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Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights. The location is outside the center, but there is a subway station near the hotel, a 5-minute walk away. The hotel is of a high standard, large room, huge bed, bath and shower. Coffee machine with capsules. Very clean. The hotel is round and all rooms face the view. Excellent service . Good value. Recommended.

Recently returned to this hotel which is at the end of the Karasuma Subway Line, Kokusaikaikan Station which also serves the Kyoto Convention Centre. The hotel is a substantial building in lush grounds and was a design of renowned architect Tojo Murano. Some fittings are aged and need refurbishment, however this doesn't detract from the amenity and room layout. Service is excellent and there is a selection of restaurants which range from moderate to expensive in cost. The hotel's location is well out of central Kyoto which we saw as a benefit and it also would be a good base for people attending the adjacent convention centre.

Grand Prince is an old hotel set amidst a lot of greenery. The rooms are pretty average and since the hotel is quite big it takes a while to get from the room to other places. Extremely slow elevators. The area that the breakfast was served was my favorite part of the stay. Was overlooking trees and a tiny waterfall. The breakfast wasn't too bad but wasn't great either.

This is a hotel that is really used only by those using the Kyoto Conference Centre. It's a 20 minute train ride from the city centre but only a 5 minute walk to the conference you are attending. It's comfortable, serves a very good breakfast, has excellent staff but somehow you feel it has not yet left the 1980s. Yes, I would stay there again if I was attending another conference but it would not be my first choice if not. It was expensive, I paid 2,800 yen for a gin and tonic one night (I soon learnt my lesson). The restaurants were almost as overpriced as the gin so we ate elsewhere and there are not many place close by. However, Kyoto is a joy and it is easy to get in and out on the metro.

Slow elevators and long walk to the rooms. Needs lot of renovations. Slow service and unfriendly staff. Breakfast buffet had limited choices and the location is not central. Only Japanese TV stations and only green tea is provided in the room. No sugar or cream.

Very disappointed with the quality of rooms, service and food. The hotel is old and not well maintained. The buffet breakfast has limited continental choices. Very poor WiFi system. The location is also not very great. Would not recommend.

Stayed 2 nights. A bit out of town. Comfortable rooms, although some require a walk from the elevators. A bit disorganized- when we arrived and at breakfast (which was not as good as other hotels in which we stayed in Japan).

Very disappointed with this hotel. It is very pricey and you don't get the value of your money. The breakfast buffet is not very filling. The food is not varied and you still need to ask the table attendants for sugar substitute because it is not readily available at the tables or at the buffet table. The staff are not very friendly and need to assign some English speaking staff in the evening because we couldn't understand each other. Unlike in other prince hotels of the same chain, you could buy souvenir items with the logo but this particular hotel doesn't have any merchandise. There are no porters. When we forgot the breakfast coupon the waiter didn't let us in and was rude to us. Very far from city center but very near the convention area. The place needs renovation and is a little rundown. Carpet is old and needs to be replaced. The bathroom is pungent although there are complete toiletries and amenities. Bedsheets linen andtowels are very white. There's a hair dryer ref water heater for tea. There is no coffee provided in the room only tea. There are no complimentary water because reception said water in the faucet is safe to drink. There is a kimono for sleeping I guess and bathrobes provided. There are slippers provided. Tv is provided though all channels are in Japanese.

We stayed here as part of a tour - it is a large business style hotel with meeting rooms and banquet facilities, as well as a bar and several restaurants (somewhat expensive). There is an excellent breakfast buffet on the 1st floor. Hotel is somewhat isolated, a bit of a walk to nearby convenience stores and restaurants; next to a nice park area and convenient to a subway station. Hotel is older and a bit frayed, but generally well maintained. Room large by Japanese standards - incl tv , frig, wifi, and water heater (instructions only in Japanese)and good lighting. While there is AC, we had trouble getting temp reduced and found room too warm. No traffic noise and very little noise inside hotel.

We were on a week long tour of Japan and had just a 12 hour stay at the Grand Prince, Kyoto. However while checking out everyone was so disappointed we didn't get to stay here longer. What a charming hotel this was! The property is located in one corner on the outskirts of Kyoto, so if you have work in town, it might not be the best suited. However for relaxation it was ultimate, as the peace and quiet of the surrounding lends a calming effect to the traveller. The round structure of the building makes it look compact but the open space in the middle lends a rustic feel to the place. Rooms were nice, well equipped and the bathroom had a charming flowery wallpaper running all across. As with everywhere else in Japan, the W.C comes fitted with gadgets. Bed was comfortable too. And the free wifi was good speed. There are 2 breakfast restaurants and we had ours at their french restaurant 'Beaux Sejours' and it was such a peaceful setting. Plenty of choices in the buffet and I dabbled around with some salads, glass noodles, miso soup and some other local delicacies though they had choice of continental dishes too. Had a nice relaxing stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Takaraga Ike, Sakyo Kyoto Kyoto-fu

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Sakyo Ward, Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as Kyoto Institute of Technology and Kyoto Concert Hall. This 310-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. On a river, it's also near Kyoto Imperial Palace and Daitokuji Temple.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 310 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, phones, and desks. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto features free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a garden, a gift shop, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Twin Room (5th - 6th Floor)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Royal Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Premier Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 571 reviews