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Palace Side Hotel

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380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great amenities, brilliant service, tidy rooms and a top location. Oh and the price is not too shabby either. One of the best value hotels in the city of Kyoto. Be sure to check out the imperial gardens directly opposite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Average. Clean but smells very old and nasty, as ive read others complained about as well. The staff is mixed. Some speaks good English, some didn't understand anything at all but all of them very helpful and dedicated. They have wifi and new towels and toothbrushes every day. Big plus for big rooms(considering we are in Japan) and a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Japanese business hotels usually satisfy my need without disappointments or surprises. This was another such experience. The room was clean. It is small, but I guess you'll have to get used to it to stay at Japanese hotels of this price category. The breakfast is also basic and okay. The building and the room are spotlessly clean - another... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We spent four nights at Palace Side hotel. When arrived to the lobby hotel looked quite nice/ok. When we opened our room door we were happy and disappointed. Room were quite big if comparing Tokyo's standard room. But room were little smelly and when we opened bathroom door it was very stuffy. Hotel knows this problem (there were bottle of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This hotel is well situated just a short taxi or bus ride to the busy part of town where the shop an main commercial area of Kyoto are. Near main sites of historical interest this hotel offers adequate accommodation. The room which we stayed in had the usual facilities but was let down by the miniscule bathroom. Don't expect to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This type of hotel has its place on a budget traveller's journey. It is clean, inexpensive, and has a decent but not great location. A month after your visit, you won't remember it; Palace Side will be overshadowed by more distinct memories of Kyoto, your trip to Japan, and everything else that is happening in your life. I don't know.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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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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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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