Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto






If you love Arashiyama area, you must stay there.  Perhaps, if you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese-style luxury” experience as you expect, I would highly recommend it.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the traditional garden, architecture, and interior.  On the other hand, if this is your first time visiting Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Because the location is not in central Kyoto.  It takes 30min by car or train from Kyoto Station.  I would rather recommend The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto or Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.  Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto would be for couples, family, or small groups.  The ambience is serene, elegant, and relaxed.  If you are going to stay there, I would highly recommend booking a room with a private hot spring.  Most of rooms tend to be cramped for this price range.  You may want to book a more spacious room as much as possible.  The spring quality was wonderful more than I expected.  If you are a hot spring lover, you must try it.  Also there are two private family hot springs in-house.  It costs 3,500JPY for 45min.  If you book a room without a hot spring, you must try it.  It’s truly worth it.  You need to book it in advance.  They are open from 6:00-12:00, 15:00-24:00.  Then 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 at the lobby.  Room service is available for 24H.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Turn down service is available.  Wifi reception was good in our room.  Then café HASSUI in-house that offers “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.  That’s the precious time.  Don’t miss it.  Then the hotel is universal design and some wheelchairs are available.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform staff of it in advance as they can arrange a room near the reception as much as possible.  Then food experience for breakfast was good but the portion tends to be small.  You can choose either western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast only.  We chilled out at the restaurant while viewing the amazing garden in the morning.  Breakfast starts from 7:00.  Then we didn’t have for dinner in the hotel.  If you stay there, I would recommend visiting the French restaurant “Arashiyama Mitate”.  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 family with small children is also welcome.  The location is just near the hotel.  *Please note that most of shops, restaurants, cafes in Arashiyama are closed around 6PM.  If you go out for dinner nearby, you may want to book a table in advance.  Most of restaurants for dinner are reservation-only.  Then most of them are open from 11AM.  You may want to have breakfast in the hotel.  Then staff tends to be patchy.  If you expect sophisticated hospitality, this is not.  Then an access to the property would be very easy.  Free shuttle service is available.  Staff can arrange a TAXI from the exit Hachijoguchi of Kyoto station, or a rikisha from JR Saga Arashiyama station, Arashiyama station on the Randen Line, or Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Line.  Absolutory I would recommend the latter.  You need to book it 3 days in advance by  Overall, the location fee would be included in the cost of accommodation but we felt the authenticity and luxury at once.  Anyway if you stay there, you wouldn’t need to travel far until check-out.  *Check in and out times 3:00PM/12:00PM  The best season to stay there would be except the summer season.  Because it’s extremely hot and humid in early July to mid Sep.  You may feel reluctant to soak in a private hot spring.  At last, you must take a walk around Arashiyama before breakfast in the early morning.  There would be few people around there.  The atmosphere would be very special.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog. 

Info about Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

Style Modern Traditional Luxury Hotel
Guest Rating Wonderful 8.8
Estimated Price  71,280 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the hotel 
Internet Connection Free Wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is available   *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

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