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Reviewed 3 June 2012

It's a grand building and relatively large for a Kyoto hotel. Big lobby and big rooms, the place feels a bit conference-y but I did stay because of office meeting. Efficient service, food a bit blah.

Date of stay: May 2012
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The_Westin_Miyako, マネージャー at The Westin Miyako Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

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Reviewed 2 June 2012

This is a nice property to stay in if you relax and take your time about enjoying Kyoto and soak in the more traditional slower pace of older Asian culture. It is not located smack in the centre of action in terms of shopping in Kyoto but a short walk will take you to most places.

Room tip: Try to get into the club rooms.
Date of stay: July 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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The_Westin_Miyako, マネージャー at The Westin Miyako Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Wasn't blown away by the hotel, but greatful for the smoking rooms. Lovely lobby - and free wifi in there only. Business centre 300 yen per 15 mins.
The room isn't anything special, beds are very comfy though. Lovely slippers and robe provided :)
Lovely views from terrace , just not from some rooms. Worth an upgrade to room with a balcony as these were lovely. You can walk to the bars/ eats in around 25 mins or pretty cheap in a cab.
Shuttle bus avail to/from Kyoto station comes in useful as hotel isn't exactly central.
Great breakfast selection, very polite and friendly staff.
Would recommend one of their traditional rooms for something a bit special

Date of stay: May 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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The_Westin_Miyako, マネージャー at The Westin Miyako Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

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Reviewed 25 May 2012

For comparable hotels in Kyoto, the Westin Miyako has a pretty good rate. The room is nothing spectacular, but the surrounding garden adds character to the rather historic hotel. I think many of the comments about the location is somewhat irrelevant, as most places you'd want to visit are spread all over Kyoto anyway.
The front desk clerk was curt, unfriendly and indifferent. The concierge on the other hand, was superb. She organized our trips, and helped with reservations, including menu orders.
The room is your plain vanilla Westin-class room. While there is internet connection, there is no wifi. The carpet and wallpaper in our room are stained and somewhat worn, but generally, the room is relatively clean. Since you are in Kyoto, most likely you will not need to use the "gym", which is atrociously bad, and you have to pay money for.

Date of stay: May 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

I was half-expecting the Westin to be a soulless concrete structure, and half-expecting it to be really tiny. Instead, it was the best of both worlds -- Western and Japanese. The hotel itself is perched at the base of a hill, and has a pretty courtyard and elegant architecture. The rooms are big and modern. I didn't give much thought to where I was going to stay -- just made a reservation here since it was the conference hotel. I later realized that it was listed as the best Western style hotel in Japan in the guidebooks; definitely deserves that!

The Philosopher's walk is a half mile away and the bus stop is a couple of blocks. The lobby is large and inviting. The food is very expensive, but so are all the nicer restaurants in Kyoto, and really, the small cheap street restaurants outside are also very good.

Room tip: Ask for a room with a view of the courtyard and the hill behind it; make sure you have a drink in the courtyard.
Date of stay: January 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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