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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1092-2 Hataedacho, Iwakura, Sakyo-ku | Takaragaike, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8505, Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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Ranked #44 of 141 hotels in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm going to preface this with the fact that I'm writing this review several years after I was at this hotel. I was there in October 2010. That being said, in some other reviews it was mentions that the rooms are outdated. When I was there that was not the case. I found the hotel to be superb in its... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We booked an airconditioned room (is there another kind?) at this supposedly "best and most expensive hotel" in the area. So disappointed. Terrible service, dirty carpets, dated décor. The temperature of the thermostat was set at 25 C and they refused to put on the airconditioning. Additionally they lied. They said that in April/May there was no Airconditioning in Japan!!... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My wife and myself were put up in this hotel by a Japanese friend of ours. The room, staff, food, service, etc, was all top-notch. I would recommend staying here to anyone visiting Kyoto. It was a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto

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Warrington, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I stayed here on business a few weeks ago. The service was outstanding, everyone took a pride in the hotel and what they did...great to see! The hotel is in need of updating, very clean but tired. Location wise it is vey well located for the conference centre but is a way out of town so a taxi would be... More

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Paris, France
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16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Having stayed in a range of accomandations in kyoto in the last 15 years, I would recommend this hotel for it nice views over the mountains, close proximity to the green subway line ( 3 dollars to the centre of Kyoto), it is surrounded by easy walking paths to view cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in fall. The... More

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Los Angeles
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is the closest hotel to the conference center. It is nice, clean, but honestly, a bit dated. Service is great. There are no fitness centers on-site, but lots of great running outside. It is a bit away from any tourist activity and the train station is a little bit of a hike, but once on, its easy to get... More

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Montreal, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto was the perfect hotel for our one night on our tour of Japan. Since we were on a group tour, we only checked in after dinner and checked out just after their breakfast buffet. Having said that, the location was not an issue. The time and the weather prevented us from trying to take the... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We chose to stay here as it was during cherry blossom season and the hotels closer to the city were booked out. It is a little out of town and away from points of interest, however is relatively easily accessed by the nearby train station. The room was huge and impressive, however was a little outdated and retro.

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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We had to book this hotel as the more central Kyoto Hotels were booked out. There is of course nothing wrong with this hotel as it has spacious rooms for a Japanese Hotel and has very nice inner courtyard with a Japanese style garden as well as a garden surrounding the hotel. In autumn the colours of the garden are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This Hotel is great value for money and easy to get to. There are only 2 subway lines in Kyoto and the Grand Prince is at the end of the Karasuma line (20mins from Kyoto station) and a short walk (across the road) once exiting the station. We travelled in Nov 13 which is the most beautiful time of year... More

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Address: 1092-2 Hataedacho, Iwakura, Sakyo-ku | Takaragaike, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8505, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
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Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto 4*
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Kyoto
Prince Hotel Kinki
Kyoto Prince Hotel

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The unique, curved form of the Kyoto Takaragaike Prince Hotel blends harmoniously with the surrounding beauty of the Kyoto Mountains. Reflecting the creative genius of famed architect Togo Murano, the hotel offers spacious accommodations to both international and domestic guests in an atmosphere of total relaxation. This rustic resort features an authentic Sukiya-style teahouse in a sculptured Japanese garden, reflecting the very essence of Kyoto elegance. It is perfect for entertaining clients and holding special meetings.With its abundance of hills, trees and rivers, fall is the best season to visit the Kyoto Takaragaike Prince. Plan early. ... more   less 
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