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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was not our priority in this wonderful Royal Japanese city, as we had a huge todo list on our agenda. All what we wanted was to have a central headquarter to rest and regenerate, because the 3 days seemed not long enough, what we wanted to see. Even though Tokyo had surprised us, with all the interesting places... More 

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Karl, Thank you for your comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location but disappointed to read that you found your room small and dated. We wish that we had known this while you were staying with so that we could have offered you better accommodations. Since you were travelling has... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at this 3 star hotel nicely situated in Kyoto. Very helpful staff. Nice modern decor. Love the rotund manikins that greets you at the entrance. Nice bar. Plenty of nearby shopping, bars and restaurants.

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jay, Thank you for your generous comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and service from our staff. Thank you also for mentioning that our hotel has nice modern decor. You may also want to try our Kotoran spa and enjoy one of it’s relaxing treatments. Again we thank you... More 

Yunlin, Taiwan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel by coincidence while surfing all the hotels in Kyoto and it's really friendly for visitors from other countries because the staffs are at least good at speaking English. The location is nearby Shijo and people who love shopping will definitely love it

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ushan8178, Thank you for your generous comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and service from our staff You may have noticed that we are located in a very exciting area with easy access to all means of transportation, great shopping and exciting places like Nishiki market. Perhaps when you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Taxis were easy to access. Buses and trains close to hotel. Concierge was very helpful in assisting with using public restaurant. Within walking distance to wonderful restaurants. A seven eleven store across the road with an atm.

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 56amethyst10, Thank you for your generous comment concerning your recent stay. We are happy to hear that you liked the location. Thank you also for mentioning that you like the service from our staff. You may have noticed that we are located in a very exciting area with easy access to all means of transportation, great shopping and exciting... More 

Long Island, New York
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a good, reasonably priced restaurant, and thanks to its location next to the Roman Catholic cathedral, can serve as a base for anyone who feels the need to attend church services here in Kyoto (held in Japanese, English, & Spanish). The rooms seem a little small, so if you are a couple or family, request a large... More 

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Rowen35n, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that we are next to the Catholic church and many guests visit there. Thank you for mentioning that you like our restaurant. As you may have noticed we are located in a very exciting area of Kyoto and within walking distance of so... More 

Toronto, Canada
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83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights during our visit to Kyoto, Japan. The location of the hotel is great. Shopping, restaurants and transit all within reach by foot. One of the best sushi (sushi train) restaurants we went to in Japan was across the street from this property. Literally on the corner across the street on the left hand side. Metro... More 

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear CanJAD, Thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you enjoyed our location. Thank you also for mentioning that you found our staff to be helpful. As you may have noticed we are located in a very exciting area of Kyoto and within walking distance of so many of Kyoto’s... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and clean. Big room in comparison to others stayed in in Japan. Great choice of breakfast menu. Only one English speaking TV channel. Staff were polite and spoke reasonable English. Very close to shopping. 10 Min taxi ride to Kyoto railway station.

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you enjoyed our location and comfort of your room. Thank you also for mentioning that you enjoyed the service from our staff. As you may have noticed we are located in a very exciting area of Kyoto and within walking distance of so... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great experience at the hotel. The rooms were great, clean and decently updated. The location is perfect, within walking distance of Gion and close to the more modern part of town. The service was excellent. I would definitely come back and stay here again

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Hoya2008, Thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you enjoyed our location and comfort of your room. As you may have noticed we are located in a very exciting area of Kyoto and within walking distance of so many of Kyoto’s main attractions and only one block away from... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel entrance, lobby and name perhaps enticed me to think of a slightly grander place room-wise. The location was close to shops, the market and restaurants. I found the bed to be terribly hard and had an interrupted sleep due to other guests moving through the hotel at night. The bathroom was smallish and could do with a make... More 

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lizada, Thank you for your comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location. We apologize for the fact that you seem to have found your bed hard. We are disappointed that this was not brought to our attention, for we would have liked to find you another option. We do apologize... More 

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Staying in City Center

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

Address: Sanjyo Agaru Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8005, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $105 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 398
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Also Known As:
Kyoto Royal Hotel Kyoto
Kyoto Royal Hotel And Spa
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#30 Family Hotel in Kyoto
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