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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed at this hotel for the last 10 years when visiting my corporate offices. It has always be a great location and well maintained but over the years it seemed to have lost the look of a quality hotel. I heard a remodel was planned and am happy to report that it is completed and very lovely. The...

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Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel,is only a block from the train station and offers a shuttle if too tired to walk or if it is raining. The rooms are nice and the hotel looked recently renovated. Very clean. All of the staff were so helpful and nice. We found the hotel on Trip Advisor and are happy that we did. I would highly...

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お客様サービス担当支配人, sb at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words. Since it is so close to Kyoto Station, many of Kyoto's attractions and World Heritage Sites are easily accessible from our hotel. And of course, our concierge staff is always happy to assist guests to make the most out of their time...

Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our first stay with the RIGAH chain, and I must say it was an excellent one. Apparently, it's been refurbished recently, it shows. Our room was big and spacious with ample amenities such as a Nespresso machine. The view of the city was lovely. The room slippers were changed every day! The toiletries were generous. On request they...

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お客様サービス担当支配人, sb at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed all of the amenities that our hotel has to offer. During your next visit, perhaps you can try Top of Kyoto, our revolving restaurant that specializes in fine French cuisine and a...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually this is my first time trip to Japan. I read the review of this hotel and I think they have a good hotel so I book it. First, about the location : it is very close to the Kyoto station only 5 minutes walk (exit west Hachigiko) or you can take their shuttle bus (same exit if you walk)....

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お客様サービス担当支配人, sb at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words and thorough summation of our facilities and amenties. We are very pleased that we could assist you in all your need during your stay in Japan. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay and hope to see you again in...

singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the newer hotels nearby the JR Kyoto station, with shuttle provided that comes regularly assuming you get the nicer drivers. I encountered one that barely waited, took off and drove so fast, ignored my request to be let off the shuttle because my husband hadn't arrived. That said, the staff generally aren't as warm as the...

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お客様サービス担当支配人, sb at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. It is possible that the shuttle driver misunderstood...

Surabaya, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge room size for Japanese standard. Shuttle bus to and from Kyoto Station (JR Shinkansen) every 15-30 mins. Service was really good! Very comfortable modern hotel. Worth the price! Staffs speak good english too!

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お客様サービス担当支配人, sb at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words, and we are so happy to receive praises for the quality of English used in our hotel. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, The Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, clean & new, polite English speaking staff. Family of four stayed in their Luxury Family (renovated non smoking) room for four nights. Room was clean and new as expected given the Hotel's recent renovation. The layout was true to that as depicted on their website. Very generous with toiletries. Provided Laura Ashley shampoo and conditioner, body soap and...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words, and we are so happy that you enjoyed the many amenities that have been offered in our guest rooms since the renovation last autumn. We hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, The Manager

Stockton, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely very Japanese style hotel very close to the train station. The pricing was about average. I paid about $180 per night. The hotel provides a shuttle bus to the station every 15 minutes. There are several restaurants in the hotel and in the neighborhood. The breakfast buffet (very Japanese) was $2800 yen ($24). If you do...

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お客様サービス担当支配人, sb at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! We appreciate your very detailed summation of our amenities, however, every guest room in our hotel is equppied with a thermostat. We apologize for not properly explaining this matter upon your check-in. Our staff is pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again very...

KL, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this hotel knowing in advance that they are undergoing major renovations. Love the whole look and feel of this hotel, and even more in love with the room. We were in deluxe room and it is spacious and tastefully decorated. Service was excellent, and all staffs were very friendly and courteous. Definitely recommended. Hotel was a bit of...

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お客様サービス担当支配人, sb at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! While our hotel is only a short walk from Kyoto Station, we apologize for the limited seating regarding the shuttle bus. We will keep this in mind when advising guests on how to access the station. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and hope to see...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay. Rooms were very good. Location a 6 min easy walk to station or shuttle bus free every 15 mins. Staff are very friendly. Plenty to see and do. Enjoyed Kyoto would have liked to spend more time here.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel! We are so pleased that we could assist you while you were in Japan. During your next visit, our concierge staff would be happy to help you plan your itinerary so that you see as much of Kyoto as possible, including National Hertiage Sites like Kiyomizu Temple. We are...

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Easily accessible to the Kyoto Station, only 7 minutes's walk away , RHIGA ROYAL HOTEL KYOTO is located within walking distance to World Heritages such as Toji Temple, Nishihonganji Temple and Higashihonganji Temple, and "Kyoto Aquarium" where you will have an exciting time with your family and friends and which is also popular spot for a date. You can enjoy truly relaxing time in our rooms equipped with an air cleaner with humidification function and free Wi-Fi. We are pleased to keep your luggage before your check-in as well as after your check-out, so that you can fully explore and discover Kyoto. We offer free shuttle bus service between Kyoto Station and our hotel and free parking facilities. We have Lounge & Bar and 6 restaurants where you can choose out of a variety of cuisine such as French, Japanese and Chinese. Amongst of those ,"Top of Kyoto" on the 14F which is the only one and unique French restaurant in Kyoto ,slowly turning around to command a beautiful and panoramic view of the townscape of Kyoto not only in the daytime but also in the nighttime, offers you a luxurious and delightful dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

Address: 1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokojisagaru, Higashihorikawadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8237, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: ₹ 6,142 - ₹ 26,343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 482
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Also Known As:
Rihga Royal Kyoto
Kyoto Rihga Royal Hotel
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#15 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#22 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#29 Family Hotel in Kyoto
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