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3-star hotel with restaurant, near Kyoto Tower

  • Free WiFi
ZAR 1,235

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  • Rooms although clean were very small - the smallest we stayed in out of the 4 hotels we…

    Jan 20, 2020

  • Great location close to Kyoto station. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

    Dec 26, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 562 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Minami
  • Kyoto Tower - 11 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 30 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 31 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 33 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 39 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Single Room, Non Smoking
  • Standard Single Room, Smoking
  • Deluxe Single Room, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Single Room, Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, Smoking
  • Superior Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Superior Twin Room, Smoking
  • Superior Triple Room, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Moderate Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Twin Room with Low Bed
  • Standard Triple Room, Non Smoking


  • In Minami
  • Kyoto Tower - 11 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 30 min walk

What’s around


  • In Minami
  • Kyoto Tower - 11 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 30 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 31 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 33 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 39 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 43 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 15 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 18 min walk
  • Toji Temple - 20 min walk
  • Kyoto Aquarium - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 77 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 47 min drive
  • Kyoto Station - 14 min walk
  • Shichijo Station - 14 min walk
  • Toji Station - 15 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 7 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 14 min walk
  • Jujo Station - 16 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 562 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Spa tub
  • Sauna

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 3


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Year Built - 1997
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Down comforter

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Pay movies

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Mai - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • El Inn
  • El Inn Kyoto
  • El Kyoto
  • Inn Kyoto
  • Kyoto Inn
  • El Hotel Kyoto
  • El Inn Kyoto Hotel Kyoto

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1650 for adults and JPY 1000 for children (approximately)


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, HOTEL ELCIENT KYOTO does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, Mai offers Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Sushi no Musashi (3-min walk), Coco Ichibanya (4-min walk), and Honke Daiichiasahi (6-min walk).
  • HOTEL ELCIENT KYOTO has a sauna.
  • 8,0.Very good

    the hotel is really make me feel comfortable and is only opposite to Kyoto Station.

    3 night family trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Close to Kyoto Station

    Friendliest staff and I loved the sauna, would book again!

    Marc, 2 night trip with friends, Dec 22, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Family of 4 stayed 3 nights before Christmas

    Family of 4 stayed in 2 rooms for 3 nights just before Christmas. Rooms were very clean, staff were very polite and helpful, overall hotel facilities were excellent, Japanese spa was very good refreshing and neat/clean. just 5 mins walk from Kyoto station. however, we find that the breakfast was not as delicious... though the spread was quite good.

    Albert, 3 night family trip, Dec 20, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Very lovey hotel with excellent service. More for business travellers. Love the onsen and the vending machines use. Room is spacious and comfortable

    3 night romance trip, Dec 13, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Almost everything except the size of the bathroom, which even by Japanese standards, was tiny. But comfortable bed, spotlessly clean room and excellent breakfast. The Japanese bath/onsen was perfect and well organised - in fact the pajamas provided for bathers were so comfortable that I used them for sleeping as well.

    3 night romance trip, Dec 4, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Hotel Elcient is superb! Im going to stay here again.

    Weywey, 1 night trip, Nov 30, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Nice and clean, near Kyoto Train Station.

    Very nice and clean hotel. 3 mins walk to Kyoto Station, that’s very convenience. I booked a room for3 persons, the room size is ok when you compare with the Japanese standard room which is quite small. The toilet in my room is quite small, but I’m quite impress with the amenity kits which are good quality.

    SIRIPONG, 3 night trip with friends, Nov 23, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Great staff and customer service. I had an issue with my room after checking in. They were quick to find me a new room. The spa was a great bonus, and very welcomed after a long day of walking.

    7 night trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The bath house added a nice touch to the entire stay. It was clean, well-equipped, and wasn't crowded at all.

    3 night trip with friends, Nov 11, 2019

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Save yourself - stay elsewhere

    Honestly the worst hotel experience of my life. There isn’t room here to go into everything that was wrong, but the one that put me over the edge was how the staff managed one particular problem. My room was boiling lava hot when I checked in, like opening an oven door. I opened the window (it’s November) and turned on the air full blast, but it didn’t help...there was clearly something amiss with the heating system in this room. I went downstairs, and after about five minutes of explanation, the manager finally told me that all the rooms are the same temperature, so basically get over it (my words, but that was the gist). I persisted, but I got nowhere...they treated me like I was crazy, and essentially called me a liar (again, my words). But, there was no way I would be able to sleep in that room, so I kept on until finally they agreed to give another room. This took about 20 minutes. He came up to my old room to experience the jungle temperature for himself (my suggestion). “It’s a little warm,” admitted there manager, and then started to run down a list of all the possible things I could have done to make it so hot. Poor guy didn’t know what he was in for - a hot New Yorker who had just been called a liar, had lost a full hour of her single day in Kyoto dealing with nonsense, and was now being told it was her fault. Folks, this hotel is not worth your precious time. See also the attached photo - a sign that was in the room that embodies their approach to customer service.

    1 night trip, Nov 8, 2019

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