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Palace Side Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8011, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #32 of 142 hotels in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a few nights having just arrived in Japan. Its not a bad location close to subway and buses and given Kyoto is not that big it proved easy to get around although we had the help of a local guide which made things easier Rooms were small even compared to London but were clean and comfortable and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have said, this hotel could use a bit of a refresher. It feels like it is stuck in the 1970's or earlier. But, it is clean, the front desk is very friendly and most speak very good English, and it is TOTALLY NON SMOKING - a great relief when almost all hotels in Japan have that stale cigarette... More

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Vancouver, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is right across the street from the Imperial Palace Grounds (which are huge - entrance a couple of blocks away) and very convenient to the subways, and a straight shot from Kyoto Station. Within walking distance to Nijo Castle. The hotel is on the plain side, but very clean. The staff at the front desk were among the best... More

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Beernem, België
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good hotel. Not really in the center of Kyoto, but it is only a few minutes walk to the subway. Friendly and helpfull staff, who keep their promises. Good Western & Japanese breakfast (not included) in buffet style.

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You couldn't get a better place to stay in Kyoto. Short subway ride then three minute walk. Next to the Emperors park , temple, restaurants and a 9 dollar cab ride to the Gion district. Clean, quiet, laundry, wifi, free one hour bikes, which we used to tour emperors garden across the street and to pick up booze and groceries... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a decently priced room in Kyoto, however I would have chosen a hotel closer to the centre of the centre of town for eating/drinking/entertainment purposes. The staff were excellent, always at the desk, plus a reasonable rate for bicycle hire (and they didn't laugh at as too much when it rained and we came back like drowned rats).... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed here for three nights, we found the hotel & cafe staff super friendly and helpful :) the room was really big and the furnishings clean and pleasant. The location makes it easy to get around town - we discovered the buses on the second day and used them for the rest of the trip, much nicer to see the... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Palace side was a great experience. Simple but very clean with attentive staff and lovely lobby. I have been unable to rebook this hotel for my upcoming trip to Japan in October because it is completely full. This comes as no surprise to me since it is a super place to stay. Will try again if another trip to Japan... More

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Husband and I stayed in a twin room, my sister stayed in a single economy room. To be honest, the rooms were very large by Japanese standards (and pretty big for my Texas standards). Husband and I thought afterwards we probably could have saved some money and taken a single... As others have said the location is nice, next to... More

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Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Directly across from the Imperial Palace park and close to subway, buses, restaurants and convenience stores, it is a great base for visiting Kyoto. Stayed at hotel for 2 1/2 weeks in Spring of 2014, and found that the hotel staff just couldn't be more helpful and will go out of their way to solve any problems that come up.... More

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Address: 380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8011, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Palace Side Hotel 3*
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