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Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Ranked #21 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, California, Usa
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19 reviews
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

What a lovely place. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and the room (suite) was very spacious and comfortable. We paid plenty for it at about $550 a night in November, which is high season because of the fall colours, however, when we were originally going to go in March, we would have only paid $290, so quite a difference there. I really wanted the whole family to accommodate one room instead of 2 small ones in the heart of Kyoto, so I paid up. It is situated in a residential area, about 8 mins walk to the station or bus stop. The palace gardens are only 5 mins away. Also the Nishijin Textile Center is only 10 mins walk and worth visiting. The place isn't in the heart of kyoto (about 2 subway stops), but if you don't mind walking a little to get to transport, which is when you see how real Japanese live and shop, then this is a true gem. A 7/11 convenience store is a block away, and was great for us to grab breakfast food to take to the room and place in the fridge. Our bedroom had 2 twins (which could sleep 2 people each), and the living room had a long slender couch, almost 'S' shaped, which our kids insisted they wanted to sleep on as it looked fun!!! and they did comfortably. There was a TV in each room, bathroom, and additional vanity. So very large for Japan. I'd definitely stay there again and recommend it to others, depending on your budget.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

A classic example of a western style hotel in Japan. The large atrium reception area looks impressive but the service does not match the price. There are a lot of staff just hanging around bowing at anything that moves. Besides this we did sleep well and the breakfast buffet was second to none. However, I would not stay here again for 1 main reason - location. It is near nothing and a shuttle service is required to take you to the nearest subway. Visiting the town, going out to eat etc made very difficult.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

This hotel is a little out of the way, but very nice. The staff is extremely helpful, the rooms are fantastic and rather large for Japan. We rented bicycles from the front desk and were able to get around Kyoto easily. The only thing keeping them from getting a perfect score is the lack of affordable dining. Even the cafe was outrageously overpriced and since the hotel is in a residential area, you have to go quite a way to eat out.

Room Tip: If the upgrade to a suite is only a little more, it's very worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

This hotel was difficult to get to and a little way away from most of the sites and stations, although once you do get there, they have a shuttle to the nearest station at certain times of the day. The hotel seems to cater mainly for coach parties as there were always large groups of them coming and going and they seem to be older. The hotel itself is big, lots of rooms around a huge atrium/indoor courtyard. The rooms were very spacious and felt a little bit like a suite (the standard room had a separate living area) it was nice to be able to spread out, a rare treat within Japan. It is not modern but not tired either it is nice enough, it kind of feels like it used to be grand but it's charm has lost it's lustre. The concierge service was good and knowledgeable and the young lady spoke good English which was very useful.
There are hardly any shops around the hotel itself, and in fact feels quite residential so make sure you stock up on anything you need before heading back to your room.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

My second time at The Brighton, both times because I could get great rates (this time, 2 nights through Expedia for $300 - less than 12,000 yen at the current exchange rate. I'm sure this place used to be around 30,000 yen). The refurbished rooms (I see people have posted photos) are great - the bathroom is just fantastic. Very relaxed atmosphere, in a very quiet area. Not much going on nearby, but the hotel is only 5 minutes walk from the sublime "Au Coin Tranquille" restaurant. Food and drink inside the hotel are typically scary Japanese prices, but the 7-11 is only 5 minutes away for little treats and replenishing the minibar (yes, I'm that cheap...).
A bit off the beaten track for sights and action, but a very nice walk around the Imperial Palace grounds is close at hand. About 1000 yen taxi ride or a 30 minute trek on foot to the action around Gion and Sanjyo, or 1500 yen down to Kyoto Station.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are now refurbished - mine was classed a "Superior Double"
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Address: 330 Shiteicho, Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku | (West side of Gosho), Kyoto 602-8071, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price range (per night): $193 - $609
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kyoto Brighton Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award Winning HotelLocated at heart of Kyoto with newly renovated Atrium lobby and bar. The hotel has won 4 Black Pavilion on Michelin's guide in 2012 and is located near Nijo Castle, Nishi-jin and other must see tour spots. Facilities and servicesFree shuttle bus to Karasumaoike is available. Also there are 6 restaurants/bars offering cuisines from traditional Japanese to contemporary Western with chef from International Culinary Olympics Japan team. Spacious Guest roomsRenovated in 2010, all rooms include hotel's original brand Dream Journey Bed, large size bathtub and a cotton waffle bathrobes with night shirts. Flat-screen TV is viewable from both the bed and dining area. ... more   less 
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