The Screen

640-1 Shimogoryomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
13 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

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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The Screen
640-1 Shimogoryomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
  • No parking available.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for ¥3,000 per person per night when using an available cot.
  • People 7 years old and over stay for ¥9,000 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

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