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London, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I spent a week at the White Hotel. The location is wonderful, 2 minutes from train and bus station. The room - Japanese style - was perfectly equipped, everything clean and functioning. Very silent at any time. The staff is exceptional, Mr T. did his best to accommodate my needs and was always kind and helpful, the young lady at... More 

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Tangerang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this small hotel for one day only and have mixed feelings about it... Pros: - The location is quite close to JR Kyoto, I would say about 5 minutes walk. It is quite hard to find at first though because it is located in a small alley beside a parking lot. The area is quite and there are... More 

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Kurashiki, Japan
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94 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

I stay here about once a year but like to re-review the places to ensure future guests that they are keeping their same decent standards. This little ryokan-style (Japanese inn) place is located on a quiet side street just 3 minutes on foot from Kyoto station. Rooms are small but comfortable enough, with clean, comfortable bedding (futons!). Amenities include TV,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

To be recommended for guest who look for cheap and well located and clean japaneese styled accomodation. I know, we stayed here for 3 enjoyable nights. Some specifc comments: - very friendly and helpful hotel staff (the ypung guy) who speaks very good english - the room was floored with the tatami, hence a strong straw smell but you should... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 24 November 2014

If you come to Kyoto White Hotel expecting a modern hotel or a traditonal Ryokan, you will be disappointed, because even though it calls itself hotel, it feels more like a guesthouse and even though it has tatami floors where you lay out your futon at night, it is not a beautiful Ryokan, but a functional guesthouse. On the one... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

The location was great, really close to the train station. It was perfect to explore the area around Kyoto. We selected it specifically so that we could travel to Nara, come back to Kyoto, go to Koyasan, come back, then travel to Tokyo. The train station had a lots of places to eat, including an Isetan department store, which had... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I had booked this hotel because I was hoping for a more traditional Japanese ryokan experience, with tatami and futon bedding; this wasn’t quite that. Rather, the White Hotel reminds me more of an old fashioned apartment-styled building in Japan that happens to have tatami flooring, low table and floor sitting. The room itself is convenient, with amenities including fridge,... More 

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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The hotel is within 5 min of the train station, but hidden in an alley. This makes it a bit hard to find at first, but it makes it very quiet even though it is in the middle of a bustling metropolis. The room was very basic but clean and well taken care of. Given the prices of other hotels... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

At the beginning the place looks a bit old and damaged but the room are okay. It is pretty cheap and staff really friendly. Location is just perfect everything around (metro station, starbucks, convinient stores etc..), you can also wash your clothes for free and there is a beer distributor inside ! If you go to Kyoto and are not... More 

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Location: This hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the station down a small alley way. However I had trouble finding it initially as there are several little alley ways that weren't on my guide book map. From here I was able to walk to all the attractions in south east Kyoto including Kiyomizu-dera (about 20 mins), Gion, Choin-in, and... More 

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Additional Information about Kyoto White Hotel

Address: 556-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range: RM183 - RM786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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“Don't take the Japanese rooms, the tatami floors in this hotel smell like dead fish (in other hotels I stayed, the tatami floors were fine)”
 of 5 bubbles ldeviveiros, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Take the North-East exit from Kyoto Station (or look for the Bus port), and the Hotel is about a block away”
 of 5 bubbles fielight, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We asked for a queit room and we got it. Top floor, and as far away from the elevator as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Lillarm, 19 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Try avoid selecting room next to elevator as lot of people come and go late evening”
 of 5 bubbles jigneshj2013, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
“You can ask for a western-style room or a Japanese-style room.”
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  • Single tatami room
  • Little unit bath
 of 5 bubbles Maneki-neko, 2 Jun 2012 | Read review
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