Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Lonely Planet review
Somewhere between business hotels and international-class hotels, the Mitsui Garden chain of hotels are a great choice for people who have graduated from guesthouses but don't want to bust the budget on luxury hotels. The Shijō branch is very close to the main downtown shopping and financial districts.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijō is an easy hotel to like. Prices are incredibly reasonable for what you get: clean, well-appointed rooms, efficient staff and a brilliant central location. In addition to the bath-tubs in each room, the hotel boasts a fine daiyokujō (communal bath). The hotel offers in-room massages, but if you're on a tight budget, you can just plop down in one of the hotel's free massage chairs. There are two nonsmoking floors and computer users will appreciate the LAN cable internet access in all rooms. Frankly, we wish there were more hotels like the Mitsui on Shijō.
Services & facilities
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Parking nearby
- Parking height restrictions apply
- Diners club
- American express
- Jcb international
- Designated smoking areas
- Coffee shop or café
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Internet point
- Free wired high-speed internet
- Free Wi-Fi
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Spa services on site
Location. Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo is located in Kyoto's Shijo Omiya neighborhood, close to Rokakkudo Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Nearby points of interest also include Kiyomizu Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple.
Hotel Features. Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo's restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. This Kyoto property has 136 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, small meeting rooms, and exhibit space. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, gift shops/newsstands, and currency exchange. Extended parking privileges may be offered to guests after check-out (surcharge). The property has designated areas for smoking. A total renovation of this property was completed in February 2010.
Guestrooms. 278 air-conditioned guestrooms at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo feature windows that open and slippers. Beds come with down comforters and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and handheld showerheads. They also offer complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones. Flat-screen televisions have pay movies. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request microwaves, in-room massages, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.