Cross Hotel Kyoto

What kind of accommodation is Cross Hotel Kyoto?

The hotel is a luxury business hotel.  The ambiance is very cozy, stylish, and modern.  Everything, such as interior, furniture, and decorations, etc., is fashionable.  If you are looking for modern hotels in the center of Kyoto, you should stay here.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit to Kyoto, I would recommend it.  The location is in downtown Kyoto and great access to public transportation.  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 would be 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.  It 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 corner rooms.  The rooms are spacious, user-friendly, and functional.   On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend standard rooms because they tend 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.  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.

How about In-house Facilities?

Facilities are bread new as it opened in Sep 2018.  The building has the latest soundproofing.  Unluckily, there is no gym, no spa, and no communal bath, etc.  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 in advance.  Availability may be limited.
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Then the property is universal design.  There is room for wheelchair users.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.
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How about meals?

The western food experience for dinner at the restaurant on 1F called KIHARU Brasserie was good.  The price range would be reasonable.  Also, the buffet-style western food for breakfast was great.  You can choose either Japanese cuisine or the buffet.  The breakfast time is from 7:00 to 10:00.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are many restaurants around here.  If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you may want to ask the staff about recommended restaurants.

My impressions

The staff tends to be patchy.  Their hospitality would be more like typical chain hotels.  If you expect sophisticated services, this is not.  Overall, Cross Hotel Kyoto has great value for money.   The property with a relaxed environment that women can feel comfortable entering even alone.  When I visit Kyoto, I always stay in the Higashiyama area because the atmosphere is very much Kyoto, but for this trip, I had an appointment to meet my friends near the hotel so I stayed here after all.  If you have a busy schedule, you should stay near Kyoto station or the center of Kyoto.  On the other hand, if you have enough time, 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 City 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.