room in a convenient location but that's all. Shijo station is 2mins away, however not JR line so paying every day for the subway was not great. Buffet breakfast was cold and awful. Staff are adequate, but not helpful. No English Channel on TV. Cannot adjust air con so... More 

Thank Emma L
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was really tiny and I found hair in the refrigerator and in the bathroom. Asked for a non-smoking room but it reeked from cigarette smoke. The bathroom had plastic not so fresh interior that probably was white many years ago but not any more. We only got one room key (we where 2 people). The funny thing is... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say this hotel is terrible, but it is worse than average but very expensive. It was the most expensive on our two week Japan holiday but we got very little. Most surprising for a Japanese hotel was the lack of soundproofing, we could hear coughing and talking from adjacent rooms. It was not dirty, but a bit scruffy... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location in Kyoto center but the hotel smells very bad. While complaining to the staff they answer: there is a deodoriser that you can spray and put on the air filtration! The single room is very tiny; no place to open a suit case even on the ground. There were washing machines on the 6th floor.

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31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great location down-town and close to two stations. Less than ten mins in a cab to the main train station. Really clean and comfortable hotel. Rooms are small - but that's normal for Japanese hotels in this price range - but well equipped with fridge, hair-dryer and nice toiletries. There is a great Fresco supermarket across the road, and a... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great hotel. Rooms are clean and offer enough space for 2 people (2 single bed in a room). The breakfast was nothing special, just okay. Unfortunately, things like bacon or scrambled eggs were cold and not kept warm, which is a negative point.

Thank Neil E
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Only stayed at this hotel for two nights, has a semi-double room. The bed was very cosy for me and my 6'4" partner but we managed. Only needed to be there for sleep. Very close to everything and the staff was very friendly. They offer breakfast but no other meals. Also have to hand in your hotel key each time... More 

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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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Additional Information about Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo

Address: 59-61 Kasabokocho, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto 600-8494, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly Hotel Oaks Kyoto-Shijo, ホテルオークス京都四条)
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: RM246 - RM1,625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo 3*
Number of rooms: 138
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“higher is better, but noisy due to traffic. they do have "family" rooms”
 of 5 bubbles cpgaylor, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's imperative to shop all online sights (& the hotel's own website) as prices can vary widely”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust7342, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Be prepared to upgrade, otherwise the room can really only accommodate one person”
 of 5 bubbles PatriciaM463, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Request a nonsmoking room if that is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles Amherst_Mass, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Avoid May, August, September & December - for cheaper rates, nothing else”
 of 5 bubbles ravpra, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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