This good-value hotel on Oike-dori offers comfortable rooms and a location only steps away from one of the city’s main subway stations.
The Gimmond has been around for years, but it’s been renovated fairly recently and it’s a good value. It’s on Oike-dori, which puts it on the north end of Downtown Kyoto. It’s a very short walk from here to the Karasuma-Oike subway station, which is where the Tozai and the Karasuma lines meet, making it a very good choice for those who want easy access to transport. You could also walk from here to places like Nishiki Market, the Gosho and Nijo-jo Castle. There’s an on-site restaurant for that all-important breakfast and the staff is generally helpful.
Name in English: Hotel Gimmond Kyoto
Name in Japanese: ホテルギンモンド京都
English address: 595 Kikkoya-cho, Takakura-nishi-iru, Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku
Japanese address: 中京区御池通高倉西入ル亀甲屋町595
Internet: free wifi access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
Nearest Transport: 6min walk from Karasuma Oike Station Exit 3-1, Tozai & Karasuma subway lines
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