If you don’t mind being south of Kyoto Station, the Sakura Terrace is a great choice in the budget to moderate price range. It’s an efficient and welcoming hotel with highly competitive rates.
The Sakura Terrace is located within walking distance of the south (Hachijo-guchi) exit of Kyoto Station. It’s also directly above Kujo Station on the Karasuma subway line, which gives you easy access to the rest of the city. The hotel is a business hotel, with small but well-equipped rooms. The terrace is a nice place to relax on warm evenings. The breakfast buffet is a very good. And, best of all, in addition to en suite bathrooms in every room, there’s a great public bath (gender-segregated, of course). All in all, this hotel is great value for the money!
Minami Ward, Higashikujo Karasumacho, １−１
Price: Budget to Moderate
Internet: wifi and LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
8min walk from Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi (south) Exit
Directly above Kujo Station on the Karasuma subway line
Official Website: Sakura Terrace (Japanese)
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