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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Taimatsucho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8237, Japan (Kyoto Station)
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Ranked #45 of 140 hotels in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived around noon, but our rooms weren't ready until 5:30pm. The rooms were supposed to be non smoking (which we confirmed twice to make sure) but they stank of smoke. It hurt our noses! Arriving home at night the hallways smelt of rotten sewage. It made us gag. The breakfast (which we got for free because of the late... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I could only recall that the hotel was green in color, since I walked from the station. Rihga Royal was more expensive, I was hoping that they did an upgrade to the property. I liked that they had a shuttle bus service to the station. The staff was not very helpful and could not speak English when trying to forward... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excelent location, although very close to the station, they offer free transportation, staff very helpful, room very comfortable and clean. We liked very much the tea house of the hotel. The tea and cake were delicious after a day exploring many temples.

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Kauniainen, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hotell in Kyoto , well placed close to the railway station, polite personnell, some great restaurants inside the hotel. On the surface it gives every impression of beeing a luxury hotell. But when you look closer, the polish cracks. The door safety lock of the room was broken, the extra pillow missed its cover, and the pillow was... More

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Bath
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rihga Royal Hotel for nine days, The staff were very hard working, welcoming and helpful and most of them were able to speak English to a reasonable level which was a relief as neither of us speak Japanese! The rooms were comfortable in the main but beds in Japan have a tendancy to be on the... More

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A one night stay booked through a JR package: Pluses: Good size of room, wonderfully clean, excellent bathroom, amazing breakfast, located very close to railway station, free pickup service to railway, quiet rooms and helpful front desk. Minus: Room was too hot with no thermostat

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very nice place to stay with considerably large rooms as per japan standards. The location is convenient with the station within four minutes of walking. And of course a very helpful team of front and bell desk. The breakfast is a very good mix of International as well as Japanese. On a whole a very nice experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The room is a typical Japanese room, meaning small. I found everything to be clean, and the staff helpful. It's in a good location close to the train station and within walking distance of several temples.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Rooms are small. Beds are short. Mattress not very comfortable. Weird plastic-feeling blanket. Rooms are overheated and do not have individual thermostat. Bathroom stinks! Did I mention that the bathroom stinks?! I mean stinks as in smells badly. Did not want to be in there for a second longer than I had too.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Perfectly located, just a few steps away from the JR station and the bus terminals. It's a style of well-run Intourist Hotel. Rooms are small but well furnished. The hotel is nice but without any bonus. Good breakfast.

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Additional Information about RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

Also Known As:
Rihga Royal Kyoto
Kyoto Rihga Royal Hotel
Address: 1 Taimatsucho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8237, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto 3.5*
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