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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 #26 of 141 hotels in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Espoo, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location, just across the road from the Imperial Palace. Compared to the rates in nearby hotel, this one is very inexpensive. Yet, it was comfortable, clean and the rooms are large enough by Japanese standards. Every room has its own WiFi router. The only potential negative is the lack of sound proofing. I had... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Palaca Side Hotel must have been an excellent hotel when first built. It is still is a good hotel but it is showing its age. The room was quite spacious for Japanese standards, the beds were comfortable, and each room has its own WiFi router, providing good signal free WiFi! The stuff were excellent, very helpful and polite. They... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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 April 10, 2014

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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Address: 380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8011, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palace Side Hotel 3*
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