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Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo

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Varese, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before choosing this hotel think it good ... to all the group I accompanied did not like anything about the property. We save the ease of connection with easy to reach public transport and cleanliness of the room but, as for the kindness of the staff, I think it is standard in Japan. Low breakfast of both quantity and quality;...

Thank Marco G
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caught the number 50 bus from the train station to just around the corner from this hotel, easy to find. We had a twin room which was small but worked fine and the breakfast had plenty of offerings. The internet connection has to be the worst Ive encountered anywhere in the world. It was slow and lagged out often. The...

Thank MRed13
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shijo is Kyoto's brand-name adorned central shopping precinct. The hotel is located only a short walk from the underground station, located beneath Karasuma Street, at the intersection with Shijō Street. The rooms at the Smile Hotel are furnished with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea making machine. Nightwear and slippers are provided.

Thank Gresk
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Japanese style hotel. Rooms are small but adequate. Bus stop from train station is around the corner. Good selection of restaurants nearby. Breakfast is Ok. Tour bus hotel - breakfast can be a bit of a jammer with rude tourists

Thank Kyoty
Alness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Reserved this place through booking.com and looked good, I reserved a Deluxe room. When we arrived and checked in I had a bad feeling which was realised when we entered the room which was smelly and not even standard never mind deluxe. No drawers or wardrobe for our clothes. I went back to the reception and no joy there "you...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant stay as hotel in walking distance of centre. Room small but this is Japan so one gets used to such size. Worth a mention is staff. Very helpful and good English. Certainly would recommend a stay.

Thank Henry T
Highlands UK
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Firstly I knew this was going to be a basic hotel and I didn't expect any sort of frills, which was just as well. The "delux" room smelled, it was dark and depressing. The toilet smelled of urine and the toilet seat moved which is maybe why there was a smell of wee!! the separate hand basin units are badly...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 12 April 2017

There are two reasons I picked this hotel, it was cheap and it was centrally located with easy access to attractions and the main Kyoto Station. The room was a bit on the older side, not dirty or anything but simply older. For instance, there is central heat for the heater but there is no AC. So if you're going...

Thank bodiesenmotion
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A small bed for two persons (more like an extended single-bed), a high price to pay during sakura time. The hotel insisted that it is on central air-condition control but the room was stuffy. I had to open the window every evening after we returned from sight seeing to ventilate the room.Staff tried to be accommodating and can speak some...

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It's a budget hotel for Japan but even so, was better in many respects than others we've stayed in there. Big room, clean & comfortable. Breakfast is fine - ours was included so I don't know how much it costs but it serves its purpose & meant we could get out exploring quickly each day. Good subway location too

Thank GayleUK

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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 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 > Shimogyo-ku , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $70 - $272 (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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“Avoid rooms facing the busy Shijō Street”
Gresk, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There has to be better hotels for the same price in that area”
Justpassingthrough50, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to specify you want a non smoking room if you're not a smoker”
bodiesenmotion, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As far from the elevator as possible.”
685klaudiaf, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose non smoking room”
WorlddTripper, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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