Hotel Kanra Kyoto

 

If this is your first visit Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  Because the location is near Kyoto Station, and very convenient when you go sightseeing.  Also there are many shops, restaurants, cafes, etc., nearby.  Perhaps if you take small kids, it would be much more comfortable than others.  On the other hand, if this is not your first visit Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Because the atmosphere around the property wouldn’t be very much Kyoto.  I would rather recommend staying at Saka Hotel Kyoto, or Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion.  Hotel Kanra Kyoto would be great for couples, family, solo travelers, or business persons.  The ambience is tranquil, stylish, and sophisticated.  If you are going to stay at the hotel, I would highly recommend booking a deluxe or superior room in the main building.  They tend to be spacious, functional, and relaxed.  On the other hand, rooms in the annex building wouldn’t be user-friendly.  We felt bit tired when we stayed in the annex building.  Then it seems that some rooms are facing Karasuma Street.  Unluckily the street would be noisy by traffic all day so you might want to request a quiet room in advance when you book a room.  The building would have the latest soundproofing with double-paned windows but it wouldn’t be enough because of the high-traffic street.  Then the hotel is not perfect universal design but there are few steps in-house.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you take people with weak feet, you might want to inform staff of it in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, bottled water, and a green tea set, etc.  Also portable audio speakers, DVD players, cribs, desk lamps, converters, irons, etc., are available for borrowing if you request in advance.  Then the room tends to be dark at night even though we switched on the light.  Also wifi reception was slow when we stayed here in 2017.  Then electric bicycles are complimentary available.  You need to book it in advance.  Staff has a map for cycling.  Room service is available until 21:30.  There is a convenience store nearby.  There is a vending machine for drinks in-house.  Then food experience for breakfast at the restaurant next to the entrance on 1F was good, but the venue tends to be cramped.  You can choose either western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast.  Then Teppanyaki “HANAROKU” on B1 for dinner was quite nice.  It seems that many local people visit for dinner.  You might want to book a table for dinner.  *Please note that inform staff in advance if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  Then all staff is amazingly excellent.  We received a lot of warm Japanese-specific hospitality.  They tend to be sophisticated, proactive and very informative.  If you are not so familiar around Kyoto, you should ask staff about recommended spots, restaurants, events, etc.  Overall, for this price range, the performance of the service, amenities, rooms, food were above expectation.  The location is near Gojo Station.  It takes just 5min walk from the station.  It takes 15min walk from Kyoto Station.  It takes 5min by TAXI.  It costs around 500JPY.  The entrance is not facing Karasuma Street so taxi drivers cannot pull over in front of the entrance door.  That’s inconvenient, especially rainy or snow days.  If you take a taxi, just show the below Japanese sentence to a driver.

“東本願寺の北隣、烏丸花屋町の北西角で降ろして下さい”
Please stop at north of Higashi Honganji temple, the northwest corner of Karasuma Hanayacho.

A taxi driver can take you to the nearest place.  After you get off a taxi, you can see the hotel.  At last, if you stay here, I would highly recommend visiting Nishi Honganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple before breakfast.  The former is open from 5:30AM.  The latter is open from 5:50AM between March and Oct, 6:20AM between Nov and Feb.  The location is nearby.  The atmosphere is truly special.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *Check in and times 3:00PM/11:00AM   **All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com  or Agoda

Info about Hotel Kanra Kyoto

Style Modern Japanese Hotel
Guest Rating Superb 9.3
Estimated Price 43,838 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the hotel info@hotelkanra.jp or Fill the form in
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is not available
Location Hotel Kanra Kyoto’s MAP
Access Just 15min on foot from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL 190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo-sagaru
Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8176
Tel +81 75-344-3815
Official Homepage Hotel Kanra Kyoto’s HP

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