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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 #27 of 140 hotels in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though this hotel in out of central Kyoto, its just 4 stops away from Kyoto Station. We booked directly with the hotel and they were very responsive via email. We spent 3 pleasant days exploring Kyoto, and the staff were informative and very helpful at guiding us. Admittedly, its the most we had spoken to any hotel staff during our... More

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Perth, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights here, using it as a base to see all the sights around Kyoto and a day trip to Nara. The room was spacious and comfortable and we had a great view overlooking a temple next door with a magnificent weeping cherry blossom tree in full bloom. It is opposite the Kyoto Imperial Palace (hence the name)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has am amazing location and easily accessible by subway. I stayed here for 6 nights ad had a nice experience. The staff speak reasonable English and they are extremely helpful. The rooms are good size. There is a communal kitchen and space to have your own cooked meals if you wish. You may also rent a bicycle for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Palace-Side for four nights at the end of a ten-day stay in Japan, after experiencing both a fancy hotel in Tokyo and a range of traditional Ryokans in other places. The Palace-Side was our favourite because the room was comfortable and quiet, the desk staff were amazingly helpful (and speak good English), and we could get... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I give this hotel five stars because of the price-to-location ratio. Don't get me wrong--the rooms are nice and clean and the hotel staff is helpful (though they're a bit weird about the keys--you have to give them the keys when you leave the place), but the main thing is it's sooo much cheaper than equivalent hotels in the area.... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We booked a room with kitchenette for 6 days as a family during our visit in Kyoto. All was clean, efficient service, staff very pleasant. There were two computers for guests to read emails, washing machines laundry. Very convenient location, good transport links. All for very reasonable prices. We had a wonderful time here and sincerely we didn’t missed home... More

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Northern Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed here, as part of a group tour, for eight days. The rooms are very small but we managed to store most of our clothes in the three small drawers provided and closet, so we could stash our suitcases in the corner to move around more easily. So it was manageable, even after 8 days of "togetherness." Bathroom is... More

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Cypress, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed in the Palace Side Hotel for 12 days in November and ended up enjoying the hotel. The single room I had was small but had everything I needed. I immediately unpacked and was able to get my suitcase out of the way which helped. I had a full size bed which was a bit hard, just a cheap... More

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My wife and I spent 6 nights in this hotel in November 2013. It is a budget hotel, quite basic and old, but location is very good, and price is very reasonable, so overall it has a great value. The hotel staff is very helpful. My good experience with this hotel started well in advance, through email communication, when they... More

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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Very comfortable and nice hotel with a home away from home feel. Rooms are considered large in Japan and bathrooms have good water pressure. However pillows and beds are a bit soft. Hotel is best for doing the Kyoto Imperial Palace tours as the gate is just along the road. Wifi is available at the lobby and the friendly reception... More

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Also Known As:
Palace Side Kyoto
Hotel Palace Side
Address: 380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8011, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#22 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palace Side Hotel 3*
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