Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

What kind of hotel is Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier?

The hotel wouldn’t be luxurious, but if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would recommend it.  This is like a luxury business hotel.  Access to the property is easy and great access to public transportation when you go sightseeing.  Also, there are many restaurants, cafés, and shops, etc., within walking distance.   The location is really convenient.   If you don’t have enough time during your stay in Kyoto, the property would be one of the best.  On the other hand, if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  The atmosphere is not very much Kyoto.  If you want to stay somewhere reminiscent of Kyoto, I would rather recommend accommodations around Higashiyama Area.  Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier would be nice for couples, solo travelers, small groups, or business persons.  The ambiance is cozy, friendly, and relaxed.  The property with the most up-to-date facilities is modern, stylish, and functional.
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Is the location easy to access?

The location is near Kyoto Shiyakusyo-Mae Station or Sanjo Station.  If you take a taxi from Kyoto Station, it takes 15min.  It costs around 1,500JPY.   *Please note that the hotel opened in April 2017.  Most of the TAXI drivers wouldn’t know it.  You might want to show a map where it is located.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend spacious rooms with views of the Kamo River on the high floor possible.  Most of the rooms tend to be cramped more than you expect.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, samue outfits, pajamas, drip coffee bags, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  Room service is not available.  The wifi reception was excellent in the property.  Then Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier is child-friendly. Cribs and bed rails are available for borrowing if you request in advance.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are large indoor communal baths on B1.  You can relax while soaking in the bath after a long day out.  They are not hot springs, though.  They are open from 6:00-9:00, 15:00-25:00.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the public bathing area.  There is a vending machine.  There is a laundromat on B1.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier is a 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?

Japanese western buffet-style food experience for breakfast was good but it wouldn’t be special.  The buffet is quite extensive, though.  There was always more than enough food each day.  The restaurant tends to be cramped.

My impressions

All staff tends to be friendly, attentive, and courteous but if you cannot find English speakers at the reception, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of the staff would understand English sentences.  I hope you don’t mind.  It seems that there is a shortage of staff during the busy season.  If you want to relax here in a tranquil atmosphere, you might want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, early April, late April to early May, 16th of Aug, the weekend in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and new year holiday.  The hotel would be crowded during these periods.  If you visit a variety of tourist destinations in Kyoto city, the property is one of the best.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the hotel from the below space.  If you check-in after 24:00, you need to inform the staff of it in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

Style Modern Business Hotel
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 16,965 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail Fill the form in or
kyoto@hotels.nnr.co.jp 
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is available at 1,500JPY per day
Location Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier’s MAP
Access 5min walk from Sanjo Station or
Kyoto Shiyakusho-Mae Station
Address and TEL 509 Kamiosaka-Cho, Nakagyo-Ku Kyoto-shiKyoto
604-8001 Japan  Tel +81 75 708 5757
Official Homepage Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier’s HP

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