Situated in the heart of Kyoto, close to both the Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle, Mitsui Garden Kyoto Sanjo is a modern high rise offering very comfortable accommodation in a surprisingly serene atmosphere.
The rooms have that international business hotel feel, and feature air purifiers, flat screen TV’s with satellite channels, minibars, hairdryers, work desks and telephones.
There are very tranquil public baths for both men and women. Wi-Fi is free of charge and available throughout the property, while each floor has an array of vending machines only possible in Japan.
The on-site Mikura Restaurant offers traditional Japanese cuisine, with several Western dishes also available.
Of course Kyoto has numerous attractions related to Japan’s imperial history. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is about 1.2 miles from Mitsui Garden Kyoto Sanjo, while Nijo Castle is 600 yards to the west.
WiFi in lobby
Nakagyo-ku Sanjodori Karasuma Nishiiru Mikura-cho 80, 604-8166, Kyoto, Japan
Of course it had to be the great central location that guests most appreciated about Mitsui Garden Kyoto Sanjo. They mentioned that, though it was a little far they could walk to the Imperial Palace and other attractions relating to the imperial period. Public transport and general amenities were also said to be very nearby.
Public baths too small
The hotel has public baths for men and women. While guests did appreciate having these on site, they were almost universally described as too small for the size of the hotel, leading to an uncomfortably crowded atmosphere.
Lovely and friendly staff
Guests couldn't seem to say enough good things about the hotel's staff. They were described as most welcoming and friendly, and seemingly always ready with a smile.
Exceptionally small standard rooms
This was by far the most common, and most serious, complaint. While certainly not a pod hotel, guests were nonetheless dissatisfied with the size of the rooms. Guests mention that some of the rooms were so small that even the bed had to be pushed against a wall.
Breakfast was far too expensive
While reviews of the quality of the breakfast were very mixed, and about evenly split, there was something of a consensus that it was overpriced. Considering that it was a reasonably standard buffet guests simply felt it wasn't worth the high price charged.
This was a surprisingly common and specific complaint. Guests couldn't exactly explain what it was about them, but many found the pillows to be very uncomfortable.
Computer with Internet
WiFi in public areas
Doctor on site
Free WiFi in public areas
Hand sanitizer provided
New safety protocols
Wellness / Spa
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Nakagyo-ku Sanjodori Karasuma Nishiiru Mikura-cho 80 , 604-8166 , Kyoto , Japan Telephone: +81(75)2563331 | Fax: +81(75)2562351 | Official Homepage