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“Relatively large rooms, very good location and excellent service”
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Kyoto Hotel Okura
Ranked #24 of 374 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel was a welcome change from the usual. The entry atrium is large and airy. The lobby has a pleasant ambiance and the cafe is a nice place to have tea. The check in process was fast and efficient, the concierge and guest relations staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly.

The hotel room is quite large for Japanese standards. There are multiple sockets that will accept foreign plugs. A nespresso machine is provided.

The hotel is located in a very good area, near tea shops, the Gion district, as well as being right on top of a metro station.

On several occasions I walked from the hotel a few hundred meters to enjoy walking on the banks of Kamo river or along the little alleyways of the Shirakawa canal. There are always plenty of taxis in front of the hotel should you wish to go somewhere further removed.

The Chippendale bar was very pleasant as well, with a very good selection of Japanese whiskys and single malts. Smoker friendly .

All in all, a satisfying stay and I think both business and leisure travellers will not be disappointed if they choose to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Hotel Ocura is well located just on the fringe of the shopping district. It has an upmarket feel to it and is well appointed. The staff are particularly helpful. The concierge was always able to recomend and book an appropriate restaurant that fitted the budget I gave.
The room was well presented with twin 3/4 size beds and a nice bathroom. There was individual room air conditioning control, but only an ethernet connection not wifi, however work is currently being undertaken to install wifi in every room.
The buffet breakfast is expensive, but the view from the dining room is excellent.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I stayed here for a night while in the area and it was perfect. As with most of the high end hotels in Japan, service was outstanding and everyone makes you feel like a rockstar.

As others have noted, its well located and has reasonably large rooms. The internet is wired, so no chance to use my ipad. Room and bathroom are tastefully done and appointed.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

I had little time in Kyoto, and this hotel was great. Typical tiny single room (it's Japan!), but great service, and location: subway stop is literally in the basement of the hotel, and a whole slew of bus stops right across the street. Plus walking distance to Nishiki Market.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

I tried booking directly with Kyoto Okura but nothing was available on their end. I finally found one (only) deal on Hotels.com and booked a superior twin room through their website. The room I had was huge and fairly well equipped. Free Internet in the room but no wifi. Big bathroom with a bathtub plus a shower although I was surprised to find body lotion was not included in rge

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is a high-end hotel, but worth the money. Our room was large, as was our very modern bathroom. Service was excellent. Location is great -- above a subway station, and on a street with several useful bus lines. Restaurants are expensive and you can do better outside -- it's a five minute walk to the charming Pontocho district.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a high floor facing east. All the rooms have views, but the old part of the city...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is an older hotel but is well maintained and centrally located. As expected of a hotel of this caliber, the service is wonderful and attentive. The rooms are big by Japan standard but have no wifi.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Kyoto Hotel Okura

Address: Kawara-machi Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8558, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#4 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#9 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range: $173 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kyoto Hotel Okura 4.5*
Number of rooms: 322
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seventeen-story Hotel with impressive lobby of European architecture reminiscent of the 1920s. ... more   less 
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