Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

What kind of hotel is Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto?

This is a luxury authentic hotel with private hot springs in Arashiyama.  If you love the Arashiyama area, you should stay here.  Perhaps, if you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese-style luxury” experience as you expect, I would recommend it.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the traditional garden, architecture, and interior.  On the other hand, if this is your first visit to Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Because the location is not in central Kyoto.  It takes 30-40min by car or train from Kyoto Station.  The property would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.  The ambiance is serene, elegant, and relaxed.  There are 39 rooms only.  This is a luxury boutique hotel for adults.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy.  A free shuttle service is available.  Staff arranges a TAXI from Exit Hachijoguchi of Kyoto station, or a rickshaw from JR Saga Arashiyama station, Arashiyama station on the Randen Line, or Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Line.  Absolutely I would recommend the latter.  You need to book it by 3 days before by e-mail  reservations@suirankyoto.com

Where is the best accommodation for anniversary in Kyoto?

If you are looking for venues for special occasions, the property would be one of the best.  The staff arranges flowers and cakes to celebrate an anniversary at additional charges if you request in advance.
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Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private hot springs.  The spring quality was wonderful more than I expected.  If you are a hot spring lover, you should try it.  Then most of the rooms tend to be cramped for this price range.  You may want to book more spacious rooms as much as possible.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, bathrobes, yukatas, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  Complimentary coffee is available in the lobby.  Room service is available for 24H.  Turn-down service is available.  Free Wifi reception was good in the property.  Then the property is child-friendly.  Staff provides baby cribs, amenities, and yukatas for small children if you request in advance.  Also, café HASSUI on-site offers a “happy hour” from 16:30-18:30.  Complimentary champagne, wine, Japanese sake, and dry fruits were available.  We fully enjoyed drinking while viewing the river.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are two private family hot springs.  They cost 3,500JPY for 45min.  You need to book in advance if you want to use it.  They are open from 6:00-12:00, 15:00-24:00.  There is no communal bath, no club lounge, no swimming pool, and no gym, etc.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then the hotel is universal design and 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 reception.
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How about meals?

The food experience for breakfast was good but the portion tends to be small.  You can choose either Western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast.  We chilled out at the restaurant while viewing the amazing garden in the morning.  Breakfast starts at 7:00 AM.  Then if you stay here, I would recommend visiting the French restaurant “Arashiyama Mitate” for lunch or dinner.  Actually, this is a Japanese & French Fusion Cuisine.  All dishes were artistic, exquisite, and sophisticated.  You need to book a private room in advance.  The restaurant has private rooms only so families with small children are also welcome.  The location is just near the hotel.  *Please note that most of the shops, restaurants, and cafes in Arashiyama are closed around 6 PM.  If you go out for dinner nearby, you may want to book a table in advance.  Most of the restaurants for dinner are reservation-only.

My impressions

The staff tends to be patchy.  If you expect sophisticated hospitality, this is not.  Overall, the price range would be high because the location fee would be included but we definitely felt the authenticity and luxury at once.  The location is absolutely perfect.  If you love Kyoto, it will be your best memory.  Then, you wouldn’t need to travel far until check-out time.  There are many attractive spots within walking distance.  Then don’t forget to take a walk around Arashiyama before breakfast in the early morning.  As you may know, Arashiyama is always crowded in the daytime but there would be almost no people around there before 8: 00 AM.  You can see “true Kyoto”.  It’s well worth a visit.  The atmosphere would be amazingly special.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto from the below space.  Check availability and pricing for the property on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

Style Traditional Luxury Hotel
Check-in and out times
15:00/12:00
Estimated Price  71,280 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail info@suirankyoto.com 
Internet Connection Free Wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is available at 1,000JPY per day
Location Suiran, a luxury collection hotel Kyoto’s MAP
Access Free shuttle service is available
Address and TEL 〒616-8385 KyotoUkyō-Ku, Sagatenryūji
Susukinobabachō, 12 Susukinobaba-cho
Tel +81 75-872-0101  
Official Homepage Suiran, a luxury collection hotel Kyoto’s HP

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