My family and I were very well looked after having stayed in adjoining rooms that over looked Kyoto. The staff were predominantly caring and friendly and the services were very good.
Room - two rooms is big, and in our case it felt very big. They were well fitted out and provided a view of the city. Ours was on the corner of the building so we got to see the tops of several shrines.
Facilities - the gym, pool, gardens, walks nearby, bikes, restaurants and bars make the Westin a very well kitted out hotel. Its The hotel is massive, well over 500 rooms, so finding your room can be a bit of an ordeal as you walk a complex array of corridors. And there is absolutely plenty of things to keep you entertained within the hotel.
Location - pretty close to Gion. They run shuttle bus services throughout the day which is great. The hotel is nestled into the hills so you get fantastic views and also short nature walks directly from the building.
Atmosphere - epic hotels rarely have an amazing atmosphere, this is no exception. ITs highly professional and competent.
Service - very good, at times stuffy. Using the pool for example my kids could not jump, dive, splash, yell and had to wear a swim cap...too much. At the bar early one eveing we were denied entry with kids - eventually (perhaps to the expression on my face) we were let in.
Kids - Westin Miyako is in many ways awesome for kids and in others not. At times they are jsut way to stuffy and old world in their view of children ("children can be seen but not heard: mentality). The pool area could have been so much more fun.
Value - its far from cheap, very far from cheap.
Go Again - when I stay in Kyoto next time I will try something new for interests sake. This is a very fine hotel
Best - facilities and rooms
Worst - price, stuff attitude to kids in some places
Its hard to go wrong staying at a Westin and this is no exception
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- Western-style 11-story Hotel located amid Japanese gardens, 5 miles from train station & 31 miles from Kansai Int'l Airport. ... more less
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