We had an opportunity to go to Kyoto for several days! How exciting to explore a new place.
DrG found a newish hotel at Shijokarasuma (四条) which is a very nice starting point to all the places we wanted to visit.
Gion was a bus ride away. The hotel was also walking distance to Nishiki Market and the long strip of shops and restaurants in Shijo. Nearby are the tram and the subway stations. There were also convenience store and a small supermarket off the corner. Small restaurants and cafes are scattered here and there, too!
The lobby staff spoke excellent English and are very helpful with information.
Housekeeping kept our room clean and well stocked. Wifi is available.
Except for the broken bathroom door handle and busted light, everything else was peachy. They tried their best to provide for the extra blanket and pillows we asked for. They gave us…..extra *futon* and pillow. Worked out ok because the double bed sometimes only had room for one adult and Little A. Someone else was delegated to sleep on the futon…on the floor…(mostly DrG!)
The hotel has a Tully’s on the ground floor. We had breakfast and snacks there on several occasions.
Hotel Unizo website