The location made it easy to access all places of interest and transport. An excellent hotel with polite, courteous staff who pander to your every need. World class service with attentive and knowledgeable staff. I found service levels in Japan to be really high in general, and the staff at Kyoto Itoya hotel met the very highest standards. The room was spotlessly clean, a decent size compared to other hotels in the same price bracket, and nicely equipped. Everything was new and good quality. The towels were changed daily. Complimentary water each day. They have excellent breakfast. Simple and yet carefully prepared set of bread-french baguette or toast, bacon and egg and lettuce-carrot salad or an egg benedict with coffee or juice. They anticipated our needs before we even needed them. Highly highly recommend!