The staff was always cheerful and friendly. My check-in time last for more than 15 min and they apologised for this and gave me a small packet of cosmetic papers (face oil absorbing ones) of a famous kyoto brand (the one with a caricature woman face logo) as a token of thanks for my patience. Very thoughtful indeed.
The room was very clean and well facilitated with everything you need, e.g. blow drier, fridge, shampoo/conditioner/liquid soap, water boiler, TV, slippers, hangers, tooth brush and toothpaste etc. I could see the trains from the window but the room was still quiet most of the time, probably because I had an end room and the sound insulation (wooden window shutter) worked.
Its location is excellent for taking trains and subways but it is a bit far away from the big bus stop in front of the kyoto train station which is huge.
This hotel is very popular with local businessmen and travellers. I have not seen any westerners probably because their website is in Japanese only. But if you know some Chinese characters it is possible to book online in advance which will give a better rate. My room rate is 6,200 yen (tax included) per nite per single room compared with their normal rate of 6,800 yen. Breakfast was not included, though.
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