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4.5 out of 5

"The room was enormous and the amenities were really good. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 17 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto puts you in the heart of Kyoto, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Aquarium. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

Cable TV, free newspapers, and in-room massages are featured in all 489 rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Down comforters welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include slippers and free toiletries. Safes, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

The restaurant, Top of Kyoto, serves French cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of free train pick-up service.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Central Kyoto hotel include Kawaramachi and Toji Temple.

Standard Double Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$150* Per night/room 7 Apr. - 8 Apr.

Japanese style Room Non-smoking, Fitness Gym Access

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.Futon Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Adjoining Twin Room, Non Smoking (2 Twin Rooms, Premium floor)(Rooms are not connected)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite Twin Run of House [Room Type or Size will be assigned upon arrival]

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

SOU SOU ROOM

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Family room, Non Smoking, Fitness Gym Access

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

Everyone (17) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
The room was enormous and the amenities were really good.

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2019

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3 out of 5
Disappointing that you have to pay to use the pool. However the free shuttle bus and buffet breakfast were great. Room was a nice size.

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Close to all facilities exellent staff very supportive and go out of there way attitude made the stay in Kyoto for my wedding of mt brother stress free than it could been highly recommend for first time visitors and familys to Kyoto will definitely be back

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2019 by sb

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience at our hotel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your next visit even more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Sincerely, Manager

3 out of 5
Average location, noisey room - near train line. average dining experience. Seemed overpriced

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan. 2019 by sb

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our hotel did not meet your expectation. If you give us another chance, our staff would be happy to provide you with a room on the opposite side of our hotel, facing away from the nearby JR Kyoto Station. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and show you everything our hotel has to offer. Sincerely, Manager

5 out of 5
Fancy hotel but the beds are hard. Bathroom and accessories were exceptional

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Dec. 2018 by sb

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We truly appreciate your kind words, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the bathroom accessories. In addition, we appreciate your feedback regarding the firmness of our beds, as we continue to improve our facilities and services. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Manager

5 out of 5
Great hotel near Kyoto Station (5 min walk). It is a bit of a hike to many of the cultural sites in Kyoto, but it is just such a great hotel I would stay here every time I visit Kyoto

Posted by , from Byron Bay, Australia on 10 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Oct. 2018 by sb

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are truly humbled by such high praise, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed easy access to Kyoto Station. During your next visit, feel free to try one of our six in-house restaurants, including Gourmand Tachibana, where chefs prepare and serve Japanese and French fusion right at your table. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Manager

4 out of 5

Close to Station with lots of meal options

Cons: Hotel Bar was sometimes closed in the evening not allowing an easy place to get a drink at the hotel.
Stayed in family room with 6 and 12 year old for 4 days. Plenty of space and comfort in room. Close walk or shuttle bus to kyoto train station. Good meal choices at the hotel for the family. Kids appreciated the wifi and pool st the hotel. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Brisbane Australia on 13 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jan. 2018 by sb

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Our staff truly appreciates your kind words. We are very pleased to hear that you were able to take full advantage of our complimentary shuttle bus and heated swimming pool. While our in-house bar Granada unfortunately only operates from 5:00PM to midnight, during your next visit, our concierge would be happy to introduce you to some of the local bars around our hotel. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Sincerely, Manager

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 04 March 2020 to 30 April 2020, and from 04 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There are 6 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A vending machine, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto. A train station pick-up service and a train station drop-off service are free. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Kyoto hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 489 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • Built in 1969
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) (98 km / 60.9 mi)
  • Train station: Kyoto Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto offers 489 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature down comforters. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. This Kyoto hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Top of Kyoto - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Royal Ryuho - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Gourmand Tachibana - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

All Day Dining KAZA - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Tankuma Kitamise - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Train station shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Train station transportation is offered at scheduled times from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

Policies

Children 4-12 years old are allowed in the pool for a fee of JPY 540 per person, per stay and must be accompanied by an adult.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Car not required
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 3000 per person (approximately)
  • Facilities fee: JPY 550 per person, per stay and includes use of:

  • - Fitness facilities
    - Swimming pool

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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