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The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the modern japanese decor and exquisite architecture that perfectly blends with the environment, to the i borderly insane attention to detail, this clearly has to qualify as one of the best hotels in the world. Perfectly located, with a beautiful view of the river and the sorrounding mountains. Our suite included our own japanese butler that made everything feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel as you would expect for this price point is elegant and very comfortable. But be aware that if booking the standard room without a specific view such as river, you may end up with your window facing directly into a school just across the street. We were so shocked. Never in a hotel for almost $1,000/night have we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ritz in Kyoto was pretty much I expected. But it failed to wow me. The hotel itself is beautiful and centrally located. Our room is spacious and nicely decorated. I especially loved the bonsai! The bed was really comfortable. All the amenities were luxurious, with gold soap, real hair brush and tea machine being the highlights. I do however... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At USD 1000 per night and up, you expect a lot from Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, and, for the most part, it delivers. Well located on the banks of the Kamogawa, its about a 15 minute (1,500-2,000 yen) taxi ride from the JR Kyoto station. You can easily walk into the main shopping area of Kyoto in 5-10 minutes, and it's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a river view room and were rewarded with a scrap book window view of the river. The staff were sincerely glad to assist us in any way they could and greatly exceeded our expectations. The breakfast included in our package was a wonderful way to start each day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at the Ritz Carlton and thought it was great in every sense ie location, style, staff, lap pool and food. The staff could not have been more helpful especially the two chefs and two young ladies that served us the the specialist Japanese restaurants downstairs. It's not cheap but worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a new hotel and it is visually stunning with beautiful rooms and nice views on the river side with poster windows. The spa area with its pool and saunas was done really nicely. Front desk service was very friendly and accommodating. There are some real issues here that require attention and that don't make sense, given the substantial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Ritz Kyoto in May 2015 and can't say enough about this elegant, beautiful hotel and the property on the river. It may be the best hotel I've ever stayed at. The room was overlooking the river with a small balcony, in the evening a musician played a traditional instrument along the river banks and the beautiful sounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely Superb stay at the Ritz Carlton in Kyoto! The hotel is beautiful, the location fantastic and the staff just make the place so perfect. We were a big group of 12, however the staff were always so helpful is organizing whatever we requested for. It truly was a magical place, we enjoyed every minute of being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From top to bottom, a near-perfect experience. As other reviewers have noted, The property is beautiful, and the rooms are phenomenal. For us, the staff made our experience truly special -- from the outstanding team at the concierge desk, who helped us plan our time in Kyoto and followed up with us after each experience, to the thoughtful front office... 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opened in February 2014 as the first luxury urban resort in Japan, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto sits serenely on the banks of the Kamogawa river, with sweeping views of the famous Higashiyama mountains. The resort features 134 guest rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and four different types of banquet rooms ranging from corporate dinners, to meetings, exhibitions and private events. The resort also boasts a unique partnership with Pierre Hermé Paris, creator of Haute Pàtisserie, showcasing popular creations and introducing an exclusive range of signature desserts. Blending the centuries old traditions and rich culture of Japan's ancient capital with modern luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto brings to life the cultural heart of Japan. The hotel is in close proximity to Kyoto's popular downtown areas including Gion, Pontocho and the city's retail and entertainment district. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Address: Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku | Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0902, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $696 - $1,923 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto 5*
Number of rooms: 134
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