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Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto
Ranked #25 of 374 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 March 2012

This hotel is in a perfect location, next to a huge market and shopping centre, and not far from restaurants, bars, temples, Gion etc. The rooms were small but comfortable and modern. Free wifi in the lobby. My only complaint is the breakfast - it is terrible. Go to one of the coffee shops just up the road instead.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Simple hotel - very new and nice rooms, tiny size as expected in Japan - but the location was amazing and made our stay in Kyoto so special!

5 Mins walk to Gion (Geisha district), Nishiki Market and the beautiful alleys of Pontocho nightlife area.

Will definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone traveling to Kyoto as a tourist.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank camelshanghai
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

You do not have to look for another hotel option in Kyoto unless you fancy a posh room and facilities. Our room was big enough for two, great shower, free internet, nice real coffee (not instant) complimentary, and comfy bed with a great doona. The location was fantastic, only a short walk to shopping malls, supermarket, convenience stores, restaurants, and public transports.
The only inconvenience we experienced was laundry. The hotel does not have a self laundry facility, the closest coin laundry from the hotel was about 20 min walk each way. We recommend you have enough clean clothes for your stay!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank TAKLAYTON
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

This may the best hotel we stay during Japan trip this time.
The location just not far from the shopping centre and all the restaurant. you can take the bus to anywhere of kyoto traditional attraction just in front street of the hotel.
Opposite of the hotel, you can find some grocery store ( quite complete) croissant store and a lot of other stores near by.
You can just walk to the some spot if you like it.
the hotel itself have very comfortable room with all basic amenities provided.
i like this hotel, and it is not expensive for japan standard

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

The Best Western Kyoto is an AMAZING deal. Great location, great service, great price, great amenities... I really cannot recommend this hotel enough.

- The staff are very polite and speak English well. They have several maps for you to you use, and as a bonus they are written in both Japanese and English (all you have to do is show the location to someone at the information at the train station and they will tell you how to get there ASAP).

- The rooms were very clean and very quiet. Nothing was run down, dirty, broken, etc. I did not hear any other guests nor did I hear any outside noise (our room faced an alley). I found our room to be a bit on the cold side, but there is a heater and an air purifier as well. The room was well stocked - a mini fridge, kettle, tea/coffee, hangers, freshening spray for clothes, slippers, toothbrushes, face wash, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes, hair ties, cotton pads, cotton swabs, razors with shaving cream, and a fancy heated Toto Washlet. They even provide nice pajamas! The room is small but well laid out and relatively spacious. As two people staying in a double room, we didn't feel that it was too small. The bed was large enough for two people to sleep comfortably. The bathroom was also spacious and bright, and very clean. I loved the anti-fog mirror!

- Location, location, location! This hotel is basically on the street of a huge shopping area. Lots and lots of restaurants ranging from McDonalds and MosBurger to little sushi and noodle joints. I would avoid eating at the hotel simply because there are so many dining options in the area. There are several coffee shops (including Starbucks, for the addicts), lots of drug stores and Family Marts, and just tons and tons of retail shops containing clothing, Japanese souvenirs, shoes, bags, eyeglasses, etc. There are also several arcades in the vicinity if you have a few hours to kill and want to experience a Japanese arcade. These arcades have the 'purikura' (photobooth) machines, which are a lot of fun.

- The train from either Kansai airport (JR) or Tokyo Station (JR Shinkansen) arrives at the Kyoto Station. I would not reccomend a walk from Kyoto Station to the hotel, especially with heavy luggage! You can switch trains to the Sanjo Keihan station, but I recommend a taxi. The cost to take a taxi from Kyoto Station is about 1000 yen.

- The station I used to get around Kyoto was the Sanjo Keihan station. It's about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The Kyoto bus system is also an option and has several stops nearby.

Overall, I highly recommend this hotel! I paid roughly $80 a night for a double - so $40 per person, for a hotel with this many amenities, in such a great location, is a real bargain!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank xtush
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Just stayed here for about a week. Great location, quiet and clean rooms, not much storage, pleasant and helpful staff. Only downside was the dreadful tired buffet breakfast. It's hard to find bad food in Kyoto, but somehow they manage to do it here. skip it and you'll be fine.

The Charlie Chaplin cafe, where they serve breakfast needs a new manager and cook. ASAP.

Room Tip: Looked like the rooms ending in #11, had the best layout.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

The hotel: quiet rooms, comfortable beds, sliding panel (rather than curtain) keeps the room dark in the morning, and a humidifier/air purifier with adjustable settings (nice touch). All the basic amenities -- coffee, tea, toiletries, hairdryer, slippers, pajamas. LAN internet connection is good, but bring a long cord if you like to work/surf in bed.

The neighborhood: you are right in the middle of the Teramachi covered shops arcade -- restaurants, coffee-shops, clothing shops, souvenirs, convenience stores, a small grocery store, arcades, and a movie theater, all within a hundred meters or so. Very close to bus lines and taxis.

I have not stayed in this area of Kyoto before, but would stay here again. I especially recommend it if you have teens, as they can venture out for fun without straying too far.

I am only marking sleep quality as a 3 because we weren't able to control the temperature of the room, and it was too hot for our taste.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 457 Matsugaecho, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8034, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 374 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range: $121 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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