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Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
Ranked #20 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2009

The Nikko Princess made our visit to Kyoto even better than expected. We were treated to an exceptional standard of service that is not matched at many 5-star hotels. Perhaps because it is smaller than some of the big name hotels in Japan, the staff knew our name very quickly and gave us only the best advice and service.
Special thanks go to the delightful concierge who treated us as though we were royalty at the Ritz in Paris. We wanted to get tickets to a performance of the Bunraku puppet theatre of Japan. Not only did she get us excellent seats, she went to the box office while we were touring the city and had the tickets for us when we returned.
The restaurants are excellent and diverse, the hotel's location is perfect for walkers, and the room amenities are just right for adventurous travelers.
If you choose the Nikko, ask for a room with a view of the city. They a tiny bit more expensive but well worth the extra room and the view.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank isajk
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Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2008

Great hotel, very large comfortable rooms and fabulous bathroom.

Great breakfast buffet and very helpful staff.

However the location is indeed a bit out of it (three blocks fromthe hustle and bustle, on a narrow side street).

  • Liked — The large bathrooms
  • Disliked — The location
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Capucine7
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2008

We stayed here as part of a tour of Japan. The Nikko is pretty huge and rambling, but the rooms are spacious - particularly for a lone traveller, with comfortable beds and a truly magnificent bathroom - with comprehensive wet room and bath.

Only downer (admittedly not a great one) was the poor selection of dishes available at the buffet in the evening - we tried it the first night, being tired after travelling most of the day and decided not to bother again. You do get some fresh cooked dishes as part of the meal, but the main options are rather lacking in variety.

The selection is better, however, in the mornings for breakfast.

Great staff, except for one unfriendly chap on the reception desk who seemed to have got out of bed the wrong side. Mostly the front of house team were friendly, helpful and prepared to 'go the extra mile' - even if we weren't expecting them to.

A great stay - though I think the one thing that really made me not want to leave was probably that bathroom!

  • Liked — The staff and the bathroom
  • Disliked — Only the Evening buffet
  • Stayed April 2008
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3 Thank Chakas_Mum
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2008

The negatives: the location is a bit out of it, there is usually only one staff member on that speaks english, the entire hotel is very dated, the rooms are a bit scruffy and the restaurant (incl breakfast) is pretty ordinary.

The positives: the staff are always friendly, taxis are plentiful.

It's not that it's really bad, it's just not very good. We came straight from the beautiful Marriott Associa Nagoya and this was like going back down several notches. Couldn't really recommend it.

Stayed July 2007
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Property: Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
Address: 630 Takahashicho Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8096, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#8 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#12 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel nikko princess kyoto is located in the heart of Kyoto City, close to major subways, private trains and major banks. The city's business and shopping centers are just around the corner, and major sightseeing areas are only a short distance away, including the Nishiki food market, Bukko-ji Temple and other traditional small shops and buildings. Additionally, you can find many historical aspects of Kyoto to enjoy within walking distance of the hotel. Our 216 guest rooms are very comfortable and equipped with all the modern conveniences you could expect. We proudly offer our excellent service and Kyoto's warm hospitality to all of our guests. We welcome you to stay at the hotel nikko princess kyoto and enjoy a wonderful time in Kyoto. ... more   less 
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