Kyoto Brighton Hotel

Kyoto Brighton Hotel

330 Shiteicho Nakadachiuri Shinmachi-Dori, Kamigyo-Ku (West side of Gosho), Kyoto 602-8071 Kyoto Prefecture
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#36 of 338 hotels in Kyoto
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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330 Shiteicho Nakadachiuri Shinmachi-Dori, Kamigyo-Ku (West side of Gosho), Kyoto 602-8071 Kyoto Prefecture
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CanuckJames wrote a review Jun 2022
Nishinomiya, Japan1,689 contribution382 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located a few minutes walk to the Imperial Palace is this hotel. This area is considered to be a "quiet zone" so there is a minimal commercial activity. There are very few restaurants and the closest convenience stores are a block or two away.

If you ever watched movies like Die Hard or In the Line of Fire, you remember scenes in a hotel with a large indoor atrium with glass elevators. All the room doors face the open atrium. That is exactly what the design of this hotel is like. All the amenities are on the ground floor or below.

As for the rooms. For Japan, these rooms are quite large. It would be comfortable for international visitors who are used to larger rooms. The amenities are not branded but of higher quality.

There are three areas for parking. Ground level, basement, and outdoor. While checkout is at noon, you get complimentary parking until 3 pm. We choose this hotel for this feature. Allows you to spend the day exploring without worrying about the expensive street parking costs.

There is a taxi stand with taxis until about 10 pm.

There are five restaurants, be fair warned, all are quite pricy. There are two breakfast options. If you want a traditional Japanese breakfast, you go to the Japanese restaurant Hotaru. If you want a "western" breakfast, there is a buffet at the Terrace restaurant.

We were not interested in seeing the nightlife but wanted to be close to the Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. This hotel was perfect for our needs.

Would recommend without hesitation.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Andrea33 wrote a review May 10
35 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location of the hotel
Beautifully set room, perfectly clean. Excellent tea at disposal
Bathroom in heaven. State of art food / breakfast
Very friendly and nice staff always there to help you the best they could.
Thank you for the wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paul wrote a review Mar 2024
Adelaide, Australia256 contributions154 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Looks nice from both outside and in the lobby.

Friendly efficient staff

Room is a nice size but dated looking.

No ironing board or iron.

Bathroom a little small .

Breakfast is buffet style, and no barista.

Bar is in a large open area and lacks 'warmth'.

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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GibbsM wrote a review Feb 2005
UK22 contributions150 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Brighton for a week while looking around the temples and shrines of Kyoto. I was initially very nervous as my Japanese is very poor. After an eventful trip from Tokyo airport (via bullet train) I was really worried the hotel would be a severe culture shock. However the staff were very welcoming (like most Japanese people) and several of them spoke extremely good English. The central atrium of the hotel is fantastic (a huge six storey affair) and gives the entire hotel an airy and calm feeling. There are nice touches throughout the public areas (a little stream down one side of the atrium, a small shrine next to the glass elevators).

The room was big by Japanese standards, very neat and clean. The view was nothing to write home about but this is true of almost all hotels in Kyoto. There was a big bed and round-the-corner sofa. The bathroom was good quality and the techno-toilet was a national monument in itself! The location of the hotel was OK. It isn't very near any restaurants or bars but taxis are cheap in Kyoto so that's not so much of a problem. It isn't that close to other sites or shrines (ignore the Imperial Palace - it ain't that good) but again you can always get the underground via the free shuttle bus.

The services in the Brighton were excellent (with one exception). There are five places to eat. I only tried one but it was very stylish (without being stuck-up) and not very expensive. There is an entertaining lounge bar that serves a reasonable Manhattan. Unlike any hotel I have ever stayed in, there is free internet access in a room off the atrium. The room was flawlessly maintained during the stay and they really tried to provide what we thought we needed. The one downside was the bizarre pay-for-view TV. You pretty much had to guess what was going to be on. This seems to be true of most Japanese hotels though.

The biggest downside of the Brighton was the price. £180 a night (including the 15% service+ax) is a big price tag but in comparison to other hotels in its class, the Brighton is very good value. You pay luxury hotel prices but you do get a luxury hotel.
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BBBBBRYAN wrote a review Apr 2014
Brea, California67 contributions132 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do NOT book your stay at the Kyoto Brighton! Don't do it. Please do yourself a favor and book a different hotel when you are planning your visit to Kyoto.

This hotel has to be in the absolutely worst location possible for a hotel. The location is extremely inconvenient. I am not sure why so many people have provided four and five star ratings for this particular hotel in the past. I can only assume that these travelers are happy with sub par customer service along with over priced food along with having to take a taxi to every single destination and wasting precious time on their vacation. You'll be lucky if you are greeted by the staff each morning when you are there. Most of the time, they are looking down at the floor and will seem to ignore you.

If you are still considering staying at this hotel after reading this review, please take a look at a map of Kyoto. This hotel is quite far from any other attractions other than the Imperial Palace. You will NOT be within walking distance of anything. I am not trying to make a joke. Why would you think the hotel needs to provide a shuttle for the hotel guests? The shuttle is on time which is a great part of that service. The shuttle bus actually drops you off at a location where you would still need to walk approximately four blocks to get to the streets with the shopping and the restaurants. You're going to eventually wonder to yourself why you didn't just take a taxi directly from the hotel to your destination rather than waste time on a shuttle that drops you off to a location where you don't want to be at.

Trust me. My wife and I are in no way opposed to walking. But to be staying at a hotel location where you need to walk over four blocks to get to a restaurant, that is a little ridiculous.

All the potential travelers who are reading from the hotel website that this hotel is in the heart of Kyoto can look for themselves on a map to see that this hotel is NOT in the heart of Kyoto. Maybe the hotel should have indicated on their website that they are located in the heart of a RESIDENTIAL portion of Kyoto. That would be a much better way to describe their location. This hotel is in an extremely inconvenient location.

I read a previous review on Tripadvisor which mentioned that he or she did not use the exercise facility at this hotel. Hello... There was NO exercise facility or gym. There is NO spa. The pool is seasonal so it was obviously closed in April. But that's okay, if you book your stay here, you're going to be getting all the exercise you have ever wanted from all the walking you're going to be doing. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes if you are planning your stay at this hotel.

The food options at this hotel are highly disappointing. The restaurants are VERY expensive. I would consider their pricing to be exorbitant. I am pretty sure I cannot be the only one who noticed that the teppanyaki dinner is $190 USD per person. The front desk gave us a coupon worth $20 USD off the dinner upon check in. Ha ha ha. That is pretty funny. The breakfast buffet is terrible. It is $30 USD. It is an awful section of canned fruit, previously frozen lychee, and some sour pineapple chunks. There is a horrible salad bar with crackers and a few other sad toppings. Who puts crackers as a topping on a salad? There is nothing Japanese about the breakfast buffet despite this being a restaurant in the heart of a residential part of Kyoto. Of course, the breakfast buffet is not advertised as a Japanese buffet so I guess I should not have expected that. The buffet does not provide miso soup or any selection of fish in the morning. This breakfast buffet is laughable for a hotel which is supposedly 4.5 stars. It has to rank as one of the worst buffet selections of all time.

This hotel should not be considered 4.5 stars. I have no idea how the hotel obtained this rating. I will also be sending inquiries to Expedia and Travelocity and be asking how they are allowing this hotel to list themselves as a 4.5 star hotel. I would not complain about the hotel so much if they were rated as a two or three star hotel. At least the rating would have been on par with what I experienced. Seriously, the Kyoto Brighton is an old and dreary hotel. Stay someplace else when you are visiting Kyoto.

I'll say that the hotel has a little bit bigger rooms than most others in Japan. But the inconvenient location and the ridiculous pricing for food will cause you to be angry when you stay at this hotel.

Stay away from booking your vacation at the Kyoto Brighton. Don't do it. This is NOT a 4.5 star hotel. They are a two or three star hotel masquerading as a 4.5 star hotel with five star pricing for their rooms and their food.

Do yourself a favor and don't book your stay at this hotel when you come to visit Kyoto!!!
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Date of stay: April 2014Trip type: Traveled with friends
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JohnEO wrote a review Jul 2006
United Kingdom404 contributions395 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived from Fukuoka on the Shinkansen to be welcomed at Kyoto station by an attendant who directed me to a taxi, which delivered me to the Brighton. Arriving at the Brighton Hotel is a (pleasant) sociological experience in itself. Before you are out of the taxi, there is a young bell man (or more likely a young bell woman wearing a fetching pill box hat), there to help you with your luggage. It doesn't end there. Despite my suitcase weighing a ton, she resists my efforts to help and insists on loading it on to a trolley and into reception. Once you are checked in, the young bell woman shows you round your room - and, if you need, an extra adaptor, she is off like a shot to get you one. Almost needless to say, she speaks English. (If you call housekeeping for, say, additional coat hangers, there's someone knocking at your door within minutes presenting the said item with a bow and a welcome smile).

After the cupboard I lived in (sans wardrobe/closet) in Fukuoka, the size of my Brighton room was a pleasant change, especially the bathroom. In my twin room, there was also a settee, an armchair and a desk cum dressing table, where there is free and fast internet access. (Don't complain about the lack of wireless connection in your room. As I discovered minutes before I left two days later, there is an internet cable in the top drawer so you do not have to go down to the lobby to use the free internet room.) The room was spotless and maintained throughout my stayas near as possible to perfection.

The hotel has 4 different restaurants, all off the huge lobby - 2 Japanese, one Chinese and one sort-of western cuisine. I stayed for two nights at the hotel and tried the (slightly less expensive) Japanese and the Chinese. On the first night, I made a reservation for one of the Japanese restaurants and went to the wrong restaurant. The maitre D actually ran to direct me to the correct restaurant! Forget about European dinner times. The kitchens close at 9.30! Both meals were excellent and service was impeccable - even though no tip is expected or was offered. Given the choice, I would probably go for the Chinese. Although the Japanese meal was excellent, negotiating round the eye in the fish head with my chopsticks probably coloured my preference.

Yes, the Brighton is expensive but it is excellent value. It is also a little out of town, near the Imperial Palace, which I was unable to see because it was closed for the Gion Matsuri festival. (It also poured down. so I did not even see the grounds). However, the hotel has a regular shuttle bus to the nearby Idemewaga subway station, and then it's only three stops down (250Y) to Shijo subway station, which is the centre of the festival and a main shopping centre. A pleasant but unexpected bonus was an excellent half-hour classical music concert in the atrium on Saturday night. (Also barber shop singing on Sunday, if you care for this).

The concierges are also excellent and one must have given me about an hour explaining (in English) which sites I needed to visit, how I got downtown, and how, when I left, I could take a direct train to Nara from the Idemewaga station. They booked me on the Kyoto 1-day tour with JTB Sunrise, for which they have brochures. In intermittent rain, I visited Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Kitano Tenmangu, had lunch (which is included) at the Kyoto Handicraft Center, where you can buy decent quality souvenirs, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, and Kiyomizu Temple for 11,200Y. A long day and a lot to take in, but well worthwhile, particularly if you are travelling on your own and welcome a chat over lunch or someone to take your photo. The only downside is that they do not pick up from or drop down at Brighton. You have to take a 5-minute cab ride to the ANA Hotel and vv.

If I ever visit Kyoto again, I will not even consider another hotel. I will, however, hope the weather is better.
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Date of stay: July 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Michelle T wrote a review Apr 2014
10 contributions15 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I guess the hotel must have provided itself with the 4.5 star rating. Do NOT be fooled like I was. This hotel is in no way to be considered 4.5 stars. I would give it a three star rating and that would be very generous.

When the other reviewers for this hotel indicate that the restaurants are over priced, they are not lying. For the breakfast buffet, it is approximately $30 USD. It was a very sad item selection for that price. They don't even have miso soup. Instead, they offer some sort of bland vegetable soup for breakfast. The salad bar had crackers as a topping for the salad. That's right, I said crackers. The lychee were previously frozen. The mangos came out of a can. The milk for the stale cereal was warm. You won't be getting served coffee. They leave it out for you to pour for yourself. They have 8-minute hard boiled eggs. I guess someone should tell the chef to cool the eggs with ice water after boiling them so the egg doesn't stick to the inside of the shell. The pineapple is sour. It had a nice bread selection. But is bread the real reason you would choose to eat at a buffet? I can honestly say it was the absolute worst breakfast buffet I have ever seen.

Also, you will rarely ever get greeted by the staff. It's a sad hotel to be at. The location is atrocious. There is nothing within walking distance to eat at. I am fairly certain that anyone who rated this place at more than a three star rating is just doing so out of politeness.

Just think to yourself before u book this place. Why would so many people complain about the bad location and the exorbitant prices for food? Because, it's all true!!! Do yourself a favor, I was tricked into booking this place because it was rated at 4.5 stars. There is no way this place should receive more than 3 stars. Please do yourself a favor and book something by the Kyoto Station or Pontocho. You'll be much happier with those areas.

Once again, the Brighton Hotel is a terrible place to stay on your vacation.
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Date of stay: April 2014Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paradise28235 wrote a review Feb 2006
Menlo Park, CA8 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was booked at the Kyoto Brighton through a travel agent. It was one of two hotels at which I stayed on a two-city-base tour (the other being Tokyo). Like the Tokyo hotel, the Brighton was quite expensive. Unlike the Tokyo hotel, the Brighton was truly worth the expense. The lobby was huge. My room was large. The whole room at my Tokyo hotel could have easily fit in the non-bathroom portion of the room at the Brighton with room to spare. Both the room and bathroom were cleaned regularly. The Brighton had an above average choice of restaurants. Rather than go downtown, which would have been somewhat difficult though not impossible (Taxi fare was not too expensive, and walking would take a half hour), I could either eat at the hotel restaurants for dinner (which I didn't do because of time restraints--aka post-tour languidness), or order room service, which I did do and was excellent and timely. I used the internet services provided by the hotel, and they were excellent. City and local regional tour service was actively promoted by the hotel, and the only downside was the transfer to the ANA hotel, where the tours officially began. Originally going to the hotel by taxi, since the route took me out of downtown, I thought my expectations were going to "go out the window". In retrospect, the location of the hotel is not necessarily an advantage, but this is easily rectified by the overall ambience. In the end, this was a small sacrifice; I might not have easily enjoyed the ambience of a hotel near the train station. It was from Kyoto that I did not only a city tour, but tours of "nearby" Himeji and Hakone. Overall, this was a positive starting point in my second trip to Japan.
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Date of stay: September 2005
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sbendernd wrote a review Jun 2017
San Mateo, California, USA28 contributions186 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While there’s much to be said for being “in the middle of the action”, so to speak, the Kyoto Brighton is certainly not that! Conversely, it sits is a quieter residential area. Which is really not a big deal when you consider that Kyoto is not exactly what you’d label as “urban sprawl” by any stretch of the imagination! LOL

Actually it’s a relatively compact city of approximately 1.5 million residents or thereabouts? Which means that you can probably reach city center from the farthest outreaches of the “metropolis” – from any direction! – by taxi, in about 10-12 minutes? Even much less time from the Kyoto Brighton.

Better still, the Brighton offers free continuous shuttle service from the hotel to the nearest subway station – Karasuma Oike – every 20 minutes from 8:10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. daily. Then you can continue on your own from the subway station, for perhaps 1 or 2 stops, to city center. So anyone who has a desire to be in the heart of the action, don’t despair! LOL Worse case, taxi fare from the hotel to Karasuma Oike is approximately $6 USD equivalent – we paid 680 Yen – so very reasonable!

Other good news, the hotel is literally within 5 minutes walking distance to Imperial Palace and 5 minutes taxi ride to Nijo Castle, two of the area’s main attractions…

We were originally drawn to the Brighton because we place a higher priority on room size as an essential component of overall comfort! And in my extensive research of Kyoto hotels, the Brighton unquestionably provided some of the more spacious rooms in the city. In fact, I was dismayed to discover that the closer a property was to “city center” the room size was oftentimes reduced commensurately. But again, it’s a matter of individual preferences.

The hotel itself? We actually booked a Luxury Corner Room – highly recommended! – with breakfast package included. We were on the 5th floor of 6.

The room’s floor plan was more suite-like in nature – albeit slightly unconventional – but in an appealing sort of way? Specifically, the entry way opened directly into a comfy living room area; complete with sofa / coffee table combination, oval dining table with cushioned chairs, television, fridge and all manner of coffee making facilities! Black tassels hanging from ceiling to floor also added a touch of Japanese elegance and provided practical separation between doorway and living room.

An adjoining hallway – lengthy by hotel room standards! – led directly to the bedroom, which was all the way in back. And had a 2nd T.V. by the way!

In between was a hallway closet, mirrored vanity section, flush toilet (in its own separate tiny room) and a clear glass enclosed bath / shower area. Which afforded full visibility to those utilizing said shower facilities to anyone who happened to be walking down the hallway. YIKES! LOL. Fortunately, two sliding doors – cordoning off living room / hallway and hallway / bedroom – could be used to shut off the entire bath section into its own individual enclave, ensuring privacy for guests who are more shy about such matters!

Best of all, though, there was a very nice balcony – really spacious! – with table / wicker chairs, well suited for outdoor dining, directly accessible from the bedroom. It was further surrounded on 3 sides by well-manicured green plant hedges, assuring additional privacy from outside onlookers.

However, to summarize, I’ll confine my remaining comments to “positive” or “negative” for both our room itself and total property in general.

Room – other positives:
1. Independent temperature control for living room vs. bedroom (really liked this!)
2. GF reports “best ever” provision of complimentary toiletry items, mainly suitable for women…including cleansing oils, face creams, bath salts, hair bands, Q-tips, shower caps, the list goes on.

Room – negative:
1. T.V. only had one English speaking channel! CNN. And then staff had to explain how to eliminate the Japanese “voice over” as the remote was printed with Japanese only wording as well!
2. Fancy automated toilet / bidet was great! But with 19 buttons total – all in Japanese – we couldn’t figure out how to flush! Which was a possibly a bigger reflection on us, perhaps, than the apparatus itself? LOL
3. Bed is a bit on the firm side – which is not necessarily a bad thing? But the rock hard pillows take a bit of time to get used to.

Hotel – positive:
1. Staff is very accommodating and helpful, particularly concierge, who have best command of English. Tip: Seek out Mrs. Jones!
2. Complimentary shuttle service
3. Daily Western breakfast buffet

Hotel – negative:
1. Most staff speak limited English! Even though, big credit for trying really hard.
2. Daily Japanese breakfast (option). Definitely an acquired taste!
3. No gym facilities nor business center!

Hope this helps!
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Date of stay: May 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Go for a Luxury Corner Double Room with breakfast plan included!
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lvetravelling wrote a review Nov 2011
Switzerland118 contributions172 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A classic example of a western style hotel in Japan. The large atrium reception area looks impressive but the service does not match the price. There are a lot of staff just hanging around bowing at anything that moves. Besides this we did sleep well and the breakfast buffet was second to none. However, I would not stay here again for 1 main reason - location. It is near nothing and a shuttle service is required to take you to the nearest subway. Visiting the town, going out to eat etc made very difficult.
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Date of stay: October 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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babytwong821 asked a question Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts72 contributions15 helpful votes
How far is this hotel from Kyoto Station? Walking or by train
Answer from SuQue
New York City, New York175 contributions90 helpful votes
We took a taxi from train station. EasY. They had a sign designating drivers who spoke foreign languages. No line! We also used Google translate. We loved our stay at Hotel Brighton, most guests were Japanese. Concierge made great dinner reservations for us.
Answer from Sue D
Nottingham, United Kingdom91 contributions48 helpful votes
The staff seem to know whether you are staying at the hotel. You wait in the foyer for the bus.
daphrt11 asked a question Jan 2018
Estero, Florida46 contributions4 helpful votes
Where would a tourist park his car?
Answer from Chris J
Coventry, United Kingdom24 contributions25 helpful votes
The hotel has a car park to the rear of the property.
AlP asked a question Dec 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina54 contributions32 helpful votes
How do I get from Osaka Kansai Airport to the hotel? Bus or train available?
Answer from AirsDream
40 contributions31 helpful votes
Yes, first hit the airport Tourist Information Center. They speak English there ... and can get you to the right train pretty quickly. Once at Kyoto station, I always just take a taxi to the hotel. It’s fast and not very expensive. One tip: take along a printout of the hotel’s home page with their name and address in kanji. Or bookmark your Fodor’s with their page to (Fodor’s has the kanji for every destination they review!) Just show it to the taxi driver and you’ll be away in a flash.
wonderland62 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Hillsboro, Oregon86 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be ultra polite, come in off-season, and the receptionist might give you an upgrade!"
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srinisuja wrote a tip Jun 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a rom overlooking the front."
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Peter S wrote a tip Jun 2019
Amersham, United Kingdom995 contributions164 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The fourth floor has good views to the mountains."
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JoannaMoss wrote a tip Feb 2019
Mandurah, Australia69 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"pretty pricey for the stop it was in"
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Han-Lin L wrote a tip Jul 2018
Kenmore, Washington24 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Asking for room on higher levels for viewing the hotel surroundings."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Goo Shrine (0.2 miles), Hamaguri Gomon Gate (0.2 miles), and Kyotofucho Kyuhonkan (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include à la Chalamont, Toraya Ichijo, and Daigen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kyoto Brighton Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto Brighton Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (4.1 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.6 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (2.7 miles).
Is Kyoto Brighton Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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