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Palace Side Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #79 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014
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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have first heard of Palace-Side Hotel from my Japanese Summer School in Kyoto: Kyoto Minsai. The Hotel is located in front of the beautiful Gyoen Imperial Park and it is a short walk to the subway and bus station (tip: getting around in Kyoto is more convenient by bus). It is also a 7 minutes walk to two convenience... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed here for a number of days and found it to be very nice, clean and friendly. Having laundry facilities onsite was very handy. The breakfast buffet was ok, but nothing spectacular. The coffee was pretty ordinary. The staff can provide you with bus maps and a bus day pass (highly recommended) so you can visit many of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The rooms are a little bit larger than usual in Japan. The breakfast buffet is both western and Japanese and there’s a lovely view of the Palace gardens. It’s about 5 minutes pleasant walk to Marutamachi subway station and the excellent Watana restaurant nearly.

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This hotel is strategically located in one of the beautiful cities in Japan. With over 1,600 temples, beautiful rock/sand gardens, graceful ponds, and other nearby cultural attractions, you can't go wrong. It is across the street from the old Imperial Castle and grounds. a block and a half away from a subway station that literally runs under the street facing... More 

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I stayed there for 3 nights (the price decreases if you stay 3 nights or more) : wifi, fridge, kettle... (maybe like every room in Japanese hotel). Closed to the imperial palace and to a subway station. You can rent bicycle with the hotel and it's convenient if you want to visit the north part : kinkakuji, ninnaji, ginkakuji. If... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The hotel is located right next to the large palace park and is a bit far from all the action downtown. However, the rooms and hotel in general are very clean, hotel staff is helpful and speaks English and there is a laundry facility. The breakfast is ok too but a bit pricey. For Kyoto and the standard it is... More 

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Reading, UK
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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Address: 380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Palace Side Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Palace Side
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#21 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#27 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto

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