Guesthouse Narakomachi puts you within a 10-minute drive of Todaiji Temple and Kofuku-ji Shrine. You'll have free perks like WiFi and wired Internet. Rooms offer up nice touches like rainfall showerheads and down comforters.
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.
Kasuga Hotel offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Kofuku-ji Shrine and Nara National Museum. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Japanese Restaurant Kasug, which serves Japanese cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. There's also a garden, and rooms offer room service and free WiFi.
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.
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.
Nara Hotel offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Nara National Museum and Kofuku-ji Shrine, plus an airport shuttle is available for JPY 35000 per vehicle roundtrip. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Main Dining Room MIKASA, one of 2 restaurants, which serves French cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms at this upscale hotel get the details right with nice touches like deep soaking tubs, premium bedding, and down comforters.
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.
Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Biwako Hotel. The seasonal outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at SAI, one of 4 restaurants, which serves Modern European cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Rooms at this upscale hotel offer patios, room service, and free WiFi.
Biwako Ryokusuitei is a great choice for a stay in Otsu. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/café, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or reflexology. A bar/lounge and a terrace are offered, and rooms get the details right with spring water baths and down comforters.
When you stay at Sarusawaike Yoshidaya, you'll be in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of Kofuku-ji Shrine and Nara National Museum. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Also, Todaiji Temple and Nara Park are within a short drive.
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.
When you stay at Hotel Nikko Nara, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Todaiji Temple and Nara National Museum. Guests can indulge in massages, and SERENA, one of 4 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms at this upscale hotel get the details right with nice touches like deep soaking tubs, premium bedding, and pillow menus.
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