We very much enjoyed our stayed at the Brighton hotel. The rooms were large and modern and the bathroom was fantastic! They thought of every detail and have included amenities I've never seen at a hotel before - my wife enjoyed the "hair turban"!!
The beds were very comfortable, if a bit hard for my taste (but that's common in Japan).
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.
If there was a small drawback, it would be the location. While the hotel runs a shuttle every 20 minutes to the intersection of the 2 subway lines, you'll soon find out that the subway is fairly useless for sightseeing purposes. Indeed you'll either be sightseeing by taxi (if you're loaded) or bus (like us). Best hotels locations in Kyoto are either at Kyoto station, or near one of the major bus route intersections. While the Brighton is not located near one of these, it was a pleasant 10 minute walk to the 2 nearest bus stops, so we didn't really mind. However, others may find this inconvenient.
In sum, we very much enjoyed our stay at the Brighton, and would certainly return when we have a chance to come back to beautiful Kyoto.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award Winning HotelLocated at heart of Kyoto with newly renovated Atrium lobby and bar. The hotel has won 4 Black Pavilion on Michelin's guide in 2012 and is located near Nijo Castle, Nishi-jin and other must see tour spots. Facilities and servicesFree shuttle bus to Karasumaoike is available. Also there are 6 restaurants/bars offering cuisines from traditional Japanese to contemporary Western with chef from International Culinary Olympics Japan team. Spacious Guest roomsRenovated in 2010, all rooms include hotel's original brand Dream Journey Bed, large size bathtub and a cotton waffle bathrobes with night shirts. Flat-screen TV is viewable from both the bed and dining area. ... more less
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