Opened in 2016, the Solaria Nishitetsu commands one of the very best locations in all of Kyoto. It’s a stylish hotel with very reasonable rates given the location and quality.
Overlooking the Kamo-gawa River, just a few steps north of Sanjo-dori Street (one of the main strees of downtown Kyoto), this hotel is a fantastic addition to the Kyoto hotel scene. You won’t find a better located hotel in town. And, to sweeten the deal, the hotel has way more style than most other hotels in this price range. Rooms are a touch larger than average business hotels and they’re plenty comfortable for a few days in the Old Capital.
Best of all there’s a gender-segregated public bath with views over the river (and, of course, each guestroom has its own en suite bathroom).
Given the location, the style and the great common bath, this hotel is HIGHLY recommended!
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier
509 Kamiosaka-cho, Kiyamachi-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
1-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station Exit 1, Tozai subway line
Where Is This Place Located?See these places on our Kyoto Google map:
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Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
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