Cross Hotel Kyoto

Cross Hotel Kyoto

What kind of accommodation is Cross Hotel Kyoto?

The property is a luxury business hotel.  The ambiance is very cozy, stylish, and modern.  Everything, such as the interior, furniture, and decorations, etc., is functional.  If you are looking for a modern hotel in the center of Kyoto, you may want to stay here.  Alternatively, if this is your first visit to Kyoto, I would recommend it.

The location is in the downtown area of Kyoto and has excellent access to public transportation. It is an easy place to get around Kyoto.

This is also a good place to stay if you are looking for a good hotel in Kyoto for a workation. I saw several guests on workation here during my stay.

On the other hand, if this is not your first visit to Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it because the environment around the property wouldn’t be very much Kyoto.  I would rather recommend staying around Higashiyama Area.  The hotel is nice for couples, business persons, or solo travelers.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, if you take a taxi from Kyoto station, it takes 10min and costs around JPY1,500.   If you take a train, get off at Sanjo Station or Kyoto Shiyakusho-Mae Station, and then a 5min-walk to the property.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend a corner room.  The room is spacious, user-friendly, and functional.   On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend a standard room because it tends to be cramped.  Then most of the rooms have no nice view as the location is in the center of Kyoto.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, bath salt, English tea bags, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set.  There are three kinds of pillows you can choose from.  Also, you can complimentary request skincare products.  There are ila amenities in the bathroom.  Then there is a cozy lounge on 1F and complimentary coffee is available.   Room service is not available, but there is a convenience store nearby.   You can use a laundry service at an additional charge.  The free WiFi reception was excellent.

Then this is child-friendly.  You can request amenities for children, such as pajamas, slippers, and toothbrushes, etc.  Also, complimentary cribs are available if you request them in advance.  Availability may be limited. *Preschool children are not required to pay for accommodation if they sleep in a room with an accompanying adult. Breakfast is free for children 0-5 years old.
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How about In-house Facilities?

Facilities are brand new as the hotel opened in Sep 2018.  The building has the latest soundproofing.  Unluckily, there is no gym, no spa, and no communal bath, etc.

Then the property is universal design.  There is an accessible room for wheelchair users.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring someone with weak legs, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they arrange a room near the lift.
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How about meals?

The western cuisine for dinner at the restaurant on 1F called KIHARU Brasserie was good.  The price range is reasonable.  Also, the buffet-style western food for breakfast was great.  You can choose either Japanese cuisine or the buffet.  The breakfast time is between 7:00 and 10:00.

Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are many restaurants and cafes around here.  If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you may want to ask the staff about recommended restaurants.

My impressions

Overall, Cross Hotel Kyoto has great value for money.   The hotel with a relaxed environment that women can feel comfortable entering even alone.

When I visit Kyoto, I always stay in the Higashiyama area where the atmosphere is very much Kyoto-like, but this time I stayed here because I had plans to meet a friend near the hotel. If you are a busy person, you may want to stay close to Kyoto Station or the center of Kyoto for easy access. On the other hand, if you have more time to spare, I would recommend staying in the Higashiyama area.

At last, Cross Hotel Kyoto is popular now.  If you want to chill out here in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, early April, late April to early May, 16th of Aug, weekend in Oct & Nov, and the end of year and New Year holiday.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Cross Hotel Kyoto from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Cross Hotel Kyoto

Style Modern Business Hotel
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 15,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
xhotel_kyoto@x-hotel.jp
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is not available
Location Cross Hotel Kyoto’s MAP
Access 10min by taxi from Kyoto Station
Address and TEL Tel +81 75 231 8831
Official Homepage Cross Hotel Kyoto’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.

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