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Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

Sanjyo Agaru Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8005, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location is the BEST!! near to the market, eating area, walking distance to all the attractions. On the first night, we walked to the nearest riverside for dinner. The view worth million. The hotel also offers the best service ever as my friend's toddler crying in the room and from what I heard was the hotel arranged someone to check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the location, love the happy hour (order a cocktail so you can admire the bartender's style), otherwise it's a very adequate Japanese older style hotel. The staff is very helpful but it's really a place to sleep while you explore and you will be walking distance close to shopping, restaurants, public transport, and historic districts. Location, location, location! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for cheap and clean place to stay, however the size is average Japanese hotel so i have no complain or comment on the size of the room because that's the normal size in Japan. It is also located at a very convenient location, the bus stop is right in front of... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Natalia, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location and proximity to public transportation. As you have noticed we are located within walking distance of so many of Kyoto’s main attractions and only one block away from the river and only minutes away from Gion. May... More 

Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, this hotel was centrally located for our taste . . . outside the hotel and a stones-throw away were streets full of small restaurants and bars that lined with Stream and River. A beautiful walk made the search for a place to eat/drink pleasurable. A short walk further placed you in the Gion District. There is also the... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mililani, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location and neighborhood. We’re also glad to read that you enjoyed the food at some of our close by restaurants. Thank you also for mentioning that you would return to our hotel. As you may have noticed we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not that luxury hotel but we had a pretty good time at this hotel. Twin room was not that small and was very clean. Shower was OK. the restaurant on the ground floor was very nice - we enjoyed the buffet styled breakfast and dinner here. The hotel and restaurant staff members were OK,it depends on the person I think.... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Deain, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location and the comfort, cleanliness of your room and the services at our spa. We’re also glad to read that you enjoyed the food at our restaurant Prandia. Thank you also for mentioning the service you received from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in sanjo kawaramachi area, end of the shopping line up and close to city hall. Many restaurants around with lot of options. Did not try hotel restaurant. Convenient to travel with all bus stops (A B C D E F) just out side the hotel. Subway station around the corner. Check in process is efficient with staff... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jeeva, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our location and proximity to public transportation and close to so many opportunities for shopping. We apologize if you were not assigned an outside room with as you say a view. The truth is outside rooms are quite... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a perfect location for the Gion Matsuri parade, the festival that takes place in July in Kyoto. Rooms are comfortable, and we were lucky enough to have a room overlooking the street where the parade took place - an excellent view! The mattress in our room was a little old, but otherwise we had a great... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mama, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to read that you appreciated our location and that you enjoyed watching the Gion Matsuri parade. May we suggest that a great way to discover Kyoto is by bicycle you can cover more ground and see so many incredible sights. Perhaps when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overpriced for what you get. Only hotel in Japan that does not provide complimentary water. Walls are so thin could here the kids in next room clearly! Bathroom had an unpleasant smell and hand basin all cracked.

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tania, Thank you for your comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We apologize for you do not seem to have enjoyed your stay with us and that you seem to have found our rate expensive. We are somewhat surprised by this since we are competitively priced in addition to offering discount coupons for our in house guests.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is walking distance to bus stop ,mini market ,restaurant and shopping area like Karawamachi or nishiki market . Direct bus stop in front of hotel to and from kyoto station 5 minute walking to potoncho or Gion area Room is clean a big with good service

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Wimpyjono, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location and proximity to so many of Kyoto’s sights and that you found your room very clean. Thank you also for mentioning the service you received from our staff. As you may have noticed we are located within... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hotel in a good location, small rooms as is normal in Japan but clean and tidy. Very small bathroom. Staff friendly and efficient and helped us to make bullet train and ferry to Korea bookings. The hire bikes from hotel were good and a great way to get about the city. I would stay here again as price was... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Glasiar, Thank you for your comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to read that you appreciated our location, but we apologize for the fact that you were disappointed with the size of your bathroom. Thank you for mentioning the service you received from our staff. If you do return to Kyoto may we suggest... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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