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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Yes it is true - the bed in room 932 has to be 8 feet wide! However, this is around about the same size as the room itself. So it is challenging to find space for your suitcase. Otherwise the hotel is in a good location and the breakfast buffet is pretty good too.

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is very busy but the staff were very helpful and friendly. It is well placed for some sights and there are lots of shops and restaurants around. Across the road is the entrance to "Zest" an underground shopping arcade that then leads on to the covered streets so if it is raining you can walk a very long...

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Billericay
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms are small. Double glazing in effective at keeping noise out. Breakfast best described as a works canteen or motorway service station. dishes constantly running out and staff slow to replenish. Breakfast uninspiring. But the location is perhaps the best location in Kyoto to visit all the sights.

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Hokitika, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in total with a break in between. The staff are excellent as is the breakfast. The main problem is the size of the bedrooms although clean and modern they are very small - our second room my wife could not get out on her side of the bed. The hotel is well situated near...

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear pburgess2016, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you enjoyed the service from our staff and breakfast. As you may have noticed we are located in a very exciting area of Kyoto and within walking distance of so many of Kyoto’s main attractions and only one block away from the...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about the hotel is its location. Its close to the metro & bus lines as well as being close to a Tourist Information Centre, restaturants, bars and shopping areas. The hotel gets a lot of tour groups so be prepared to wait in line. The bar is quite nice and made a nice fish n chips for...

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear anil d, Dear anil d, Thank you for your comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you enjoyed our location. Thank you also for mentioning that you liked our bar. We deeply apologize that you found our rooms cramped. We wish that we had known this at the time you were with us for...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this large hotel is it's location, near to the centre of Kyoto and not far away from the main train stations. The staff were pleasant and helpful, as well, although the breakfast choice was not very extensive. However, the cost was to my mind exorbitant for the very small rooms and bathroom - 24,000 yen, or...

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Robin, Thank you for your comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our location but that you were disappointed with the price you had to pay. Sakura is an expensive time of year to visit Kyoto. It is after all a unique sight. There are seasons when you seem to...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is well situated a short bus, train or taxi ride from the main station. Hotel staff were helpful and showed us how to navigate the buses. There are several stops opposite/outside and for 230 yen one way, you can get to most major attractions without much ado. Breakfast was a varied and tasty buffet. Great coffee. Laundry available....

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mari M, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you enjoyed our location . We also happy to read that you found our staff helpful. As you may have noticed we are located in a very exciting area of Kyoto and within walking distance of so many of Kyoto’s main...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel itself is located next to a number of bus stops and train stations so you won't have any problems navigating Kyoto. You can buy an all day bus ticket in the lobby and the staff have a bus map with how to get to all the key locations. The hotel itself has a wonderful lobby and the rooms are...

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Centi23, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location. I am happy to read that you found our staff lovely. We are indeed located within walking distance of so many of Kyoto’s main attractions and only one block away from the river and only minutes away...

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather small room and bathroom. Nice personell in the reception and good breakfast. We appreciated the nice laundry facilities The Location is very good with many places of interest within walking distance

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear DanochEva, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at our hotel. We are thankful that you appreciated our location. We are glad to read you liked our staff and breakfast. We are indeed located within walking distance of so many of Kyoto’s main attractions and only one block away from the river and only minutes away...

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was located in a great position, about 15 minutes walk to the Gion district. We didn't try the restaurant at the hotel as there are plenty of shops nearby to grab a cheap lunch or dinner (Japanese or Western style). The staff at the front desk were helpful in trying to pinpoint a couple of private locations for...

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IshinWest J, Manager at Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Felicity, Thank you for your generous comments about your stay at our hotel. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and service from our staff You may have noticed that we are located in a very exciting area with easy access to all means of transportation, great shopping and exciting places like Nishiki market. Perhaps when you...

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Staying in City Center

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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Additional Information about Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa

Address: Sanjyo Agaru Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8005, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $154 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 443
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Kyoto Royal Hotel Kyoto
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#30 Family Hotel in Kyoto
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“All rooms appear to be small but try and get one on the south side.”
AlanNowill, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room at the high(est) floor and face the mountain and river.”
lanxg, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Open the windows for cool air during winter else the room gets too hot”
shopaholicpp, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for non smoking room”
lds111, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms were sunny, as we have chosen them to face the street and close to the elevators. Slightly more expensive but worth it.”
nicolaosl, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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