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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 Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we could not find the reasonable hotels - too late to book, and finally found this place. The price was very reasonable and the facilities are well equipped. The location was in the quiet area but also near to good bars, and restaurants. It was pity that they had only one night available. but at least we had a relaxed... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is near the Imperial Palace and close to the subway station. It's staffs are friendly and speaks English well. They are helpful and gives advices. It's our first time here in Kyoto and we wanted to go as many temple as possible in a short time. They advice us to buy daily bus passes in order to cater... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You walk into a surprisingly spacious well-lit lobby with the registration desk facing you straight ahead. The staff is solicitously polite, and the no smoking policy is a welcome surprise. Given the very reasonable rates, the immaculate room strikes one as quite good, with minimal and a bit tired furniture but a pleasantly hard mattress and nice small details like... More 

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This hotel is nearby The Palace, Kyoto, and subway. Staffs here are friendly and good in English. There are also convenient store and supermarket and we can walk to there. For the twin room, there is a small living area so the trunks can be opened easily. However, the bathroom is as small as that in the other hotels in... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The hotel is located next to the old Imperial Palace and close to a subway station. Reasonable shopping and facilities nearby. Overall, the atmosphere is quite pleasant. Some of the rooms have been refurbished and look quite smart. Others, such as ours, were a little tired and worn. There is not much space for two people and two large bags,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed in the hotel 2 years ago in October and again in November this year. The plus side - This hotel is close to the metro (subway, tube) station and bus stops. Staffs speak English and are very helpful. We can buy the bus pass at the lobby reception. Room prices are great and we get a discount for... More 

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berkeley ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I stayed here for almost 3 weeks in October/November. It's true the rooms are small but the hotel has so many things going for it.....very clean, great location for walking and only 2 blocks to the subway, washing machines and dryers and a microwave on the second floor, helpful and kind English speaking staff who will go out of their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I stayed here for two weeks and found the staff to be extremely helpful. Loved having bikes to hire and the location is great, nice and quiet. Plenty of interesting, non tourist places to eat in the back streets, close to post office, convenience stores, subway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Late September, we spent two weeks at the Palace Side Hotel. Our room was a double with kitchenette and small bathroom (real Japanese toilet with all kinds of extras which works really well, the shower-in-tub is hot immediately). We decided to stay here as it offers discounts when staying longer (a pleasant surprise), and I preferred to cook my own... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I often try to make an objective review of the hotel as much as I can, so I divided the review in 5 parts namely location, service, design, comfort, and value for money, give a rating for each important element, and average them to get a fair grade. LOCATION - 4.5 stars The hotel is located in Central Kyoto and... 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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