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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Kawaramachi, connected to a shopping center

Heart of Kyoto

At this Central Kyoto hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Kawaramachi and Shijo Omiya, both within a 5-minute walk. Nishiki Market and Nijō Castle are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 3 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 conference rooms, as well as free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. Self parking, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also offered.

Free Internet, refrigerators

The 160 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and refrigerators. Down comforters, in-room massages, and hair dryers are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

Double Room, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
C$71* Per night/room 28 Jan. - 29 Jan.

Double Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room, Smoking (For 3 people)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Smoking (No room cleaning service on your stay)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room, Non Smoking (No room cleaning service on your stay)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ark Hotel Kyoto - ROUTE-INN HOTELS - ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ark Hotel Kyoto - ROUTE-INN HOTELS -

Everyone (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Clean, small, comfortable...economical.

Pros: Clean, economical, well equipped.
Cons: Thermostat controls were ineffective, but the time of the year and the ability to open a window made it a non-issue. If it had been summer weather...
Location: Walking access to many places, most notable the castle and Kyoto imperial palace, but we don't mind walking a mile.
If you are looking for a a place to comfortably spend the night after a full day of local touring, this could be a good place for you. A good place for me to take my teenage son and a father-son trip, but not probably where I would go with my wife for a romantic getaway. We explored all day, took a shower, crashed, got up and repeated!

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2018

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3 out of 5

Dated hotel with convenient location

Pros: Convenient location and helpful staff.
Cons: Clean out the mold in the bathroom.
Location: Close to bus stations, Omiya subway station, and Shijo-Omiya electric rail (not JR) to Arashiyama.
Visited Kyoto during the peak autumn season (mid-Nov.). Very few hotels were available, so we had limited choices. ARK Hotel has a convenient location (Shijo Omiya) and very helpful staff. But the hotel is very dated. They use real keys that you must leave at the front desk when you go out. The bathroom is moldy. The air conditioner doesn't work well. And I would rather skip the free breakfast and buy food outside.

Posted by on 23 Nov. 2015

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About the Ark Hotel Kyoto - ROUTE-INN HOTELS -

Location 1 Goshocho, Mibukayou, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 604-8811

Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There are 3 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly Ark Hotel Kyoto - ROUTE-INN HOTELS - also features a vending machine, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Kyoto hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 160 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1991
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) (100.3 km / 62.3 mi)
  • Train station: Kyoto Shijo-omiya Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Ark Hotel Kyoto - ROUTE-INN HOTELS - offers 160 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and slippers. Beds feature down comforters. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Mibu - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Hanamizuki - This restaurant serves lunch only.

Arcobareno - Onsite cocktail bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Special check-in instructions:

A scheduled power outage will take place on December 20, 2018 from 2 PM-4 PM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property only accepts cash for all bookings. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: JPY 1620 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.