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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Miyako Hotel Kyoto
For the price because it came with my package it was okay... The room was a little musty smelling and the bed was rock hard!
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Historical Traveler Reviews New Miyako Hotel Kyoto
Very friendly staff, majority spoke English as they cater to a very large percentage of Americans. Room was pretty good for Japanese standards, meaning it wasn't a postage stamp sized and didn't reek of cigarette smoke. Had a nice view of Kyoto station and the incomming Shinkansen trains. I watched the trains come in and found it quite interesting. Otherwise, nothing really special about the room, just standard fare. Didn't come to stay in my room anyways, there's just a ridiculous amount of things to see in Kyoto so you're never bored. Didn't eat at the hotel since the station has food shops everywhere.
Hotel itself is located adjacent to the Kyoto Station. The station was an incredible array of shops and foods . Be warned, though, that the station is HUGE. It's the second largest in Japan. It's therefore quite a walk from the hotel to the 'station'.
New Miyako Hotel was a great place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone! We had a free breakfast every morning, a $21 value. It was a buffet. The room was a 2 bed room. We have Japanese TV with one channel in english channel: CNNJ. There were movies in english. Not all the people at the front desk spoke english, but there tried. Centrally located, easy to get around the city. You just have to go out the south entrance from the train station. We did not know that, and walked around the city for an hour before we got a map. There was a "mall" across the street, just below the train station. It was a great stay. It even rained almost everyday and the hotel would let us borrow umbrellas for the day. There was a gift shop in the bottom floor of the hotel, we found better deals and a better selection out in town. I would go to the visitors center at the train station and ask one of the volunteers for help. We got a bus pass for the day, it was 500 Yen and they gave us a bus map in english. If you go, enjoy, it's a GREAT place.
Convenient hotel at reasonable rate
I stayed here for a couple of nights in April, and found it to be conveniently located (be aware that in order to reach it, you have to walk through Kyoto Station, since the hotel is located on the south side of the station and you can't walk around the station on the outside. Walk through on the west side of the station and descend to street level on the south side.) There are large tourist groups at the hotel, but I didn't find it a problem. The hotel reminded me of an American Hilton or Sheraton--large rooms, with several restaurants in the hotel. The bathroom was a plastic module put into the corner, but it wasn't really uncomfortable. Although I was on my own and paid a single rate ($120), I got a king sized bed. In the room was a small round table with 2 chairs by the window, a writing desk, closet, bedstands and a bureau for clothing. The television had CNN and BBC. Kyoto station is full of restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores. Isetan department store, also in Kyoto Station, has a food hall (a floor of food vendors, and it's not expensive).
My family had 2 rooms here in March 2005. The street noise was bothersome during the day, but at night with windows closed it was o.k. Rooms were clean and a decent size. They are building a new hotel near this spot. Location was near bullet train station but far from everything else. Be careful to cross the street for the airport bus, the staff was not very clear on the times, stops, etc.
Loved the New Miyako Hotel
excellent location and the buffet breakfast was superb. the female front desk staff were very accommodating and helpful.
Good location, tourist hotel
Stayed in standard twin room which was a bit shabby and probably due for a renovation, but it was tidy and clean. The staff were okay though a bit harried as this is a tourist hotel with lots of guests. The hotel was conveniently located next to Kyoto Station which has many shops and restaurants. Buffet breakfast was good too. I would recommend the hotel for first time visitors to Kyoto.
Vey helpful staff
Stayed at New Miyako in March 2005. Many of the staff spoke English and were incredibly helpful. Breakfast service was excellent in the coffee shop.
Double room was clean and efficient and larger than some in Japan - see Shinjuku Prince.
Tourist class hotel, good location
Stayed here for 2 nights in November 2004 in a standard twin room. 3-star tourist class hotel but clean and tidy. Nothing fancy. Generally good physical condition. Room size was small. The Chinese restaurant in the basement of the hotel served expensive and mediocre food, not recommended. Suggest to go across the street at the many restaurants in the railway station. Lots of shops there too. Staff generally friendly and helpful but inadequate number of lifts (elevators) thus very long wait at any time of the day. Suggest to ask for a low floor room to use the stairs instead. Booked this hotel through JTB but subsequently found better deal at hotel's web site. Very good location. Hotel is recommended but make sure that you get a good deal on the room rate. This is a luxury hotel.
Good Kyoto Hotel
This is a very nice but not luxurious hotel in an excellent location. The rooms are large by Japanese standards and comfortably furnished. The bed, as in all Japanese hotels I stayed in, was wonderful.
The hotel serves a good, expensive breakfast. We had an excellent traditional box lunch when we arrived which was included in our Sunrise Tour package.
There are many restaurants across the street in the train station and the adjoining complex which is visually stunning and worth exploring (and easy to get lost in)
This is a good choice in Kyoto, especially if you use it as a base to travel to Nara, Osaka or other cities.
Good hotel in great location.
Stayed December 5-12, 2003Great Location. Clean and good room and not as small as some rooms in Japan. Hotel has several restaurants and a very comprehensive breakfast buffet. Across the street from Kyoto station (an interesting site in itself). Direct train to Osaka airport and many other parts of Japan. Station square has subway and bus connections to all parts of town. Large commercial complex attached to station which offers a wide variety of restaurants of all kinds and price ranges with department stores and other shopping. I was attending a conference at the outlying Kyoto Conference Centre and found it a convenient subway ride from the hotel.
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Day 2: Sunday 16th November Arrival and transfer to our hotel in Kyoto. After check-in, we spend the rest of the day relaxing and acclimatising to a new world.
And temples too. So I tried to get in contact with the tour company that operates the tour I was supposed to go on today but I wasn't able to speak to anyone. I was trying to confirm the place and time of meeting since the information I was given and what is on the website are different. Sooo, I missed the tour. Pretty sure I can reschedule. We'll see tomorrow. The day was not a complete loss though. Not at all. I was planning on going to Ginkakuji (The Silver Pavillion) ...
... decided to hit up the main spots. Not that I had much of an idea of the history of them. To be honest, I didn't have the motivation to go learning all about the stories and history behind each temple so i'm sure there was loads that I missed but it was quality to just wander round and looking at the buildings themselves. I'll not go into detail about everyone and let the pictures do the talking. Even though I saw a ...
... to Kyoto was going to be changed . . . so anyway, seven hours later we are finally fed and slowly getting ready for bed.
The bullet train ride into Kyoto was pretty cool. Speeding at over 225 km/h gives the landscape this illusion of volatility and ephemeral qualities often felt just before falling asleep in the train...mmm trend? Like all big cities, the outskirts of Kyoto looks like a mess of houses, freeways ...
... Frustriert begannen wir den Hügel hinabzuwandern. Als wir Menschen von anderen Pfaden herunterkommen sahen beschlossen wir, woanders durchzuschleichen. Wie Ninjas fühlten wir uns, als wir unbemerkt an einem Polizisten vorbeischleichen konnten und es sogar bis oben schafften. Als wir dann die riesige Menschenmenge unterhalb des Balkons sahen dämmerte uns was das Problem war: wir hatten schlichtweg den falschen Weg gewählt. Ausgerechnet der Pfad neben dem Parkplatz führte ...