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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Seoul, South Korea
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly this hotel has a really good location. On one of the main shopping streets, with subway, arcades and Pontocho all within 200m. Also, 205 bus stop outside the hotel goes straight to Kinkaku-ji temple and is the best way of getting there. A few tips on the hotel. We booked a double and twin room. Avoid the doubles as... More

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

Dear Richard, Thank you for your generous comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and neighborhood. 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. You may also want to try... More

australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time in Japan, and the beginning of a long journey/ The hotel was in an ideal location, and we had the best time - the rooms were spacious and clean, the staff very helpful, and the hotel was excellent. From that location it was easy to find things to see and do by bus, underground or just walking.... More

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

Dear Mippy, 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 on your first visit to Japan. 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... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my sixth trip to Japan. My husband and adult son shared a twin room, and I had an adjoining room to myself because as a rule Japan hotel rooms can be rather compact. We stayed three nights in early June after a week in frenetic Tokyo. We had a very enjoyable stay at this same hotel six years... More

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

Dear P C, Thank you for your generous comments about your stay at our hotel for this sixth trip to Japan. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, service from our staff and facilities in general. You are truly a goodwill ambassador for our hotel and for Japan I am sure also. We sincerely thank you again for... More

Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Kyoto royal hotel is in the heart of Kyoto, Shiyakusho-mae metro station is 1 minute away by walk. In front of the hotel, there are bus stops, you can visit almost all the temples in Kyoto with these buses. So i think the location is perfect. Another very good thing is the breakfast. At the hotels in Osaka and Tokyo,... More

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

Dear Demet S, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location and size 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... 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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#12 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto #22 Family Hotel in Kyoto
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