Offering a refined atmosphere combining an Italian ambience with Japanese style and service, this is one of Kyoto's top hotels. Its 7 restaurants include the city's only revolving eatery and they are supported by 4 bars, a lounge and a karaoke room. Further facilities available to guests at the air-conditioned, 494-room city hotel include a lobby with currency exchange facilities and lift access, a newspaper stand, hairdressing salon, cafe, conference facilities and room service.
Although the city hotel is within comfortable walking distance of Kyoto station and its Bullet Train platforms, the hotel runs a complimentary shuttle service to and from the station approximately 6 times an hour, so one rarely has to wait more than a few minutes, and the ride itself takes just 2-3 minutes. From Kyoto station, there is rail access to Nara, Osaka and Kansai Airport, and from Kyoto station bus terminal, a cheap and regular local bus service fans out across the city giving easy access to every major sightseeing attraction in Kyoto. Kyoto Tower is a 5-minute walk from the city hotel, Nishi Honganji Temple is a 15-minute walk and Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum is around a 10-minute drive away.
Each room features an en suite bathroom with a shower, bathtub and hairdryer, while a direct dial telephone, TV, Internet access, a mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities also feature as standard.
Guests may take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or relax with a massage.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
On public transport: the hotel is 8 minutes on foot from the main (North) exit of JR Kyoto Station, with a constant complimentary shuttle bus running on the route (duration 2-3 minutes, frequency 5-6 times per hour). From Kyoto Station, guests have rail access to Nara, Osaka and Kansai Airport, and Bullet Train access to Tokyo and Hiroshima. By road: 5 km (15 minutes) from the Kyoto-Minami interchange on the Meishin expressway. From/to Kansai Airport: there is a coach service (approximately once an hour, duration 100 minutes) between the airport and Kyoto Station. There is an express train service (Haruka Express - 75 minutes one-way) between the airport and Kyoto Station.
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