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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 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Vancouver, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Beernem, België
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good hotel. Not really in the center of Kyoto, but it is only a few minutes walk to the subway. Friendly and helpfull staff, who keep their promises. Good Western & Japanese breakfast (not included) in buffet style.

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You couldn't get a better place to stay in Kyoto. Short subway ride then three minute walk. Next to the Emperors park , temple, restaurants and a 9 dollar cab ride to the Gion district. Clean, quiet, laundry, wifi, free one hour bikes, which we used to tour emperors garden across the street and to pick up booze and groceries... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 July 16, 2014

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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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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*
Number of rooms: 120
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#23 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#28 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto

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