The Screen Kyoto is one of the most famous hotel in Japan. With modern facilities, it is loved by many guests. It has just 13 guest rooms, each one designed by a different artist and drawing on local influences such as Nijo Castle’s famous screen doors, nearby Shimogoryo Shrine and the forests and mountains of Kyoto Prefecture.
All the rooms are suites ranging from 38 to 78 sqm. Guest rooms feature large, high quality beds and linen, complimentary WiFi internet, LCD TV, Nespresso coffee machine and an iPod dock in a BOSE audio and DVD player. All the beds at The Screen are Hollywood twins which means two beds zipped together to make a 220x200cm double. In some rooms the beds can be split into two separate single beds on request.
The hotel opened in December 2007 and has a fabulous spa, helpful concierge desk, stylish bar and an open-air sky terrace with great views across the city. If you wish to eat in, the ground-floor restaurant serves very highly rated French-Japanese fusion food. The included breakfast is excellent with a choice of Japanese or continental. The location is as intimate as the hotel itself; on a little backstreet close to the Imperial Palace grounds and tucked among craft shops, bakeries, several restaurants and a tea house.