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Kyoto Hotel Okura

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   537-4 Ichinofunairicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8558 , Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #15 of 142 hotels in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressive 1920s lobby. Excellent location in a busy shopping district with many nearby restaurants. Clean, well-kept rooms but nothing exceptional. The staff was very courteous, and the concierges were particularly helpful in finding and booking restaurants for us. The one disappointment was the mediocre international breakfast buffet.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the grand lobby with the central staircase to the bellhops in pillbox hats, this place totally reminds us of the Grand Budapest Hotel. There is even an internal courtyard/atrium so that you can call hello to (or shoot at) someone on another floor. The concierges (who all seem to be women) are incredibly helpful. Ask them anything. They are... More

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kyoto Hotel Okura is an enjoyable upper-class establishment in downtown Kyoto. I stayed here nearly a week. Highlights are the stellar service, convenient location, and comfortable rooms. The hotel is conveniently connected to the Kyoto Shiyakushomae subway stop. This neighborhood has many restaurants, shops, and is within walkable distance to atmospheric Ponto-cho and lively Gion. A short 5 min... More

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Ann Arbor MI
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A modern and very comfortable hotel. Well located and convenient to shopping and walking. Easy cab ride from train. Great bathroom facilities and very comfortable beds. Clean and attractive linens and towels. We had a great eastward looking view to the river and Geisha district. We had a great Kobe steak meal, expensive but maybe the best beef we have... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for three nights and never regret we selected hotel. Check in was quick with a smile and received an upgrade to a Corner Deluxe room, which was a nice gesture. The Corner Deluxe room was spacious (though it’s decoration is a matter of taste) and had all the amenities expected from a 4 four star... More

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Los Altos, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The hotel is centrally located in Kyoto and right next to a subway station. Proximity to a subway stations makes it really easy to get to the Kyoto Station should you not be able to take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle (runs every 30 minutes). We were able to take advantage of the shuttle at Welcome Lounge at Kyoto... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you're going to Kyoto and a stay in a traditional Ryokan is not on your agenda, you are bound to be glad you stayed at this large, well-run hotel. The reasonable price belies really top-notch service: the concierge staff quickly and ably handled our every need. Some plans come with breakfast; our last visit we had such a plan... More

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed as part of a tour. The room was comfortable and adequate but in need of refurbishment. Staff was attentive and helpful. Good location, within walking distance of main shopping areas and restaurants. Design and room locations were somewhat inconvenient, with our room effectively a city block from the only elevators, and separate elevators to serve meeting rooms and... More

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Ridgefield, CT
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86 hotel reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for several nights as we traveled through Japan. It is a large hotel with a terrific staff.It is easy to find because it is right across from the city hall so you always have a large landmark! There is assistance everywhere you look; from the front desk, to those who get an elevator for you,to... More

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Hong Kong
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19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We spent four days at Hotel Okura with our two daughters in late May. The hotel is very welcoming. Staff very polite and helpful. We have connecting rooms, very large and comfortable, nice view too. The location is great, we walked a lot and use taxi to travel to more distant areas. Taxi is easily available and very convenient indeed.... More

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Address: 537-4 Ichinofunairicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8558 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kyoto Hotel Okura 4.5*
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Okura Hotel Kyoto
Kyoto Okura Hotel

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