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8.2
Excellent
6.2% this month
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8.6
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
  • Shijo Omiya Subway Station70 m
  • Old Maekowa Residence300 m
  • Shintokuji Temple330 m
  • Shinsengumi Mibu Tonjo Kyuseki330 m
  • Nagi Shrine340 m
  • Sumao380 m
  • Kyotoshijo Hospital430 m
  • Mibudera450 m
  • Mibu-dera Temple460 m
  • Kodai Yūzen-en Gallery470 m
  • Free Wi-Fi
    2017

    Ark Hotel Kyoto

    Kayogosho-cho1, Mibu, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8811 - See map
    "This hotel has THE best connectivity for smartphones ! Pleasant surprise to find a multi-charger for devices as well as an extension cord."
    Amy - April 13, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    • 50 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    • Shops

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 163 times | 32 travelers are looking at this property right now

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    Room comfort score
    7.7/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Value for money score
    8.2/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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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
    ...
    • 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
    ...
    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 single beds
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    Triple - Smoking
    Triple - Smoking
    ...
    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 single beds
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
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    Double - Smoking
    Double - Smoking
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
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    Triple Room Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
    Triple Room Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 single beds
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    What people love about Ark Hotel Kyoto

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff was friendly, room was clean, near omiya station."

      Soon

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      June 2, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "Very good location & staff, the breakfast is good, too."

      KEVIN

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      February 20, 2017

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Good location with convenience store near hotel."

      Kee H.

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      October 24, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The location is perfect, near bus stations and train station..."

    christy

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    November 3, 2018

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    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff speaks good English is kind & very helpful."

    Amy

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    April 13, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    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
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Kyo Ichi-main branch
    90 m Asian
    Menya Shichifukujin, Yonjo Oomiya
    130 m Asian, Chinese, Japanese
    Shoraku
    730 m Asian
    Cafe
    Cafe
    Tabi Cafe & Dining Odekake Hiyori
    780 m Cafe
    Mika
    840 m Cafe
    Marukyu Koyamaen Nishi Notoin
    1.0 km Cafe

    What's nearby

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    Property's guest policies

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    Reviews of Ark Hotel Kyoto from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.1
    Excellent
    From 2336 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (1992)Booking.com Reviews (344)
    Rating via Agoda8.2
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    10
    Excellent
    6.2% this month
    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.2
    High score for Kyoto
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (378)
    8-9 Excellent (229)
    7-8 Very Good (324)
    6-7 Good (117)
    <6 Below Expectation (122)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (318)
    Jun - Aug (293)
    Sep - Nov (297)
    Dec - Feb (262)
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    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    avani from India
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in March, 2019

    Exceptional”

    This is a bit dated hotel yet well maintained and managed. The rooms are large ( we got the twin room). The hotel has many major bus stops that connect you to all parts of kyoto. My only beef was that they charged us an accommodation tax which wasnt made clear while booking

    Reviewed March 27, 2019
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    See from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in June, 2018

    Good Location nice staff”

    I have been staying in this hotel the third time. Apart from the fact that utilities inside room are old, curtain even torn out.... room is small, and no cleaning service location however is excellent and staff is polite and helpful.

    Reviewed March 11, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lai from Hong Kong
    Group
    Single - 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 elde

    Reviewed March 05, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ngai from Malaysia
    Group
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2019

    Room is spacious and location is convenient ”

    To our surprise, the Twin room is sufficient to fit 4 adults. So my friend and I have a Queen size bed by ourselves. What we were not aware is that the hotel is just 2 blocks away to Keifuku tram station (Shin Omiya station). It makes it convenient to get to Arashiyama at early morning. It is also near the bus and train station.

    Reviewed May 21, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Harn from Malaysia
    Group
    Small Double Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

    Super value stay”

    This hotel has a very convenient location which the nearest station is just within 3min's walk. The staff are superb friendly and helpful and they have English and Chinese speaking staff to accommodate the needs of tourists. We are allowed to store our luggage before check in and after check out which is so convenient for us. If you are a light sleeper like me, you might be disturbing by the noises come from the street as this hotel is near the main road. However, this does not affect my sleep at night as the noises are still bearable. Definitely will recommend to my friends for this hotel!

    Reviewed April 29, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    JUDY from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Twin Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in December, 2018

    GOOD LOCATION”

    LOCATED NEAR OMIYA STATION, AND KEIFUKU RANDEN TRAM (ARASHIYAMA LINE). FAMILY MART JUST BESIDE THE HOTEL. ALONG THE WAY NEAR HOTEL A LOT OF FOOD STALL , SUPERMARKET NOT FAR FROM IT, BUS STOP JUST INFRONT OF THE HOTEL, VERY EASY AND CLOSE TO TEMPLE AND SEAFOOD MARKET. HOTEL EQUIP WITH LAUNDRY MART WITH COIN AND MICROWAVE FREE FOR USE. STAFF CAN SPEAK ENGLISH. HOTEL ROOM WITH COMPACT BATHROOM , TOWEL SOAP HAIRDRYER ALL AVAILABLE.

    Reviewed February 12, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    JUDY from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January, 2019

    VERY GOOD LOCATION”

    LOCATED NEAR OMIYA STATION, AND KEIFUKU RANDEN TRAM (ARASHIYAMA LINE). FAMILY MART JUST BESIDE THE HOTEL. ALONG THE WAY NEAR HOTEL A LOT OF FOOD STALL , SUPERMARKET NOT FAR FROM IT, BUS STOP JUST INFRONT OF THE HOTEL, VERY EASY AND CLOSE TO TEMPLE AND SEAFOOD MARKET. HOTEL EQUIP WITH LAUNDRY MART WITH COIN AND MICROWAVE FREE FOR USE.

    Reviewed February 12, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Tjin from Indonesia
    Group
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in January, 2019

    good place. good location.”

    the hotel can be a bit old as well as the room but the stay was pleasanr. big room. nearby there are hankyu metro and train to few places of interests, and Gion was just direct 10mins bus ahead. good one.

    Reviewed January 13, 2019
    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
    7.6
    Very good
    JASPER from Malaysia
    Couple
    Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in January, 2019

    Decent Hotel in Kyoto”

    Consider spacious. Nearby train but you have to walk for a distance like 300m. Station to Nijojo a bit far. Do ask staff for a prepared bus guideline for traveler, duper helpful., as Kyoto is much more accessible by its city buses. Oh yeah, the hotel charge us city tax, obligation to pay, that make us feel the hotel much pricey but we have no regret staying there. excellent service from them.

    Reviewed March 09, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jia from Singapore
    Couple
    Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in June, 2019

    Clean and cozy”

    Location is not perfect but ideal.

    Reviewed June 25, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nutcha from Thailand
    Group
    Small Double Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in August, 2018

    Good Location , clean room , Recommended!”

    Near train station. There are 7-11 and Family mart near the hotel. Clean room. The room is small and Double bed is a bit small for 2 persons but I understand because it is a normal in Japan. If you have a choice, the twin bed is the best choice for sleeping in Japan hotels.

    Reviewed August 14, 2018
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yongqi from Singapore
    Couple
    Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in July, 2018

    Helpful staff and pleasant stay”

    The small double room is still able to fit an opened big luggage along the corridor. Hotel is slightly old but cleanliness and quality of the room is well kept. One of the lady receptionist was able to converse and assist us with good chinese. overall a pleasant stay

    Reviewed July 05, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    STANLY from Indonesia
    Couple
    Small Double Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in May, 2018

    strategic location, great buffet breakfast”

    this hotel has a very strategic location. walking distance to tge train station to arashiyama, bus station to kiyomizudera and gion u should try the buffet breakfast, it was great, only around 1000 yen per person

    Reviewed May 12, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Le from Vietnam
    Family with young children
    Double Room without Cleaning Service - Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in April, 2018

    Good hotel good location”

    This hotel has very good location (near subway and railway and bus). The size of the room is ok. However, the breakfast is the same everyday. It is much better if the hotel repeat the menu after 3 days.

    Reviewed May 10, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nigel from Australia
    Couple
    Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in May, 2018

    Happiest Staff”

    Unfortunately we could only book a smoking room due to Golden Week which although we would stay again it would never be in a smoking room after 4 days the room and even our clothes in the closet reeked of tobacco including what we were wearing. A very week spray deodorizer is supplied but useless against the smell. The staff are very helpful and kind, note if booking during this holiday period the prices of rooms are nearly double.

    Reviewed May 08, 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
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    • Excellent location
    • Nijo Castle
    • Shijo Omiya Subway Station is within 0.07 km