Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo

ex. Hotel Oaks Kyoto-Shijo, ホテルオークス京都四条

59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494  show map
 3 stars
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Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo

Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The comfortable 3-star Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo is set in a downtown area minutes away from Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Ryozen Kannon. Offering accommodation in the 14-story building, the hotel combines imperial architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel is notable for its central location in the heart of Kyoto, close to Shijo subway station. Kyoto city center is 2 km away.

This hotel is placed in Nakagyo Ward district, known for a palace, a temple and a museum.

Guests can reach Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo by car from Itami airport in 40 minutes.

Rooms

There are modern rooms with a laptop safe, climate control, television with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi and a refrigerator provided for travelers staying in Kyoto. Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo offers rooms with the street view. Other comforts include a dishwasher, an electric kettle and a washing machine for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving Japanese dishes on site. Guests can wine and dine at B Legumes a table and The Buffet Style SARA, located in the neighborhood.

Services

The hotel offers bicycles for rent to explore the local sites.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   14.  Number of rooms:   138.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's buffet

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Washing machine
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    1.0 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.3 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    39.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Karasuma Station
    1700 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station
    4600 ft
Underground stations
  • Shijo Station
    1700 ft
  • Karasuma Oike Station
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • B Legumes a table
    300 ft
  • Zezekanpocchiri (cuisine: Chinese)
    1000 ft
Parks
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    138

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Bed type: Double bed
Size: 155 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo Kyoto location
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        Hotel Address:

        59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Kyoto
          1.0 mi
        Airports
        • Itami (ITM)
          23.3 mi
        • Kobe (UKB)
          39.6 mi
        Train Stations
        • Karasuma Station
          1700 ft
        • Kawaramachi Station
          4600 ft
        Underground stations
        • Shijo Station
          1700 ft
        • Karasuma Oike Station
          3300 ft
        Restaurants
        • B Legumes a table
          300 ft
        • Zezekanpocchiri (cuisine: Chinese)
          1000 ft
        Parks
        • JR Kyoto Isetan
          1400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          14
        • Number of rooms:
          138

        Hotel Awards

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        Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Kyoto Aquarium - 1.1 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 5000 ft
        • Ponto-cho - 5000 ft
        • Gion district - 1.1 mi

        Places of interest

        • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall - 2000 ft
        • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo) - 3700 ft
        • Goldener Pavilion - 1.0 mi
        • Kiyomizu Temple - 1.0 mi

        Train stations

        • Karasuma Station - 1400 ft
        • Kawaramachi Station - 4300 ft
        • Gion Shijo Station - 5000 ft
        • Kiyomizu Gojo Station - 5000 ft
        • Sanjo Station - 1.1 mi

        Shopping areas

        • Nishiki Market - 3300 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Nijo Castle - 4300 ft
        • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple - 4300 ft
        • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple - 4600 ft

        Museums

        • Kyoto International Manga Museum - 3000 ft

        Underground stations

        • Shijo Station - 1400 ft
        • Karasuma Oike Station - 3000 ft
        • Nijojo-mae Station - 3000 ft
        • Gojo Station - 3300 ft
        • Nijo Station - 5000 ft
        • Marutamachi Station - 5000 ft
        • Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station - 5000 ft
        • Sanjo Keihan Station - 1.1 mi

        Local attractions

        • Pontocho - 5100 ft
          Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Kenninji Temple - 1.1 mi
          584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
        • Gion - 1.3 mi
          Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
        • Shosei-en Garden - 5200 ft
          Karasuma-dori Shichijo-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Kyoto Tower - 1.1 mi
          Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

        Near the hotel

        • JR Kyoto Isetan - 1400 ft
          Higashishiokojicho, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Bukoji - 2600 ft
          397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
        • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto - 3100 ft
          706-3 Dongeinmaecho Ayakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Kyoto International Manga Museum - 3300 ft
          Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto
        • Chohoji Temple - 2300 ft
          248 Donomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Nijo Jinya - 3100 ft
          137, Omiyacho-Sanbo, Kyoto
        • Museum of Kyoto - 3200 ft
          At Sanjo and Takakura Sts, Kyoto

        Restaurants nearby

        • B Legumes a table - 300 ft

          Address: Nakagyo-ku
          Phone: +81 75-213-5563

        • Kushihachi Karasumaruten - 1200 ft

          Address: Nishiiru Kita, Shijyokararuma, Shimogyo-ku
          Phone: +81 75-212-3999

          83% likes this, based on 33 reviews

        • The Buffet Style SARA - 1400 ft

          Address: Suiginyacho, Shimogyoku
          Phone: +81 75-353-5943

          52% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Cuisine: Continental

        • Zezekanpocchiri - 1000 ft

          Address: Tenjinyamacho, Nakagyoku
          Phone: +81 75-257-5766

          76% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese

        • Kyo no Obanzai Kyohyakuna - 1400 ft

          Address: 901 East Shiokojimachi, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku
          Phone: +81 75-365-8733

          72% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          14
        • Number of rooms:
          138

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        Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo

        Average guest rating

        7.6out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 135 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        10.0
        Value
        9.0

        Guest reviews

        • Single
          9.6

          I liked the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff at the front desk-- they were great!

        • Group of friends
          8.8

          It was centrally located in Kyoto, so it was easy getting to Nijo-jo and the shopping area of Kawaramachi. It is very close to a couple of bus stops and reasonably close to the subway station, which is about 2 stops away from Kyoto Station. The hotel also felt very clean. Wifi was included.

          While I was expecting the beds to be hard, I was surprised by how hard they were. I could feel the springs in the mattress while I slept.

        • Couple
          7.8

          Good hotel in Kioto.

          Bed was not so good - on every move it was moving and shaking, felt like earthquaqe

        • Couple
          8.8

          Good position, just 10 min walking from pontocho and 2 stops from train station; staff very kind, as usual in japan; you can find the one day bus pass directly at the reception.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The staff is extremely friendly and respectful and very competent.The room was very clean, the bathroom perfect, there were slippers, bathrobes etc.

        • Couple
          7.8

          The staff was very courteous and the stay was pleasant.

          The room was cold.

        • Couple
          8.2

          city center. 5 min to subway. The best option to our budget. accept luggage before check-in time (if you arrive early) and after your checkout.

          As one of the previous reviews mentioned, the bathroom smell mold. They did not let us check in early (11am) but they kindly accept our luggage until the check in time. The hotel does not have a English sign on the front door.

        • Couple
          8.2

          Very good price versus location, close to the food market and the shopping streets. Friendly english speaking staff.

          Old but clean rooms.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Very well located, easy access to night entertaiment as well as sightseeing highlights.

          Lack of guest computer with internet in the lobby.

        • Couple
          7.4

          Efficient, centrally located (2 metro stops from Kyoto Station) hotel.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Location in the middle of everything. They also have rent a bike, so everything can be reached easily.

        • Couple
          9.2

          The hotel is close to underground (4 minutes) and it has all the facilities you can expect (fridge, air conditioned, bath... Even tea). The staff is very gentle (they lent us an adaptor-plug and they prepared our room before the established time). Excellent.

        • Couple
          7.0

          Is bigger than others by this price

        • Couple
          8.2

          Good hotel. The design is from 70s with akward buttons but the rest was fine.

          We got so angry when looking for the hotel. Even though the indications how to find the hotel were clear and we actually passed right next to it and even looked in the lobby, we still didn't realise it was our hotel because its name in english is nowhere to be seen on the street level or on vertical banners, or inside the building. You have to actually look in the sky to see it's name at the very top of the hotel, which we didn because it is so stupid not to have any english name downstairs. Also don't go to their breakfast. It is mediocre and very expensive.

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          Staffs are nice and helpful. The location is good and closed to many restaurants

          Air conditioning not working - it was so hot !

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Smile Hotel Kyoto Shijo Kyoto location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Kyoto
          1.0 mi
        Airports
        • Itami (ITM)
          23.3 mi
        • Kobe (UKB)
          39.6 mi
        Train Stations
        • Karasuma Station
          1700 ft
        • Kawaramachi Station
          4600 ft
        Underground stations
        • Shijo Station
          1700 ft
        • Karasuma Oike Station
          3300 ft
        Restaurants
        • B Legumes a table
          300 ft
        • Zezekanpocchiri (cuisine: Chinese)
          1000 ft
        Parks
        • JR Kyoto Isetan
          1400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          14
        • Number of rooms:
          138

        Hotel Awards

        JapaneseHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKyotoSmile Hotel Kyoto Shijo

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in Japan

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