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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

RIHGA was a really nice Hotel in Kyoto, location was close to Kyoto station (5 min walk) which is handy for departures if leaving early in the morning. However if you want to be amongst everything i would consider staying in town where everything is. The hotel itself was up market, rooms were great, bed, shower, wifi, and air con...

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tel aviv
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at this hotel with my 20yr old daughter. Took Executive Twin suite on the 10th floor. The bedroom was spacious with the most comfortable beds ever! The room came with everything we could imagine plus more! (I won't tell so as not to spoil it for you).The toiletries in the bathroom were of superior quality . Although we could...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Rihga Royal as many other options were already taken and based on the descriptions and reviews I thought it was a good option. Overall 3 out of 5 stars might seem a bit harsh but there were too many things that for me didn't work out to give it a better grade. The hotel (on its...

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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. While we are pleased to hear that you...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was cherry blossom time and so we felt fortunate to find a room for 3 adults and near the train station. There is a free bus shuttle from the train station but it is small and quickly fills up. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk. The room with two double beds and a twin was very small...

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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 great review of our hotel! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words. While it is unfortunate that you did not have the opportunity to try our buffet breakfast, during your next visit we hope that you have a chance to try the variety of dishes offered by All Day Dining KAZA. In addition, we...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located about a ten minute walk from the Kyoto train station and shopping malls, but you do have to cross a very busy highway to get to and from the hotel. (The hotel does provide a shuttle service to the train station, but we did not utilize it). The neighborhood (busy highway, train tracks) and 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 the great review of our hotel! Our staff truly appreciates your kind words, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Western style room and the variety of amenities that we offer. While our hotel is only about a 7-minute walk from Kyoto Station, to avoid crossing over one of the busiest streets...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 7 nights, room only, no breakfast. A bit pricey for the standard and size of room but it was clean and comfortable.The staff were efficient and friendly. Major point in its favour is location - 2 minutes by shuttle and 5 minutes on foot from Kyoto Station which is the epicentre of everything in the city. We...

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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 we are pleased that our staff was able to assist you quickly and efficiently, we are sorry to hear that you felt our prices are not equal to the services we provide and that the coffee did not measure up to your standards. Our concierge staff is...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Front desk or hotel horrible service. Time to check in is 2:00 and we got to the front desk in couple mins early and we could not check in " sorry but you have to wait couple mins " so we came back to the end of the line about 4 people a front of us then we got there...

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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. We are terribly sorry for the confusion and...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good hotel : near Kyoto station within 5-10 minute walk, shuttle bus drivers are very polite, cozy room for guests when waiting for bus; efficient staff and services especially housekeeping and concierge. They provided great help for our transportation guidance etc. However, there are two disappointing points are: cannot reserve a table for breakfast, we hope to enjoy a...

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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 we are pleased to hear that our staff was able to assist you, we deeply apologize that a non-smoking room was not prepared for you upon check-in. During this high tourism season our staff is doing their best to meet the needs of every guest, but unfortunately...

San Francisco Bay Area
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't judge this hotel by how it looks from the outside, it's just ugly. However, the interior looks nice and modern. Rooms are clean and comfortable for 3 of us. The best water pressure I've ever had in a hotel anywhere in the world. Excellent staff. The shuttle service between the hotel and the train station is very convenient. Would...

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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. We are pleased to hear that you were able to take full advantage of our free shuttle service and that our staff could fully assist you. During your next visit, our concierge staff would happy to help you plan out your daily...

Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not really bowled over with this hotel, though it was fine for what it was, and the price. It is very close to the Kyoto station, which was important for us, as we were traveling to other places almost every day. As far as the rooms, they are just okay. There are whole floors that are smoking, and...

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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. We deeply apologize for preparing a smoking room,...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $155 - $519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 489
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Rihga Royal Kyoto
Kyoto Rihga Royal Hotel
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#22 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#29 Family Hotel in Kyoto
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“Avoid rooms that give onto the train tracks and ask for a high room floor.”
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“We saw 2 room types on the premium floor (9th floor), and they were both excellent.”
rosro, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our group had three room on the 8th floor. All good!”
Weusco, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Breakfast at the 14th floor revolving restaurant, for 800 yen extra. Well worth it.”
89lk, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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