Cons: They woke us up at 7:50 to tell us about a restaurant we asked for breakfast recommendation.
The room is too small, with to storage space for a couple, a view of "the city" looks like a slam, lack of a 5-star quality, yet the service was good.
Pros: So much of your experience of Kyoto is where you are staying. I am so glad I changed hotels to stay at the Ritz one night. The service is outstanding, the location is incredible, and I had one of the nicest spa experiences of my whole life. Staying here will be one of my top memories of my lifetime. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Pros: The swimming pool.
Cons: The price to value was very high and the hotel billed me twice accidentally.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, the first luxury urban resort in Japan, sits on the banks of the Kamogawa river, with sweeping views of the famous Higashiyama mountains. The resort features 134 guest rooms with traditional Japanese motifs, four restaurants and bars including modern Japanese cuisine and a spa for the ultimate rejuvenation.
Pros: The rooms were spacious for Japan standards. I liked the bath and the other Anne ties offered on the property.
Pros: Very modern look with a nice open terrace. Daily happy hour (1 free drink for all the guests) is a great touch.
Guests arriving after check-in hours must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. The booking can only be guaranteed within check-in hours.
Guests who wish to send luggage to the hotel before their date of arrival must indicate the following on the luggage in English:
- Guest name
- Check-in date
The hotel can store up to 5 packages per guest for free. Fees apply for the 6th item onward. Please note that food or any items that require refrigeration cannot be stored.
Please note that this property cannot accommodate children younger than 13 years old.
We do not accept booking 3 or more rooms.
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.
Cons: Tried to make us upgrade for small children but room reserved was fine
Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Higashi Honganji Temple and Kyoto Tower. You'll have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. Rooms at this romantic hotel offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs, premium bedding, and pillow menus.
At Noku Kyoto, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. Guests will have free perks like breakfast, WiFi, and self parking. Rooms at this luxurious hotel offer up nice touches like premium bedding and slippers, along with sofa beds and flat-screen TVs.
English speaking staff
Cons: 3rd bed for a 3rd person is pull out couch & very hard. Although, I was very happy they even had a 3 person room, so it's not that much of a negative.
Pros: Great location
Cons: Rooms are old and over-rated, furniture and carpet is dirty. This is a 3 - 3.5 star hotel, not a 4 star.
Kyoto Century Hotel is located in a convenient place for both sightseeing and business at only a two-minute walk from JR and subway Kyoto Station.Taking one step inside from the entrance, you will be warmly welcomed into a relaxing space that will let you forget the noise and clamor from outside. There are 4 restaurants in total ( La Jyho, Casane, Bonheur,Rantei) and 1 Bar (ESSEX). The hotel offers porter service and a web corner.
Pros: Favorite hotel we stayed at in Japan. Staff was really nice and helpful. The japenese style room was great, set up so nicely. Did not feel like a hotel, very comfortable. Clean room, bathroom was nice, mini fridge in the room, vending machines and coin laundry in the hallway. Public baths were a fun experience.
Cons: Location is good, lots of shopping near by. Finding the hotel entrance was a little tricky, you need to go down the alley.
Hotel Grand Bach puts you within a 10-minute drive of Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Guests indulge in spa services, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Also, Gion Corner and Kyoto Tower are within a short drive.
Pros: The whole hotel was so fancy and My parents got satisfied by their kind service. Amenities were good, ah they supplied us twin double bed and it was also good. The room was clean and comfortable.
Cons: The only problem of this hotel was the location. Not too bad but can't explain it's good. We 4 families always used taxi but solo or couple travelers may feel the taxi fee in Osaka is a little bit expensive.
Brighton Hotel is an urban 5-star resort located in the heart of the city´s traditional celebrated residential area that views Kyoto Imperial Palace surrounded by centuries old woods. We are at your disposal to ensure your trip become an unforgettable memory. Whether the traditional art of architecture, gardening, Kyoto cuisine or the experiences of a tea ceremony, kabuki, and geisha performances, the capital of Japan´s supreme work of traditional culture, offers you fascination that exceeds your expectation. Brighton Hotel ingeniously blends the exquisite services to meet the global lifestyle and the traditional Kyoto style hospitality for you to fulfill your expectation with the best location for those who are accustomed to staying at the best address. Kyoto is the most favorably visited city by Japanese who seek time with important tangible and intangible cultural assets that offer time-slipping experiences.
Pros: This hotel is part of the JR hotel group the hotel has very helpful staff who speak English well. The location can't be beat. It is central and easy to go any where from this location. Rooms are quiet and well serviced.
Pros: close to kyoto station, clean, helpfull staff can speaking english
Cons: such a expensive room rate but doesn't include breakfast or dinner ?
This modern hotel is part of the Kyoto Station complex, which also features the Isetan department store, the Kyoto Theater, a museum, and an underground shopping mall. Kyoto Tower is 0.1 km (0.1 mi) away.
Hotel Granvia Kyoto offers 8 restaurants and bars, some with sweeping city views. The health club, open to guests 20 and older, includes a three-lane indoor pool, a spa tub, a far-infrared sauna, and a gym. The hotel displays more than 1,000 museum-quality works of art, many by Kyoto artists. Business guests can make use of the 24-hour business center and 6 meeting rooms.
This Kyoto hotel offers 535 spacious guestrooms, decorated in soothing neutral tones. Beds are topped with down duvets. High-speed Internet access is complimentary. TVs come with pay movies. Tiled bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers, complimentary toiletries, phones, and separate tubs and showers. All guestrooms have refrigerators and an in-room safes.
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.
Located in western Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, Suiran is situated on the Hozu River amid the majestic beauty of the Arashiyama hills. This historic site is steeped in legend and is located within walking distance of the iconic Togetsu Bridge and more. Authentic ryokan-style facilities and services transport guests with old-world customs. Indulge in innovative washoku cuisine in a restored Meiji Era residence, or steep yourself in traditional Japanese bath rituals at our private hot springs and spa. Our 39 guest rooms and four suites combine traditional Japanese design with contemporary amenities and complimentary High Speed Internet Access. Many rooms offer a private open-air bath filled with mineral-rich water cultivated from the Arashiyama hot springs.
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.
Pros: Excellent hotel, clean, modern. Concierge was very helpful. Internet was free and reasonably fast. Location is a little away from the main sites to see but relatively close to Kyoto station. Overall, excellent place to stay. Please do not bring your kids here.
Cons: The entire hotel was generally excellent for adults, business travelers, solo travelers, romantic getaways. Exception was that there was one family with possibly the only children in the hotel running/stomping around. Not appropriate. Please don't bring your children, this is not Disneyland, or at least keep your children under better control.
Pros: Rooms nice modern and spacious. Great bathroom and shower. Staff all spoke English and extremely nice and helpful
187 room hotel ideal for business or leisure travelers in the traditional cultural heart of Kyoto. Designed by Takashi Sugimoto, the Hyatt Regency Kyoto blends modern and traditional design elements based on the concept of contemporary Japanese.
Pros: I couldn't be happier with my stay at Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto Kawaramachi. I highly recommend this hotel if you're a city dweller. The hotel is centrally located to all the places you should visit in Kyoto City. It's a short walk to the famous Nishiki Market in one direction and wonderful little restaurants by the river at another. It's close to public transportation for day trips around other parts of town. The hotel staff is very helpful with directions and translation. Its not a luxury hotel but the room we stayed in was clean and orderly.
Cons: The beds are unusually firm! It may be a Japanese thing but it was the hardest bed I've slept in during my two weeks an Asia. I would not recommend this hotel if you need a soft mattress.
I knew I needed a larger room because we were traveling with three suitcases and a standard Japanese hotel room would drive me crazy, so I booked a deluxe room with two singles because I was also afraid the queen bed was not large enough for my partner and I so we slept in twin beds like I Love Lucy which was totally fine for three nights.
Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto puts you within a 10-minute drive of Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Charles Chaplin Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs, down comforters, and slippers.
Pros: This is a great hotel for a good price. The room was very spacious. There were a lot of perks like included coffee and adult beverages. There is limited parking in the back that the front desk staff helped us get into (parking is on risers). Staff speaks great English. Huge shower and bathroom. Lots of amenities like laundry and onsite Onsen. I would stay again.
Cons: It was a little bit challenging to turn the air conditioner on (remote in Japanese) but we figured it out no problem.
Located in Minami, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto TERRSA and Kyoto Tower. Higashi Honganji Temple and Toji Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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.
Cons: Ceanliness was poor. Toilet was leaking on the floor and it was obvious the floor wasn't cleaned daily. We were out all day and upon returning, we saw the bathroom wasn't cleaned.
Also, we got a cab to take us to a nearby laundromat and then Kyoto station. We showed them the map the hotel passes out to guests. The taxi driver said he knew how to get there. He took us the opposite direction. After driving for about 8 min, I stopped him and told him he's going the wrong way. Thank goodness for GPS and smartphones. He had one too but couldn't figure how to get us to where we wanted. He ended up taking us back to the hotel and asking us to pay him the $11 on the meter. I told him it wasn't fair since he never took us where we wanted to go. He called the porter who insisted we pay the taxi. Even though I explained the situation, the porter took the taxi's story that I never gave the address. He heard my story and took the taxi's. We told him he picked us up from the hotel too and he still said we should pay. I told him I'm not paying and that I would walk to my destination. He insisted I give my name and room number. That was the worst hotel experience I've ever had. Sad...
Pros: Simple. Clean. Very good access to JR Station. Fast wifi connection.
Pros: very clean and cozy hotel, convenient location
Pros: Hotel location is close to Kyoto train station and the new Aeon Shopping Mall.
Cons: The mattress is as firm as it gets. I had difficulty sleeping on my side or back. The hotel configuration is not suitable if your room is situated far from the elevator. It seems the elevator is at one end of hotel and our room at the opposite end. Hotel is U-shaped and we walked liked 200 meters to the elevators.
Pros: Convenient location to Tokyo station and airport bus right at the entrance to the hotel.
Cons: I wish there could be more hanging hooks for towels/clothes in the bathroom. Having only one is not as functional for two people in the room.
Pros: The location can't be beat! It is right by the JR line and makes it easy for navigating the city and having a base to get back to before going out and exploring more! The staff was extremely nice and attentive and spoke relative good English.
Cons: It was a bit dusty in certain places, also the bed was very hard.
New Miyako Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station and Aeon Mall. Guests can walk 10 minutes to the iconic Kyoto Tower, and just a little farther to Kyoto Aquarium in Umekoji Park. Higashi Honganji is one of several Buddhist temples within a 15-minute walk.
Pros: Superb facilities and attentive staff. Prime location for visiting Kyoto. Much appreciated the shuttle bus.
Pros: Gor the courtyard room as requested
Cons: Staff complained that i booked with kayak ..no starpoints or status night or no late checkout or no other benefits. This unlike my gold status and the fact that i stayed there 4 times over the last year....
Cons: Charge for pool use.
Our prestigious historic resort is located in the Higashiyama Hills overlooking the ancient city of Kyoto, with stunning views of Japan's fascinating old imperial capital. Surrounded by Japanese gardens, we're just a few minutes from the subway. Take advantage of our sophisticated meeting spaces and diverse restaurants. Leisure and refreshment are at hand with our Japanese gardens, on-site mountain trail, rooftop tennis court, and lap pool. Renew with a pampering treatment at our spa. Relax in one of our 499 serene guest rooms and suites with our signature Westin Heavenly Bed® or recharge on a Heavenly(SM) Futon in Kasui-en, our traditional Japanese guest house. All rooms feature superb views of Kyoto or our gardens.
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.