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APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located very close to where the Geisha's are likely to be seen and also in the middle of the shopping strip. Very hard to find a restaurant for dinner that wasn't booked out however!like most hotels it was very hot but you could open the window which made a huge difference! Wi fi good , beds comfy except pillow was...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying in our hotel APA KYOTO GION EXCELLENT. As you mentioned, our hotel located in good area for sightseeing. Around our hotel, you can buy individual things for souvenirs. The end of March to middle of April, because of cherry blossom season some restaurants are busy for reservation entire Kyoto. In here, it is warm during daytime...

Denver
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I chose the APA Gion Excellent for the location and was not disappointed. It was the perfect location for my trip. The staff were super helpful, the room was typical for this style of Japanese hotels, and immaculate. The rooms are small compared to Western standards. The breakfast offered both Western and Japanese style breakfast selections. I always tend to...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel and giving us good comments. It is great to hear that you liked the location that was convenient for your trip. It is so great-full to hear that staff were super helpful for you, we will keep continue to have nice hospitality to all our guests. The breakfast, we have various kinds of...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel has a good location but is a business hotel not suitable for families. Had to wait 1.5hrs post the checkin time to get my room, I checked out half an hour late and hotel harassed me to checkout and threatened to charge for 1/2 day for 30 mins delay. Housekeeping was horrible, complimentary water was not provided everyday, sheets...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing a review regarding your stay at our APA 〈KYOTO GION〉 EXCELLENT. Your valuable comment will be shared by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the near future.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is right in the centre of the older part of the city. The room was heavy with cigarette smell and the air conditioner does not get turned on until summer. The window can be opened but due to it being on the Main Street, it was noisy. There is a bar across the road and noise continues until...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel. On smoking room floor, you might smell cigarette. The air conditioner will be changed to cold on first of May because we still need to have warm air conditioner for domestic guests. Our hotel is located in center of Kyoto, which means there are lots of places to eat and drink. We are...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Japanese people would call this a 'business hotel,' which usually means it is no-frills style. It is a one star hotel getting away with charging a four star price just because of its location. I had no idea that this level hotel would charge as much as they do (approx. $350/night). Location was the only thing good about this hotel....

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing a review regarding your stay at our APA HOTEL〈KYOTO GION〉 EXCELLENT. Your valuable comment will be shared by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the near future.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The big bonus here are you in such an excellent spot. For geisha spotting you are literally a street away, 5.50pm excellent time to be hanging around awaiting their arrival, away plus later in the evening you can see them hurrying past to meetings. Wonderful. Everything is close by. The room was small but very comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel. It is really nice to hear that you have enjoyed the time to see Geisha on street near by here. As you mentioned, after 4 pm to evening, you might see Geisha on street if you were lucky. End of March to middle of May,there are few theaters you can watch Geisha dancing...

SEBASTOPOL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Japan and despite the research we came in a little blind. APA Hotels are classic Japanese business hotels. The rooms are very very tiny, be sure to check square meters. In a subsequent APA Hotel in Osaka we upgraded to "executive" to get a few more square meters and comfort. True, you don't spend...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying. Compared to other APA hotels, our guests rooms are made bigger than usual but we only have bigger one room to upgrade. Our hotel groups’ guest rooms are made smaller than normal for our guests’ convenience however some of our guests feel might uncomfortable. We accept your comment deeply. In recent cherry blossom season, we...

Benton, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel’s excellence is derived from its location primarily. While the rooms are tiny and the furnishings a little worse for wear, its location on the main street of the historic Gion district in Kyoto is hard to beat. The rooms are clean and adequate if you’re spending most of your time site seeing as we were. And I did...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying at our hotel. It is great to hear that you did like our hotel location and have fun with exploring in Kyoto. Our room rates change when you book or reservation date. Yes we do have Starbucks in first floor and we also have massage place so You can get massage at Bear Hug or...

Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed only one night. The location ais excellent. Very easy to locate the hotel due to starbucks being located at the ground floor of the hotel building. Breakfast served is tasty too. However, my sister and I felt really warm in the middle of the night despite ensuring that the remote control displayed the lowest temperature. We were informed by...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front Clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel. As you mentioned, our hotel located in good area for sightseeing and business because convenience of transportation. You can go Yasaka shurine by walking in two minutes and Kiyomizu temple by walking in 20 to 25 minutes. You can also take bus and train by walking within 10 minutes. It is very easy...

Greenock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a basic, no frills hotel but it is in a fantastic location. I asked for a room with a nice view and they put my on the highest floor with a great view of Yasaka jinja. The breakfast and their breakfast system (I had the same ticket problem 3 days in a row) wasn't great but the room...

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京都祇園ホテル, Front clerk at APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel and giving us a good review. As you stated in the review, our hotel is located in center of Gion, Kyoto and we are very proud of that. Glad that you enjoyed the location and hope it made your trip in Kyoto smooth and convenient. We are very sorry about the problem you...

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Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Food & drink at the hotel
Bar Gion
Bar Gion
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Fusion
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent

Address: 555 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $104 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — APA Hotel Kyoto Gion Excellent 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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“Book early and choose another hotel!”
TiggerMeow, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check room size (square meters) before booking. For a couple 20 square meters was nicer (like a cruise ship balcony stateroom).”
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“Rooms in the back will be quieter.”
maryjon2016, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Twin bed rooms may be spacious than double rooms, even though the price difference is minimum.”
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