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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is showing its age, but its lovely architecture still shines. The hotel is circular, with large windows and lovely views from each room. The surrounding grounds include a park the central courtyard is a lovely garden space. The ICC is a short walk across the street and this was a great hotel for access to the Kyoto Prize... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hotel is on a 10 acre complex,beautiful gardens and a superb cigar bar,top quality service. Also lots of american style restaurants outside the hotel,but the food is not that great.My husband and i spent hours exploring ,and enjoyed ourselves within the gates of the hotel.Rooms were big and very clean.breakfast was extensive and satisfying.wow!!!!

Thank carliss247
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel because it was across from the ICC which made it convenient to attend a conference there. The hotel staff were first rate, always helpful and spoke English very well. They arranged for us to get group transportation to Osaka international airport at a reasonable price for example. The hotel itself needs updating - some of... More 

Thank kim45
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very nice. The rooms are spacious (relative to Japanese hotels) and convenient. The team is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffets are rich and tasty. We enjoyed dinner at the Hotel's Japanese restaurant and it was one of the best during our whole stay in Japan. The hotel is quite far from the city centre but... More 

Thank Ehud_Azoulay
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is great. The rooms are huge for Japanese standards. Everything is very clean, immaculate. The breakfast buffet is great too. I once had lunch there and that was good too. The hotel bar is pricey though. The staff is extremely friendly. The architecture is nice and has some nice garden around. The location is not very central. But... More 

Thank flying_dutchman_US
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel has big rooms and buffet meals so it is very good for a couple and child to share ( my child is a grown up and there was plenty of room. The hotel is next to a subway terminus so it is easy to travel to anywhere, or if fact to the hotel with baggage. On leaving we... More 

Thank richardblacklaws
Manchester UK
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Spend three nights here with my daughters. I booked two double rooms and on arrival were we upgraded to a suite at no extra cost. The suite was fantastic two double rooms, living area bar area, even a board room. The staff were all impeccably dressed and everyone spoke perfect English, nothing was too much trouble all the staff we... More 

Thank WayneRManchesterUK
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The hotel is situated at the end of the Karasuma line, next to a small lake and close to the Mt. Hiei cable car. The rooms are very large for Japan; mine had a rgeat view of the mountainside. The receptionists and the concierge were extremely helpful in every respect. Where the hotel falls short are (1) the rates which... More 

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Panchkula, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This hotel is most apt for people visiting kyoto for the ICC. The ICC is right opposite the hotel but due to the huge size of the hotel, it is apprx 15 min walk. The metro station is at a stone's throw and it is a 20 min metro ride to the Kyoto railway station. Opt for twin beds as... More 

Thank ShuchiThakur
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I cant tell you how peaceful and relaxing it is to stay in this beautiful hotel. I enjoy the scenary of the trees from my hotel window. I feel like living in the middle of a well maintained garden. The hotel is within walking distances to the subway station and other convenience shops.

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The unique, curved form of the Kyoto Takaragaike Prince Hotel blends harmoniously with the surrounding beauty of the Kyoto Mountains. Reflecting the creative genius of famed architect Togo Murano, the hotel offers spacious accommodations to both international and domestic guests in an atmosphere of total relaxation. This rustic resort features an authentic Sukiya-style teahouse in a sculptured Japanese garden, reflecting the very essence of Kyoto elegance. It is perfect for entertaining clients and holding special meetings.With its abundance of hills, trees and rivers, fall is the best season to visit the Kyoto Takaragaike Prince. Plan early. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

Address: Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku | Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8505, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: $108 - $712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 309
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Kyoto
Prince Hotel Kinki
Kyoto Prince Hotel
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#15 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#29 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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“From what we could see all rooms had a good views of the surround country side.”
 of 5 bubbles WayneRManchesterUK, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the 8th floor facing the ICC”
  • Tub
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  • Huge beds
  • Modern commode
 of 5 bubbles ShuchiThakur, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“higher floors seem better; ask for a forest view”
 of 5 bubbles Kurnalsam, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check if they are opening the second (basement room) restaurant for breakfast, otherwise you may have to queue”
 of 5 bubbles Sleightym, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are large so no issues there”
  • Good size with lots of lovely toiletries
  • Excellent sized bedroom with lots of space
 of 5 bubbles louiseg79, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
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