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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 #74 of 332 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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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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56 helpful votes 56 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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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 120
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