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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokojisagaru, Higashihorikawadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8237, Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto Station)
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Ranked #104 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The stand out feature of the hotel is that it has a good indoor pool, 20 metres long. The health club closes at 8pm; I went in twice at around 6.30pm and had the pool to myself for a full hour each time, so I could splash without annoying anyone. The pool is an expensive extra, at around 2,100 yen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is close to Kyoto Station and the shuttle service is quite convenient, one of the rooms that we were allocated was full of heavy smoke smell, so please be mindful of asking for a smoke free room if you are looking to book. Despite telling them that the smoke is unbearable, no effort by the hotel team to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there for 2 nights, the hotel is located just next to the kyoto station, only 5 minutes with their shutle bus, and i think they have it every 15min, The room was quite spacious, clean and have a huge window, the staff is quite helpful and attentive

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Tampa, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed here several times previously several years ago but decided to visit Kyoto over the holidays and see how the hotel was faring celebrating its 45th Anniversary. Little has changed in the hotel. The rooms are still ample for Japan, comfortable, well furnished and quiet. The wifi works everywhere and well. I suspect there are relays in each room... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The double room we stayed in was the largest one we had for our entire trip of 5 different ryokans and hotels. We loved the clean spacious room and how it was a 5 minute walk from Kyoto station. The shuttle bus service was also very convenient and it was really helpful when we checked out and had to get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The hotel was lovely. Older style and quite close to shopping and eateries. The staff, as were all Japanese that we encountered, were extremely polite and helpful. My son had purchased a Pokemon soft toy and at the end of the day, we realised it was missing. I called the front desk to see if they had found the toy,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The hotel staff members are really friendly and efficient. They are always ready to help. Room wise is ok. Don't compare with the W Hotels or Hyatts. But the rooms are clean and well equipped with toiletries. Overall enjoyed my stay here.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Splendid hotel located 6 minutes walk from Kyoto station. Shuttle bus provided for added convenience. The room we had was fairly large bearing in mind that we are in Japan. The lobby area was grand perhaps one of the larger ones compared to similar sized hotel. We loved the sliding door leading to the window in the room which was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is an old style hotel in need of some updates. There is no thermostat in the room. You have to pay for coffee. It's not as nice as many others that are the same price. About a 15 minute walk to Kyoto station, so not as convenient as many others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

PROS - Shuttle bus from Kyoto station to hotel every 15 mins until 21:00. Even though the hotel is within 10-15 min walk, after a day on the feet, the shuttle bus is such a welcome relief! - Staff were brilliant from check in to check out and baggage storage. The female bell captain went above and beyond to assist... More 

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Address: 1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokojisagaru, Higashihorikawadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8237, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto 3.5*
Number of rooms: 484
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