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APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae
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7.9

Very good

1,852 reviews

1,852 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Popular landmarks
Setano Karahashi 2.2 km
Ishiyamadera Temple 3.4 km
Otsu Service Area 5.3 km
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) 7.3 km
Omi Shrine 8.4 km
Hiyoshi Taisha 11.1 km
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple 12.1 km
Ukimido 13.8 km
Lake Biwa Bridge 15.4 km
Biwako Valley 23.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Seta 120 m
Aeon Food Style 190 m
Joraku-ji Temple 550 m
Zennen-ji Temple 630 m
Shozen-ji Temple 800 m
Shimpuku-ji Temple 820 m
Chomei-ji Temple 960 m
Hana Pharmacy 970 m
Joko-ji Temple 1.1 km
Saitoku-ji Temple 1.3 km

APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

1-16-1, Ogaya, Shiga pref.,, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-2144 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Otsu part of Otsu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

Highlights

120 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Otsu every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Location rating7.8

Rooms available at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Single - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 semi double bed
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Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Twin - Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 single beds
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Triple - Smoking
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 3 single beds
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Triple - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Single - Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 semi double bed
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Double - Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 semi double beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

Is breakfast offered at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1100 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae is Seta, 110 m away.

What restaurants are nearby APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

Restaurants including Ekimae Uochu, Seafood Charcoal Grill Tomori and Kushimaru are popular in APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae’s neighborhood which is known as Otsu.

What popular shopping places are close to APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

Shopping options in APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae’s Otsu neighborhood include Marucho, Izutsu Yatsuhashi Hompo Oiwake and Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park.

What are popular attractions near APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

Guests at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae can easily visit Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Ishiyamadera Temple and Biwako Valley located in the Otsu area.

What popular beaches are close to APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

Guests at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae can easily visit Omimaiko Beach in the Otsu area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae’s nearby natural sights include Sunainosato, Nango Suisan Center and Benkei Sugi tree located in the same Otsu area.

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What people love about APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean and comfortable."

    Kim

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    August 12, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "This hotel provide very close location with the station."

    Umu

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    January 11, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "So all of facilities are new."

    hiroyuki

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    May 29, 2021

Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
1,852 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.4
Location
7.8
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More about APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

More about APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

Enjoy all that Otsu has to offer with a stay at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Feel right at home during your stay at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hotel's vending machines.
APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage and salon.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 94% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Massage
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • TV

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
Restaurants on site
カフェフィガロ
  • Cuisine: European, Japanese
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

1-16-1, Ogaya, Shiga pref.,, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-2144
Very good
Location

7.8

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Setano Karahashi
    2.2 km
  • Ishiyamadera Temple
    3.4 km
  • Otsu Service Area
    5.3 km
  • Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
    7.3 km
  • Omi Shrine
    8.4 km
  • Hiyoshi Taisha
    11.1 km
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    12.1 km
  • Ukimido
    13.8 km
  • Lake Biwa Bridge
    15.4 km
  • Biwako Valley
    23.1 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Seta
    120 m
  • Aeon Food Style
    190 m
  • Joraku-ji Temple
    550 m
  • Zennen-ji Temple
    630 m
  • Shozen-ji Temple
    800 m
  • Shimpuku-ji Temple
    820 m
  • Chomei-ji Temple
    960 m
  • Hana Pharmacy
    970 m
  • Joko-ji Temple
    1.1 km
  • Saitoku-ji Temple
    1.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until05:00
  • Check-out from00:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1100 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 109
  • Room voltage100
  • Most recent renovation2019

Reviews of APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
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10
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.4
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service8.0
Value for money7.9
High score for Otsu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (51)
8-9 Excellent (48)
7-8 Very Good (59)
6-7 Good (28)
<6 Below Expectation (32)
Time of the year
Mar - May (100)
Jun - Aug (25)
Sep - Nov (59)
Dec - Feb (34)
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10.0
Exceptional
hiroyuki from Japan
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

Perfect!”

It seems new hotel. So all of facilities are new. I left a lot of amenities but staffs borrow me with smiles. Biggest point is in front of station. We have a lot of stores,restaurants. In the declaration of emergency,price is so cheap! I can’t say any complains.

Reviewed May 29, 2021

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Thank you for staying at APA Hotel Biwako Seta Ekimae. We would also like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We look forward to your continued patronage of APA Hotels & Resorts. Front Yosida

Responded January 06, 2023
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10.0
Exceptional
Kim from Japan
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2021

Exceptional”

This hotel was renovated recently. The room was clean and comfortable. Great value for money. Would stay here again if I was in the area.

Reviewed August 12, 2021

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Thank you very much for staying with us. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and satisfied our hotel. We hope you would stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Front desk Umehara

Responded August 18, 2021
APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae
8.0
Excellent
john from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Room Nonsmoking
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

Location Location”

Proximity to rail station, vatiety of restaurants, room size for low cost.

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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8.3
Excellent
Benjamin from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Spacious, well-located”

Convenient location, good scenery, good sercixe

It was pleasant. The hotel staff were great, and the service excellent. They have dehumidifiers, extra pillows, and chair warmers for no extra charge. It's only 25mins by railway to Kyoto station, and close to Hikone and Otsu. Good place to stay.

Reviewed November 08, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
christopher from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Wonderful Seta stay”

Price, staff courteousness and amazing and friendly staff at the dining facilities

It was a wonderful experience. Everybody was courteous, helpful and nice. Room and accommodation was great for the price but was actually more than I expected. Parking was cheap (around ¥900) and just across the building. It was discounted from the hotel. The breakfast ladies were awesome as well. They tended to us like they knew us. Price was cheap and discounted from the hotel. I highly recommend it even for family. Excellent experience.

Reviewed December 23, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Christopher from Malaysia
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

Great location, just 10 minutes from Kyoto Station”

Clean, comfortable and great location

The one thing that struck me was just how easy to find this hotel. Take the train from Kyoto Station, head towards Seta, which is a 10-minute ride, walk out of the station and Seta Urban is right in front of you. A 7-11 and Lawson, as well as other street food places are just downstairs. The front desk was very friendly and have a good enough command of English to brief you about the hotel, how to use the key and could answer the usual questions like how do I get on the WiFi. The rooms itself were comfortable and well-maintained. Be sure to read their manual (English in the back) to find hidden language gems in there. If you find something lacking in the room, there are shelves on each floor that you can take extra blankets, pillows and other amenities for no extra charge. It was something I didn't need but appreciated that it was there. My overall experience was good. And when I head back to Kyoto again, Seta Urban will be top on my list to stay.

Reviewed December 06, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Marina from Israel
Solo traveler
Single - Smoking
Stayed 7 nights in October 2013

nice, friendly staff, clean, close to a train”

clean, close to supermarket, train, restaurants, friendly staff

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. My room was clean, with comfortable bed, big enough (generally, in Japan rooms are very small, but mine was quite big). Very friendly staff, coin laundry. The hotel is not in the city center (Kyoto), but it is close (2 minutes walk) to a train station, and train takes 18 minutes to arrive to Kyoto station, where you can take a bus to any destination in Kyoto. Very convenient, just be ready to pay 320*2 yens every day for a train.

Reviewed October 23, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Steve from United States
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Short stay, but very pleasant.”

Courteous staff, clean room, 1-minute walk to train station.

Although not a fancy, upscale hotel, Seta Urban Hotel is a short walk from the train station, the staff is courteous and helpful, the room, as well as the entire hotel, were very clean, and the restaurant downstairs is convenient, with decent food (I only had the Japanese breakfast, but it was quite good). No complaints whatsoever.

Reviewed April 22, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Vonny from Indonesia
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Big room, near station”

It's a very nice hotel..big room , i booked standard room and it was 1 double bed + 1 single bed, so it very suitable if traveling with children..location very near to station, realy next to seta station..its quite far from kyoto (5 station to kyoto station) about 17min, but overall a very great stay for us..

Reviewed June 03, 2017

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Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to receive your kind message. Thank you very much. Our hotel is located in a 1 minute by walk from JR Seta station. We are looking forward to see you again! Thank you. Ikezaki/Receptionist

Responded December 31, 2018
APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae
8.8
Excellent
Michael from Japan
Group
Twin - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Great Value”

My friend and I walked from Tokyo to Kyoto and made our lodging reservations in advanced. This hotel was very conveniently located near a train station and many restaurants and convenience stores. The hotel's amenities included an unexpected massage machine and the view from the room was decent as well. Would recommend to others, especially for people trying to get the most for their buck (or yen).

Reviewed September 12, 2018

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Thank you for staying with us. The Management and Staff would like to thank you for the wonderful comments. We look forward to see you again. Thank you very much. Ikezaki /Receptionist

Responded October 09, 2018
APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae
7.7
Very good
Foong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single - Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Comfy hotel”

Clean, comfy and attentive staffs

This hotel is located at about 15 to 25 minutes of train rides (depending on what train you take) from Kyoto Station. It is situated at the side of Kyoto city, i believe). When you arrive at the Seta Station and prior to exiting the station, look at the see through glass (either left or right, i cant remember), you will see the signage of the hotel. If you exit at the wrong side, you will not find it. I am particularly happy with this hotel. Reason being, the screen of my Korean made phone went blank at one of the nights i was there. I was desperately looking for the phone service centre either in Kyoto or Tokyo. I searched the internet but I couldn't understand google in japanese. I seek for the staffs' assistance. They were kind enough to help me get the address and on the early morning i checked out, the receptionist passed me another few addresses with printouts of the map on where to go in order to fix my phone. Very attentive and kind of them to do so! I highly recommend this hotel if you are not minded of its distance from the main Kyoto station.

Reviewed May 14, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
Boon from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 6 nights in May 2016

pleasant stay ”

We stayed 6 nights from 29/5 to 4/6. We went out early n came back after 8pm mostly. So, i couldn't comment on the facilities as we didn't make use of it. The room was clean n comfortable during our stay. Not big but good enough for 3 pp. The hotel is just across Seta station and along the way, there are 2 convenience stores, Lawson n 7-11. Safe n quiet neighbourhood.

Reviewed June 05, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Maritoni from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single - Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Seta Urban Hotel room is HUGE”

The size of the room, the safety

The room was HUGE, though I had difficulty setting up the air conditioner. There was also no exhaust. Overall, it was a nice hotel.

Reviewed November 11, 2015

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7.3
Very good
Nuraini from Malaysia
Family with teens
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

A brief stay ”

Just next to JR Line, big room for Japanese standard, good facilities

We just stay there for a night and we spend most of the time sightseeing. The hotel situated next to JR Seta Station and about 15-20 minutes from Kyoto City. It is out of Kyoto City so the area is not crowded. The room was big compared to other budget hotels that we stayed in Japan. The facilities was good. Totally value for money. If you arrived early, the check-in time is only at 3pm. So, just leave your bags and wonder around Kyoto. The only thing is it's quite far from the city but the farther from the city, the accommodation is much cheaper and bigger.

Reviewed April 15, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Eva from Indonesia
Family with young children
Twin - Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

convenient location”

near to JR train station, comfortable and value for money

the hotel is very near with JR train station, also got 7-11 and Lawson nearby. Location is superb and only takes 10mins time to go to Kyoto Station by train. Staff is friendly, room is comfy, quite value for money

Reviewed April 18, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Coby from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

Good location”

Located across from the station, clean and quiet.

My husband and I spent 3 nights in the hotel and enjoyed our stay there. It is less than 20 minutes by train from Kyoto and the staff is nice and friendly.

Reviewed November 21, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Michael from United States
Couple
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Very friendly staff, clean rooms, 20 min to Kyoto ”

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Many had good English. 20 minute metro ride to downtown Kyoto. Affordable local restaurants.

Overall, we had a great stay. It was about a 20 meter walk to the train station that took us right into downtown Kyoto everyday. The place is clean and friendly. It's a business hotel so there is not much going on but it's a clean, comfortable bed. Coin operated laundry machines with dryers right by the front desk. Quick internet. Great if you want to save some money and are willing to take a ride into town in the mornings.

Reviewed June 01, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
marty from Australia
Solo traveler
Single - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

Great location,and great staff.”

location ,staff,Kyoto

I stayed in more classey hotels in Japan but the Seta Urban is one of my favorites.I guess its because its out in the suburbs of Kyoto (which is a place I love) and you commute on the trains just like a local.I can't really put my finger on it but I really like this place.

Reviewed May 16, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Komrit from Thailand
Group
Triple - Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

good for just stay and hang around city”

Great location, Super close to JR station, Clean room

This hotel location is very good because u just walk like 1min from Hotel to JR Station

Reviewed April 22, 2013

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7.7
Very good
Yat from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

A good hotel, located at town.”

1. Good Location 2. Not Expensive 3. Clean

I think this hotel is good generally especially you can rent a bicycle to have sight seeing around the town. It is located next to JR station, and the room and the environment is clean. A good hotel.

Reviewed May 27, 2013

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