Hotel Material is a stylish new boutique hotel tucked away in a quiet corner of the Higashiyama sightseeing district. Newly opened in December 2017, the hotel already has a good reputation for its comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and optimal location.
This hotel has just six rooms, all of them tastefully decorated and equipped with a fridge, flat-screen TV, free WI-FI internet access, and air conditioning.
There are two Mini Rooms which are 18m² and suitable for couples. These have their own balconies and are fitted with king-sized beds.
There are two Modern Rooms which are 24m² and are also fitted with king-sizes beds. These are also suitable for couples.
There are two Material Rooms which are 30m² and can sleep up to four guests. These rooms are fitted with a king-sized bed and a bunk bed with single-sized mattresses.
All rooms have a separate bathroom with a bath, shower and a full set of complimentary toiletries.
Cafe Detail is a cafe and bar located on the ground floor of the hotel. You can get yourself a tasty American style breakfast here for an additional fee. Hotel Material prides itself on serving guests of all ages, genders, and cultures, and this is reflected in the variety of dishes on the full cafe menu which combines Spanish, Italian, French, and Japanese cuisines in a happy profusion of styles. Kyoto Distillery Gin and Kyoto craft beer are also available in the bar. For a more detailed look at food, drink and prices you can download this PDF menu.
Cafe Detail Opening Hours:
Breakfast: 7.00 – 11.00
Lunch: 11.00 – 16.00
Dinner: 16.00 – 0.00 (Last orders: 23.00)
One of the best things about this hotel is its location which gives you immediate access to some of Kyoto’s top sites and attractions. Here is a short list of highlights with walking times:
Maruyama-koen Park – 2 minutes from the hotel
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art – 5 minutes from the hotel
The National Museum of Modern Art – 6 minutes from the hotel
Heian Shrine – 8 minutes from the hotel
Konchi-in Temple – 10 minutes from the hotel
Nanzen-ji Temple – 12 minutes from the hotel
Hotel Material is also just a 10 minute walk from Higashiyama Station which gives you direct access to Kyoto’s subway network. Take the Tozai Subway Line to Karasuma Oike Station, change to the Karasuma Line and you can be at Kyoto Station in under 15 minutes. Here is a map of the hotel’s location.
Available Services and Facilities
Staff at reception will be happy to help guests with their inquiries and give advice on local sites of interest, restaurants, and nightlife.
Hotel Material is completely non-smoking both in the guest rooms and public areas.
This hotel does not offer bed making or room cleaning services.
This hotel does not have a car park, so the best way to access it is via public transportation.
Many thanks to Jeff Toko for first contacting me about this hotel.