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Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the third time I stayed at Nikko Princess Kyoto. The location is amazing and the staff is attentive. And the bar is great. The woman bartender makes incredible cocktails! However, this time I have one minor complaint regarding the check in process. My family and I were scheduled to stay for four nights altogether with one night away...

1Thank 李 維
Boston US
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the low point of our three week Japan trip The hotel feels tired and the decor stuck in the 80s. We expected more from a Nikko hotel. Definitely geared toward domestic travelers, as few of the staff spoke enough conversational English to be helpful in most matters. Their restaurant recommendation was abysmal and our one in-hotel meal was terrible....

1Thank azieloo
Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here two nights as part of a group tour. On entering the original allocated room (808) it stank very strongly of cigarettes so I went back to front desk for a replacement. Was then allocated 1007 which was a very well sized twin room on a corner with duel aspect windows. Large bathroom with separate wet room including bath...

1Thank PeterHillsLewes
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant hotel, but expensive food in restaurant and bar. Breakfast very busy with the cooked food cold 20 minute walk from the centre of Kyoto but also has lots of shops round the corner We had a bar meal as stuck for time one night which was horrendously expensive and they allow smoking so quite smelly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

spacious and comfortable room. the usual hi tech toilets. staff friendly and helpful .very good breakfast. not particularly close to subway systems but taxis always available. deceptively big city. longish walk to Gion area but other restaurant areas within a few blocks.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only booked this hotel back in January as ever one I liked was booked out due to cherry blossom time . I paid a premium to stay in a 3 star hotel at 5 star prices . When we arrived they gave me a room where the air con did not adjust . Several people bought in portable air...

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Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The hotel is very well located; not to far from JR station but in a very quiet street. The rooms are good sized with excellent beds. Leave the hotel turn to the left and you can walk along the stream and in the old town. But you are also very close to the shopping area where you have no trouble...

1Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I was on this hotel for one night du to train delay. And I need to go early next morning. But the experience I had in the short time I was here was very nice room. And the room was big. We had high service level in the short time we were here

1Thank Tinglev
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Good sized rooms, helpful staff, well located hotel. Would recommend for stays in Kyoto. Rooms well equipped with lovely large bathroom. A big hotel but with all the charm of a smaller boutique Japanese hotel.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff in the lobby and at reception. Seemed very keen to please. Our room was very large and the western beds soft and comfortable. The hotel is located in a quiet street within easy walking distance of the markets and main shopping area. Many convenience stores and restaurants close by. It felt safe walking in the...

1Thank Lynne A

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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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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Address: 630 Takahashicho Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8096, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $206 - $2,864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 216
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Also Known As:
Nikko Princess Kyoto
Kyoto Nikko Princess Hotel
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#8 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#12 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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