Gimmond Kyoto

595 Kikkoya-Cho, Takakura Nishiiru, Oike-Dori ,Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8105show map
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Overview

The contemporary Gimmond Kyoto Hotel is a 3-star venue providing guests with laundry, dry cleaning and housekeeping. The hotel was opened in 1975 and remains an example of imperial architecture in Kyoto ever since.

Nijo-jo Castle is located 1150 meters from the hotel. The distance between Kyoto city center and the property is 1 km.

Guests can visit a palace, a museum and a temple as well as restaurants and bars close by.

There is Karasuma Oike subway station at a reachable distance. The hotel is around 40 km from Itami airport.

Rooms

For a pleasant stay in Kyoto Gimmond Kyoto Hotel offers 140 guestrooms complete with climate control, free wired internet access, pay TV, a personal safe and multi-channel television. The bright rooms feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A modern on-site restaurant serves dishes of Japanese cuisine. The café Tawawa is about 300 meters from the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The facilities as a storage room, a safe deposit box and an elevator are offered for guests.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   140.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Massage

Room view

  • Without window

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Karasuma StationKarasuma Station2700 ft
Sanjo StationSanjo Station3000 ft
Kawaramachi StationKawaramachi Station3000 ft
Nishiki MarketNishiki Market2000 ft
Kyoto International Manga MuseumKyoto International Manga Museum700 ft
Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae StationKyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station2000 ft
Marutamachi StationMarutamachi Station2300 ft
Sanjo Keihan StationSanjo Keihan Station3300 ft
Nijojo-mae StationNijojo-mae Station3300 ft
PontochoPontocho3400 ftPonto-cho, Nakagyo-ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori
Nijo-jo CastleNijo-jo Castle3700 ft541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru
Hanamikoji StreetHanamikoji Street4700 ftHigashiyama-ku
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KushikuraKushikura300 ft584 Hiiragicho, Nakagyo-ku
Muromachi WakudenMuromachi Wakuden400 ft(South of Oike St. and East of Sakaimachi St.)Sakaimachi-dori and oike-sagaru, Higashigawa, Nakagyo-ku
SokeianSokeian400 ftSasayacho, Nakagyoku
TawawaTawawa900 ft586-2 Banocho, Nakagyoku
Inoda Coffee HontenInoda Coffee Honten900 ft140 Doyucho, Nakagyoku
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Kyoto Municipal ZooKyoto Municipal Zoo1.3 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station2.6 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station2.6 mi
Kyoto Nishikyogoku StadiumKyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium2.9 mi
Kyoto National MuseumKyoto National Museum1.5 mi
The Philosopher's WalkThe Philosopher's Walk2.0 mi
Kyoto Botanic GardenKyoto Botanic Garden2.6 mi
Doshisha UniversityDoshisha University1.3 mi
Kyoto UniversityKyoto University1.5 mi
Yasaka ShrineYasaka Shrine1.0 mi625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku
Rokuharamitsuji TempleRokuharamitsuji Temple1.1 mi81-1 Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku
Chionin TempleChionin Temple1.2 mi400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku
Ishibe AlleyIshibe Alley1.2 miHigashiyama-ku
Heian Shrine Heian Shrine 1.2 mi97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo-ku
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.9 mi
Kobe (UKB)40.2 mi
Train
Karasuma Station3000 ft
Sanjo Station3300 ft
Underground
Karasuma Oike Station1000 ft
Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station2300 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  179  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff is extremely helpful, the room is well furnished and full of useful stuff (tea pot, slippers, wired internet, ...). Its central location makes it very easy to travel from it.

    The room can be relatively noisy, depending where they are located in the hotel.

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    Easy access to both of Kyoto's two main subway lines

    Could have had in-room internet connection or wi-fi (even for extra fee)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel was well located close to good shopping. Access to the Metro was very close and because the metro station is at the junction of two lines we were able to visit the sights of Kyoto very easily. The hotel is easy to find and the canopy over the door makes it easy to recognize. Good and affordable restaurants were within easy walking distance. The rooms at Hotel Gimmond are a good size for a Japanese hotel and the beds, although a little hard as in most Asian hotels were quite comfortable.The hotel has a pleasant, spacious and comfortable lobby area perfect for meeting friends or waiting for other guests. The rooms appear a bit dated but are very well maintained and do not distract from the comfort of the hotel.

    The bedspreads were heavy and too warm for the hot summer weather we experienced while in Kyoto. However this is a minor problem and would certainly not deter me from staying here again.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The staff was excellent. And there was always someone on hand who spoke English, which is great for some international travelers. They made reservations for us, provided maps and directions, called taxis for us to make sure we got to the right locations. They were wonderful! The room was super clean and the quite roomy. Most Japanese hotel rooms are super small, but this one was typical of an American hotel room size. I would certainly recommend Hotel Gimmond to other travelers.

    The only thing I could complain about is the location of the hotel. For someone who isn't familiar with Kyoto, it might be best to stay at a hotel closer to Kyoto Train Station, as access to places is easier -- and cheaper. But it the hotel was just a quick subway ride from Kyoto Train Station, so it wasn't really a major inconvenience.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Excellent hotel in the heart of Kyoto close to a metro station and in an interesting part of town. I liked my room in the front of the hotel faced a major road was not noisy. There was plenty of space in my twin room which also included a settee and table and desk and chair. Friends staying in a room facing the back of the building had a smaller twin room. Both rooms were immaculately clean and well appointed. The hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful and solicitous for ways to be helpful. When I return to Kyoto I will definitely have the "Gommondo" as a taxi driver called as my preferred hotel and recommend it to other travellers.

    Kyoto is a large city and this hotel is not immediately adjacent to any of the tourist sites. Nevertheless, a metro station is nearby and the city has a good bus service network which means you can get around easily. There were four of us in my party so we often resorted to taking a taxi as it was more economical that four fares.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Well located, clean and comfortable. The rooms don't exude much in the way of personality, but are larger than average for Japanese hotels, and have every amenity you could reasonably expect at this price. The staff in particular are very friendly and helpful.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Conveniently situated near the subway and shopping district.Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great location, easy access for buses and subway. Friendly, polite and helpful staff. Breakfast was good and dinner in the Italian Restaurant was a very pleasant experience. An excellent hotel, located in a central and interesting area of Kyoto. We booked a twin room, and found it quite spacious for a week long stay.

    No English speaking TV stations.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    This hotel is in a great location in the city of Kyoto. It's in an area right next to the Karasuma-Oike subway station, and from there you can navigate to anywhere in the city. The surrounding area also has lots of stores and restaurants, and there's a museum close by. The hotel is also about a minute's walk from two convenience stores with ATMs, where you can buy snacks and booze any time day or night. The restaurants inside the hotel are also pretty great: an Italian one and a Japanese style one. The service is excellent, the rooms are clean, and if you can't speak Japanese, most of the staff speak English and are very polite. I recommend this hotel.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great hotel for the price paid! Clean, cheerful and comfortable with a good location walkable to the rest of downtown Kyoto.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    A very nice hotel, pleasant room with all the usual facilities. The staff were very helpful and spoke good English. The Japanese restaurant is very good.

    Couldn`t open the window (notice said do not open)

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It was a great location and staff were especially helpful in guidance around the city

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very convenient location and helpful staff.

    My room was a little small, but it is Japan after all. The other room my nephew and wife had was bigger than they expected.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    cleanliness, position of the hotel fot shopping. Need to take bus to any local sightseeing shrines.

    There was only small seating area in reception which had a huge ashtray at it and allowed people to smoke, which meant that 80% of the time I could not use the reception area OR use the paying internet VDU as people would light up and yoiu could not breathe. They should make this hotel NON Smoking totally as well as in the rooms. Breakfast was not included in the rate. Rooms very VERY VERY small considering the amount of money we paid I would NOT stay there again.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Good and affordable hotel in the heart of Kyoto. Very convenient location next to the subway, Karasumaoike stop. Make sure to exit to the north, exit 3-1. Then just walk straight for 200m, look for a green sign.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  179 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.9 mi
Kobe (UKB)40.2 mi
Train
Karasuma Station3000 ft
Sanjo Station3300 ft
Underground
Karasuma Oike Station1000 ft
Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station2300 ft
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