Smile Hotel - Kyoto

ex. Hotel Oaks Kyoto-Shijo, ホテルオークス京都四条

59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494  show map
 3 stars
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Smile Hotel - Kyoto

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Children's buffet

Overview

Smile is a 3-star comfortable hotel providing a modern accommodation only minutes away from Kyoto National Museum, Samurai Kembu Kyoto and To-ji Temple. Offering accommodation in the 14-story building, the hotel combines imperial architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Nijo Castle, Museum of Kyoto and Nishi Honganji. Guests will find Kyoto city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

This hotel is placed in Nakagyo Ward district, known for a palace, a temple and a museum.

A 10-minute stroll will take you to Shijo subway station. It will take around 40 minutes to get to Itami airport by car.

Rooms

There are 138 guestrooms featuring Semi Two Room Double Room, Semi Double Room and Small Double Room equipped with heating, free Wi-Fi, TV with satellite channels, cable TV with on-demand movies and pay TV. They feature private bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental cuisine in B Legumes a table located fairly close to the property.

Services

Business travelers can use a conference room, a business center and a copier available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   14.  Number of rooms:   138.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's buffet

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494

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City Center
  • Kyoto
    1.0 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.3 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    39.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Karasuma Station
    1700 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station
    4600 ft
Underground stations
  • Shijo Station
    1700 ft
  • Karasuma Oike Station
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • B Legumes a table
    300 ft
  • Zezekanpocchiri (cuisine: Chinese)
    1000 ft
Parks
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    138

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Rooms and availability

Smile Hotel photos Room
Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 185 sq. feet
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  • Shower
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 185 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      Triple Room, Non Smoking

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        Deluxe Room
        Size: 435 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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          Semi Double Room
          Bed type: Double beds or Double bed or 1 Semi-double bed
          Size: 185 sq. feet
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          • Shower
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          Semi-double Room, Non Smoking (120cm bed, 2 guests only)

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Smile Hotel - Kyoto Kyoto location
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            Hotel Address:

            59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Kyoto
              1.0 mi
            Airports
            • Itami (ITM)
              23.3 mi
            • Kobe (UKB)
              39.6 mi
            Train Stations
            • Karasuma Station
              1700 ft
            • Kawaramachi Station
              4600 ft
            Underground stations
            • Shijo Station
              1700 ft
            • Karasuma Oike Station
              3300 ft
            Restaurants
            • B Legumes a table
              300 ft
            • Zezekanpocchiri (cuisine: Chinese)
              1000 ft
            Parks
            • JR Kyoto Isetan
              1400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              14
            • Number of rooms:
              138

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            Smile Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 5000 ft

            Places of interest

            • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall - 2000 ft
            • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo) - 3700 ft
            • Goldener Pavilion - 1.0 mi
            • Kiyomizu Temple - 1.0 mi

            Train stations

            • Karasuma Station - 1400 ft
            • Kawaramachi Station - 4300 ft
            • Kiyomizu Gojo Station - 5000 ft
            • Gion Shijo Station - 5000 ft
            • Sanjo Station - 1.1 mi

            Convention centers

            • Ponto-cho - 5000 ft
            • Hanamikoji Street - 1.1 mi
            • Gion district - 1.1 mi

            Shopping areas

            • Kyoto International Manga Museum - 3000 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Nijo Castle - 4300 ft
            • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple - 4300 ft
            • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple - 4600 ft
            • Kyoto Tower - 1.1 mi
            • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple - 1.1 mi

            Business areas

            • Nishiki Market - 3300 ft

            Golf courses and Country clubs

            • Kyoto Aquarium - 1.1 mi

            Underground stations

            • Shijo Station - 1400 ft
            • Karasuma Oike Station - 3000 ft
            • Nijojo-mae Station - 3000 ft
            • Gojo Station - 3300 ft
            • Nijo Station - 5000 ft
            • Marutamachi Station - 5000 ft
            • Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station - 5000 ft
            • Sanjo Keihan Station - 1.1 mi

            Local attractions

            • Pontocho - 5100 ft
              Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
            • Kenninji Temple - 1.1 mi
              584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
            • Gion - 1.3 mi
              Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
            • Shosei-en Garden - 5200 ft
              Karasuma-dori Shichijo-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
            • Kyoto Tower - 1.1 mi
              Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

            Near the hotel

            • JR Kyoto Isetan - 1400 ft
              Higashishiokojicho, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
            • Bukoji - 2600 ft
              397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
            • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto - 3100 ft
              706-3 Dongeinmaecho Ayakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
            • Kyoto International Manga Museum - 3300 ft
              Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto
            • Chohoji Temple - 2300 ft
              248 Donomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
            • Nijo Jinya - 3100 ft
              137, Omiyacho-Sanbo, Kyoto
            • Museum of Kyoto - 3200 ft
              At Sanjo and Takakura Sts, Kyoto

            Restaurants nearby

            • B Legumes a table - 300 ft

              Address: Nakagyo-ku
              Phone: +81 75-213-5563

            • Kushihachi Karasumaruten - 1200 ft

              Address: Nishiiru Kita, Shijyokararuma, Shimogyo-ku
              Phone: +81 75-212-3999

              83% likes this, based on 33 reviews

            • The Buffet Style SARA - 1400 ft

              Address: Suiginyacho, Shimogyoku
              Phone: +81 75-353-5943

              52% likes this, based on 36 reviews
              Cuisine: Continental

            • Zezekanpocchiri - 1000 ft

              Address: Tenjinyamacho, Nakagyoku
              Phone: +81 75-257-5766

              76% likes this, based on 36 reviews
              Cuisine: Chinese

            • Kyo no Obanzai Kyohyakuna - 1400 ft

              Address: 901 East Shiokojimachi, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku
              Phone: +81 75-365-8733

              72% likes this, based on 41 reviews
              Cuisine: Japanese

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              14
            • Number of rooms:
              138

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            Smile Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Smile Hotel

            Average guest rating

            7.6out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 131 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            10.0
            Value
            9.0

            Guest reviews

            • Single
              9.6

              I liked the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff at the front desk-- they were great!

            • Group of friends
              8.8

              It was centrally located in Kyoto, so it was easy getting to Nijo-jo and the shopping area of Kawaramachi. It is very close to a couple of bus stops and reasonably close to the subway station, which is about 2 stops away from Kyoto Station. The hotel also felt very clean. Wifi was included.

              While I was expecting the beds to be hard, I was surprised by how hard they were. I could feel the springs in the mattress while I slept.

            • Couple
              7.8

              Good hotel in Kioto.

              Bed was not so good - on every move it was moving and shaking, felt like earthquaqe

            • Couple
              8.8

              Good position, just 10 min walking from pontocho and 2 stops from train station; staff very kind, as usual in japan; you can find the one day bus pass directly at the reception.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              The staff is extremely friendly and respectful and very competent.The room was very clean, the bathroom perfect, there were slippers, bathrobes etc.

            • Couple
              7.8

              The staff was very courteous and the stay was pleasant.

              The room was cold.

            • Couple
              8.2

              city center. 5 min to subway. The best option to our budget. accept luggage before check-in time (if you arrive early) and after your checkout.

              As one of the previous reviews mentioned, the bathroom smell mold. They did not let us check in early (11am) but they kindly accept our luggage until the check in time. The hotel does not have a English sign on the front door.

            • Couple
              8.2

              Very good price versus location, close to the food market and the shopping streets. Friendly english speaking staff.

              Old but clean rooms.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Very well located, easy access to night entertaiment as well as sightseeing highlights.

              Lack of guest computer with internet in the lobby.

            • Couple
              7.4

              Efficient, centrally located (2 metro stops from Kyoto Station) hotel.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Location in the middle of everything. They also have rent a bike, so everything can be reached easily.

            • Couple
              9.2

              The hotel is close to underground (4 minutes) and it has all the facilities you can expect (fridge, air conditioned, bath... Even tea). The staff is very gentle (they lent us an adaptor-plug and they prepared our room before the established time). Excellent.

            • Couple
              7.0

              Is bigger than others by this price

            • Couple
              8.2

              Good hotel. The design is from 70s with akward buttons but the rest was fine.

              We got so angry when looking for the hotel. Even though the indications how to find the hotel were clear and we actually passed right next to it and even looked in the lobby, we still didn't realise it was our hotel because its name in english is nowhere to be seen on the street level or on vertical banners, or inside the building. You have to actually look in the sky to see it's name at the very top of the hotel, which we didn because it is so stupid not to have any english name downstairs. Also don't go to their breakfast. It is mediocre and very expensive.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              Staffs are nice and helpful. The location is good and closed to many restaurants

              Air conditioning not working - it was so hot !

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Smile Hotel - Kyoto Kyoto location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            59-61 Nishinotoin, Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 6008494

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Kyoto
              1.0 mi
            Airports
            • Itami (ITM)
              23.3 mi
            • Kobe (UKB)
              39.6 mi
            Train Stations
            • Karasuma Station
              1700 ft
            • Kawaramachi Station
              4600 ft
            Underground stations
            • Shijo Station
              1700 ft
            • Karasuma Oike Station
              3300 ft
            Restaurants
            • B Legumes a table
              300 ft
            • Zezekanpocchiri (cuisine: Chinese)
              1000 ft
            Parks
            • JR Kyoto Isetan
              1400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              14
            • Number of rooms:
              138

            Hotel Awards

            JapaneseHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKyotoSmile Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Hotels Recommended by Guests in Japan

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