The Screen

640-1 Shimogoryomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Imperial Palace

Action Bar

19
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service19
  • Overall19
81
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

What more can be said of The Screen than book it. I did read the odd poor review of it elsewhere. Could they possibly have been writing about the same place or were they just awkward tourists? We loved it. Period. Very modern very chic very wonderful. Lovely area with boutique shops and ten minutes from underground. Staff were superb. Puts a whole lot of other countries (especially USA) to shame. In short, don't think about it, just do it.

What the hotel could do better:

I suppose including breakfast would be asking a lot - the breakfasts were sensational.

Ian

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

In a hotel as small as Kyoto’s The Screen, what matters most is the attention to detail. It’s not simply the fact that it’s a hybrid style, somewhere between a traditional ryokan and a modern design boutique — though of course that certainly helps. In the end what makes it special is the sheer variety and richness of the experience; with thirteen rooms by thirteen different designers, it’s meant to provide a subtly different experience to each guest.

The common thread is the keen design eye (or, rather, twenty-six of them) throughout. While some rooms are more classic than others, with tatami floors and shoji screens, they’re all effortlessly stylish and at the same time quite undeniably Japanese. Designers in Kyoto have a lot of history to deal with, whether that means embracing it or reacting against it — at the Screen they manage to do both at once.

A hotel of this size thrives on intimacy, which is certainly the case at the restaurant’s weekly “candle night,” where lights are extinguished in the name of saving energy. Facilities, then, are suitably micro-sized, from the open-air “sky lounge” to the Adonis spa and the private lounge (which doubles as a wedding chapel).

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Hotel Criteria

  • 13 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map