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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 April 2009

Stayed for a meeting three nights. Location very close to convention center and great for business and work, but not for visiting kyoto. Nice park close by to walk around. No gym for a hotel this large. Restaraunts and room service close early. Staff speak english poorly, although very polite.

Thank mikegol
Reviewed 21 April 2009

Excellent value if booked through expedia or other similar agencies, otherwise expensive if booked directly. Other users said it was far, but it is actually conveniently located near a subway stop (last north stop on the Karasuma line). You only travel four extra stops on the subway compared to a more central location, but you get a top quality hotel...

2Thank qwerty59
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2009

Take subway from Kyoto Station to Kokusaikaikan (K01) station then take exit 4a to hotel. Efficient English speaking reception. Our room in the top floor was spotless, had a glorious view to mountains, two large comfortable beds on which fresh cotton sheets were provided daily. Internet access from room or in business centre seemed quite expensive. We did not eat...

Thank paul6111
Reviewed 27 March 2009

Most reviews said this place was ages out of town, but it was only a 15 minute subway train from Kyoto station, and after the hustle and bustle of sightseeing all day it's nice to get out of the city and see trees outside your hotel window for a change. The station is really close to the hotel, and after...

Thank Belushi-11
Guilford, CT USA
Reviewed 21 March 2009

It takes 20-30 minutes to get to the hotel from the center of the city. The yen was roughly 1000 to $1 dollar and it cost us $18-23 each taxi ride. The site is lovely but not good for sightseeing in the city where the main temples and museums are located. It's a very a Japanese hotel. The hotel restaurants...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2009

This is a first class, modern hotel, with many amenities (some luxurious), large rooms, and very helpful staff. It is near Kyoto's convention centre which is on the edge of the city, and most Trip Advisor reviewers find it poorly located for sightseeing. Although it is certainly not in the centre of the city, we found it WELL located, because:...

1Thank WarsawWanderer
Foster City, California
Reviewed 9 June 2008

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and had a good experience. The rooms were fairly big. We had two small children traveling with us and the hallway and bedroom area were pretty well divided, so we could move around without waking them up. The grounds are very pretty and nice to stroll around. If you are visiting for...

1Thank Desma K
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 30 May 2008

There are no ice machines on the floors, and room service charged us $6 for a small bucket of ice. Need I say more? The other reviews have described it pretty well. Big rooms, attentive staff, accessible by subway from Kyoto Station, etc. This is clearly a hotel that is fully oriented to service the convention center's clientele, i.e. business...

Thank BDWarr
Reviewed 9 December 2007

Unless you're attending a wedding or convention (kyoto convention center located next door), the Grand Prince Kyoto is an out-of-the-way hotel option that offers 'pauper-like' services and amenities at 'prince-ly' prices. (sorry for the pun). Near the very last subway stop (30 minutes from Kyoto station), the Grand Prince is situated in a scenic wooded area - hence the appeal...

2Thank dallhiss
St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 14 October 2007

We stayed at the Takaragaike Prince Hotel (also known as the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto, ---) for one week. The rooms are very large by Japanese standards. The hotel has been recently renovated since our last stay here two years ago, and it is of very high quality. Many of the staff speak English, which was helpful for us. The...

2Thank dkmr

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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: $148 - $535 (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:
#15 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#17 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#29 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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“The hotel has a circular design; all rooms are fine.”
franrow, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“From what we could see all rooms had a good views of the surround country side.”
WayneRManchesterUK, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the 8th floor facing the ICC”
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ShuchiThakur, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“higher floors seem better; ask for a forest view”
Kurnalsam, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check if they are opening the second (basement room) restaurant for breakfast, otherwise you may have to queue”
Sleightym, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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