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Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo
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8.1

Excellent

4,036 reviews

4,036 reviews

Housekeeping42
Breakfast17
Shops8
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Shikunshi Shop

80 m

Kyoto Hannariya

110 m

Sugimoto Family House

150 m

Sumao

380 m

Sanbido Karasuma Honten

380 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

750 m

Nijō Castle

1.2 km

Kyoto Station Building

2.0 km

Gion

2.1 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

2.3 km

Closest landmarks
Kyotoshijo Hospital

210 m

UFJ Bank

440 m

Kyoto Cinema

440 m

Terasu Yoga Studio

450 m

Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten

470 m

Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo

59・61 Kasahoko-cho, Shijyo-Nishinotohinn, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8494 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kyoto

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

440 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus

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Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Vending machine

Daily housekeeping

This property is in high demand!

5 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0 KM
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.7 km

Rooms available at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Small Double Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 semi double bed
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Twin Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Double Room with Small Double Bed - Non-Smoking - No Daily Cleaning
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 single beds
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Double Room with Small Double Bed (1 Adult) - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Small Double Bed - Non-Smoking(1Adult)-No Daily Cleaning
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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.

Is breakfast offered at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1000 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 is the smoking policy at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo?

Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo?

Shijo Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 470 m away from Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo.

What restaurants are nearby Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo?

Restaurants including Inoda Coffee, Smart Coffee and Inoichi are popular in Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo’s neighborhood which is known as Kawaramachi.

What popular shopping places are close to Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo?

Located in the Kawaramachi area, Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo is close to great shopping choices like Kyoto Hannariya, Sanbido Karasuma Honten and Ninja Dojo and Store.

What are popular attractions near Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo?

Guests at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo can easily visit Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho located in the Kawaramachi area.

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What people love about Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Room is clean."

    Tetsuya

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    October 10, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Stayed here for 4 days and found the room to be comfortable and clean."

    Leticia

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    November 29, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The hotel was really nice, suitable for the price and the location was good."

    Pham

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    December 30, 2022

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Room comfort score
7.8/10
Value for money score
8/10
Location score
8.1/10
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
4,036 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
The staff is very lovely, willing to help in any matter!
Navit from Israel
Couple
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Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Kyoto.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo.
The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and instant tea are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all Kyoto has to offer. You're sure to want to visit Gion located 2.0 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 90% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 90% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

49 mentions

Breakfast

32 mentions

Internet

12 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

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 common areas
  • 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
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Slippers

Location

59・61 Kasahoko-cho, Shijyo-Nishinotohinn, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8494
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    37.7 km 51 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    63.0 km 1.4 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Shijo Subway Station
    480 m 8 min walk
  • Karasuma Train Station
    550 m 5 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Kyotoshijo Hospital
    210 m 3 min walk
Shopping
  • Kyoto Station Building
    2.0 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    170 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    160 m 2 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    750 m
  • Nijō Castle
    1.2 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    2.0 km
  • Gion
    2.1 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    2.3 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.9 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    4.4 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    4.6 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.7 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    7.4 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Shikunshi Shop
    80 m
  • Kyoto Hannariya
    110 m
  • Sugimoto Family House
    150 m
  • Kyotoshijo Hospital
    210 m
  • Sumao
    380 m
  • Sanbido Karasuma Honten
    380 m
  • Ninja Dojo and Store
    390 m
  • Laque, Shijokarasuma
    430 m
  • Hanjo Shrine
    440 m
  • UFJ Bank
    440 m
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 for 8 or more persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • Children of all ages cannot stay in Semi-Double rooms using existing bedding.
  • Parking is not available at the property.
  • Public car park is available nearby.
  • When booking rooms without cleaning service, change of towels and amenities will not be available. Please leave the rubbish bin outside the room should you wish it to be emptied. When the booking is for more than 4 nights, the cleaning can be done once in every 3 days upon request.
  • All guestrooms at this property are non-smoking. Guests are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
  • Please note the air-conditioning is centrally controlled. From mid October to mid April is heating, and from mid April to mid October is cooling.
  • Handicap-accessible rooms are not available at the property.
  • Check-out time for Late Checkout Plan is 12:00 PM.
  • 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-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1000 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors10
  • Number of rooms 144
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1990
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Smile Hotel Kyoto-Shijo from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
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Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.5
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.4
Value for money8.0
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9+ Exceptional (349)
8-9 Excellent (245)
7-8 Very Good (364)
6-7 Good (141)
<6 Below Expectation (152)
Time of the year
Mar - May (304)
Jun - Aug (324)
Sep - Nov (370)
Dec - Feb (253)
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10.0
Exceptional
JM from Malaysia
Group
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

good location, friendly staff”

good location near to Karasuma Station. easy to take bus to all attraction, bus station is nearby to hotel (~ 2 mins walk). Friendly english speaking staff. Room is small. bit noisy when cars passby because my room is facing the main road

Reviewed December 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Choon from Singapore
Couple
Twin Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

Very friendly staffs”

Very helpful front line staffs. Location is great, almost right in the middle of busy shopping district and plenty of food joints. Across the street is a Supermart, and by the side is Family Mart. Great place to stay!

Reviewed November 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Navit from Israel
Couple
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Room is very comfortabl and clean, the location is great!”

The staff is very lovely, willing to help in any matter!

Reviewed September 21, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Leticia from Malaysia
Couple
Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Convenient location and clean room! ”

Stayed here for 4 days and found the room to be comfortable and clean. The staff are very nice and did their best to answer our questions despite the language barrier. Close to the bus stop, which makes getting around very convenient.

Reviewed November 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yvonne from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Value for money accommodation ”

Small place but they have all that you need. Good location. Self service laundry within the hotel. Vending machine. Family mart just next door.

Reviewed January 05, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ariane from Philippines
Couple
Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

My favorite hotel in kyoto”

Pros: Location is near bus stop I really love the breakfast its like you are eating in a buffet restaurant, there are lots of variety of meals. Rice , fish, bacon, congee , cereals and more. Unli drinks also so worth it. The staff are friendly and their english is good. Cons: kinda far from subway station. The room and bathroom is small but way much bigger that other hotel.

Reviewed June 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Peeraya
Family with teens
Triple Room Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Good , comfortable, safe ”

See you next time

Reviewed February 08, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
TsungYi from Taiwan
Family with teens
Twin Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Nice Hotel ”

Breakfast is pretty and price is good.

Reviewed August 09, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Thi from Vietnam
Group
Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Good stay”

Breakfast buffet is really good. Location is quite convenient, you can easily you either bus or train to transport.

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Zac
Couple
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Helpful staff”

The hotel is slightly out of the way from Kyoto's major shopping and cultural area but is well connected with bus lines and nearby subway stations, otherwise its a 30 minute walk from Kyoto station or two stops by the subway. The rooms were spacious however a problem encountered was that the heater continued to operate even after turning it off. Reception explained that the heaters always stay on throughout the hotel and could not be turned off and our only option was to leave the window open, which was even worse considering the hotel is on a busy city street with cars passing all night. As a result the rooms felt very hot and stuffy. Staff were very helpful at finding the addresses of hard-to-find restaurants and even printed out a map we could show to a taxi driver. Breakfast buffet had a good selection and quality of food.

Reviewed December 24, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Leslie from Singapore
Couple
Twin Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Good economical stay, spacious, good location”

Spacious room and toilet, well maintained facility, along main road, non smoking room, near bus stop, alot of privacy (unlike some other hotels with filmsy door/wall), some distance from train station. No shared microwave oven though.

Reviewed January 17, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
BULENT from Japan
Solo traveler
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

Exceptional”

Perfect staff! Very nice hotel at a convenient location.

Reviewed June 29, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
CHEE from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Nice hotel located in Shijo”

The hotel is strategically located along Shijo, where u can literally walk to the shopping districts of Shijo. Taking bus no. 26 will send you to Kyoto Station for all train access. Although the hotel is abit aged compared to its neighbor, it is still well kept and rooms are spacious and clean.

Reviewed July 26, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Kim from Singapore
Couple
Twin Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Great location and friendly staff ”

Though the hotel is quite old but the room is very clean. It is located on the stretch of Kawaramachi shopping street but yet not too rowdy from the crowd as it’s 1 metro stop away from Kawaramachi station. It’s a nice 15mins walk to the shopping district and Nishiki market. Doesn’t felt that long as the weather was cool and nice. There are also a few buses near the hotel that will bring you directly to the famous tourist spots like the Golden temple and Arashiyama Bamboo forest and many others. Quite a few nice eateries and cafes near the hotel which is convenient and good. Overall I enjoyed my stay here. Will stay at this hotel if I’m visiting Kyoto again.

Reviewed December 14, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Fong from Malaysia
Couple
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Great Stay”

Room space was acceptable, but hotel location is a bit off from shopping district.

Reviewed September 16, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
suphalak from Thailand
Couple
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Not too far from subway”

You can walk to Shijo subway or walk to Randen railway(to arashiyama) The hotel is nearly to Family mart, can walk to Nishiki market and shopping street. Staff are kind, we can leave our bags at the hotel before check in and after check out.

Reviewed November 28, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Alan from United Kingdom
Couple
Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Excellent values ”

Good breakfast clean room

Reviewed March 28, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
dennis from United States
Solo traveler
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

Clean, a little off the beaten path but not too bad, easy on to bus and train”

Nice neighborhood to explore close to food and shopping. Probably would go for breakfast at the hotel next time.

Reviewed January 10, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Lim from Malaysia
Couple
Small Double Non-Smoking
Stayed 10 nights in April 2019

Decent hotel”

Very clean and decent location. Room is quite small, but is ok for 2 person

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Mauricio from New Zealand
Couple
Small Double Room without Cleaning Service - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

good value”

In the heart of the city, easy access to public transport, bus and train, close to the highlights spots.

Reviewed January 11, 2019

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