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Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

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Premium bedding, down comforters, desk, blackout drapes
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Overview of Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
600-8494, Kyoto, Kyoto, 59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-ku

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNishiki Market9 min walk
  • Popular LocationKawaramachi14 min walk
  • Popular LocationNijō Castle15 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)38 min drive

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About this area

Kyoto

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo is located in Central Kyoto, a neighborhood in Kyoto, and is in the city center and near a metro station. Notable landmarks in the area include Nijō Castle and Kyoto Tower, and travelers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Gion Corner. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium or Kyoto Racecourse. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Nijojo-mae Station is 14 minutes by foot and Karasuma Oike Station is 15 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Nishiki Market - 9 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 14 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 20 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Karasuma Station - 5 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 14 min walk
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive

Restaurants

  • 2F朝食会場 – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves breakfast daily.

About this property

Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo

3-star Kyoto hotel in Central Kyoto, near Nijō Castle
Along with dry cleaning, this smoke-free hotel has laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers and a reception hall are onsite. All 140 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find refrigerators, premium bedding, and rainfall showerheads. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Smile Hotel Kyoto-shijo offers 140 air-conditioned accommodations with slippers and hair dryers. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 26-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads, bidets, and complimentary toiletries.

This Kyoto hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: JPY 1200 for adults and JPY 600 for children

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 19

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 1200 for adults and JPY 600 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, and Union Pay; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file
In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 19 October to 08 April
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 299 out of 985 reviews
5 - Excellent 30%
Rating 4 - Good. 477 out of 985 reviews
4 - Good 48%
Rating 3 - Okay. 150 out of 985 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 34 out of 985 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 985 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean, which was especially important as we stayed during the Covid-19 outbreak. Had a complaint one night about some noisy neighbours and hotel staff immediately came to sort it out for us. Great breakfast. Clean room. Quite a walk from Kyoto station, but really close to the main shopping street and really close to the station that takes you straight to Arishyama, which is worth a visit!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very helpful and friendly
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very small room, but it was perfect for me. It had a refrigerator, tea & TV. Bed was very comfortable. All was nice & neat upon my arrival.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020