Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

 4 stars
1Taimatsucho,Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8237  show mapSave
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4
out of 5
Excellent
Based on  88 reviews
The rooms are huge by Japanese standards especially considering the location in Kyoto, coffee table made a comfortable place to have a cup of tea and the front desk not particularly friendly or helpful.
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Editorial review:

Although somewhat dated – and too busy for some people’s taste – Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto offers a revolving rooftop restaurant. The hotel comes with all the modern amenities expected of a first-class hotel. The location is convenient to Kyoto Station but a bit distant from the Higashiyama sightseeing district.

Overview

Situated in a vibrant area, in the historical centre of the city, this four-star international class hotel is a delightful blend of the ancient and modern worlds close to Nishihonganji Temple, Kyoto Tower, Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto International Congress Hall.

Built in 1969 and decorated in a mixture of Japanese and Western design motifs, the Rihga Royal hotel is perfect for travelers that search for brash luxury in a prime city location. The property boasts its exotic Japanese Zen garden, an indoor swimming pool, a full service health spa, a sauna, magnificent ballrooms and modern conference halls with high speed internet access.

The hotel has 484 spacious guestrooms adorned with soft colors of tranquil Eastern theme. Their tasteful interior decor makes leisure travelers feel at home and offers them relaxed ambiance and unforgettable impressions while business guests will find here contemporary office furniture, high-tech equipment and wireless internet access.

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto’s on-site restaurants and bars with panoramic views of the thousand year old ancient capital of Japan offer their visitors Japanese, Teppanyaki, Chinese, Western and European cuisine in a picturesque atmosphere.

The hotel is only 500m from Kyoto Train Station terminal and about 100km from Kansai International Airport.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   484.

hotel Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Kyoto location

Distance to:

  • City Center - 2.0km
  • Airport Itami - 37.1km
  • Train Station: Kyoto Railway Station - 1.8km, Nishioji Station - 2.6km

Rooms

All 484 guestrooms are divided into standard double rooms with double beds, standard twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe queen rooms with queen-size beds, superior twin rooms with twin beds, junior twin suites with twin beds, king suites with king-size beds and twin suites with twin beds. Every guestroom features air conditioning and heating, elegant furniture, a balcony or a terrace, a kitchenette, bathrobes, a coffee and a tea-maker, complimentary bottled water, daily newspapers, a DVD and a CD player, a fan, a safety deposit box, an ironing board, a mini-bar, a private pool, a refrigerator and satellite or cable TV. A continental breakfast is included with your booking. All children under the age of three may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Babysitting facilities are available on site.

Dining options

The hotel offers its visitors a great choice of 11 restaurants and bars serving traditional local and international cuisine.

Corbeille restaurant is a casual all-day dining property ideal for every occasion and serving a vast variety of dishes from a light snack to a full meal. It is one of two restaurants which offer breakfast. Breakfast buffet included with your booking is served daily from 6.30am till 10am. Lunch and dinner are served from 11am to 11pm.

Tankuma restaurant offers traditional Japanese cuisine including sophisticated sushi with seasonal ingredients and local vegetables. It is the second restaurant which serves breakfast. It is open to visitors from 6.30am till 10.30pm.

The Revolving Restaurant Kyoto offers lunch and dinner serving traditional local and European specialties. It is open for lunch daily from 11.30am till 2.30pm and for dinner from 5pm till 9.30pm. In the evening the restaurants transforms into the bar which invites visitors from 9.30pm till 11pm.

Gourmand Tachibana restaurant welcomes the guests for lunch daily from 11.30am till 2.30pm and for dinner from 5pm till 9.30pm. It offers French cuisine in Kaiseki style.

Royal Ryuho is a typical Chinese Restaurant serving the authentic Cantonese cuisine in the luxurious atmosphere. It is open for lunch daily from 11.30am till 2.30pm and for dinner from 5pm to 9.30pm.

The Antica Perosa restaurant offers an excellent blend of international cuisine and typical local dishes. It organizes banquets and cocktail parties for up to 300 persons. The restaurant is open to guests daily from noon to 11pm.

Top of Kyoto is a newly renovated French restaurant on the top floor of the hotel with a fabulous panorama of the city. It offers a delectable continental cuisine prepared from seasonal ingredients. It invites the visitors daily from 11.30am to 10.30pm.

Perry American Bar welcomes the guests from 10am till 1am every day offering a wide choice of international food and drinks in the relaxed atmosphere.

The Lounge decorated with flowers and large paintings of young Geisha adds a bright touch offering selected coffee from all over the world served in elegant cups.

Aoi bar offers highly-selected beef and fresh seafood dynamically grilled in Teppanyaki style. It is open to visitors daily from noon to 11pm.

Granada is a classic dignified hotel bar with a Spanish taste. It is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.

Work

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto provides business travelers with perfect business facilities offering 22 premises for various banquet and meeting events. They include a conference hall, two large, six medium and four small banquet halls, a huge business centre and eight meeting rooms. The property offers audio-visual equipment and business services among which are high speed internet access, computers, scanners, printers, photocopier and fax machines, courier, secretarial and translation services.

Leisure

For guests’ retreatment and relax the hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center, Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room. The pool is available to visitors from 7am till 10am and from noon till 9pm, the sauna waits for them from noon till 9pm. The full service health spa offers massage treatment rooms and various beauty services. The hotel offers also a golf course, a kids club, a private beach, squash and tennis courts.

Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms
and is free of charge

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms
and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay at the price of JPY 1575 per night/person for baby cots. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of JPY 3465 per night/person for extra beds. 

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Rooms and availability

All 484 guestrooms are divided into standard double rooms with double beds, standard twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe twin rooms with twin beds, deluxe queen rooms with queen-size beds, superior twin rooms with twin beds, junior twin suites with twin beds, king suites with king-size beds and twin suites with twin beds. Every guestroom features air conditioning and heating, elegant furniture, a balcony or a terrace, a kitchenette, bathrobes, a coffee and a tea-maker, complimentary bottled water, daily newspapers, a DVD and a CD player, a fan, a safety deposit box, an ironing board, a mini-bar, a private pool, a refrigerator and satellite or cable TV. A continental breakfast is included with your booking. All children under the age of three may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Babysitting facilities are available on site.

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Deluxe Twin Room

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Two Single Beds or Twin Beds - 30m2

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    Deluxe Room

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    Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Deluxe Room - 30 sq.m./323 sq.ft. - 10F - 150 cm/59 inch bed - No-smoking on request - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities
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    Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Deluxe Room - 30 sq.m./323 sq.ft. - 10F - 150 cm/59 inch bed - No-smoking on request - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities

      Premium Twin Room

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        Standard Double Room

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        Double Bed or Double Beds - 22m2

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          Standard Room

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          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Standard Room - 22 sq.m./220 sq.ft.- 10 F - 150 cm/59 inch bed - No-smoking on request - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities
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          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Standard Room - 22 sq.m./220 sq.ft.- 10 F - 150 cm/59 inch bed - No-smoking on request - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities

            Superior Room

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            Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Superior Room - 27 sq.m./291 sq.ft. - 4-5F - 121 cm/48 inch beds - Extra bed JPY3,000 - Smoking only - Broadband JPY1,050/day-AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities
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            Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Superior Room - 27 sq.m./291 sq.ft. - 4-5F - 121 cm/48 inch beds - Extra bed JPY3,000 - Smoking only - Broadband JPY1,050/day-AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities

              Business Junior Suite

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              Twin Beds - 22m2

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                Standard Twin Room

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                Two Single Beds or Twin Beds - 22m2

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                  Superior Twin Room

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                  Twin Beds or Two Single Beds - 27m2

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                    Suite

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                    Twin Beds or King Size Bed - 53m2

                    Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Suite - 53sq.m./570sq.ft. - 10F - 121cm/48inch beds - Separate living room - Living room with tatami - No-smoking on request - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV w/ VOD - Alarm clock - Minibar - Trouser press - Iron - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath ameni
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                    Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Suite - 53sq.m./570sq.ft. - 10F - 121cm/48inch beds - Separate living room - Living room with tatami - No-smoking on request - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV w/ VOD - Alarm clock - Minibar - Trouser press - Iron - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath ameni

                      Deluxe Double Room

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                      Queen Size Bed - 30m2

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                        Junior Suite

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                        Twin Beds - 43m2

                        Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Junior Suite - 43 sq.m./463 sq.ft. - 10F - 121 cm/48 inch beds - Smoking only - Separate living room - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities
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                        Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto  Junior Suite - 43 sq.m./463 sq.ft. - 10F - 121 cm/48 inch beds - Smoking only - Separate living room - Broadband JPY1,050/day - AC - LCD TV with VOD - Alarm clock - Mini-bar - Trouser presser - Iron/board - Hairdryer - Complimentary bath amenities

                          Rihga Royal Kyoto LocationWhat's nearby

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                          What's nearby

                          Attractions for Tourists
                          • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
                            4.2km
                          Popular areas
                          • Ponto-cho
                            2.7km
                          • City Center
                            3.1km
                          General
                          • Kyoto
                            100 m
                          • Fushimi Inari
                            2.6km
                          • Gion district
                            2.6km
                          • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo)
                            3.0km
                          • Goldener Pavilion
                            3.4km
                          • Kiyomizu Temple
                            3.6km
                          Train Stations
                          • Kyoto Railway Station
                            500 m
                          • Nishioji Station
                            1.9km
                          Monuments and Landmarks
                          • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
                            500 m
                          • Nijo Castle
                            3.0km
                          • Chion-in temple
                            3.4km
                          • Heian Shrine
                            4.2km
                          • Imperial Palace
                            4.3km
                          Stadiums
                          • Kyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium
                            3.6km
                          Museums
                          • Kyoto National Museum
                            1.8km
                          Parks
                          • Shoren-in temple
                            3.6km
                          Universities, Institutes
                          • Doshisha University
                            4.8km

                          Local Attractions

                          • Sanjusangendo Hall
                            1.8km
                            657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto
                          • Sesshuji Temple
                            1.6km
                            15-803 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                          • Kyoto National Museum
                            1.9km
                            527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
                          • Bukoji
                            1.9km
                            397 Shinkai-cho Bukojikudaru Takakurastreet, Kyoto
                          • Teramachi Street
                            1.9km
                            Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto

                          Near the hotel

                          • Kyoto Aquarium
                            440 m
                            35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Nishi Honganji
                            570 m
                            Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Kyoto Tower
                            630 m
                            Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Kyoto Tower Large Bathhouse
                            630 m
                            721-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
                          • Higashi Honganji
                            750 m
                            754 Tokiwacho, Karasumadori Shichijo-agaru, Kyoto
                          • Toji Temple
                            800 m
                            Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto
                          • Costume Museum
                            790 m
                            Shinhanayacho-Dori,Horikawa Higashiiru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

                          Restaurants Nearby

                          • Top of Kyoto

                            85% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                            Food: French
                            Price Range: USD 32 - USD 174

                            10 m
                            Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, 1 Taimatsucho, Shimogyo-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-341-1121

                          • Tankumakitamise Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

                            72% likes this, based on 13 reviews
                            Food: Sushi, Japanese
                            Price Range: USD 37 - USD 145

                            20 m
                            Rihga 1 Taimatsucho, Horikawa-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-341-1121

                          • Kyotoramenkenkyusho

                            56% likes this, based on 31 reviews
                            Food: Noodle
                            Price Range: USD 8 - USD 10

                            310 m
                            Nishikujoyokomachi, Minamiku

                            Phone: +81 75-672-3450

                          • Onishi

                            53% likes this, based on 14 reviews
                            Food: Barbecue

                            400 m
                            234 Daikoku-cho, Shichijio-dori Nishiotoin-Nishiiru, Shimoguo-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-371-2576

                          • Tony Roma's Aeon Mall Kyoto

                            76% likes this, based on 42 reviews

                            440 m
                            1, Nishi-kujo, Toriiguchi-cho, Minami-ku

                            Phone: +81 75-692-2714

                          Getting there.

                          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto is located in the centre of the ancient Kyoto city, in the vicinity of Kyoto Train Station. It has an easy access to all the historical and business sites of Kyoto. It takes about a seven minute walk to JR Kyoto Station which is 500m away from the hotel. From the main city train station Haruka Express train takes the visitors to Kansai International Airport which is about 100km from the hotel. Free airport shuttle bus is available every 15 minutes from 7.30am to 9pm. There is a city bus terminal and subway line from Kyoto Station allowing an easy access to every sightseeing destination, business and shopping districts.

                          Getting around.

                          Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto is situated 500m from JR Kyoto Railway Station which takes about a seven minute walk. Kansai International Airport is 100km from the hotel. The Haruka Express train of Japan Railway goes directly to the airport. It takes about 75 minutes and runs daily from 6.30am to 10.15pm. There is a free shuttle bus to JR Kyoto Station which goes daily every 15 minutes from 7.30am till 9pm. The hotel offers free transportation to Kansai International Airport which takes about one hour and 40 minutes. Public bus number eight stops outside the first floor of the airport. The bus stop is directly opposite the hotel.

                          If you go by car from Kansai International Airport start moving Southwest to take the ramp on the right onto Kansai Kokusai, merge onto Kansai Kukou Expressway, then take Izumisano JCT exit to merge onto Hanwa Expressway toward Sakai/Kinki Expressway, take Matsubara JCT exit toward Higashi-Osaka/Suita, then keep right and follow the signs for Higashi-Osaka/Suita, take Suita IC exit toward Kyoto and keep right to merge onto Meishin Expressway, then take Kyoto-Minami IC exit toward Kyoto Minami/Kyoto. Merge onto Keihan National Expressway and turn right at Keihan-Kokudo-Guchi onto Kujo-Dori toward east, turn left at Kujo-Aburakoji onto Aburakoji-Dori and the hotel is on you left. Public hotel parking is possible on site.

                          Rihga Hotel Kyoto Reviews

                          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rihga Hotel Kyoto

                          Average guest rating

                          4.0
                          out of 5
                          Excellent
                          Based on 88 reviews

                          Rating by category:

                          Value
                          3.8
                          Dining
                          3.8
                          Location
                          4.2
                          Rooms
                          3.9
                          Service
                          3.7

                          Individual guest reviews

                          • Its location as one of the best in the world, great Hotel and hugely helpful staff make this grea. Breakfast buffet is well and breakfast room has an ideal size allows comfortable breakfast, overall a good choice to spend a few days to visit Kyoto.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.8
                            • Location
                              5
                            • Rooms
                              5
                            • Service
                              4
                            • Value
                              5
                          • Good location, great Place and the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              3.8
                            • Location
                              3
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Service
                              4
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Good location, excellent hotel and yes, great service that deserves better facility. Surprisingly large and comfortable room, i liked the toilet, buffet that I've experienced in Japan. Respectful Japanese.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.4
                            • Location
                              3
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Service
                              5
                            • Value
                              5
                          • Clean, nice bathroom great views over the city, overall good value and the staff were very polite and spoke English competently. The room was quite spacious.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.4
                            • Location
                              4
                            • Rooms
                              5
                            • Service
                              5
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Great location, good value and the staff were also very friendly. Our room was lovely.

                            Very bad internet connection.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.1
                            • Location
                              5
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Service
                              3
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Nice clean large room/ location slightly away, convenient to main station and good value and would stay here again. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, tea/hot water is the only beverage provided for free.

                            We never used the concierge service, mediocre accommodation and awful breakfast.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              3.6
                            • Location
                              4
                            • Rooms
                              3
                            • Service
                              4
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Excellent location and very near to the Kyoto central station. Overall, a good value, very friendly staff and very pleasant and helpful concierges. The bathroom was quite nice.

                            The righa royal hotel is ugly.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.5
                            • Location
                              5
                            • Rooms
                              5
                            • Service
                              4
                            • Value
                              5
                          • Good location, nice accomodations convenient to Kyoto Station and the hotel staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. Lobby was nicely decorated as well as hallways to rooms, the Internet service was just acceptable.

                            Outdated furniture, pretty expensive breakfast.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              3.9
                            • Location
                              4
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Value
                              4
                            • Dining
                              4
                          • First of all the location of righa royal Kyoto is perfect and for the cost, would be better to pay a lil more for something better. Staff are pleasant and speak English well, the windows have a nice Japanese touch to.

                            Lesser hotels offer for free.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              3.9
                            • Location
                              5
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Service
                              4
                            • Value
                              3
                          • Location being close to Kyoto station is accessible to a lot of the city sightseeing points, the setting in the restaurant is nice and staff is very helpful can speak English well. The rooms are comfortably furnished.

                            Our impression of this hotel was not modern.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              3.7
                            • Location
                              5
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Service
                              4
                            • Value
                              3
                          • Good location near Kyoto station and very nice hotel. The lobby is big and there were several cute shops, the staff is helpful and very courteous. Rooms are spacious and clean, the breakfast buffet is generous, the dinner turned out amazing.

                            For the price, this was not worth.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              3.7
                            • Location
                              3
                            • Rooms
                              3
                            • Service
                              5
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Great location and staff, just a short distance from the railway station, big rooms for a Japanese hotel for a decent price. Maid service was good and the amenities in the bathroom were lovely too. The dinner cost me 25 us dollars and was worth every penny.

                            Front lobby carpeting was bit shabby, the furniture was old and breakfast buffet was disappointing and a bit of an unpleasant scrum.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.1
                            • Location
                              5
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Service
                              3
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Helpful staff good place to stay for business and comfortable room.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.0
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Luxury in Kyoto and nice room. Excellent breakfast.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              4.0
                            • Rooms
                              4
                            • Value
                              4
                          • Enjoyable stay, the staff's English was adequate.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              3.5
                            • Service
                              4
                            • Value
                              3
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