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“Not exactly grand; very expensive Internet” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
Ranked #48 of 361 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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301 reviews
201 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Not exactly grand; very expensive Internet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Stayed 2 nights, booked by travel agent. Not centrally located. Nice park around hotel, good for running.
Worst flaw is the lack of WiFi in room (it is available in the lobby free of charge). Wired Internet in room is very expensive (1000 yen per 24 hours). Room and bathroom reasonably spacious although decor is quite dated. Usual amenities, except for no safe.
The hotel runs a "green cleaning program" that awards the guest 500 yen to spend in the gift shop for agreeing to forgo room cleaning. The problem is that all items in the gift shop are labeled in Japanese only and the staff does not speak English.
Good breakfast.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Yackandandah, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

reasonable walk from the station ..beautiful surrounds..great rooms ...great staff and service..my only complaint was for the price breakfast should have been included...I would recommend it as great place to stay but either be prepared to take your own breakfast provisions or save up the $50 AUS for 2 for breakfast....nearest shop about 1.5 km.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank johnad294
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Melbourne
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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here as part of a tour, ate in the dining room one day & conference room the other, of the two the dining room was better but I have no complaints about the conference room. The food was good & plenty of it, the bedrooms comfortable and quite roomy. As we were on a tour bus it did not matter that the hotel was not central

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank veedee36
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相模原市, 神奈川県
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

the hotel is not central area of kyoto.more close to OHARA.Anyway,you can take a subway front of the hotel.yes,you can go anywhere of kyoto!
nice,clean,green hotel.you can enjoy various restaurants,french,chinese,buffe and sure Japanese as well.
there's no so many restaurant.you could find some cafe,convinience store.
so,the hotel is good for relaxing!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank anne1004
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a little ways away from the busyness of Kyoto. It's very quite, and the rooms comfortable with an excellent view. The staff is friendly and most speak excellent English. There are two separate twin beds with very firm mattresses and very soft pillows. The breakfast is expensive but you do have both Western and Japanese options.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jeanine l
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Rooms small, no wifi in rooms, bathroom in need of modernisation. Apart from that hotel is clean and convenient for a stopover. We stayed as part of a tour, which meant we were served breakfast in a conference-room.. Not particularly what I looked for and the breakfast itself was sub standard for a good hotel. That said, I can't comment on the breakfast for 'normal' hotel-goers which are not part of a tour.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

The location is although little distant from the downtown, but very green which makes the hotel just a good resort for a short time. Access is good - can get by metro and taxi;

Rooms are big with good facilities and remarkably good amenities inside, views are green and bright.

The hotel is a little bit "old school" and smells like eighties, but to be honest this is what I enjoyed there. Everything is made very well and even being a little old does not feel dirty or anything else. It is "vintage" now.

What I wanted to improve is the internet in the room. No Wi-Fi in rooms, only in the lobby. That was a little bit disappointing.

Breakfast is decent, the choice is although not the widest I've seen but quality and taste is over expectations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
Address: Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku | Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8505, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#16 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#29 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 309
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The unique, curved form of the Kyoto Takaragaike Prince Hotel blends harmoniously with the surrounding beauty of the Kyoto Mountains. Reflecting the creative genius of famed architect Togo Murano, the hotel offers spacious accommodations to both international and domestic guests in an atmosphere of total relaxation. This rustic resort features an authentic Sukiya-style teahouse in a sculptured Japanese garden, reflecting the very essence of Kyoto elegance. It is perfect for entertaining clients and holding special meetings.With its abundance of hills, trees and rivers, fall is the best season to visit the Kyoto Takaragaike Prince. Plan early. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Kyoto
Prince Hotel Kinki
Kyoto Prince Hotel

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