"Excellent Location in historic district. That's a"
After reading some of the other reviews, I thought that maybe some of the reviewers were being whiny. That was not the case. They were all right on the money i.e. the heat only climate control, the what the heck am I supposed to do with this tiny pillow, the crazy soft jell-o bed, and the way out of this world price.
The location for Kyoto is totally great, food, shopping, temples, shrines, bus stop right in front, and seeing geishas walking down the street, made up for it all.
Pack as light as you can, there is simply no room for a large suitcase, but that's ok because there is so much to do in Kyoto, all you need is a bed and shower.
This hotel was way beyond my expectations. It is perfectly located in the heart of Gion. The room is comfortable clean and the shower is huge. Breakfast is delicous. The staff is 7 Stars. They are super nice, super helpful. No words to describe how good were my 2 nights at this lovley hotel!
We stayed here a few nights. We were unaware that the bathrooms were communal but secured an ensuite at least for a night. Typical modern tatame room. All clean. More like a hostel with family rooms. Nice relaxed and helpful staff. An ofuru bath, was rather small had to be booked and was non too hot.
The best thing was position. Very close to Kyomisudera etc and a stroll to the Gion and pontocho.
The whole design of the capsule hotel has been taken to a new level. LCD HD digital TV, high speed wifi, you name it. One problem is since the elevator is in a public area, it's a must to wear the in house pajama to be identified as capsule hotel guest vs walk in sauna customers. Overall is a nice capsule hotel experience.