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Kyoto Brighton Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   330 Shiteicho, Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku | (West side of Gosho), Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8071, Japan   |  
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Ranked #35 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Westmount, Quebec
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9 hotel reviews
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“Great stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We were very pleased with the Kyoto Brighton Hotel. I read reviews saying that the location was not good. While it wasn't central, it was a 10 minute walk to the nearest subway, and the hotel provides a shuttle to the nearest subway that provides connections that are necessary to travel around the city. The rooms are spacious, the amenities more than adequate, and the staff, who may not all speak English, are very helpful and friendly. We had no problems with communication, although our Japanese is non-existent. My only complaints are that the cost of the restaurant food is prohibitive by North American standards, and that the shuttle bus service stops too early. Other than that, this is one of the best hotel experiences that we have had, and we travel a lot.

Room Tip: All rooms face the lobby/atrium. Just try to get a room away from the elevators, which, while quiet...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nice, France
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We spent two nights at this place and overall had a very nice experience. We were very pleased with the hotel, the room and service. Five stars for the hotel, their staff and service. I wish all hotels were as wonderful and easy to work with as this place. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KyotoBrightonHotel, マネージャー at Kyoto Brighton Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Conie N

We are glad to hear your great comments and pleased to know that our staff efforts was to your satisfaction. It is great to hear that you liked our large guest room as well.

We hope that your stay in Kyoto overall was a pleasant one, and hope that you will come visit Kyoto soon and hope that you will consider us again.

Best regards,

Sales manager
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This hotel was recommended by my mother who frequents Kyoto often.
As they say, mother knows best, I loved this hotel!

Slightly off the main drag of Central Gion, it is a luxury hotel located next to the Kyoto Imperial Palace (a jogging map around the Imperial Palace is provided at the hotel).
To Central Gion by taxi it is about a 15min ride, a hotel shuttle service (bound for Karasuma Station) is offered as well, you can jump off closest to Central Gion and walk.

Atrium lobby is beautiful, concierge is professional and very helpful. In the evening the atrium has bar seating where you can have a coffee or a drink. Live piano music at specified times.

Rooms are very clean, modernly styled and nice amenities. The attention to detail of the presentation of their in-room liquor selection and perfectly positioned tea cups and teaspoons were unexpectedly pleasant, made me feel they really take care of their customers and pride in their hotel. Very quiet rooms regardless of the piano player in the atrium.

Japanese and Western style breakfast options available in two separate restaurants. Both are exquisite and excellent quality with a vast range of options.

Recommended for all types of travellers, solo, couples, friends, family and business. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KyotoBrightonHotel, マネージャー at Kyoto Brighton Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear motraveling

We are pleased to hear that you had an comfortable stay with us here at Kyoto Brighton Hotel and I hope we are aiding in a pleasant stay for your mother as well.
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service and facilities the hotel has to offer. The live music is our recent addition and we are excited to hear a positive feedback on the service.

We do look forward on welcoming you, and of course your mother, to our hotel next time you visit Kyoto.

Best regards,

Sales manager
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
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South Glastonbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is a gem of a hotel. The nicest we stayed at in Japan. It was quiet, with very helpful and pleasant staff. The lobby atrium was a nice place for a little afternoon tea break. The rooms were comfortable. I would go back to the Brighton and have already recommended it to our travel agent who had never sent anyone there before.
J.O.

Room Tip: Rooms looking out to the front might give a better view of Kyoto.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KyotoBrightonHotel, マネージャー at Kyoto Brighton Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Joanne O

Thank you for the fabulous comment. We are happy that you were delighted with your stay.
Great to hear that you liked our large guest room and service.
Also, thank you very much for recommending us to your travel agent, we will keep our upmost service not disappoint the guests if your travel agents begin to use us.
I certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Kyoto Brighton Hotel soon.

Best regards,

Sales manager
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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28 hotel reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights, arriving from Kanazawa by JR train. We took the metro to Karasuma-Oike where had to catch the hotel shuttle bus. As it is common in Japan, one has to know which exit out of the many exists, to choose - I had to call the hotel to ask which exit to take - it's exit 1, but later found that there was a sign near exit 1, albeit a little hidden, showing the Kyoto Brighton Hotel shuttle.
The bus came on time and left on time - not a minute later, nor a minute earlier.
It was a short ride to the hotel, which was a bit hidden in what looks like a residential area. Surprisingly the hotel is actually very big considering the streets look rather small.
We arrived early so could not check in yet. Concierge, who spoke spot-on English (even with a proper English accent!) informed us that the Imperial Palace was open to the public (lucky us!), so we left our bags and walked to the Imperial Palace, which is about 5 mins walk.
After visiting the Imperial Palace, we walked back to the hotel and the room was ready.
Spacious room, lovely double bed, comfortable and hard bed, just as we like it. The lady showing us the room asked whether we needed wifi and we said yes, so she said she'll come back to bring us the airport wifi thing.
It wasn't a couple of minutes and someone rang the door bell and indeed the airport wifi thing arrived. She immediately plugged it in and wifi was working - super than our wifi here in London !!!
The office desk by the window is superb - this is where I planned our daily excursions, looking in maps and super-fast internet.
The shower is fantastic, the bath tub is marvelous. I also love the fact that the shower gel, shampoo and conditioner container are all big tubs, rather than the usual small containers that hotels normally give you.
Another plus is that the room is equipped with a proper coffee machine including the coffee tablets - this was a joy to have in the morning before we toodled off for the day. But that's not it, the drawers in the kitchenette area also had matcha tea, complimentary, and when we looked in the drawers, it had various different kind of tea sets, tea cans, glasses, different tea cups ! It was kitchen galore !!! - absolutely loved it; there's nothing better than coming back home from a whole day outing and having a nice cup of tea !
We did not eat at the hotel simply because we always prefer to eat out, it's cheaper and we like to find more local places.
Concierge will have details of all the restaurants and local eateries close by to the hotel. Everything is practically close by, even a seven eleven type store is also close by.
The shuttle bus always went on time so it was very reliable.
All in all, we had a lovely stay in this hotel. The room had everything we could ever needed for our stay. It was lovely to come home to after a long day out. It truly felt like a home away from home.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KyotoBrightonHotel, マネージャー at Kyoto Brighton Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear wiriask

We are greatful to receive such a positive feedback from you and we are delighted that our service took part in making your stay in Kyoto a pleasant one.

Our team reads through the guest comments to improve our service constantly and generous comments such as yours helps us keep wanting to improve even more.

I am personally glad that your stay with us was a enjoyable one and hope that you will consider us again when visiting Kyoto!

Best regards,

Sales manager
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The hotel was a great value - large rooms by Japanese standards and quite comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, especially the concierge team who were very knowledgeable about transportation and attractions. The large atrium lobby was pleasant, afternoon tea a tasty respite. The only downside is the location- but a shuttle takes you to the subway and Kyoto cab fares are reasonable by Tokyo standards.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KyotoBrightonHotel, マネージャー at Kyoto Brighton Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Rocco O ,

Thank you for your comments concerning your stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our staff and the service you received from them.
Hopefully, you were able to enjoy other sightseeing place in the area beside the Nijo castle. There are many classic temples nearby along with the Kyoto Imperial Palace. We are glad to hear you positive comments on our complimentary shuttle bus.
We thank you again for your comments and look forward to greeting you again in the near future.

Best regards,

Sales manager
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
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Beverly Hills, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The hotel is nice. The concierge service was amazing. High praises for their help in planning the trip and providing recommendation. All staff was extremely attentive and courteous. Location was a bit out, but the shuttle bus can compensated for it. Located within short walking distance of the Kyoto Imperial Palace and short taxi rides to the Golden and Silver temples.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KyotoBrightonHotel, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Brighton Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear P_Kipan

Thank you very much for choosing Kyoto Brighton Hotel during your stay in Kyoto.
We all hope you had a pleasant stay with us, in the city of Japanese traditions.
Kyoto has lots of beauty from ancient architecture to modern arts, and it is almost impossible to see all of them in just a few days. Please visit this charming city once again on your holiday.

It was our great pleasure to have you in our hotel, and we are very much looking forward to serve you again in the near future.

Best regards,

Concierge
Kyoto Brighton Hotel
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Address: 330 Shiteicho, Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku | (West side of Gosho), Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8071, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kyoto Brighton Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 182
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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