Excellent Stay at ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

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Location and Arrival

We are extremely pleased with the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kyoto. Although it is not in the most convenient place, it is situated just opposite the Nijo Castle.

Visit to Nio Castle
Visit to Nio Castle | Photo by Ann

Warm Welcome and Room Upgrade

We were warmly welcomed to the hotel by a friendly and polite team. My Platinum Elite membership was recognized, and I was given an upgrade to one of the newly renovated rooms.

Room Comfort and Space

Room Comfort
Room at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kyoto | Photo by Ann

The hotel room is spacious with plenty of room for us to move around and have our own space. My son has his own play area while I do my work at the workstation. It is very quiet and very comfortable, away from the busy central area.

Bathroom Amenities

Bathroom at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kyoto | Photo by Ann

The bathroom comes equipped with a bathtub, and you can use the bath powder provided in the room. The bathroom slippers are thick, plush type material.

Hotel Facilities

There is a hot bath, swimming pool, and sauna that is free for hotel guests. I tried the hot bath and sauna, and it is adequately equipped with all the essentials. I am glad I explored these facilities on the first night. Facilities close at 9 pm, and the last entry is at 8.30 pm.

Lounge and Dining

Lounge at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kyoto | Photo by Ann

There is a nice manmade waterfall creating a beautiful backdrop for the small lounge. Note that the lounge closes at 8pm. We were not able to use our free drink coupons, so we changed them for 600 IHG points.


Taking a taxi from the train station costs around ¥1800-2300. There is an hourly shuttle service that brings you directly to the Kyoto JR train station, taking around 15 minutes by car.

Bus ride
Bus ride | Photo by Ann

You can easily get to places of interest by bus near the hotel. A bus ride costs ¥230 for adults and ¥120 for children.

Overall Rating and Points

We paid 25,000 IHG points for a 2-night stay for 3 people in the most basic standard room and were assigned a newer room.

My rating is 4.5/5.

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