8.2
Excellent
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Housekeeping50
Breakfast14
Shops6
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8.6
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Nijo Castle 1.06 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.36 km
Kyoto Station Building 2.18 km
Gion 2.46 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.78 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 3.53 km
Kinkakuji Temple 4.33 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.64 km
Ginkakuji Temple 5.28 km
Arashiyama 6.83 km
Nearby landmarks
Keifuku Electric Railroad 50 m
Shijo Omiya Subway Station 70 m
Old Maekowa Residence 300 m
Shintokuji Temple 330 m
Shinsengumi Mibu Tonjo Kyuseki 330 m
Nagi Shrine 340 m
Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum 360 m
Sumao 380 m
Kyotoshijo Hospital 430 m
Mibudera 450 m
Ark Hotel Kyoto

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Ark Hotel Kyoto

Kayogosho-cho1, Mibu, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8811 - See map
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 92% of guests
Excellent service
8.5 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.3 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.7 facilities on premise

Amenities include a coin laundry and microwave and vending machines of course.

Donald | January 8, 2020

  • 50 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Value for money8.2
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.6 km

Rooms available at Ark Hotel Kyoto

7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Single - Non-Smoking
Single - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Double - Non-Smoking
Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Single - Smoking
Single - Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Small Double Non-Smoking
Small Double Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Triple - Non-Smoking
Triple - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Single Room without Cleaning Service - Smoking
Single Room without Cleaning Service - Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Single Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ark Hotel Kyoto?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Ark Hotel Kyoto?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ark Hotel Kyoto has a car park available for guests. Car parking is available for a fee of JPY 1620 per day.

What is the smoking policy at Ark Hotel Kyoto?

Ark Hotel Kyoto does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Ark Hotel Kyoto

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Great staff and nice room, a little bigger than most of the newer places."

    Richard

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    October 17, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location of the hotel is reasonable to get public transportation."

    Tomoko

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    May 23, 2018

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    ") I would happily return to this hotel and can recommend it."

    Peter

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    November 19, 2019

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8.2
Excellent
2,209 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.6
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More about Ark Hotel Kyoto

This business class hotel, situated in central Kyoto, is located 10 minutes from the JR Kyoto Station. The hotel is within a minutes' walk to a multitude of cultural, historical, and tourist attractions. The hotel offers 160 modern rooms that are adorned with a refined Japanese-European mixture theme that is attractive and peaceful. Guests can enjoy a delectable international meal at the on-site restaurant and a vast selection of delicious drinks at the cafe or bar. Additionally, contemporary banquet facilities and free Internet access with fax services are available. The Ark Hotel Kyoto is ideal for travelers that want a comfortable and clean hotel.

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44 mentions
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24 mentions
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16 mentions
Food & Dining
7 mentions

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"We arrived earlier, staff was friendly to keep our luggages ..."

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Restaurants on site

MIBU
Cuisine:Japanese
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Gusto Kyoto Shijo-Omiya
50 m Japanese, Sushi
Takoyaki Yamato
590 m Japanese
Yoshiharu
600 m Japanese
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American cuisine
Masusan Coffee Shop
990 m American, Cafe
California no Aoi Sora
1.3 km American, Bar, Pub
La Jolla
1.5 km American, Mexican
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Kyo Ichi-main branch
90 m Asian
Menya Shichifukujin, Yonjo Oomiya
130 m Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Shoraku
730 m Asian

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Value for money8.2
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9.2
Exceptional
Amy from Singapore
Family with young children
Triple - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

My preferred hotel in Kyoto ”

The staff are gracious and efficient. We received complimentary bowl of noodles for supper which is welcomed when one arrives late n too tired to step out of Ark hotel to search for a meal. Breakfast is substantial with Continental -cereals yoghurt choice of bakery n Local choice of rice porridge miso tofu fruits etc The main Hankyu Omiya station is 3 mins away. There is a subway called Shijo-omiya station one min away and 3 bus stops nearby to take you to the Gion area, Kyoto station & to other parts of Kyoto. Highly recommended

Reviewed September 16, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Anna-Neva from Germany
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Good location, friendly staff, clean rooms”

The Ark Hotel at Kyoto is located in the center of Kyoto city. It is quite close to the metro/bus station and easy to reach. Nijo castle as well as the Imperial Palace can easily be reached in a 20 min walk or by bus. If you're interested in cheap breakfast or lunch, you will find three 7/11 shops close to the hotel. Price for accommodation is very good, rooms are small, but clean and way enough if sightseeing is the main reason for staying there.

Reviewed July 10, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Eyal from Israel
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in April 2010

Vacation at Ark Hotel”

Central location, Lot's of restaurants and super markets around the hotel, Free internet at the lobby, Close to Hankyu Rail line, Big rooms
Quite far from attractions and Kyoto station.

We stayed 4 nights at Ark hotel Kyoto. The room was big and clean, the staff were nice and know good English. There is a computer in the lobby used for free internet access. The Hankyu Rail line one minuet walk from the hotel, from there a connection to the subway line is needed to get to Tokyo Station and to the main attractions. From Tokyo station, the hotel can be reached by a 10 min bus ride.

Reviewed April 17, 2010
10.0
Exceptional
Yu-Gyeong from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

It was a really good hotel.”

I recommend this Ark hotel to my friends. I could take a bus at Kyoto station and get off in front of the hotel. Even though I was alone, I provided a really nice and big and clean room. It was convenient to move because it was right in front of Omiya Station. It was convenient to take the bus to go to the famous site of Kyoto. I wanted to stay at this hotel if the schedule permits.

Reviewed August 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Benjamin from Singapore
Group
Twin - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Good location, clean rooms but poor wifi”

Ark hotel is close to the old electric railway that takes you to Arashiyama. There are also plenty of buses in the vicinity of the hotel that can take you to most attractions in Kyoto. The hotel has an interesting policy where you can trade up room service in the morning for two free bottled drinks. The only complaint is that the wifi connection is very poor (non-existent) in the rooms. I had to go down to the lobby to use the wifi, which was very inconvenient.

Reviewed November 02, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Shantanu from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Small Double Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

Ark Hotel Kyoto”

Very clean, right by Shijo Omiya Station, direct bus to Kyoto bus and train terminus.
More English speaking staff needed, area immediately around the hotel does not have much to do

I would highly recommend Ark Hotel Kyoto for anyone planning a visit to this historical city. The hotel is very conveniently located next to a subway stop, streetcar stop, as well as a whole range of bus stops serving various tourist places within as well as outside the city.

Reviewed June 01, 2010
9.0
Exceptional
Teng from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2009

Ark Hotel Kyoto”

Good location. Close to Bus stop and train station. Free Broadband internet access in the room. Restaurants and Convenience shops are nearby.
Can't find any western restaurants or McDonald nearby

When I arrived at Kyoto Station from Tokyo. The first thing was to visit Tourists' information center at the station. They provided me with the City map as well as the Bus route to the Hotel. Went to Bus stop A3 on the north side of station and catched Bus 206. It costs 200 Yen. Got off at the bus stop close to the Hotel. It's only few minutes walk. Room was not big but adequate with twin beds. The hotel is not the pick-up point for local tour. Have to go to nearby Hotel for pick-up. Hotel is central to few points of interest, such as Nijo Castle,Kyoto Imperial,Tenryuji Temple,Kikakuji temple(Golden Pavillion). They can be reached by either Bus or train. The 1-day Kyoto tour costs 11,600(including lunch) yen per person. If you want to save money, travel by bus or train yourself will still get you to the place you want.

Reviewed June 24, 2009
9.6
Exceptional
Ryan from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Great location, good rooms, friendly staff”

I was a solo traveller first time in Kyoto. This hotel is in a excellent location, only 1 stop from the main part of town on the Hankyu line and right at the terminal stop of the shijo-omiya electric line which goes to a lot of tourist sites. The bonus is you can even take the Hankyu line all the way to Osaka which is a 40-45 minute rude for only 400 yen. Although the hotel is old it is very well mantained and spotless. The only thing to watch out for is carrying large bags from Kyoto station. You will have to swap lines twice in very non-big bag friendly stations as the companies that run the lines are different. Very bizzare concept coming from Sydney. That is just something to keep in mind that isn't to do anything with the hotel per se, but just something to consider when getting there. Also watch out what train you get on as the express ones don't stop at Oyima! Overall great hotel and Kyoto is a magical place you must visit. Can't wait to go back and would stay there again.

Reviewed November 13, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Amy from Singapore
Family with teens
Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Excellent reception staff”

Superb service. Staff speaks good English is kind & very helpful. It’s location is on the Shio-dori and just 4 minutes walk to Omiya train station & the Shio-omiya subway(Randen Line takes you direct to Arashimaya ) Would definitely stay in Ark hotel again when I go to Kyoto. This hotel has THE best connectivity for smartphones ! Pleasant surprise to find a multi-charger for devices as well as an extension cord. Great attention to details and I am really a satisfied customer. Breakfast very good too

Reviewed April 13, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
John from Australia
Group
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

Good place to stay”

Close to Shijo-Omiya Station, around a 1-minute walk, if you are going to Arashiyama (no transfers required). Close to Omiya Station, around a 2-minute walk, if you are going to Gion (only two stops away, no transfers required). Far from Kyoto Station but only a bus ride away (we rode bus route 206). Bus stop to Kyoto Station is a 2-minute walk on the right side of Omiya Dori. Self-service laundry available but you have to pay and buy detergent from them. Confusing policy (because of the language barrier) about the No Cleaning Service but otherwise no complaints with hotel cleanliness/service. 7/10 - possibly would stay again due accessibility of location.

Reviewed September 18, 2016
7.7
Very good
Bennet from Ireland
Couple
Double - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Pleasant and good value”

Price

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights and were quite happy with the room and service. In our intila booking we asked for a non-smoking double, and when we checked in we were told it was a smoking double, but when we asked for that to be changed, the clerk at the desk was able to find a non-smoking room after about a minute's checking, which was fine. Room was small but adequate, the window opened which was a relief as it would have been hot otherwise. We booked for one night but extended our stay for a second night with no problem. The desk staff spoke English well enough for our needs and they were always polite and helpful, as we have found almost all Japanese to be. A slightly larger room would have been welcome, but overall we were quite pleased with the Ark Hotel and happy to disagree with the reviews we have seen which criticised it.

Reviewed October 08, 2014
7.3
Very good
Lorna from United States
Solo traveler
Small Double Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in June 2010

A Pleasant Stay”

Close to station, fairly quiet, very nice view from room, which was a little bigger than the usual Japanese business hotel
While close to the Hankyu Omiya station, one had to switch to another line to take the subway which makes for a slightly more expensive trip. Breakfast, at 1000 yen (paid the day before) had a limited selection of Western food items.

I found the Ark to be a pleasant base for my research trip to Kyoto. It was about a 15 minute walk to a main shopping area (Shijo Kawaramachi) and trains. The area was quiet and had a number of convenience stores. The bed was a little hard but the room was bigger than most business hotels where I've stayed. I speak Japanese so I have no trouble communicating. I found the staff to a little less friendly than the reception at Tokyo hotels, but that might be a cultural difference between Kyoto and Tokyo. The Japanese breakfast was excellent; at 1000 yen (reserved the day before) the Western style offerings were somewhat limited (for people who don't want stew for breakfast, perhaps a hard-boiled egg would be nice.) I only bought the breakfast one day, so perhaps I shouldn't judge. I liked having the refrigerator in the room (as well as two types of Japanese tea and a real porcelain tea cup) and there is a very reasonable supermarket nearby on Omiya St., a little south of the hotel.

Reviewed June 17, 2010
8.0
Excellent
Lai from Hong Kong
Group
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Nice stay / Good transportation network”

It's location was great, in between two train network; Hankyu line run between central Kyoto and Osaka, and the other one run between Arashiyama and Omiya and also between Kitano Hakubaicho and Omiya. Found a city bus stop just a few steps away from the main entrance, many more stops around the area of which we can reach most the sightseeing in Kyoto. Room sizes was satisfied. Especially the twin bed room , not just the room is much larger but also the bath is largely as well. Helpful staffs. An elder staff in the car park, stop his work and let us pass through first, very polite manner. Clean rooms. A 100 yen shop nearby. There are many food shops around the Omiya area, from cheaper price to better quality, higher price, which fit all budget. Will stay again when back to Kyoto.

Reviewed March 11, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
John from United States
Couple
Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 7 nights in October 2019

Good location but not the greatest sleep”

Pros: More space than a lot of budget hotels in Japan, full size shower and tub plus a closet for suitcases. Good facilities. Really friendly and helpful staff. Super close to the subway for easy access to all major attractions in Kyoto City. Cons: The walls are thin and we could hear our neighbors laughing and talking until 1 am. It’s off a main street so you hear all the trucks and sirens. The bed is really firm and might not be great after a few nights. The smell from the smoking room fills the entrance when people are using it.

Reviewed October 12, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Terry from United States
Group
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Nice hotel with fluent English staff”

Location requires riding the Kyoto subway and Hankyu train line to reach without much walking. Staff spoke excellent english and was very helpful with our travels. Double room had plenty of space for luggage and bed large enough for 2 people. Highly recommended if you are willing to spend 15-20 minutes from Kyoto station by train to reach this hotel.

Reviewed January 05, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Okkyoung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Excellent!”

Location good for travel to any place in Kyoto. Airport limousine bus stops at Shijo Omiya, about 3~5 minutes away on foot from the hotel. Family Mart is in the next building and drug store is in the same block. Room is small but clean. Breakfast is good enough. Staffs are professional. Not a luxury hotel but perfect for budget travellers.

Reviewed May 18, 2018
7.6
Very good
Stephen from Philippines
Couple
Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Clean & Accessible Place to Stay in the Heart of Kyoto”

Ark Hotel is located near the train stations, grocery shops and 10 minutes away from Kyoto Central Station, though there is a subway just across the hotel. Hotel Staff speaks and understand English, I also hear them talk fluently in Fukien. Staffs are very polite and helpful.

Reviewed March 25, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
TSANG from Hong Kong
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

Good Location”

Convenience, Clean, Quiet

Metro station, Randan rail station and bus stop nearby the hotel, just 1 minute walk, very convenience to go everywhere, . only spent 1300 yen to take taxi from the hotel to Kyoto Station. breakfast is good. Hotel room is not big but clean and cozy. worth to stay with ART Hotel.

Reviewed December 07, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Jess from Hong Kong
Family with teens
Twin Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Convenient, clean, nice staff”

The rooms are big when compare with the hotels in Osaka. Clean. location is convenient. Restaruants around. 100 yen store just around the corner. you can go to Arashiyama directly from the train station just next to the hotel. I will definitely stay here when I come back to Kyoto.

Reviewed June 10, 2019
8.3
Excellent
Steven from United Kingdom
Couple
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Compact but perfect for a couple of days stay”

Central, close to Train & Tram service, Helpful Staff

it is budget priced hotel and the room very small but for a 2 night stay it was perfect due to the location and price, don't expect an spacious room it is somewhere to put your head down after a full day sight seeing. the Staff were very helpful and guided us on where to go and see the sights of Kyoto. Would we stay there again, yes for a short stay if you wanted a room to laze about in it would not be suitable, but then you will pay a lot more.

Reviewed November 19, 2015
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