The Grand Bach Kyoto is a very reasonably priced business hotel with a little style and a great location right smack in the middle of downtown.
With small but reasonably comfortable rooms and a great location just steps from the main street of downtown Kyoto (Shijo-dori Street), this hotel offers excellent price performance. Rates include a good Japanese breakfast, which is a great way to start a day of sightseeing in Kyoto.
There’s a nice “sento” (gender-segregated common bath) in the hotel, as well as en suite bathrooms in every room.
Given the price and location, it’s highly recommended in this budget bracket.
Note that the entrance is a bit hard to find. You have to walk around the corner. Turn down Fuyacho-dori and you’ll see the entrance on your left.
Hotel Grand Bach Kyoto Select
363 Naramono-cho, Shijo-dori Teramachi-nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku
Budget to Moderate
Internet: wifi access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
1-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station Exit 11, Hankyu line
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