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Kyoto Tower Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

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This hotel is well situated for easy access to all trains and buses. It’s a couple minutes walk from the train station The room was our most expensive $345 CAD for one night in a dingy miserable little room which felt like a cell and didn’t even come with the customary free bottle of mineral water. The hotel is in need of refreshing and while the breakfast was nice I think it was about $30 per person in the room rate which for me wasn’t worth it. I eat a bit of egg and bacon with coffee and nothing more We went to the tower bar for a glass of wine only as we had a 15percent discount from the hotel reception. We didn’t know about the 300 Yen cover fee which made the glass of wine even more expensive. The lounge was empty and it’s only on the 3rd floor so there is nothing to see except AC units on nearby roofs. So we came away feeling ripped off. I have found the hotel Granvia’s we’ve stayed in to be better class and value.

This was a great family hotel! The room was well laid out and all 5 of us were very comfortable. This hotel had a ton of things to do, down stairs was a fantastic food court with so many choices, the main floor had a shopping center and the very top floor had the Tower observation deck. Also, we didn't realize this until check out but this hotel is connected to the subway and train system by the basement, totally convenient!

Located just across the huge Kyoto Station (Within few minutes walk) that has JR and their normal trains. Once out of Kyoto Station you should be able to spot the tower just across the road. On the way to hotel when walking across, there is a mini bus terminal and tourist stop information center. You can get day pass for buses and their normal trains (Non JR Lines). Upon reaching the hotel, you can proceed straight up to level 8 where the main reception is located at. Check in time starts 2pm and check out time at 11am. Hotel restaurant is located on the 3rd floor and they do serve a very wide spread of breakfast in buffet style. From western style to japanese style, scramble egg, omelette, fried potatos, vegetables, corn soup, miso soup, porridge, rice, assorted breads, cereals, coffee tea etc. They even serve free wine for breaksfast! As for the room wise, not much complains. It is all comfortable, clean and fill with the basic toiletries that you will need. Room space for twin bed is rather small. Walking space will be very limited once you put your luggage flat down on the floor to do packing. During the cold seasons, the air conditioner were turn to heater by the hotel management if i am not wrong. Didn't really have time to check out their facilities so I have nothing much on this. They do provide free wi-fi in the rooms. Overall, I am satisfied with the stay and will stay with them again on my next visit.

I stayed at Kyoto Tower for 3 nights as a solo traveler. Location is great - right across from Kyoto station, making it very easy to get around. Check in was smooth and the staff were very friendly. The room was disappointing - it's really dated, the bathroom had an odd layout, and the wifi was poor. The hallways smelled musty. The room was way too hot, and there wasn't a way to make it cooler. Breakfast was great, with a nice array of western and Japanese foods. I used the coupon for a discounted visit to the Kyoto Tower, which was worth it. Overall, if you're by yourself and not too picky, this hotel is OK for a short stay - as long as you get a decent deal.

The hotel is located so close to Kyoto Station, so it's a good idea for traveling anywhere from here. Although, the room was not spacious, the bath is typical of Japanese bathroom, kind of tiny, but warm and comfortable to me. The breakfast severed so impressive and good for reducing all of stresses

nice and for us europeans nice sized rooms - nevertheless, very small "bath-room-cabin" but anyway the breakfast is extra-ordinary in cozy restaurant - great service - we stayed there twice - had best internet-wifi and enjoyed it - just to recommend as traveller !

this hotel is really great location, directly opposite the train station and with food halls/restaurants in every possible direction! Rooms are quite spacious although bathrooms are tiny tiny. One particular lady (who seemed to be in charge) t the front desk went out of her way to be helpful and help us find a local hospital for our sick toddler and helping me new room arrangements for my mother who had broken leg.(As an aside, if you do have mobility issues or problems with steps, lost all rooms have an old fashioned bathroom that requires a big step up.. something to note). I liked the small touches too like gift bags for the children and free ice machines on each floor. I would definitely recommend to anyone..

We stayed at Kyoto Tower Hotel two nights in a row. The beds were comfortable, and the room was spacious. I also enjoyed the large selection for breakfast. My only issue was that even though we had a non-smoking room, there was an occasional cigarette smoke smell coming from the vents. The hotel is convenient- right across the street from the train station and a mall. Starbucks is right on the corner below. Katasurkura across the street on the 11th floor was a great place to eat tonkatsu. :)

My sis and I visited Kyoto for few times but we never stay at Kyoto Tower Hotel. This time we bought Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Passes for visiting Kanazawa, Toyama, Kagaonsen etc. The day when we arrived JR Station waiting for our train to Kanazawa in the early morning, we couldn't believe that all trains were cancelled due to heavy snow..... we were shocked and got stuck in Kyoto considering the entire area was packed with tourist, I quickly found this hotel to stay for one night and the front desk staff named "Kamamura-san" was super helpful especially when we were so lost and helpless at that moment, she approached us when we were sitting at the couch figuring out what to do next, she assisted me to call and cancel the reservations at Kanazawa, Kagaonsen and gave me great advises to continue my journey! The service offered by Kamamura-san was exceeded my expectation, her level of service impressed me the most, I couldn't thank her enough. I highly recommend this hotel considered the great location, the price and the personalized service provided by Kamamura-san, I must say she is a great asset to this hotel!

A nice hotel very close to Kyoto station with very good amenities. Standard single rooms are small, but livable. Bath is very small, typical of Japanese module bathrooms. There is no iron in room, but there is a coffee/tea pot and desk with a CAT5 wired connection for Internet. Room was clean, a couple of areas in the bathroom which was soiled and the comforter had a couple of stains. Sheets, towels and carpets were perfectly clean. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hairbrushes and razors were supplied. Room was tended to daily and hotel staff was very warm and friendly. They spoke enough English to get by. I did not eat at the hotels restaurant as there are so many cheaper and different dining options in Kyoto Station. The 11th floor of the JR Kyoto Isetan has some of the best ramen around.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Kyoto Tower Hotel places you next to Kyoto Tower and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Higashi Honganji Temple. This 162-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Kyoto and also close to Kyoto Aquarium and Toji Temple.


In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Kyoto Tower Hotel's 162 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. LED TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers, and beds sport down comforters. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Kyoto Tower Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas and conference space. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 588 reviews