Aoi Hotel Kyoto

If you are looking for Machiya-style properties, I would highly recommend Aoi Hotel Kyoto.  This is like a holiday home in Kyoto.  Everything, furniture, decorations, and interior tend to be sophisticated.   The ambiance is unique in that it feels luxurious and down to earth.  Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for a long term, the property would be great as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, an induction cooker, a fridge, an electric kettle, and a washing machine.  Perhaps, if you plane to visit in early to mid April, I really think you should stay here.  Because Sakura along Kamo River near the property would be in full bloom.  Aoi Hotel Kyoto would be nice for couples, family with children, solo travelers or small groups.  There are only 11 rooms.  We never met other guests during our stay.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking Room#301.  The room including a bathroom is well-designed and decorated by a famous interior designer who has a lot of celebrity’s customers. It’s worth staying here.  *A minimum age requirement of 10 applies.  Others have no age requirement.  We chilled out at the balcony with a beer in hand while viewing a peaceful landscape of the Kyoto city.  One night stay wouldn’t be enough.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Free Wifi reception was good.  All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, pajamas, English tea bags, and a green tea set, etc.  There are some conveniences stores nearby.  Room service is not available.  Then Aoi Hotel Kyoto is not universal design.  There are few steps in the room, though.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book a room on 1F.  Then Kyoto-style cuisine for breakfast is provided by a famous catering shop if you order in advance.  It’s available at JPY2,500.  The chef is well-known in Kyoto.  You can choose either Japanese or western cuisine. *Staff can offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner by delivery.  Actually there are many restaurants, shops, and cafés etc., nearby, but most of them are open from 11:00AM except fast-food shops.  Then the most important I would like to highlight is staff is very warm, helpful, and polite.  If you want to experience family hospitality, I really think you should stay here.  If this is your first visit Kyoto, you might want to ask staff about recommended spots, events, and restaurants, etc.  They are very informative.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable if you are a small group or family.  The location is great access to public transportation.  It takes around 5min on foot from Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station or Gion Shijo Station.  Alternatively if you take a taxi from Kyoto Station, it takes 10min.  It costs around JPY1,000.  Also there are many attractive spots within walking distance, such as Yasaka Shrine, Gion, and Kiyomizu Temple, etc.  Then the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  The weather is just nice, not so hot, and not so cold.   You can fully enjoy beautiful views during the seasons.  When we stayed here, we got rental bicycles to go sightseeing.  It was quite pleasant to run feeling the wind blowing.  Actually there would be many tourists anywhere in downtown Kyoto during the seasons.  Also traffic would be very heavy, especially weekends and Japan’s public holidays.  That’s why bicycles would be very useful.  *Please note that there is no parking space for bicycles in-house.  You may want to rent it every time you use.  Have a nice trip !  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog. Check in and out times 2:00PM/11:00AM   Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Aoi Hotel Kyoto

Style Modern Machiya-style hotel
Guest Rating Superb 9.4
Estimated Price 54,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the hotel aoi@kyoto-stay.jp
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Booking Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is not available
Location Aoi Hotel Kyoto’s MAP
Access  10min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL 146 Tennōchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi,
Kyōto-fu JAPAN 600-8013
Tel +81 75-354-7770  Open Time 10:00-18:00 *JST
Official Homepage Aoi Hotel Kyoto’s HP

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