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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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