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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokojisagaru, Higashihorikawadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8237, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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France
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, the staff were nice and the hotel in not far from the Bus Station and Train station by walk, and they offer a shuttle to the train station (south exit) that passes all the 15min. However the small room aren't comfortable at all, I recommand if you want to stay there to ask for rooms at the 11th floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived and was already forewarned that the place was outdated, so my expectations were not very high. The first room I had on the 5th floor was ok. Twin beds, usual amenities, bathroom clean but a little beat up. No problem it was only for a night as I was going to a ryokan. I came back a day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk (shuttle busses available) from the main station, and very centrally located. Very nice rooms, and excellent service. Breakfast can be a bit crowded and not a huge selection, particularly if you use the ballroom option they have when the restaurant is completely fully. Multiple restaurants available within the hotel and several just outside as well. Clean and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived mid morning but they still let us check-in which I think is a real positive. Rooms are small but ok and have a nice bathroom with a great shower. They have Japanese style screens over the windows which made it feel very authentic. There is a mini bar in the room, drip-coffee that you have to pay for,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best thing about this hotel is the breakfast buffet that has a mix of American and Japanese food. The freshly made croissants are the best I've ever tasted. They ring a bell during breakfast every time the croissants come out and it disappears literally within a couple of minutes. The hotel is scheduled to be closed next year for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, son and I stayed here for 4 nights in the beginning of June 2015. We found it to be comfortable and had no substantive complaints that would discourage us from staying here again. Plus, this was one of the few places where we were able to find a room with triple beds whereas other hotels would offer a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My impression of this hotel is mixed. It's a large hotel with a large lobby and several restaurants, however the rooms seems somewhat old. Our 3 bed room was large, but the bathroom small. I think the rooms have a sad and boring style. Service is ok, but not splended. Breakfast is ok but far too expensive even with 20%... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I traveled with my company for an incentive trip and was checked in for 2 nights here. First impression - 7/10 - nice big lobby (typical hotel style) - staff aren't exactly friendly and helpful (i tried to get front desk for a travel adaptor and was simply brushed off by saying they have loan all out. no attempts to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This hotel is in a great location as circa 10 mins walk from Kyoto station and also very near lots of restaurants and shops and great for all the touristy things. The mall which is part of Kyoto station has loads of restaurants which all have English menus and very reasonably priced. The room itself was ok but small -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is within 5 minutes' walk from the Kyoto Station. There is a good coffee shop on our way to the station. Rooms are clear and tidy. This time we had a room on the 5/F., not much view, but bright and quiet. The people at the front desk spoke clear English and gave clear instructions on how to find... More 

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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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