Hotel Monterey Kyoto

604 Manjuyacho, Karasumadori 3jo kudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 604-8161, Japan | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $98.00

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A travel blog entry by nikitravel on Oct 18, 2012

Getting there:
We head back on local train from Takayama and now we are heading from Nagoya to Kyoto on the Shinkansen. From Kyoto station we caught the subway (JR Pass not included, additional cost) on Karasuma line to Karasuma Oike station, the hotel is just around the corner from the subway station

We went to a lot of places and ate …


A travel blog entry by tig3rlily on Oct 16, 2013

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Tig3rlily stayed here on Oct 16, 2013 during their trip titled: Tig3rlily's Great Adventure.

Letters Home from Japan Day 6

A travel blog entry by crashvic37


... artist.
As we walked through the area, we did see two Geisha, although they were
apprentices, which could only be determined by the position of a sash on their
robes. It was still an event to see one.

We had dinner at
Victor’s favorite Ram men noodle place.
The lady recognized us and knew what we wanted, except this time she
added some beef cubes to our noodle soup.
We slurped away. When we ...

An Anagram Lovers Tokyo

A travel blog entry by helenandjohn88


... were leaving the next night, we thought it would be best not to get our clothes and shoes soaking (as there was no dryer at the hostel), so we just stayed in all day, only leaving to get necessary supplies – food and alcohol!

On Monday the weather was back to normal – extremely hot, extremely sunny and extremely humid! We checked out, but left our bags at the hostel as we weren’t getting the bus until later that night. We made our way to ...


A travel blog entry by zoebuck

This is a top pick!

... has arrived, the front looks like a flat nosed platypus. The carriages all have round windows like aircraft. An army of ladies in pink arrive by each door ready to get on and clean as the train stops. The seats in the train always face forwards because the cleaners swivel them around! Amazing!!
We took off pretty fast from the station, we have 3 seats in a row and masses of leg room. Our seats even go back quite a way. Here I am on a train again, for two and half hours this ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya area of Kyoto, is near Nishiki Market, Pontocho, Takashimaya, and Nishijin Textile Center.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Monterey Kyoto

    Reviewed by meljello

    Convenient location and comfortable rooms

    Reviewed Sep 12, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Like most Japanese hotels, the room was compact in size but included all the amenities as usually found with an efficient use of space.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by nikitravel

    Great hotel but would rather stay closer to the actions

    Reviewed Oct 18, 2012
    by (11 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    The hotel has Gothic style, very nice. Unfortunately the onsen cost additional and it was quite expensive. It is near the subway but there isn't that many food options nearby so we had to walk about 20 mins to area around Teramachi. Much rather stay near Kyoto station or Teramachi for convenience

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    Reviewed by shawnbuckle

    Average Hotel

    Reviewed Apr 1, 2012
    by (15 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    The British decor is somewhat dated and the rooms are very small, but the hotel itself is decent. The bathrooms were good and not the pre-fab units like some hotels have in Japan. The restaurants and cafes didn't open until 11am, which is problematic for breakfast-seekers.

    The location was okay. It was right outside Kurasama-oike, a few stations from Kyoto station, but buses required a bit of a hike. The Gion area is best for restaurants and close the main shopping street while staying near Kyoto station gives easiest access to buses, trains and Shinkansens.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Monterey Kyoto

    Tolles Hotel


    Das Hotel Monterey Kyoto ist ein fantastisches Hotel. Es liegt gleich westlich vom Zentrum von Kyoto. Die Zimmer sind modern, sauber und gut ausgestattet. Die Betten sind komfortabel. Das Zimmer ist sehr gemütlich und auf der Wand im Badezimmer findet man recht eigentümliche Muster. Die Angestellten waren toll und hätten nicht hilfsbereiter oder freundlicher sein können. Die zeigen einem das Zimmer und erklären, wie dort alles funktioniert.

    Great place.


    Hotel Monterey is a fantastic hotel. It is located just to the west of the main area of the city. The rooms are modern, clean and well appointed. The beds are comfortable. Room is very cosy and there are some funky patterns on the bathroom wall. Staff were great and couldn't do enough to greet and help. They show you to your room and explain how to work everything in the room. Breakfast is good in the main restaurant area however very western. This is included in the room rate however for a few dollars more you're better off going to the Japanese restaurant on Level 2 and have a fantastic Japanese breakfast. Ask the staff that you would like to hire a bicycle and they can organise one for you from a little store to the side of the hotel. You can then explore the city in the best way and you can park the bike at the hotel for free.

    Schöne Zimmer, gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis


    War hier für zwei Nächte. Das Hotel ist sehr sauber und die Zimmer sind für japanische Verhältnisse recht groß. Das Frühstück war im Preis enthalten. Es standen westliche und japanische Speisen zur Auswahl. Es ist zwar kein Luxushotel aber es fühlt sich doch sehr raffiniert an, liegt wohl auch daran, dass es noch relativ neu ist. Es ist ein riesiges Hotel aber von der Straße aus sieht man das nicht. Ich habe Bewerkungen zur Lage gelesen. Wir hatten damit kein Problem und ich fand, dass man in Kyoto gut zu Fuß zurecht kam. Rundherum ein angenehmer Aufenthalt und ich kann es nur allen Reisenden empfehlen, die nach Kyoto kommen.

    Good value hotel, nice rooms


    Stayed for two nights. The hotel is very clean and the room a reasonable size by Japanese standards. Our breakfast was included in the price. They offered western and japanese choices. Despite not being a luxury hotel, the monterey does seem to have a refined feel, a function of it only being relatively new. It is a massive hotel but you really can't tell from the street. I note comments about the location. We didn't have a problem with it and found that Kyoto was easy to get around by foot. Overall a pleasant stay and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Kyoto.

    Buena relación calidad-precio y bonitas habitaciones


    Pasé dos noches aquí. El hotel está muy limpio y la habitación tiene un tamaño razonable según los estándares japoneses. Nuestro desayuno iba incluido en el precio. Se podía elegir entre platos japoneses u occidentales. A pesar de no tratarse de un hotel de lujo, el Monterey sí parece tener un toque refinado; seguramente porque es relativamente nuevo. Es un hotel enorme, pero no lo parece visto desde la calle. En cuanto a la ubicación y respecto los comentarios, yo no tuve ningún problema. Además, me pareció que Kioto puede recorrerse fácilmente a pie. En resumen, una estancia muy agradable. Se lo recomiendo a cualquiera que visite Kioto.

    No repetiria


    Ubicación muy centrica. reciente construccion. Habitacion pequeña. Todos los canales de la TV en japones. Servicio de restaurante flojo y con horario reducido. No repetiria.

    Angehnemer Aufenthalt


    War für 4 Nächte hier, das Hotel ist neu und hat eine coole Innengestaltung. Die Zimmer waren sehr klein, das Bad war voller Pflegeartikel. Das Frühstück war ok, aber wurde nach 4 Tagen recht langweilig. Die Angestellten an der Rezeption waren entweder ok, oder ziemlich fehl am Platz. Ein neues Hotel, dass bestimmt bald dafür sorgt, dass alles perfekt läuft. Am besten kommt man mit dem Bus in Kyoto herum. Leider gibt es keine Buslinie, die diese Straße entlang fährt (zur nächsten Haltestelle läuft man 7 Minuten). Das Haupteinkaufsviertel und die Restaurants sind gute 25 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt. Alles in allem war das Hotel ok, es scheint aber eher auf Gäste aus dem Osten eingerichtet zu sein. Würde das Hotel weiter empfehlen, aber selber wieder woanders wohnen.

    Convenient location and a very good value


    I booked my room at the Monterey in Kyoto on, without knowing very much at all about the property or its location. Since I did not make the booking very far in advance, and it was peak holiday season in Japan, I did not have many hotels to chose from in Kyoto.

    A fairly nice brand new hotel


    The hotel Monterey opened in Kyoto in March 07 so it is still brand new.

    Pleasant stay


    Stayed for 4 nights, Hotel is new with cool decor. Rooms were very very small. Lots of toiletries stuff in the bathroom.

    Breakfast was ok but got a little boring after being repeated 4 times.

    Staff at reception varied to being very helpful to useless. It is a new hotel so I am sure they will iron out the imperfections soon.

    The best way to get around Kyoto is by bus. Unfortunately there are no bus routes on the road where the hotel is located (nearest stop is 7 mins walk next to the subway). Main shopping and restaurant area are a good 25 mins walk.

    Overall the hotel was ok. I felt that it catered more for Eastern tourists then western ones.

    I would recommend the hotel to someone else, but next time I myself would try somewhere different.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Monterey Kyoto

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