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Portsmouth, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure of the star rating but for me its definitely a 2/3 *. Our room 439 and others were similar was very small. Nowhere to put the two large cases we had and also no drawers at all. There was a small hanging space near the door but the lighting there was very poor. We did have a sofa... More 

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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for a couple of days whilst on business in Kyoto. The hotel is a fairly standard Japanese business-style hotel, with small to mid sized rooms and the ubiquitous moulded plastic bathrooms. I thought that compared with some business hotels that I've used in Japan, the hotel felt quite dated; the rooms were a bit worn... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal location, a quiet area across from the Imperial Garden and a short walk to the subway, also walking distance to Doshisha University. Cultural landmarks all around (e.g., birthplace of the great 9th century statesman Michizane.) Friendly, helpful, multinational staff (Japan, Syria, Myanmar, Nepal, etc.). Library. Communal kitchen. Very quiet. The building could use some cosmetic renovations, the lobby furniture... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel on walking distance from the imperial palace and subway. Good breakfast. The hotelrooms have each own wifi. The rent you bikes if needed. The hotel could use a facelift as specially the rooms.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is excellent. This hotel is literally right beside the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Also, just two blocks to public transport and (longer) walking distance to many attractions. The only suggestion I would have is that they should have air purifiers in every room like the APA hotel chain does (as the allergens in Japan are difficult for some people).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I stayed at the Palace Side Hotel for 7 days from July 31st through August 6th and I had a wonderful time. First, the location is simply great. Facing the Imperial Palace gardens, not far from the center, close to the subway , what do you expect? Second, the staff are extremely nice and welcoming. They speak fluent English and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We had 5 nights at this Hotel, three in a double room booked by ourselves and then a further two in a twin as part of a tour group. The hotel is well established and located just across the road from the Imperial Palace & grounds. Its also a few minutes walk from the nearest subway station and only two... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I stayed here with a friend for 5 days. It’s a nice hotel. The room is comparable in size to your typical American/European hotel. There is nothing spectacular about the room. On the other hand, if you just want a nice clean room, then this will fit the bill. There is a restaurant in the hotel. Didn’t eat there so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Palace side hotel is located opposite the gardens which surround the old imperial palace. There are many walking tracks through the gardens, some of which lead up to the walls of the old palace. The hotel has well appointed rooms and well equipped laundry. hotel restaurant serves mostly traditional Japanese breakfast with western style available on request. Reception staff... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We (family of 3, two middle aged parents with adult daughter) stayed at Palace Side Hotel for 4 nights starting May 29. We rented a twin and a single room. Both rooms were good size (even by US standards) with the view of the Palace park; Air-conditioning worked fine, bathrooms were clean, windows opened easily, all the amenities that one... More 

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Staying in Nishijin District

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Palace Side Hotel

Address: 380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $71 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palace Side Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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