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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 #82 of 341 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff not very friendly but it's ok. They can assist you to travel in Kyoto and suggest bus or taxi. The hotel have a good location and quite room. Breakfast is delicious. The overall service is good.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located right next to the imperial palace. Walking down to the center of town takes between 15 and 20 minutes. The lobby is quite modern and newly renovated. The downside ist that they limited the renovation activities in the lobby. The rooms are clean but have definetely seen better days. The standard rooms are a bit small... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this hotel. It had free wifi in the rooms which was an extra bonus. It was not within walking distance to the Gion area, however the bus system was explained well to us by staff and a very convenient and efficient way to travel around the city. The buffet breakfast provided was also at a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
58 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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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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Palace Side Kyoto
Hotel Palace Side
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#16 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#32 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto

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