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Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto
Ranked #15 of 406 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Kyoto was our second stop while exploring Japan.

We were in awe of the modern and clean architecture of the hotel.
The room was small (did not bother us-family with a 4 year old) but tastefully decorated, the toilet was spotless.

We were given 2 twin beds that were pushed together but it was nevertheless very comfortable.

We liked that there was fresh pajamas laid out for us daily when we got back from a day of exploring the city.

We loved our breakfast at Starbucks overlooking the river.

The check in was fast and they provided my little girl with bedroom slippers upon check in.

There is a great sushi place that we would recommend, turn right when u exit the hotel and cross the street, it is next to the tour agency. They serve fresh and reasonably priced sushi.

The nearest train station was about 7-10 mins walk.

Overall this was the best hotel that we stayed in while in Japan.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

The location of the hotel is perfect - everything is at hand - shopping area, bus stops, metro station,some restaurants and bars. There is a fitness centre there but I don't think it is so important because there is so much to see in Kyoto that it seems a litlle strange to spend the time iplaying sports there. Sleeping facilities are very good and the windows OPENS! The staff is very friendly and helpfull. They are really good.

Room Tip: Book a non-smoking room in advence, they are not many of them in the hotel
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

The best thing about this hotel is the location along Sanjo-dori (third street) and practically next to the Kamo river, surrounded by many eateries and shops, and within walking distance of several attractions including Gion district, Nishiki market and Pontocho lane next to the river where you can find many restaurants. It is however a fair 12-15 minute walk to the nearest north-south subway line station. The only better hotel locations I can think of in Kyoto (having been there several times) is along Shijo-dori (4th street) between the Shijo subway station/Hankyu-Karasuma railway station intersection and the Kamo River; or a hotel within walking distance of the Kyoto central station for the trains to Nara, Osaka, Arashiyama and Kansai airport. I was there during peak autumn and the scenery was breathtaking, even better than during the cherry blossom period.
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The hotel looks new, with an impressive lobby and bar area. I had a small double room which is good enough for a single person, very clean and comfortable, with air purifier but no view. It's very quiet even though it's on the second floor and next to the lift. No mineral water is provided in the room. For the price I paid, it was very good value for a 4-star hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

The location is great, near to shopping districts and bus stops. We had the three beded room, it makes the room a bit tight with our luggages, but still fine...
Convenient is the word I can describe... there are many restaurants : fast food (Burger King is just opposite the hotel), bakery (hotel downstair), pharmacy (opposite the hotel), family mart (walking distance) and many more!
The service was good, we would not hesitate to recommend it and hope to stay again for our next visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

I chose this one based on the reviews and how it was centrally located. This place is surrounded by shops and restaurants and about a 15 min walk to the Gion district. The hotel itself was very nice and modern looking and wasn't even that small for US standards. It is a bit pricey, but the atmosphere and location of the Royal Park Hotel merit the extra cost.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 November 2012 via mobile

The hotel is centrally located and a few minute walk from the subway station and bus stops which service all the local attractions. The staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgable.

Wifi is quick and free and breakfast buffet has a very good selection.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed 23 November 2012 via mobile

We weren't expecting a palatial room but when we realised there wasn't even enough space to put both our bags on the floor at the same time we were a tad surprised. Great location which does partly compensate for the cramped living conditions. Make sure you specify non-smoking when you book otherwise you might find they've run out of doubles.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Address: Higashiiru Kawaramachi Sanjodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8004, Kyoto Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 406 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range: $112 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto 3*
Number of rooms: 172
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