Opened in 2017, the Celestine Kyoto Gion is a brilliant new hotel in a fantastic Gion/Southern Higashiyama location.
Located at the southern end of Kennin-ji Temple, within walking distance of Gion, Downtown Kyoto, and the sights of Southern Higashiyama, the Celestine Kyoto Gion is a brilliant addition to the Kyoto accommodation scene.
The rooms are spacious, at least by Japanese standards, and especially for this price range. The décor, both in rooms and common areas, has some nice Japanese touches.
There’s a good on-site restaurant, which has a menu that lists allergy information. And, best of all, there’s a great sento (gender-segregated public bath), in addition to, of course, en suite baths in every guest room.
With prices on the border between moderate and expensive, the Celestine is a GREAT value. It’s highly recommended.
Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion
ホテル ザ セレスティン京都祇園
572 Komatsu-cho, Yasaka-dori Higashioji-nishiiru, Higashiyama-ku
Moderate to Expensive
Internet: wifi access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
10-minute walk from Gion Shijo Station Exit 1, Keihan line
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