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“Perfect business hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
Ranked #20 of 347 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Prague
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111 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Perfect business hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

I would recommend the hotel to any business traveler. Nice spacious room, excellent bathroom with features to remember, good breakfast, friendly staff. The location is not exactely central but still in walking distance to the downtown area. The only downturn of my stay was the check out: while trying to pay my credit cards were not recognised and I noticed that some other European travelers had the same problem. It is worth to pay a day in advance as the check out turned out longer and more compliated than expected.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank show112
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

The hotel was close to Shijo Subway Station which is an excellent 'jumping on' place for travel to the sites!
The hotel room was much larger than expected with a wonderful HUGE shower & bathroom complete with all the amenities! (robes, slippers, razors, brushes, combs, etc.!) We were at the end of a hallway and it was VERY quiet for a good night's rest. The staff was really great. I needed to make reservations for a cultural center that offers classes in traditional Japanese crafts. The guide book said no one spoke English at the center so the staff handled all my questions, made the proper reservations, and even printed out a map so I could take the subway!
The lobby has a lovely decor; a wedding even took place on the steps one afternoon.
Their hotel restaurant offered some non-Japanese dishes for those needing a chop-stick break and the staff tried really hard to make sure you had a nice meal.
The only thing I was surprised they didn't have was a safe in the room. However you could use the hotel safe if you so desired. Also the wi-fi was a fizzle but we got it to work in the lobby, even so it was an amazing place to stay - perfect location, great helpful staff, clean and large room! Perfect!

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

We were lucky enough to pick the NPH for our 12 day stay in Kyoto. The staff was helpful and friendly at all hours of the day or night! The room was clean and spacious, the bathroom was large and luxurious. The location of the hotel, near the Nishiki market, Daimaru Depato store, drug store and convenience stores was a real plus. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank isajk
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 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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