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Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto

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Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru Shiimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8096, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was not as it appeared in the photographs displayed on Bookings.com. The hotel itself was fairly easy to find being located inside a shopping centre very close to a McDonalds and a Lawsons convenience store. Despite there being a mix up at check-in we were able to check in a couple of hours early and the staff were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling with my mother who is handicapped and wheelchair bound. This was the only hotel from the many that we shortlisted, which seemed to be disabled friendly. Most hotels in Japan specify a shower but they forget to mention that it is a shower inside a bath tub! Hotel Nikko princess in kyoto is definitely handicapped and disabled... More 

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Florence, Italy
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this Hotel is positive. The staff, the location, the rooms. We had a view of the Kyoto Tower from our room and it was magnificent. The rooms were spacious, clean, very quiet and well equipped. The Hotel is in the heart of Kyoto, within easy walking distance from restaurants, shops and our favourite must visit every day (we... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto is located near a subway station, close to shopping and dining options. The reception staff as well as other employees were always helpful even though some spoke limited English. The rooms are of adequate size as are the bathrooms, immaculate and well maintained. The internet connection in the room is fast. The air conditioning works... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The hotel is in a good location, the rooms are very quiet and soundproof, most of the staff speaks good English, and the hotel is in very good shape. But, as noted in other reviews, it is a little outdated, and the furnishings and decorations need some renovation. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The housekeeping staff put fresh... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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197 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

1.Good location:Sijou-Karasuma(2nd staion Subway from JR Kyoto: Hankyu railway almost last station from Hankyu Umeda(Osaka) or 1st staion from Hankyu Kawaramachi (center of Kyoto city) 2. How to find this hotel:Unless you have a map,from subway station you use a south exit(unattended staff),and turn left,go up stairs(from station home south no escalater only stairs),then you can find a big road... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not worth the price paid. Room is VERY dated. Carpet in room 1105 is in bad shape. Breakfast is not very good. Rude man at omelet station daily. Only 1 channel on the television in English. Good location and staff except omelet man are very nice. Would stay at other hotel if I were to return.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stayed at the Hotel Nikko for a 3 day sightseeing tour of Kyoto. The Hotel is about a 7 minute taxi ride or close to the Subway from the Central Kyoto train station. Very nice service from the door man to the housekeeping and front desk staff. I did not eat at any of the restaurants as I prefer to... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stayed 2 nights at the Nikko Princess recently on our visit to Japan.The hotel foyer was very elegant and the staff were very welcoming. Our room was quite Classic in design ( maybe a little dated),but very clean and well appointed.The bathroom was beautiful-very spacious.Breakfast was great with lots of delicious choices.We enjoyed drinks in the bar on a couple... More 

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mersin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Good location. Free wifi. Friendly stuff. Very nice bathrooms. Hotel stuff speaks English. Not much choice in breakfast. Large rooms compare to other Japanese hotel. Laundry available. Available late night snacks at the bar. Fast check in and check out.

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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