Villa Sanjo Muromachi Kyoto is a real find: A boutique hotel right on the edge of downtown with large rooms, reasonable rates and a super welcoming staff. If you’re looking for a small hotel in the midrange bracket, you’ll love this place.
Villa Sanjo Muromachi guest room
Villa Sanjo Muromachi Kyoto At A Glance
- Great for: individuals, couples, small families
- Strong points: downtown location, helpful and friendly staff, reasonable rates, large rooms, boutique style
- Sample rates: from US$250 to $500 per night
We love the area of this hotel: It’s right on the doorstep of downtown, but just far enough to escape the crowds and noise. The hotel itself is bursting with great Japanese style. And best of all, the staff is friendly and accommodating.
Villa Sanjo Muromachi Kyoto exterior
The size of the rooms here is a surprise for such a small hotel. Most rooms are significantly larger than average rooms in this price bracket. This makes it good for longer stays and is appealing for families.
Villa Sanjo Muromachi bathroom
There’s a small bar and the hotel offers the option of an in-room breakfast. And, just outside the doors there’s a nearly infinite variety of restaurants, shops and bars to choose from.
Villa Sanjo Muromachi lobby lounge
Given its proximity to downtown, two subway lines, the friendly staff, the large rooms and reasonable rates, this hotel is a great pick for your stay in Kyoto!
Name in English:
Villa Sanjo Muromachi Kyoto
Name in Japanese:
375 Ennogyojya-cho, Muromachi-dori-Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8174
Price range: moderate
3 minutes’ walk from Karasuma Oike Station (exit 6) of Subway Karasuma and Tozai Line
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