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Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sanjyo Agaru Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8005, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

About 10min drive by taxi from Kyoto main rail station. Very close to the Teramachi and Shin Kyogoku Shopping Arcades. These two parallel running, covered pedestrian streets, are packed with shops and restaurants that sell day-to-day clothes and goods and draw a younger crowd than the more upscale stores along Shijo Street. Also found in the area, Nishiki Market, a... More

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Fussa, Japan
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location, availability of parking at a reasonable (1200 yen) rate and a triple room were factors in selecting this hotel. The staff was good with no complaints. Yes, this hotel is getting a little old, but very clean and offered a good night's sleep. The location to the subway, Family Mart and other food choices are very good. I... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel location is very convenient for shopping and sight seeing , it is within walking distance to the metro and they also rent bikes so it is very convenient. We stayed there for 4 nights and had a very good time, the spa is also very good.

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

Dear Sandritaru, Thank you for your comments about your stay at our hotel. We are glad to hear that you appreciated our location, the service from our staff and that you enjoyed the services at our Spa. You may have noticed that we are located in a very exciting area with easy access to all means of transportation, great shopping... More

Riyadh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel just one night based on recommendation of a friend. Service is not as per Japanese standard. You do not feel you are welcome. Rooms are so-so. We would not stay in this hotel, if we ever visit Kyoto again....unfortunately.

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

Dear nighttrain66Riyadh、 Thank you for your comments about your stay at our hotel. We apologize for the fact that you were disappointed with your stay with us. You may have noticed that we are located in a very exciting area with easy access to all means of transportation, great shopping and exciting places like Nishiki market. Perhaps when you return... More

Seoul, South Korea
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I usually stay at budget hotels that aren't particularly fancy but found this one for a budget price and was amazed at how fancy it was! The room was very big, clean, and overall very nice. The staff were friendly and I had no problems. Location was very good, within walking distance to the river, the geisha district and nice... More

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

Dear Halliharibo, Thank you for your generous comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, service from our staff and found value for money. You may have noticed that we are located in a very exciting area with easy access to all means of transportation, great shopping and exciting places like Nishiki... More

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was my second time staying at this hotel. I remember it being a nice basic but not particularly memorable place to stay. I choose to return because it fell into my price range for last minute accommodation. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found- what ever changed in the past two years has made it one of the... More

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

Dear JennFlo123, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your stay at our hotel and for noticing the improvements in our facilities. We are thankful that you appreciated our location and size of your room and free Wifi. If you should decide to return to Kyoto may we suggest that you explore Teramachi dori with it’s great shops and restaurants... More

Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel is in the best location in town, close to transport, close to many restaurants, shops and close to the river. We booked a twin room, it was spotless, larger than the double rooms and the quietest place we have stayed in Japan. The staff were really helpful too. At night, it was lovely to walk down the side... More

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

Dear Wattamillsy, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location, size of your room and neighborhood. If you should decide to return to Kyoto may we suggest that you explore Teramachi dori with it’s great shops and restaurants and it will lead you directly to the Imperial Palace... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice hotel and a great location. The rooms were small, of course, but still nice and fresh. The location is great, being close to the city centre and Gion and more. The hotel bar feels like walking into an old movie with its fancy atmosphere and serious looking and proper bartenders.

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

Dear Johannes, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location and comfort of your room. If you should decide to return to Kyoto may we suggest that you explore Teramachi dori with it’s great shops and restaurants and it will lead you directly to the Imperial Palace which... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spent 2 nights here during the Gion Festival and Parade. The hotel is located on the parade route and within a 20-30 min walk to the events leading up to the parade. And that is where the good review ends. This hotel is rated 4-stars so I expected above-average facilities as well as good service. What little we used... More

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

Dear cgiessler, Thank you for your comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and neighborhood. We apologize for the fact that you seem to have gotten a room with a less than perfect bathroom. I wish that we would have been made aware of this, for we could have found you... More

Mechelen, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First of all, the hotel is at a top location. The main restaurant and shopping streets are around the corner, and the Gion quarters, etc, are within a 15min walk. The hotel serves really good breakfast with a variety of japanese and european dishes. We in particular liked the miso soup with different things to add. The personal are very... More

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

Dear Albert K, Thank you for your generous comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and service from our staff. You may have noticed that we are located in a very exciting area with easy access to all means of transportation, great shopping and exciting places like Nishiki market. Perhaps when... More

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Address: Sanjyo Agaru Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8005, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:4 star — Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa 4*
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