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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights in September 2016. Hotel is located in the central and northern part of Kyoto. Hotel makes for a good base for exploring all but the southern most attractions Kyoto has to offer. The hotel is located right next to the Imperial Palace. 10 minute walk from the city metro. Staff was always polite and courteous....

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Old hotel with paper thin walls and heavy doors that slam through the night. This means you can hear everything from the surrounding rooms (either side, above and below), including their use of the toilet through the night! Doors slamming through the night just meant it is not possible to get a good night's rest, and that is not an...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

After 3 weeks in Japan we have a good idea of what to expect for our money, but this place was a real anomaly. I would avoid booking here despite the good location - building is old and dated, which means walls are thin and doors slam loud at all hours - after 4 nights here we had not slept...

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We find this to be a lovely hotel. We ordered a small double bed room, but it's just perfect for two. The bathroom is so cute with hairbrush, toothbrush, shampoo, body wash and other stuff you need :) we recommend this place!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located right in from of the Imperial Palace and the room is good size, clean and has a great view of the palace. The staff is super nice and friendly. They have a restaurant and offer paid breakfast($10) I tried the Japanese breakfast but the portion was rather small and was OK quality. The American style breakfast...

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Dubai
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Older hotel, but well maintained. Rooms size small but in line with Japan standard. Very nice Japanese breakfast. Front desk staff does not speak much English but they try to help. Nice location not too far from the metro station and right in front of the Imperial Palace.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Well placed hotel offering free use of bikes and map to visit the city. Room well sized with attention to details. Personnel very friendly and the breakfast choices european/japanese were both delicious.

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

The hotel is in front of Imperial Palace garden which is a great place to see. Great location to all amenities. Rooms are average size but it's all good. Staff are very courteous and helpful. The only thing I would say is there's only two types of breakfast, Japanese and American. We stayed there for 5 days and we were...

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Reviewed 4 March 2016

This was very good hotel. I cannot say anything but good for this hotel. I enjoyed it every bit. They had nice rooms. Mine had no view though. The staffs were helpful. They got us the bus tickets at the front. The Kyoto buses were numerous and very well run. On the last day, we did see a man dead...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Great location across from the Imperial Palace gardens. The reception service was mixed. The first receptionist--after making repeated promises to me that should would not forget--forgot to deliver an important message to my colleague upon his arrival, and so I missed an important meeting! The receptionist who served me the most, however--Mr. Takehiro Kimura--was fantastic! Helpful, friendly, spoke excellent English,...

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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Cuisines: Japanese
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Additional Information about Hotel Kyoto Garden Palace

Address: 605 Tatsumae-Cho, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-0912, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $79 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kyoto Garden Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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Garden Palace Hotel Kyoto
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#17 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
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“We stayed on Level 3 and our view was a building across perhaps ask the higher floor to get the view of the Imperial Palace.”
 of 5 bubbles 152imeldab, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There may be few rooms left. Use their excellent Japanese restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles suhyoungc, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Skip the breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike_Devon, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“"Small double room" that we booked was almost too small for two people, but it would be OK for one person. Keep that in mind if traveling as a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles Joe_from_Boston, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I stayed on the 4th floor, but do not have any special tips. It may be worth staying in a room that faces away from the road for noise, although those rooms also will look out over the grounds of the Palace so it's a trade off.”
 of 5 bubbles AlPandR, 13 Dec 2014 | Read review
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