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Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a great hotel. Starting with the shuttle bus ride from the station. All the staff were extremely accomodating and helpful. The rooms were smallish but adequate. The concierges were great with great recommendations for things to do and where to eat. I would go back there again.

My wife and I stayed there for 5 days with our teenaged son and daughter . We were surprised that they loved the hotel as much as we did . The lobby overlooks a glassed in Japanese garden . The rooms ( on the 8th floor ) were well equipped . They even had a mobile phone in each room that you could use for data and info while travelling around Kyoto . We ate at the all day dining as well as the Japanese restaurant. Both were very good . The staff were warm and helpful . Our family felt really welcome and comfortable. This will definitely be our default hotel in Kyoto for the future .. and if we are in any other part of Japan that they have another hotel in the chain we will try it out . A tip - if you are staying for a while and get bored with the breakfast buffet .. try the Royal Host across the road . They have a good breakfast and a surprising variety for other meals as well .

We must have been on the floor with all the drab, claustrophobic rooms in desperate need of refurbishment. The room was so small for the 3 of us, we were tripping up over each other, our luggage and into the bathroom with the elevated floor. The room was so stuffy and the air conditioning didn’t seem to work very well, so we had to open the window a little bit. The lobby and breakfast areas were pleasant enough, but the room was not 4-stars as far as we’re concerned.....especially when we had stayed in other 4-star Japanese hotels and they were miles better than this one. On the positive, the shuttle bus to and from the station was convenient, but would benefit guests more by extending their hours of operation. The breakfasts were quite good with lots of choice, but be prepared to wait in line during peak periods.

Yes, the linens are very clean and the room comfortable. Typical efficient one sink bath with shower in the tub. Wifi worked well in the room. So why was I disappointed? For some reason the restaurant with the nice Western buffet breakfast is not mentioned on the lobby dining board so I had a rather mundane a la carte breakfast my first morning. The free shuttle to and from the train station is nice, but the first shuttle does not leave the hotel until 8:05 so if you want an early start, a taxi runs about $8.00. And finally, after researching bus schedules on the internet, I had picked the fastest route to Kiyamizu-dera. I made a mistake double checking with the concierge in the lobby. She rerouted me and it took almost twice as long! (I took my researched route returning) P.S. The Western breakfast buffet is downstairs from the lobby.

very conveniently located .huge hotel with so many travel groups. the buffet breakfast has a big spread and is always crowded. rooms are comfortable but small . very close to nishika market and kyoto station

Entering from the road level take the escalator down to reception, where on that level is also a souvenir shop, and several restaurants the reception and breakfast restaurant wraps around an enclosed courtyard garden. Lifts take you swiftly to your floor and the rooms are spacious and immaculately clean. If you don’t fancy paying hotel restaurants prices then take a walk over the road to The Royal Host Restaurant, the menu is in English and you should try the hamburger with fries.

The hotel was very swish..marble floors, water features & decor very 5 star...the only issue we had was the size of room trying to fit 2 large suitcases in the room.. Bathroom was adequate bigger than some we had at other hotels...& the usual step up for western style bathroom... Breakfast was buffet style with western & traditional food...very nice latte machine was a bonus.. The other bonus was the free shuttle bus service to Kyoto station only about a 10 minute drive depending on traffic....

We stayed for 5 nights and would definitely stay there again. A short taxi ride from the station and perfectly located to visit the castle, and downtown Tokyo. The breakfast was very expensive so we ate in the Royal Host opposite. The only negative really is that the walls seemed paper thin so as soon as the guests in the next room put the tv on or started talking you could hear every word. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The best bit of the hotel is the bar which looks out onto an atrium which was just amazing.

We stayed here for 2 nights in a pleasant, good sized room, although the bathroom was, as usual, quite small. On the first night we ate in the hotel's Chinese restaurant and had a first class meal. On the 2nd night we ate in the Japanese restaurant and also enjoyed the food. Location is certainly a bit out of town but this wouldn't prevent me from staying here again.

We stayed here for 5 nights. The location is a little out from the main centre, however there is a fabulous shuttle from the hotel to the station quite regularly. The hotel is quite large catering to large groups which makes breakfast time quite busy. The superior rooms are large but quite dated.

Gojo-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto Kyoto-fu

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Higashi Honganji Temple
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Central Kyoto within a short walk of Higashi Honganji Temple, Kyoto Tokyu Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Kyoto Tower. This 408-room, 4-star hotel has 3 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Located in central Kyoto, the hotel is also near Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including KAZAHANA, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Kyoto Tokyu Hotel's 408 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, electric kettles, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Renovated in 2017, Kyoto Tokyu Hotel offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is JPY 1000 per night, and there's also a free train station shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Twin Room, Smoking (shuttle bus from Kyoto St)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Semi Double Room (gym access, shuttle bus from Kyoto St)

TwinXL 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room, Smoking (gym access, shuttle bus from Kyoto St)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Smoking (shuttle bus from Kyoto St)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1152 reviews