The Kyoto Eki-mae branch of APA Hotel is super convenient for Kyoto Station, being just 5 minutes walk away from the north central exit. It is also possible to use Exit #30 which opens into the Bic Camera electronics store and then you are only a minute away from the hotel. In the immediate vicinity, you can find Isetan department store for shopping and dining, the bus station and taxi ranks, and Kyoto Cycle Tour Project is just around the corner, should you wish to explore the city by bicycle. The hotel is also very well placed for local attractions such as Nishi Honganji Temple, Ryukoku University Museum, Umekoji Koen Park and the Kyoto Aquarium.
APA is a popular hotel chain and there are a number of APA Hotels in the surrounding area. When you are looking for this hotel, please be sure to search for APA Hotel Kyoto Eki-mae in order to find the hotel without any delay.
APA Hotel Kyoto Eki-mae is an inexpensive business hotel, so though the rooms are clean, comfortable and have everything you need for a short stay, they are not terribly spacious. You should basically regard your guest room as simply a place to sleep and bathe in, rather than as a place to relax. Among the 192 guest rooms, single rooms, double rooms and twin rooms are available. Plans that include breakfast are reasonably priced.
All rooms include the following: a refrigerator, an LCD TV screen with view on demand TV, a tea-making set, a hair dryer, night wear, and high grade down filled duvets on APA Hotel’s own brand “Cloud Fit” original beds. These beds have been specially designed for the APA Hotel chain to ensure their guests get a snug and comfortable night’s rest. In the bathroom for each room you will find a shower, bathtub, bidet toilet and a full set of complimentary toiletries.
This hotel has two restaurants: La Veranda and Dining Café Slowly. Breakfast is served in La Veranda from 7:00 – 10:00. It is a buffet style breakfast of over 60 dishes in both Japanese and Western styles. The bread for the buffet is freshly baked each morning in the restaurant kitchens. Breakfast costs 1400 yen if ordered in advance and 1600 yen if ordered on the day. Children under 11 the price is just 780 yen. La Veranda is also available for party bookings of between 10 – 40 people at lunchtime or for dinner.
Dining Café Slowly is open for lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 and for dinner between 18:00 and 24:00 (23:00 on Sundays and holidays). This is a casual eatery with pasta, pizza and a large variety of spicy sausages. They also have an excellent selection of world beers.
The APA Hotel also has the following services available: photocopier machines, rental computers, and free Wi-Fi in the lobby and in every guest room. A trouser press is available to borrow and there is also a dry cleaning service. There are vending machines for drinks on every floor and a microwave oven in the lobby. On the ground floor you can also find a souvenir shop with local goods and confectionery which is open from 7:00 – 24:00. Banquet rooms can be booked for parties, meetings, and exhibitions and audio-visual equipment can be rented. Wheelchairs are available to borrow if asked for in advance and the hotel also has wheelchair accessible guest rooms. A massage service can also be arranged for an extra fee if you ask at reception.
APA Hotel Kyoto Eki-mae Location Map
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