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Kyoto Brighton Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   330 Shiteicho, Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku | (West side of Gosho), Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8071, Japan
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Ranked #13 of 139 hotels in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stated here for four days. The hotel is 12 minutes from kyoto station by taxi. Approx 2000 yen. Rooms are very nice and modern. The hotel is nicely decorated throughout. Lots of restaurant choices however overpriced. The Chinese restaurant Kakan is nice , the food is delicious however the staff are not the most pleasant. We had a query about... More

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Anaheim, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do NOT book your stay at the Kyoto Brighton! Don't do it. Please do yourself a favor and book a different hotel when you are planning your visit to Kyoto. This hotel has to be in the absolutely worst location possible for a hotel. The location is extremely inconvenient. I am not sure why so many people have provided four... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess the hotel must have provided itself with the 4.5 star rating. Do NOT be fooled like I was. This hotel is in no way to be considered 4.5 stars. I would give it a three star rating and that would be very generous. When the other reviewers for this hotel indicate that the restaurants are over priced, they... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're on a sight-seeing trip, you might want to rethink booking this one. It is quite literally in the middle of a residential area with not much going on. They do have a free shuttle bus every 20 mins going to Karasumaoike subway station, but thats no good as the subway in Kyoto does not provide access to most... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is definitely not a 4.5 star hotel. The restaurants are very expensive. I would rate the hotel as a 3.5 star hotel. But that would be very generous. The hotel is in a location away from the rest of the sight seeing locations. It's close to the Imperial Palace. That is about it. Thank goodness they have a... More

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Oakland, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel based on the great reviews we read. The best thing about this hotel is that the staff is EXCELLENT. Two stars alone for the amazing concierge who helped us with not only sightseeing but figuring out laundry and much more. The rooms are comfortable with nice linens and furnishings, but it a 5 star hotel it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read all the reviews and chose this hotel, and it lived up to the positive sentiments. The staff was extremely gracious and accommodating. The room was spacious for four of us. We didn't eat at the hotel, since all the reviews talked about how pricy it was. There is a charming little breakfast place at the end of... More

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Bokeelia, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Kyoto Brighton hotel. We weren't certain about travelling to Kyoto without knowing much Japanese, but the wonderful staff at the Brighton made our visit a pleasure. The room was terrific as were the amenities. We had breakfast in the hotel twice, and drinks in the lobby. The staff helped us find wonderful places to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not everyone's choice for location (in what is a really big city) but the hotel is very nice. Everything worked very well during my stay, from wi-fi to room service. I thought the Western breakfast was among the best I have had in Japanese hotels - lots of choice and many delicate and well-presented things. The outside swimming... More

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Munich, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I am not normally a fan of big hotels like this, they can be impersonal and nothingy, but we all loved this place. Not altogether that many western guests, and is something of a wedding venue for the local community which can make for great people watching! The Room was brilliant, comfortable, quiet and with lots of modcons to make... More

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Address: 330 Shiteicho, Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku | (West side of Gosho), Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8071, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 139 hotels in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kyoto Brighton Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award Winning HotelLocated at heart of Kyoto with newly renovated Atrium lobby and bar. The hotel has won 4 Black Pavilion on Michelin's guide in 2012 and is located near Nijo Castle, Nishi-jin and other must see tour spots. Facilities and servicesFree shuttle bus to Karasumaoike is available. Also there are 6 restaurants/bars offering cuisines from traditional Japanese to contemporary Western with chef from International Culinary Olympics Japan team. Spacious Guest roomsRenovated in 2010, all rooms include hotel's original brand Dream Journey Bed, large size bathtub and a cotton waffle bathrobes with night shirts. Flat-screen TV is viewable from both the bed and dining area. ... more   less 
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