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Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

4 stars
5 Mibu-Bojo-Cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8804
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
15 reviews
Great place to stay in Kyoto

Central and easy to get to, just near the train station. Really comfy futon beds and quite a large... See full review

  • gsharman
  • Apr 22, 2013
Very clean hotel. Beautiful facilities

Very clean hotel. Beautiful facilities and close to rail and bus links. Bit pricey and a little... See full review

  • Luke
  • Dec 13, 2010
Japanese inn or modern hotel? Guests get to decide

In the heart of Kyoto, steps from a subway station and minutes from dining and entertainment options, the Village Kyoto offers an intriguing twist on the traditional vs. modern hotel debate. Rooms are designed with traditional Japanese tatami flooring and sofa beds with optional mattresses and Japanese futon bedding, allowing guests to enjoy the space in their own way. The Village Kyoto offers a complimentary bento breakfast, communal baths for men and women, business services and fixed-room rates, making it ideal for families and large groups.

Highlights
  • Excellent location near Kyoto Tower
  • New property with flexible room design
  • Complimentary bento breakfast
  • Business services available
Location

The Village Kyoto is located near the unique Costume Museum, a must-see for those interested in exploring the history of Japan in miniature. Since 1974, the museum has exhibited dolls dressed in the varied and beautiful garments worn throughout the history of Japan.

Rooms

The guest rooms at the Village Kyoto are decorated in a stylish fusion of traditional comfort and sleek modernity, featuring Japanese tatami flooring and sofa beds. In this configuration, guests can relax in a more open, inn-style space. However, the property also features optional mattresses and Japanese futon bedding, allowing for a "normal" hotel experience. Rooms feature large LCD televisions, microwaves, refrigerators and bidet toilets. Guests also receive traditional "samue" sleepwear -- loose-fitting kimono-style tops and trousers. Complimentary wired Internet access is available.

Features

While the Village Kyoto does not have an on-site restaurant, it does offer guests a complimentary bento (boxed) breakfast each morning that is delivered to the room. Guests can choose between three bento options: Japanese, Western and sushi. The property also features spacious, separate communal baths for men and women, a traditional Japanese staple used for relaxation.

Transportation
  • Shijo-Omiya subway station (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Osaka International Airport (48.6 mi/78.2 km)
Attractions
  • NIjo Castle (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Costume Museum (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Kyoto Tower (1.3 km/2.1 km)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
Business
  • Copy/fax/print services available (fees apply)
Policies and Fees
  • Effective April 1, the property will charge JPY 2,200 per hour for the first hour and JPY 1,100 per hour after two hours and longer for early check-in or late check-out. Parking fee is JPY 1,600 per night. First come first served.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

35.0039 135.7475
Area served
Closest Public Transport: Hankyu Kyoto Line, Keihuku line Closest Major City: Kyoto
Nearby airports
Kansai Kokusai Airport- 1.5 hour using Limousine Bus; Osaka Airport - 1 hour using Limousine Bus
Area description
This hotel is ideally located in the heart of central Kyoto. 1 minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line and is a great starting point for your trip around Kyoto city.

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Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO Rooms

23 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 2 guests
23 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 2 guests. All rooms are Japanese tatami rooms with sofabeds, optional mattresses and Japanese futon bedding are available. Rooms offer a bathroom, large LCD TV, microwave oven, hot water dispenser, hairdryer, samue(loose-fitting Kimono-style top and trouser set) and inclusive of a complimentary boxed (bento) breakfast.
26 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 3 guests
26 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 3 guests. All rooms are Japanese tatami rooms with sofabeds, optional mattresses and Japanese futon bedding are available. Rooms offer a bathroom, large LCD TV, microwave oven, hot water dispenser, hairdryer, samue(loose-fitting Kimono-style top and trouser set) and inclusive of a complimentary boxed (bento) breakfast.
35 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 5 guests
35 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 5 guests. All rooms are Japanese tatami rooms with sofabeds, optional mattresses and Japanese futon bedding are available. Rooms offer a bathroom, large LCD TV, microwave oven, hot water dispenser, hairdryer, samue(loose-fitting Kimono-style top and trouser set) and inclusive of a complimentary boxed (bento) breakfast.
43 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 6 guests
43 sqm room with maximum occupancy of 6 guests. All rooms are Japanese tatami rooms with sofabeds, optional mattresses and Japanese futon bedding are available. Rooms offer a bathroom, large LCD TV, microwave oven, hot water dispenser, hairdryer, samue(loose-fitting Kimono-style top and trouser set) and inclusive of a complimentary boxed (bento) breakfast.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Spa
Dining
Free full breakfast
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest

Nearby points of interest

  • Shijo: 0.5 mi
  • Nijo Castle: 0.7 mi
  • Manga Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Nishi Honganji Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Higashi Honganji Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Saiin: 0.9 mi
  • Gojo station: 0.9 mi
  • Nishiki Market: 1 mi
  • Shosei-en Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Karasumaoike: 1.3 mi
  • Kiyamachi Street: 1.3 mi
  • Kyoto Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Pontocho: 1.4 mi
  • Minamiza Kabuki Theater: 1.4 mi
  • Shijo: 0.5 mi
  • Nijo Castle: 0.7 mi
  • Manga Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Nishi Honganji Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Higashi Honganji Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Saiin: 0.9 mi
  • Gojo station: 0.9 mi
  • Nishiki Market: 1 mi
  • Shosei-en Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Karasumaoike: 1.3 mi
  • Kiyamachi Street: 1.3 mi
  • Kyoto Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Pontocho: 1.4 mi
  • Minamiza Kabuki Theater: 1.4 mi
  • Sanjo station: 1.4 mi
  • Gion: 1.6 mi
  • Toji Temple Flea Market: 1.6 mi
  • To-ji: 1.6 mi
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace: 1.7 mi
  • Sento Imperial Palace: 1.7 mi
  • National Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Yasaka Shrine: 1.8 mi
  • Sanjusangendo: 1.8 mi
  • Nishijin Textile Center: 1.8 mi
  • Maruyama Park: 1.9 mi
  • Sannenzaka Ninenzaka: 2 mi
  • Ryozen Kannon: 2 mi
  • National Museum of Modern Art: 2 mi
  • Chion-in: 2.1 mi
  • Municipal Museum of Art: 2.1 mi
  • Heian Shrine: 2.2 mi
  • Kiyomizudera: 2.2 mi
  • Toei Movie Land: 2.4 mi
  • Museum for World Peace: 2.4 mi
  • Tofukuji Temple: 2.5 mi
  • Katsura Imperial Villa: 2.5 mi
  • Ninnaji Temple: 2.7 mi
  • Kinkaku-ji: 2.7 mi
  • Ryoanji: 2.7 mi
  • Nanzen-ji: 2.7 mi
  • Sen-oku Hakuko Kan: 2.7 mi
  • Shimogamo Shrine: 2.8 mi
  • Eikando Temple: 2.8 mi
  • Kyoto Botanical Garden: 3.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
CelineVance
Belgium
Apr 7, 2014

Really disappointing hotel

The location of the hotel is good with a metro Hankyu station and bus stops at about 30 meters. Not good for young people who want to be in direct contact with night life. Japanese rooms with futon which is very comfortable but you have to unfold everything in the evening to be able to sleep and fold everything in the morning if you want to have some place to have breakfast which is served in the room. Breakfast is from my point of view awful. You have three choices: sushi, bread or rice. It is not prepared at the hotel but ordered by the hotel I do not where, but it is not good. You do not even have something to drink. The view from the window of the room was terrible, we could see in the room of the neighbouring building, there were dead pigeons between the two buildings. So we had to leave the window closed everytime as well as the sliding panes that were used as curtains. There was no wardrobe so we had to leave everything in our luggage. I would not recommend this hotel. The only good point for me was the bathroom. I cannot judge the public baths as I did not use them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gsharman
Melbourne Australia
Apr 22, 2013

Great place to stay in Kyoto

Central and easy to get to, just near the train station. Really comfy futon beds and quite a large room for Japan, Wonderful male and female communal bath downstairs. Would stay again but pass on the bento box breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Manilawanderers
Manila
Apr 6, 2013

Just OK

Stayed for 2 nights in a family room. Rooms and beds comfortable enough but bathroom tiny. Location very handy for transport to all the sights, so for that reason alone I would recommend it. Staff were helpful. Nice Japanese style baths on the ground floor. Wifi in lobby only. Rooms were not very inviting, though. If all you want is a place to crash, this is a good option. We stayed in cherry blossom season and found great difficulty finding a room in Kyoto at a sensible price. This was more than we paid in Tokyo, and we stayed in a fantastic place there, so this was a bit of a disappointment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
clubbob
vancouver canada
Feb 1, 2011

great location great price

friendly staff and very helpful with directions and suggestions on sights to see.we were upgraded to a larger room without having to ask.the hotel was spotlessly clean and the breakfast options were great.the hotel is well located for walking touring. i would highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again without hesitation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Luke
Not Provided
Dec 13, 2010

Very clean hotel. Beautiful facilities

Very clean hotel. Beautiful facilities and close to rail and bus links. Bit pricey and a little way out of town - but nonetheless an excellent place to stay. The baths were terrific and very well looked after.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
sydney, australia
Nov 28, 2010

last minute booking

We got a last minute booking at the Kyoto Village Hotel, close to Shijoomiya station. Very lucky - good location, helpful staff and comfortable room. Would recommend and would stay there again. We hired bicycles near the nearby food market, and found travelling around the city very easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark
Not Provided
Apr 22, 2010

The staff were very friendly and

The staff were very friendly and spoke excellent English. The quality of the finishes and fittings was superb. We had actually booked for the wrong nights, but they just accepted it as a simple mistake! Very good location for most attractions. Overall, a real jewell of a hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Apr 16, 2010

The Village Hotel, I guess, is

The Village Hotel, I guess, is somewhere between a western hotel and a ryokan, as it has an onsen-like bath, with separate facilities for men and women, although you also get a shower in the rooms. For a place that cost me over £200 per night, I was surprised at the lack of facilities on offer. There is no swimming pool and no gym and the breakfast is simply a bento box. I think it was this that I found least appealing, as the choices on offer in the bento boxes left me as a not-enthusiastic eater of eastern food before lunch, with only the western-style box. This contained a breakfast that could have been plane food, although, of course, the eggs and ham/bacon were cold. Breakfasts on a plane are usually to be avoided and so we avoided this breakfast after one attempt and bought our own food from the 7/11 across the way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Apr 12, 2010

With 3 children (11, 10 and 4)

With 3 children (11, 10 and 4) we booked a large suite with a bathroom. Although small by western standards, the room was very comfortable. Breakfast was delivered to our doorstep and in individual boxes. Free high speed internet connection. Bedding was Japanese style i.e. tatamis. The hotel is within a short train ride or taxi ride away from most attractions. A good value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Aug 14, 2009

Excellent hotel. Would definitely

Excellent hotel. Would definitely stay at again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
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