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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This is one of two Toyoko Inn chain hotels that we stayed in during our 10 days in Japan and they were very similar in look and feel. Very small room and bathroom but clean, quiet and conveniently located 5 mins walk from Gojo station, which is one subway stop from the main Kyoto Station. Friendly staff and the breakfast... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Thanks to TripAdvisor found the hotel easily. From Kyoto station take Karasuma line subway to Kojo station turn left at corner - can see McDonald's across the road. Hotel is on left just before Family Mart. Staff were cool at first but later friendly. Speak some English. We always get a twin room & have plenty of space but not... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel, very friendly staff with English a million times better than my Japanese. Lift to all floors. Room was spotless and had everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Breakfast was included in the price, was served 7-10am in the large reception area and was a help yourself buffet with both Western and Japanese food all of which was lovely.... More 

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Aachen, Deutschland
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Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

One stop from Kyoto station, 5 minute walk and you're there. Via subway, you get quickly to most of the shrines and temples or you just walk downtown within 10 minutes. It's clean, rooms are not too tiny and an okay breakfast is included. Perfect for the price you pay.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

Coming from Osaka the hotel is very easy to find. Just one metro stop from Kyoto station to Gojo, take exit one, walk 5 mins and you are there. Location is a big plus, close to cafes, restaurants, shops and walking distance to Kyoto's temples & shrines. Our room (tiny bathroom, hard bed) felt a bit old but except for... More 

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Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

I actually stayed here on April 2013 but no April Choice on trip advisor's date of stay. I think it's because the more than a year has passed from date I stay therefore the choice is not available. Well,,OK..enough for the intro and let me begin my review. We arrived early in the morning around 7AM from Tokyo by Willer... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Love the location, with so much to explore be it food or shopping, convenience of bus stops and subway stations just within minutes of walking. Although room is compact, but definitely equipped with all amenities and necessities one could expect from a normal hotel, including pajamas!! Love the eco-choice (where cleaning is not required unless requested) - one can leave... More 

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The rooms are very small and compact but this is to be expected in Japan. Don't bring large suitcases, there is no place to store them. (It's a business hotel). Good Japanese breakfast available. Very clean, courteous staff, some English. Unless you specify that you don't want your room cleaned you must be out by 10 and can't get back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

the Karasuma Matsubara bus stop (buses 5, 26). Room size is ok, and with some amenities, but of cheap quality. Wifi in each room, but the connection is very slow and not reliable. Staff speaks English without any problem; we arrived early, and we were allowed to leave our bags in the lobby. Breakfast is included, but is of mediocre... More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Good: Coin laundry. Great for long stays, can pack lesser clothes Ice dispenser free for guest use Drinks vending machines at lobby Hotel offer Eco plan - great for travellers who loves eco friendly and there's discount as bonus too Reasonably priced considering Gojo station is not far from city area. Key has to be placed at reception when u... More 

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Additional Information about Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo Karasuma

Address: 393 Gojo-Karasumacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8418, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: RM281 - RM353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo Karasuma 2*
Number of rooms: 162
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“Choose a low floor or top floor to make the lift situation easier.”
 of 5 bubbles impgrrrl, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Get a twin - can't imagine how tiny the other rooms are.”
 of 5 bubbles CarinAustralia, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are hard to book so book in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles BarryF90, 28 May 2014 | Read review
“Check-in and check-out time are not flexible! Need to pay extra if you check-out late! No bother go to the hotel first if you arrive earlier than 4pm, just put your luggage at coin locker at station, to save sometime traveling to hotel just to leave the luggage there.”
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 of 5 bubbles alsbun, 16 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Join their hotel membership - it entitles you to more discounts and a free night after your 10th stay. If you take the ecological package, they only clean once in 3 days, so we didn't need to rush out of the room at 10 am for the daily clean.”
 of 5 bubbles BillieS224, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
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