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Kyoto Tower Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very convenient location. Could see Hotel when we walked out of Kyoto station from central exit. Very easy to find and not a problem rolling our luggage there. Breakfast buffet is very good. Do try egg omelette which turns out white! However, room is VERY cramped although we booked a 3 person room. The beds are lined up next to each other with barely any space in between. We had to walk sideways to move to our beds. Bathroom is a step up so need to be careful if you are sleepy when stepping into toilet. Lots of places to eat near station. Hotel reception is very helpful with recommendations.

From the outside this looks outdated and rundown and the inside isn't much nicer. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The room was like a cocoon, I could lay on the bed and touch both walls and the bath was big enough for an infant only. Location was good for the train and a few local sites.

We stayed here for 3 nights in August and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is well priced and in a fantastic location for travelling - across the road is the train station and bus depot so you can jump on either and go exploring. We booked a twin room to ensure maximum space (these rooms tend to be a bit bigger) and were happy with what we got. Decor was slightly dated and the bathroom felt like I was aboard a ship but the bed was clean and comfortable. Air con was slightly too loud for my liking but I guess the downside of staying in older hotels. There is a food court and shopping area on the lower floors, and a Starbucks and Maccas around the corner if you're desperate for a western coffee or junkfood hit! Hotel guests get a discounted voucher to visit Kyoto Tower for sightseeing too.

A pleasant stay at the Kyoto Tower Hotel. Staff are friendly and helpful. Room is big and clean. View is nice, facing the JR station. Location super-convenient. Remember to go up to the Kyoto Tower at discount rate for a panoramic view. The Tower itself is beautiful day and night.

Super convenient with connection to JR station. You can save cost and time for transportation. Hotel room is not new but neat and spacious enough for family with small kids. Staffs are helpful and friendly. Food on hotel basement is nice with wide range of choice for Japanese and western food at reasonable price. Waitress are superb and always with bright smile. Tips: Travelling to Japan, if take hotel close to JR station you can save around 1000 Yen for baggage locker as well :)

Location is excellent directly across from the Kyoto Station. We were disappointed in the room which was narrow and quite a lot smaller than we anticipated ( low range of sq meters possibleon reservation). Thankfully we were only here for one night. The bathroom was tight and about a 6-8 inch step up to enter which was odd. The room needed a good scrubbing. Bed was comfortable, linens clean. The breakfast was very good. Also odd that we had to leave our room key at the front desk if we were going out. If we were to return we would definitely request a larger room on a higher floor facing Kyoto station.

We had 4 people and booked thru jtb tour trips, room was very nice size ,4 beds , 2 tvs , table, etc.... great location below the Kyoto towers and. A across train station and mall. Kyoto is a lovely town .... lots of temple ,,,,, beautiful gardens.

I'm surprised about the good reviews for this hotel. This was the worst hotel we stayed in during our almost 3 week tour of Japan. I was afraid about walking on the carpet barefoot as it looked so dirty! Our dingy triple room was on the 8th floor and although it was nonsmoking, it had a smoky stale odor. The bathroom also was not clean. We stayed the prior two nights at the royal park hotel which was infinitely better and less expensive. The room was also very small and did not look like any of the the pictures on TripAdvisor. I would definitely not recommend this hotel.

Location is just in front of Kyoto Station. The hotel provide good discount voucher for every guest check in that want to visit Kyoto Tower. There is ice cube machine provided in corridor. We asked for non smoking room, it wasn't available so the FO supervisor provided us with free upyto tripple room as she aware that we arrived with our 8 years old daughter ~ so thoughtful. Although we're not a long stay guest (checked in on 27 June 2017 booked trough expedia) stayed on 6th floor) Recommended hotel!

My husband and I stayed here in June 2017. The hotel is relatively clean but the room is tiny, the width of the room is literately when you stretch both arms. There is barely enough space to put two 24 inches suit case. Toilet is ok compare to other hotels in Japan, I can understand. However, the location is the BEST! Its right underneath the Kyoto Tower and across the street is the Kyoto Station which is The main stop, so convenient so go anywhere. There are restaurants and little super markets where you can get food at the train station. If you are traveling alone, its perfect. If you are traveling with another person and you can't deal with no space to walk inside your hotel room, I suggest you to pay for a bigger room. Customer service is ok if you just check in and check out because the staff hardly speaks English there.

Room options

Standard Double Smoking 15 square meters

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room Smoking 19-22 square meters

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Smoking 13 square meters

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room Smoking 19-24 square meters

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 565 reviews