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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked ten nights here - I have two left. I've stayed in numerous hotels in Kyoto and in various Prince hotels in Japan. The location is great - it's in northern Kyoto away from the city centre and in a secluded forested area. The staff are pretty good as well. However after being spoilt by the luxury of the...

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Orinda, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just come from a delightful stay at the Prince Sakura Towers Tokyo(stellar stay all around), but this Prince hotel is so old and sad that we left to stay elsewhere in Kyoto, even though we knew we could not get our money back. The lobby has not been redecorated from the 80's or 90's and is worn and...

Thank pippyji
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in city for the conference hall, than it is the perfect choice. Otherwise it's at a good Subway ride from anything in the city, including cafes and restaurants. It has the look of a 70s hotel, but it's understandable, considering it is huge. So hard to redecorate. The low volume music is the hallways adds to the...

Thank Oana R
Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel while on a tour of Japan. While the staff were extremely nice and ready to assist you with anything, the hotel was quite dated. However since we were out most of the time, my husband and i could overlook that. It is a very convenient hotel located on a main subway line, so it's great...

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before u go "yuk a convention hotel!" Read this. We ended up here because Kyoto was full up during cherry blossom season, and aren't we happy we did! At the end of one of the main tube lines and a 3 minute walk from its exit, we found a tranquil oasis with spacious rooms, courteous service and 70s retro chic...

Thank Stickyfingers01
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My Husband and I stayed here last week and it was a nice hotel. The hospitality of the staff was exceptional! The amount of people that greet you and that are waiting to help you is amazing. The hotel is away from the core of Kyoto but its just a subway down to the inner city. The overall service was...

Thank Someya N
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Room and hotel was beautiful. The reservations to eat in one of the restaurants was a little confusing- clearly empty seats at the buffet but said they were full. After a trip to the front desk they fit us in two hours later. Very helpful staff overall. Only downside is that the hotel is located outside of Kyoto so you...

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Thank janiceakers
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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...

Thank Jennifer A
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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!!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2016 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...

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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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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 

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Address: Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku | Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8505, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: €105 - €470 (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
#16 Luxury 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.”
WayneRManchesterUK, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the 8th floor facing the ICC”
  • Tub
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  • Huge beds
  • Modern commode
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
“Rooms are large so no issues there”
  • Good size with lots of lovely toiletries
  • Excellent sized bedroom with lots of space
louiseg79, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
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