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Kyoto Brighton Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our family of 4 were able to stay in an executive twin room with 2 extra beds in it, and despite the reputation of rooms in Japan being small, the rooms here were quite spacious and we have plenty of room for us and our luggage. The hotel itself is in a quieter residential area, but there were a few good restaurants within walking distance. Anything further could be reached by taxis, which were always available at the hotel. The staff were also very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

My family of four had a family room that was wonderful. We had four beds and enough space for all of us. The amenities were top notch in the room, including all the toiletries anyone might want and special green tea matcha to make on our own. The staff was helpful in every regard. We had a few special needs, including finding a drug store nearby, and they helped in every way. The staff called ahead to be sure the drug store had what we wanted, and gave us the items written in Japanese. The concierge helped us book a special tea ceremony to experience something special in Kyoto. We even borrowed umbrellas for the rain. The hotel has a convenient shuttle to the nearby subway station every twenty minutes. Overall this was one of our favorite hotels and certainly helped make our stay in Kyoto special.

Love this place. The staff are probably the most helpful of any hotel I've been in anywhere in the world, so we keep returning here. Most of the staff speak some English, and the Concierge folks have perfect English and are SOOOOOO helpful. They wlll give you advice on almost any topic related to visiting Kyoto - and there's so much to do and to see here, that it's dizzying. We stay here every time we're in Kyoto and I'm sure we'll be back. Good-sized clean, modern rooms, reasonable prices, terrific food, breakfast buffet selection is among the best anywhere (one restaurant for western style breakfast and anaother for Japanese), and the lunch and dinner restaurant food is very good indeed. Try the lobby "dessert bar" for a tea-time treat that you won't forget! The only downside is that it's a bit out of the way - but a short cab ride fixes that fast, and taxis here are reliable and not too expensive. Taxis always seem to be lined up and waiting at the hotel.

I liked everything about this hotel, the beds were comfortable, the staff were welcoming, friendly and most spoke English. Easy access to the city centre by their free shuttle bus service. 5 minutes walk to the imperial palace. I would definately recommend.

This hotel is a short taxi ride outside of town, but has bigger rooms. If you are a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids) like us, they can accommodate you with a bigger single room instead of having to book two rooms like in the city center. Modern, clean. Helpful staff. They also had a diverse staff, not only Japanese, which was different and showed diverse attitude. The western buffé was a good deal (The Wagyu beef is always amazing in Japan) and it was the first time I was offered a wine buffé. :) The buffé worked well for the kids, but the following evening we ordered the room service burger for them which worked just as well. The second night, my wife and I ate at the Teppanyaki Himorogi restaurant (well rated in other reviews) and we were not disappointed. Our Chef was Kazushi Ise, a young man that had seen more of the world than many if us ever will. Great food and conversation. Very friendly, informal and extremely welcoming. This is not an easy job to cook in front of people, talk with them and so many repetitive movements. I recommend booking in advance and asking for him by name. Interesting thing about travelling in Japan: -> To get the tax free rebates when shopping, have your passport. Nothing else will work to prove your tourist status. -> To get kids rebates at hotels, pools or restaurants: you need to say your kids are in primary or elementary school. Or you need to know your kids height in centimeters. (the latter was more common in China)

This hotel provided a really good sized room with a cot for my infant son. The hotel in general is a bit outdated but is in a good location close to tourist sights. Provided a free shuttle bus to main train station which we found invaluable. Staff were friendly and helpful for tourists. Good mid range option in Kyoto.

This was a lovely hotel with lovely staff who went out if their way to make you feel welcome and looked after your needs. Especially the reception staff - there was a young lady who was absolutely lovely and sorted out restaurants for us on the day we arrived and thereafter. We were hungry so this was great. Only thing that was lacking was a pool and gym We took the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto which was great. We managed to see the festival there which was fantastic The thing that let it down was the restaurant.

Luxury standard, business type hotel but located bit outside. They offer shuttle service to metro station which is 2 stops from Kyoto Central Station. I would advise anybody to just take a cab from the Central Station instead of moving all luggage and buying meteo tickets and waiting for the shuttle bus. The taxi will cost you JPY1500-2000. The hotel is close to the Imperial Palace. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside the hotel and all main attractions can be reached for less than JPY1000. This will save you lot of time and energy. The rooms are spacious and our children had their own beds in our room. The bath room was good as well. Major disappointment was that there are no sport or swimming facilities in the hotel, not even an onsen. That was something you could use after a hot and sweaty day in the city. The restaurants are very good but expensive. If you want a good and luxury hotel and don't care for a pool and the location, I would go for this one.

While this was a lovely hotel with spacious rooms and a very large bathroom by Japanese standards I took points off because of the location. It seemed to be in a residential area making it hard to walk to restaurants or distant to get to for public transportation. Additionally, while most employees spoke English I don't believe they understood English based on my interactions with a few when I needed help for various requests. Each day we left our room only to return with the a/c lowered making our room temperature uncomfortable for 1/2 hour to cool down. The atrium was a bit on the warm side and the elevators were even warmer than the halls. It is a lovely hotel and with comfortable beds. The "American" style breakfast was included with our stay. I think they may want to consult with an American on how to cook scrambled eggs because theirs seemed to be soft boiled mixed around. HOWEVER, their French Toast was amazingly delicious.

This was one of my favourite hotels during our 12 day Japan trip because of the feeling of space with the open centre when you walk in. Spacious & comfortable rooms & beds. We had stayed in the Gion district before arriving here so had already seen a different part of town. The hotel isn't right in the centre of things but the regular shuttle bus service drops you to the nearby train station where you can access wherever you want to go. There's also a bus stop a few blocks away you can take to Kinkakuji temple. In the foyer area, there are pamphlets made up of how to get to all of the popular tourist spots. The breakfast buffet was nice, & we also enjoyed the food, champagne & general ambience in the bar in the evening.

Room options

Superior Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Triple Room, 3 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

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90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 897 reviews