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Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

The quality of a standard room for the price is appalling. After leaving the Hyatt Regency at Tokyo (the Hyatt was actually slightly cheaper) we arrived at the Nikko and were not only made to wait for our room after the appropriated check in time but also were disgusted by the room itself. Hotel looks as though it has not...

1Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located a few minutes walk from Shijo Karasuma station and easy to walk with luggage. The hotel is easy to find and although check in took a while we were in our room at 8am which was handy. The elevators were absolutely boiling so be prepared in summer, the room was comfortable although a little dated but...

Thank Pwalker19
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have just spent over a week at this hotel and this proved to be a very pleasurable experience. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a well designed bathroom. The staff were attnetive and very helpful and made us feel really welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast is good with a generous and sensibly priced Continental Breakfast...

1Thank lilywall
Sonoita, Arizona
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very nice and spacious. Beds are very comfortable. The staff is wonderful and accommodating. There is wifi in every room. Which is nice. Huge shower and bathroom. I do plan to stay here on my next visit to Kyoto.

Thank CodyM2
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is our default hotel when visiting Kyoto. I have stayed here 3 times now, in 3 successive years. The hotel has spacious rooms, at a reasonable price. It is centrally located, and Kawaramachi is a 5-minute walk away. Location There's a Family Mart convenience store just around the corner, which comes in handy for drinks or late night snacks....

Thank ZaPHoD_1309
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very well located just two subway stops north of Kyoto central station and five minutes’ walk from the main Shijo-dori shopping area. It is no more than a minute or two at most from the nearest metro entry. The hotel is about top end 4* or lower 5* but has everything you could want. The rooms are a good size...

1Thank europtraveller
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Excellent hotel, so well furnished and cosy, yet modern. Rooms large, beds are so comfortable, Bathrooms large, with huge shoer area as part of the bath. Breakfasts are fabulous, great variety on Buffet. Hotel situated so close to Subway exit 5.

Thank MonicaG506
Gilford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The Nikko Princess Hotel in Kyoto is located a short taxi ride ($6.50) from the main train station and is less than a ten minute walk to one of the largest shopping areas I have ever visited. The hotel is impressively maintained and was at a very reasonable rate. I would stay here again without any hesitation. The lobby staff...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I stayed Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto for four nights in August 2016, while attending a conference in Kyoto. Overall I am happy with the hotel. It's not the cheapest, but offers a spacious room for a reasonable price I think. And the hotel is located in the center of Kyoto, and is convenient to go anywhere in kyoto. The staff...

Thank makoto n
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent hotel with extremely helpful staff. 5min walk to subway station and just two stops to Kyoto station. Only had breakfast in hotel but both western and Japanese options were top quality. Hotel is in a quieter part of town which was welcome after the crowds in the tourist areas.

Thank Gadstrat

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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The hotel nikko princess kyoto is located in the heart of Kyoto City, close to major subways, private trains and major banks. The city's business and shopping centers are just around the corner, and major sightseeing areas are only a short distance away, including the Nishiki food market, Bukko-ji Temple and other traditional small shops and buildings. Additionally, you can find many historical aspects of Kyoto to enjoy within walking distance of the hotel. Our 216 guest rooms are very comfortable and equipped with all the modern conveniences you could expect. We proudly offer our excellent service and Kyoto's warm hospitality to all of our guests. We welcome you to stay at the hotel nikko princess kyoto and enjoy a wonderful time in Kyoto. ... more   less 

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Address: 630 Takahashicho Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8096, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $204 - $2,820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 216
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Also Known As:
Nikko Princess Kyoto
Kyoto Nikko Princess Hotel
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#8 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#12 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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