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Palace Side Hotel

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Liberty, Indiana
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We've now been at the Palaceside for 9 days. A major drawing card for this hotel is the fact that English is spoken at the front desk, and the hotel restaurant offers quality traditional Japanese plus Western fare. Rooms are very small, dated, but clean. Service is outstanding....all in all this hotel is a very good value. Location is excellent...

Thank Caribbeanblue_10
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I'm currently staying at this hotel - last of 3 on an organised tour. The hotel is basically clean with friendly staff, excellent free wifi in the rooms and the meals I've had quite good. But but again the rooms are really poor. Small and very dated. One reviewer refers to renovations being done but I see no evidence of...

Thank elaine h
Portsmouth, England
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not sure of the star rating but for me its definitely a 2/3 *. Our room 439 and others were similar was very small. Nowhere to put the two large cases we had and also no drawers at all. There was a small hanging space near the door but the lighting there was very poor. We did have a sofa...

Thank OlePompey
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for a couple of days whilst on business in Kyoto. The hotel is a fairly standard Japanese business-style hotel, with small to mid sized rooms and the ubiquitous moulded plastic bathrooms. I thought that compared with some business hotels that I've used in Japan, the hotel felt quite dated; the rooms were a bit worn...

Thank DesertVampire
San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Ideal location, a quiet area across from the Imperial Garden and a short walk to the subway, also walking distance to Doshisha University. Cultural landmarks all around (e.g., birthplace of the great 9th century statesman Michizane.) Friendly, helpful, multinational staff (Japan, Syria, Myanmar, Nepal, etc.). Library. Communal kitchen. Very quiet. The building could use some cosmetic renovations, the lobby furniture...

Thank Tony C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel on walking distance from the imperial palace and subway. Good breakfast. The hotelrooms have each own wifi. The rent you bikes if needed. The hotel could use a facelift as specially the rooms.

Thank mieppus
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The location is excellent. This hotel is literally right beside the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Also, just two blocks to public transport and (longer) walking distance to many attractions. The only suggestion I would have is that they should have air purifiers in every room like the APA hotel chain does (as the allergens in Japan are difficult for some people).

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I stayed at the Palace Side Hotel for 7 days from July 31st through August 6th and I had a wonderful time. First, the location is simply great. Facing the Imperial Palace gardens, not far from the center, close to the subway , what do you expect? Second, the staff are extremely nice and welcoming. They speak fluent English and...

Thank pascalpierre
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had 5 nights at this Hotel, three in a double room booked by ourselves and then a further two in a twin as part of a tour group. The hotel is well established and located just across the road from the Imperial Palace & grounds. Its also a few minutes walk from the nearest subway station and only two...

Thank Truediamond
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I stayed here with a friend for 5 days. It’s a nice hotel. The room is comparable in size to your typical American/European hotel. There is nothing spectacular about the room. On the other hand, if you just want a nice clean room, then this will fit the bill. There is a restaurant in the hotel. Didn’t eat there so...

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Palace Side Hotel

Address: 380 Oukakuencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: €60 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palace Side Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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Hotel Palace Side
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“We had twin rooms, roomy,in front of hotel on the 5th floor good view and quiet.”
809heleny, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“At another hotel.”
tzvikag2016, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“You just need to reserve few months ahead as it's becoming popular here.”
asakar2016, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The hotel is quiet. Also they have excellent Thai massage on the third floor. You can make appointments at the front desk.”
shannonl957, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with drawers - some do.”
OlePompey, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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