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Very good location close to train station. This hotel has free shuttle from the station. We like food in the restaurant.

I liked the size of the room. It had more open space than the recent rooms we have stayed in. Nice to have a closet. Bathroom and shower were great.

Great, clean, helpful Quiet.. good location,, good water pressure,, helpful

Great location, clean and remodelled. Good breakfast, a bit pricey, but good selection of food.

Nice hotel for a short stay. Shuttle to/from Kyoto station a big plus for those with multiple luggage.

Great hotel within walking distance to Kyoto train station. There is a complimentary shuttle between the hotel and the train station (Hachijo exit) which is great if you have luggage and needing to go to the train station. Great breakfast with lots of selection, I meant A LOTS.

1.nice hotel close to kyoto station 2.staff are very friendly 3.wifi in room too slow

Everything was great..... except the WiFi (which was horrible)...

convenient location to train station,friendly hotel staff and convenient hotel shuttle service to train station.

Hotel was awesome, great location, room super clean and spacious. The only negative is poor WiFi connectivity.

Great location, very close to Tokyo Station. Provides free shuttle to and from Tokyo Station that leaves every 15 minutes. Nice facilities and friendly staff, on site breakfast is great.

5 stars for location since it's attached to the mito station, various stores and restaurants. 3 stars for staff because though some were very professional and nice, others seemed too timid and quiet to be working at the reception area. 2 for cleanliness because everything seemed up to date at first glance, but upon closer inspection of my room had tears in the wallpaper, stains on carpet etc. One big no no for me was that the toilet seat had what seemed to be dried splatters of urine all over. Had to tell the front desk to have someone come clean the bathroom. Also when I picked up the runner that goes across the bottom of the bed spread a lot of dust particles flew everywhere. Overall it's a bit aged and not the cleanest. If you're not bothered by that, it's a great location.

A little far from Kyoto station. But it is convenient because of shuttle bus. And free tea bag is good. Provide free bottle water and Capsule coffee Everyday

My wife and I made our first trip together for our 20th anniversary to Japan and decided to book a suite at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto. (I did a lot of research and wanted a hotel within minutes walk from Kyoto Station). After we struggled through the flight and train delays, we were warmly welcomed by Rihga Royal staff. They were able to quickly pull up our reservations and complimentary upgraded us to a larger suite. OMG!!! Needless to say, the suite had everything we needed and more. The beds were comfortable and the Nespresso coffee machine was a big bonus. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable and making me looking like a hero to my wife. Now for the convenience. The Hotel has shuttle service to and from Kyoto station every 15 minutes which was extremely convenient when we first arrived via train to Kyoto. Also, it's only a ~12 minute walk to and from the hotel. There are multiple paths to the station so I suggest readers take different paths to see different part of the area which may find things interesting. (Note: There's a 7/11 convenience store behind the building across the street - you can't miss it). Thank you Rihga for making my trip to Kyoto memorable!

We loved the experience at this hotel. It is located just a couple of blocks from Kyoto station and close to many convenient locations. The fact that most features are on the bedside table - including the safe, controls, etc - made a huge difference. Highly recommended.

Some kind of noise in middle of night, but otherwise, it was nice location and great amenities in the room.

Centrally located with convenient access to train station, restaurants, grocery store and shopping. We enjoyed the modern and clean room. Hotel is efficiently managed with free shuttle to and from train station which is also walking distance.

Very nice hotel. Great view from our room. Very nice staff. Shuttle to and from train station is very convenient.

1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru Kyoto Kyoto

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Aquarium
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Central Kyoto, RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Aquarium. This 489-room, 4-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Relish the French cuisine at Top of Kyoto, one of 6 onsite restaurants. 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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 489 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport down comforters. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

At RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a banquet hall.

Room options

Japanese style Room Non-smoking, Fitness Gym Access

4 Twin Futons | Sleeps 6

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

4 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

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

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Luxury Family room, Non Smoking, Fitness Gym Access

4 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

Everyone (26) Couples (1) Business (3) Family (5) Other (2)
3
Family

Very good location close to train station. This hotel has free shuttle from the station. We like food in the restaurant.

By on Oct 21, 2019

4
Family

I liked the size of the room. It had more open space than the recent rooms we have stayed in. Nice to have a closet. Bathroom and shower were great.

By on Oct 2, 2019

5
Family

Great, clean, helpful Quiet.. good location,, good water pressure,, helpful

By on Sep 30, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jul 13, 2019

5
Partner Couples Friends

Great location, clean and remodelled. Good breakfast, a bit pricey, but good selection of food.

By on Apr 24, 2019

4
Everyone

Nice hotel for a short stay. Shuttle to/from Kyoto station a big plus for those with multiple luggage.

By , from Philly, USA on Jan 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 6, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We truly appreciate your kind words, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed easy access to and from Kyoto Station via our complimentary shuttle bus. If there is anything we can do to make your next visit more comfortable, please let us know. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Manager

3
Everyone

By on Jan 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 6, 2019

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

4
Everyone

Great hotel within walking distance to Kyoto train station. There is a complimentary shuttle between the hotel and the train station (Hachijo exit) which is great if you have luggage and needing to go to the train station. Great breakfast with lots of selection, I meant A LOTS.

By , from Houston, TX on Dec 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are truly humbled by your kind words, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the complimentary shuttle bus, as well as the breakfast buffet. During your next visit, feel free to try one of our other in-house restaurants, including Top of Kyoto, our revolving restaurant that offers fine French cuisine. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Manager

4
Everyone

1.nice hotel close to kyoto station 2.staff are very friendly 3.wifi in room too slow

By , from taiwan on Sep 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 4, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed easy access to and from Kyoto Station and that the staff were able to assist you throughout your stay, we deeply apologize for poor Wi-Fi connection. Please know that we are working to improve this issue, so we hope to welcome you back in the near future with faster, stronger Wi-Fi service. Sincerely, Manager

4
Everyone

Everything was great..... except the WiFi (which was horrible)...

By on Aug 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 4, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While we are pleased that your overall stay was enjoyable, we deeply apologize for the poor Wi-Fi connection. Please know that we are working to improve this issue, so we hope to welcome you back with faster, stronger internet service. Sincerely, Manager

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