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Palace Side Hotel

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380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #90 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here as part of a basic tour. It is a very nice hotel. The staff were very accommodating. The there is a restaurant off the lobby and it was busy at times, looking very much like the location for business lunches and dinners. It is a two block walk to the subway and a half a block from... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here before, and have had good experiences here. The rooms are cramped and you will find yourself living out of your suitcase, But for the price you can't beat it, especially for long-term visitors. The only thing that really bothered me was the incredibly cramped bathroom, which is not unusual in Japan. If you like to stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Kyoto is a compact and gridded city, and it was great to have a hotel easily located adjacent to the Imperial Palace grounds. Always easy to find, nice to stroll the park early AM or late at night. The staff were very professional, reasonably friendly and efficient. The breakfast buffet was great - a mix of traditional Japanese and Euro-American... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good size rooms for Japan (but still nowhere to put your luggage ? ), and very comfortable beds. Usual small module bathroom, but you get used to them. Excellent WiFi in the room. The hotel surprisingly had guest kitchen facilities available on the 2nd floor, didn't use them but an unusual addition for this relatively high standard hotel. Conversely the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed at this very good accommodation last month. Staff members are friendly and the rooms are clean. Excellent value for money. It is located a few minutes walk from the Marutamachi subway station. Breakfast is okay and there is also a McDonald's nearby if you prefer.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The staff not very friendly but it's ok. They can assist you to travel in Kyoto and suggest bus or taxi. The hotel have a good location and quite room. Breakfast is delicious. The overall service is good.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The hotel is located right next to the imperial palace. Walking down to the center of town takes between 15 and 20 minutes. The lobby is quite modern and newly renovated. The downside ist that they limited the renovation activities in the lobby. The rooms are clean but have definetely seen better days. The standard rooms are a bit small... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this hotel. It had free wifi in the rooms which was an extra bonus. It was not within walking distance to the Gion area, however the bus system was explained well to us by staff and a very convenient and efficient way to travel around the city. The buffet breakfast provided was also at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We just had a lovely stay for over a week at the Palace Side Hotel. I agree with everything I see written here--only I would say that buses are best, but take longer, the subway will cut through the city very quickly. The hotel was so nice. I spent a few hours in the gardens across the street--spectacular fall foliage!--and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The staff here are always helpful and friendly: very nice both Japanese and European breakfast available 7-10am, comfortable beds and rooms in Non-smoking ! Hotel. Centrally located across from huge Gardens and a short walk from Subway, Post, 7/11 where you can use the ATM with many credit cards for cash withdrawals ( most banks will not do this with... More 

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