Pros: Very nice hotel. Highly recommended from a world traveler.
Pros: Great location! Easy access to bus lines and subways.
The bathroom is quite large relative to the room size. Effective use of space.
They can store your luggage for you free of charge if you arrive early. I did this and it was a huge lifesaver.
Cons: No minibar, but I never use that stuff anyway.
Pros: It's fine for a three star, but you are paying for five star which it doesn't live up to.
Cons: It's tricky one hostess was very helpful and another one yelled at us for canceling a cab, it was very strange. The beds are so hard, it was terrible. Also they don't have a bag room so the lobby is absolutely filled with bags because of all the tour groups. Also bar extremely overpriced. Overall it is extremely overpriced for what you get. Use that same amount and go stay in one of the traditional hotels in the cute part of town.
Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto puts you within a 10-minute drive of Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Monsieur ITOH, one of 2 restaurants, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are other highlights, and rooms offer conveniences like washers/dryers and refrigerators.
Guesthouse Soi - formerly Sim's Cozy Guesthouse features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 15-minute walk of Sanjusangendo Temple. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and buffet breakfast is available daily. Also, Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Castle are within a short drive.
Pros: The location is in a great part of Kyoto, within walking distance to lots of sights and restaurants. Staff was very accommodating and helpful. Bathrooms were huge and wifi signal was reliable.
Cons: It wasn't a big deal, but the towels were kept in the closet and the hair dryer under the TV? Just a bit confusing.
When you stay at Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijyo, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Kiyomizu Temple and Gion Corner. You'll have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and slippers.
At Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. Guests can enjoy the spa tub, and full breakfast is available daily. Rooms at this upscale ryokan get the details right with deep soaking tubs, bathrobes, and slippers.
Pros: Elegant design, classy rooms and amenities, attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay especially the onsen/ spa, which was a real treat after long sightseeing days in Kyoto. Location is excellent.
Cons: Restaurant is nice, although lacking in continental cuisine. Fitness/ gym centre would have been a plus.
Pros: This hotel felt almost brand new and for the price, it was an amazing value. I was staying at other value hotels in the area but when I found this hotel I thought I would give it try based on ratings. I was not disappointed - it had a feel of a medium priced hotel in the US (think Hilton or Marriott) but I paid closer to the lower range of a budget hotel. Granted, I am not going during peak season. The interiors was luxurious and everything felt new. I would stay here again, hands down.
Cons: It's a bit hard to find because it's in an alley way and generally signage is hard to see anywhere in this part of Kyoto. Be prepare to have your gps on to find this spot.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei puts you within a 10-minute drive of Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Free perks include WiFi and wired Internet. Nice touches like premium bedding and slippers are offered up in all rooms, along with LED TVs and refrigerators.
Enjoy your visit to Kyoto with a stay at Kurama Onsen. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. Rooms offer LCD TVs, refrigerators, and room service.
A 5-minute walk from the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Marutamachi Subway Station, Tougetsu provides traditional Japanese-style accommodation with futon bedding and a shared bath. All rooms at Tougetsu Inn are air-conditioned, with a tatami (woven-straw) floor and a low table with floor cushions. Slippers and green tea are provided. Some rooms include an en suite toilet in either a Japanese or a Western style, and all rooms have shared bathing facilities. This cosy inn is conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from Nijo Castle and a 5-minute walk from Karasuma-Oike Subway Station. Kyoto Station is a 15-minute drive away.
Pros: Location was excellent, close to making shopping area. Big room for Japanese standard.
Cons: Staff not very friendly. Limited English with some staff. Concierge overwhelmed with people. Perhaps 2 at the desk would help. Very strict check out policy. Was not given a copy of my bill because I made the reservation over KAyak.
Pros: Lovely staff, very helpful. Hotel seemed oriented towards the business traveller and more for the older Japanese population. That said, it was a very good, very comfortable hotel. Good value!
Cons: The air conditioner in our room was broken. They couldn't fix it and offered no compensation for it. The rooms and main hallways were stuffy and filled with smoke.
Pros: We loved staying here. My only complaint is that it cost additional money to use the pool, if you chose to use the pool, and more importantly, that you had to be 18 years old to use the pool at all. My wife and I were traveling with our 9-year-old daughter, so none of used the pool because our daughter was too young. This was a huge downer, because Kyoto is very hot in August and we would have welcomed being able to cool off in the pool. By contrast, the hotel we stayed at in Tokyo (The Park Hyatt) had no age restrictions on pool usage (or usage fees) and we used the pool twice a day. Other than the disappointment about the pool, the Kyoto Hotel Okura was a total delight and perfectly located and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating, and the free shuttle too and from Kyoto Station was a welcome surprise.
Cons: The pool cost money to use. And you need to be at least 18 to use it. This was a huge disappointment since we were traveling with our daughter, who is 9.
Pros: Great service that can be expected from the Okura brand. Was unexpectedly upgraded to a large room. Good location.
Pros: We loved almost everything about the Okura! Staff were very attentive and helpful with navigating for non-Japanese speaking guests. Facilities were in great shape. Insure dining had both local and international options. Subway access via basement connection and hotel shuttle to/from train station. So many amazing sites to see from there and tour company picked up at hotel.
Cons: Much of dining, as seems common in Good hotels in Japan, is fixed price. We found two good options, Merry Island(Italian) and a noodle house that I do not remember the name of, in easy walking distance.
Located in the city center, Kyoto Hotel Okura is adjacent to a subway station and within walking distance of the business and shopping districts.Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle are both within 2 km (1.25 miles).
This luxury hotel offers a wide array of dining options. Highlights include Tokiwa steakhouse, located on the top floor with panoramic city views; Irifune, showcasing Kyoto cuisine; and Orrizonte, serving buffets and cocktails. The hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a 20-meter indoor pool for guests 18 and over (surcharge), a shopping arcade, a hair salon, spa services, currency exchange, Internet point, and free parking with limited availability (Parking height restrictions apply ). A 24-hour business center is available as well.
Modern guestrooms have large picture windows facing the city and the mountains beyond. All rooms come with air conditioning, free wireless high-speed Internet access, cable/satellite TV, DVD players,minibars, tea-making facilities, and Japanese yukata (kimono-style robes). Bathrooms include phones, and hair dryers. In-room massage is available.
When you stay at Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps, or facials, and Cafe Amber Court, one of 4 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs, pillow menus, and down comforters.
Our hotel is located amidst some of Kyotos most popular sights- including Yasaka Shrine- Kodai-ji Temple- Kennin-ji Temple which the first Zen Temple in Japan- the Ninen-zaka- Sannen-zaka district and Kiyomizu Temple.
Pros: Good location near the central Kyoto St. The room was comfortable and clean.
Cons: They asigned us in smoking floor, and the smoking smells was terrible. We asked for a change and they assigned a room two doors beside. Next day they changed yo a better room in other floor.
Pros: The first day, they give us a room in the 5 floor, wich is for smoking people. Wen we make a complain, were change for other room in the same floor. Fortuny the nex day we change to the 8 flor, no smoking and with a beautiful japan is stile
Pros: The staff, cleanliness, location to the train station.
Cons: Nothing noted
Pros: Fantastic hotel located within an easy 10min walk of Kyoto station. Very foreigner friendly with good dinning options. Ideal hotel for tourists.
Cons: Our toddler was dissapointed that he couldnt go swimming, as the minimum age is 3 years. However this is an understandable safety concern. Just keep it in mind if you have a little one that enjoys the water.
The Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto is conveniently located only 2 blocks from Kyoto Station and offers a free roundtrip train station shuttle, and free limited parking. The hotel’s central location is ideal for exploring this 1,200 year-old city that exquisitely blends the modern with the ancient.
You are only a hop, skip, and jump from Kyoto Station, the jumping off point for Kyoto’s must-see attractions. You can catch the subway to Nijo-jo and the Imperial Palace, or travel by train to the orange gates of Fushimi Inari, or the bronze Buddha of Todai-ji in Nara.
In addition to 6 restaurants including fine French cuisine, the rotating 14th floor restaurant Top of Kyoto showcases the city’s unique skyline of modern buildings and ancient pagodas. After a day of sightseeing, you can find relaxation in the hotel’s indoor pool (surcharge).
Much like Kyoto, the hotel rooms at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto are a blend of Japanese tradition and modern conveniences. The clean, comfortable, and quite rooms include free WiFi and wired Internet access.
Pros: Hotel Monterey Kyoto is located near Gion, the main shopping area in Kyoto, and walking distance to Maruyuma Park, Pontocho Alley, and Nishiki Market. It is a block from the Karasuma Oike station, which is only a few stops from the Kyoto Station. As a tourist, this hotel is well located, considering many of the temples are best reached via bus.
Our room felt extremely clean with modern decor. Though space was tight, it was manageable for two people. Everyone we spoke to was very accommodating, polite and helpful. We never heard sounds coming from other rooms.
Cons: No complaints!
The Hotel Monterey Kyoto combines the best of Kyoto stylish culture and Britain traditional heritage. The design is based on the arts and crafts of Scotland, particularly Edinburgh, its ancient capital. In fact Kyoto and Edinburgh are not only sister cities in name, but they also share many traits such as the lively street atmosphere and traditional culture. This hotel expresses the relationship between the two cities through its traditional architecture and warm atmosphere
Pros: Great customer service and atmosphere of hotel was excellent
Cons: The location from the Kyoto Train station was far but a shuttle bus front the Station to the Hotel runs every 15 minutes. Sometimes the 8:00 am shuttle was full but it's only 15 minutes until the next one would arrive.
Kyoto Tokyu Hotels contemporary interpretation of traditional Kyoto values has earned the Kyoto Scenic Award, as well as the BCS Award for excellence in modern architecture. From the impressive main entrance and courtyard water feature recreating the simple purity of the citys Horikawa river, the atmosphere of quiet composure communicates a sense of calm and relaxation to every guest. This is the essence of travel in traditional Japan. The 4-star Kyoto Tokyu Hotel also offers wide variety of restaurants in the property such as Western style restaurant and bar Kazahana, Chinese cuisine Hoshigaoka and Japanese cuisine Tankuma. Breakfast is available at Kazahana and Tankuma everyday for hotel guests. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel locates next to Nishihonganji Temple which designated as one of the World Heritage in Kyoto. Hotel guests enjoy their morning walks around the hotel. The location of this 4-star hotel is easy access from Kyotos main entrance Kyoto Station. Hotel offers free shuttle bus service from Kyoto Station Hachijo-Exit to hotel every 15 to 30 minutes.
Pros: The staff was nice. Breakfast was good; an assortment of western, Japanese and Chinese foods.
Cons: The room was small by western standards. The bathroom was claustrophobic.
This central Kyoto hotel is a two-minute walk from a subway station and a bus stop. Attractions within 1.6 km (1 mile) include Kyoto International Manga Museum, Higashi Honganji Temple, Gion Corner, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Tower.
A total renovation of this Kyoto property was completed in 2012. The on-site Toh-Lee restaurant serves Chinese fare for lunch and dinner. Bar Anchor features seasonal cocktails and single-malt Scotches. A Starbucks is on the main floor, just off the lobby. Additional amenities at the Karasuma Kyoto Hotel include a large meeting room, business services, exhibit space, event catering, concierge services, tour assistance, currency exchange, a grocery/convenience store, a gift shop/newsstand and laundry facilities. A safe-deposit box is provided at the front desk. Secure parking is available for a surcharge.
This Kyoto hotel has 244 guestrooms offering complimentary WiFi and wired (high-speed) Internet access, flat-panel TV with satellite service and OnCommand video, direct-dial phone, refrigerator, safe, and slippers. For a single surcharge, guests can watch up to 150 movies in their rooms. Beds come with down comforters. Connecting and adjoining rooms are available and iron/ironing boards can be provided on request. Bathrooms feature bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads, bathroom phones, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Cribs (infant beds) are available upon request (surcharges may apply).
Pros: Very easy access, very nice streets to walk around Kyoto
Cons: I liked all, it was a very good deal
Pros: It was a comfortably sized room. Pretty decent location. Check in staff spoke English and check in and check out was a breeze. There are plenty of restaurants near by and the Fresh Mart at the end of the block was great.
Cons: It was a little hard to find at first.
Pros: Stayed at 2 Mystays this trip, Tokyo & Kyoto. Good wired/wifi speed, ok bfast, cramp rooms. Equate Mystays to Starbucks, reliable but better bang for the Yen is nearby w/ a bit of research. Richmond in Yokohama was great and 4 star Tokyo deals abound.
【Access from nearby stations】 6 minutes walk from Shijo Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line. 6 minutes walk from Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. 7 minutes walk from Shijo-Omiya Station on the Keifuku-Arashiyama Line.
Pros: The property is beautiful and well maintained. It's very convenient to the subway. The staff is super helpful. What's not to like?
Cons: There are few businesses around the hotel (restaurants, bars, etc...). This means that going out for a bite to eat means eating at the hotel (expensive), taking a taxi, or taking the subway.
Great hotel. Near subway. Quiet location.
Pros: Room size
A time to take in beauty, A time to relax the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto Spend tranquil private time surrounded by trees. The promise of a deep draught of calm for body and soul. Find everything you desire in an urban hotel. For business and for pleasure, the 4-star Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto offer luxury space to make the most of your valuable time. The Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto owes its remarkable design to Togo Murano, one of Japans most celebrated architects, who styled its unique contours to blend seamlessly with the ageless natural beauty of Kyoto. A stay in one of our spacious guestrooms is always a relaxing experience. There are also elegant restaurants for fine dining and spectacular banquet halls for special events. And, for a taste of traditional Kyoto, simply stroll through the Japanese garden where youll discover the pleasure of grand hospitality that truly befits the ancient capital of Japan. The 4-star Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto was awarded Michelin stars in Kyoto Osaka Kobe Nara 2012. In Michelin guide, the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto is introduced as a first-class comfortable hotel.