Apa Hotel (Kyoto Gion) EXCELLENT
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Sunline Kyoto Gion Hotel is a very good choice to stay in Kyoto, but here's my review:
ROOM: We have booked a room for four. The room is was quite spacious for Japanese standards. The bathroom is huge, toilet area and bath ares (bathtub for Jacuzzi and shower).
CLEANLINESS: Super clean (room and bathroom spotless). Nothing to say about the cleanliness of the room, the furniture, the linen and the towels. Everything were in perfect shape and very, very clean.
STAFF: Very friendly, respectful and always with a contagious smile, despite some difficulty about speaking English.
RESTAURANT/EATING: The hotel has a restaurant but our reservation did not included meals (or breakfast).
LOCATION: We had a little trouble finding the address, so the best option is to get a taxi (to get you there for the first time). This hotel is located very close to Yasaka Shrine (4 min. walk), close to transports (bus, stop Gion) and close to commercial and eating area, but the hotel is located in a quiet area, so no noise or very little noise was felt.
OVERALL: Good choice in Kyoto!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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