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Highland Shimabara

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

easy to come by bus stop for 206 to the guesthouse from Kyoto station Really great room for the price, clean, beautiful and warm and very spaceous. It is bigger than it looks in the photos. We arrived very late it is hard for get inside and automatic door doesn't work well.

Thank Cookie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed and invalueable experiences troughout stay here for 5days. Big room with full facilities provided. A pretty kitchen, PC, toilet and bathroom which is very clean. There is loundry on site. Easy access from kyoto station. Bus stop just nearby guesthouse make you very convinient to travel to Gion and Kyoto station by bus no 207 and 206 Receptions...

Thank Kawin K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

this is my first time stay here, good service reception. They help me to keep my baggage while my check in time not arrived yet. It's near to bus station, very convenience. The hotel is clean, comfortable.

Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Its my first time to stay here. Its very near the bus station. Easy to travel from here. Convenient store nearby (7min walk). The room is very clean. Good beds. The bathroom is very clean. I recommend this place and I would stay here again myself next time.

Thank Lisa K
Ilminster, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I found this location after having to change my plans last minuet and I couldn't have been happier! Giant room given I was a solo traveller with everything one could need for a longer stay and access to a computer for those who would also need this. Very pleasant staff who not only took my bags in previous to check...

Thank Tash B
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Basically what you'd expect for the money, clean and spacious enough, average decor, desk and computer in each room. In a reasonable location if you want to take the bus, bit harder to walk to places from. The staff speak great English and there is free WiFi.

Thank Alexandra B
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Big and clean room with friendly receptionists. I bought pass for the three day stays at Kyoto so travel from the station to this inn is not a problem. I will recommend my friends to live here if they have chance to stay in Kyoto.

1Thank Irene K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 5 nights and it was a very pleasant stay. The room was clean, quiet, with a little balcony and a computer (Japanese O/S). There was a little kitchen and separate shower and toilet which was good. Location is a bit tricky: while it is close to the main train station and just minutes' walk from two of...

Thank BabakTava
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Please note the bus stop for 206 to the guesthouse from Kyoto station is more or less in front of you as you come out! There was a very friendly Japanese volunteer who speaks English and will direct you to it if you can't find the bus stop. Really great room for the price. One of the largest rooms in...

1Thank GermsyGerms
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had a nice stay in this guesthouse. It was our first time in japan and I didn't do much research on public transportation so we end up walking from kyoto station to the guesthouse, it was a long walk, about 20 mins. We should have thought of riding a taxi. Anyway there is actually a bus stop in front...

Thank Ets127

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Highland Shimabara

Address: 1-568 Omiya, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8363, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $72 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Highland Shimabara 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Is the good guest house, recommended”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room with the window in the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles koniklecka, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, have to carried the big suitcase up and down stair.”
 of 5 bubbles pimdao, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms with window on the boulevard”
 of 5 bubbles Moet60, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Try to request room in first floor, the hotel not have elevator”
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 of 5 bubbles FreddyAldo, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
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