The Screen

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

Action Bar

18.5
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  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
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What I liked:

The rooms were big, some interesting firniture. The design of each room was different but not so much that you would as for a special room. In all I expected a bit more contemporary design since the exterior is quite well done. The top floor bar is unfortunatly poor design, it's more like any other asian "want to be" glimmer and shiny.

What the hotel could do better:

Foing the top floor to match the expectations of a boutique design hotel.

The breakfast needs to be ordered in the evening already.

Max

Stayed October 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

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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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