"Free baggage transfer to and from Kyoto is definitely a plus considering train to Kyoto is about 20 minutes from Hotel."
Margaret M. - November 29, 2018
Location rating score
Basically attached to the northernmost Karasuma line in Kyoto making it super accesible and a 20 minute ride to Kyoto station.
Diane | January 8, 2020
Certainly would stay here again!
Rebecca | July 30, 2019
Very comfortable and peaceful.
Rebecca | July 30, 2019
Helpful and friendly staff.
Rebecca | July 30, 2019
Staff were very helpful.
Diane | January 8, 2020
Room spacious and clean.
Diane | January 8, 2020
400 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city center||10 km|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||43.9 km|
Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.
Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"We had a standard room but was very spacious and We were able to relax."
August 18, 2019
"The room was really large and clean, and the breakfast was great, too."
November 20, 2019
"We will definitely book at this hotel again for our next visit."
July 24, 2019
Situated in a natural setting, the The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike is a popular 4-star accommodation suitable for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will find all of the finest amenities in each of the 309 rooms in this welcoming property. All rooms have a television, in-room movies, and air conditioning. You'll appreciate convenient services such as a concierge, business center, salon, and souvenir shops. In addition, the welcome counter at Kyoto Station allows guests to leave their luggage at the counter and head off to explore the city without any hassle. The property features professional services for guests to feel as comfortable as possible. Whatever your purpose of visit, The Prince Kyoto Takaragaike is an excellent choice for your stay in Osaka.
Grand Opening for Royal Lounge on July 25, 2017 at 2:00pm. The lounge is newly established exclusively for guests who stay at Royal Floor or Suite Room. With breakfasts and drinks available, guests could enjoy the seasonal natural scenery of Rakuhoku from the landscape garden. Guests who check in starting from July 25, 2017 could use the Royal Lounge. Business hours: 7:00am – 9:00pm.
"Helpful staff, spacious bedroom, the lounge has variety of r..."
December 16, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Excellent in many aspects!”
I visited Kyoto for the second time after 20 years. Grand Prince Hotel is right across the Kyoto International Convention Center where my meeting was held so it was an excellent choice location wise. A very tranquil environment to stay. Service was great. It's good to have both Western and Japanese style breakfast in the same place. Staff was extremely professional and helpful when I had issue with my flight back to the U.S. Perhaps the only thing I wish the hotel had is a gym. Other than that, excellent!
Not suitable for all travelers. ”
I was shocked that the Grand Prince Hotel serves shark fin soup. Shark fin is a species that is banned in many countries due to their endangered status. Worse still, the restaurants have almost no food for vegetarians. I fail to see how any hotel could be so disrespectful of guests to not have any vegetarian options available. The staff are very respectful of guests and the rooms quite nice, but the area is a virtual food desert for vegetarians, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone concerned for the environment no matter how nice the staff are.
Grand Prince Hotel, Kyoto, Japan”
I enjoyed my stay at the Grand Prince and the room enabled me to conduct my afterhours work very efficiently. The environment is very enjoyable and a walk around the lake and in the general area very refreshing. This is not a 'down town' hotel but the taxi service into the City shopping is excellent. Kyoto is a beautiful city embraced by wooded mountains.
Ideal location for conference facilities”
We found the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto location excellent for attendance at the Kyoto conference centre opposite. For general sight seeing better options are available in Kyoto City itself. The Hotel was to an excellent standard. Breakfast was a problem for us as we started at 6.45am and could not have breakfast earlier at the hotel so we purchased breakfast provisions from a nearby hotel. On the first night we could not secure a booking in the hotel restaurants as they were fully booked out so walked down to the main street and went to a restaurant there. The hotel pricing increased during the period of the conference so were disappointed with that. We stayed an extra 3 nights in Kyoto but chose to stay at a more centrally located hotel. Although the Grand Prince Hotel had reduced accommodation prices dramatically post conference we chose to stay elsewhere, as felt ripped off by the hotel during the conference and was disappointed from that perspective.
Kyoto Luxury Oasis”
We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere of the Grand Prince Kyoto away from heavy traffic. Afternoon tea at Pond Cafe was special treat after a long day of sightseeing. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The hotel exceeded expectations.
Situated outside of Kyoto the grand Prince was a peaceful place to relax before seeing Kyoto,s histric old town & temples
Thank you very much for using our hotel hotel. I hope that you will return to Japan. We will continue to promote better service in the future. We sincerely look forward to your next visit.
High-end hotel, but very limited facilities”
Stay here if you need to be near the Kyoto International Conference Center. For this it is extremely convenient, as from anywhere else you need to travel a lot. It is a nice high-end hotel, surrounded by amazing greenery, rare in Japan, great jogging in the park with a lake, etc. But the hotel itself is nothing more, no gym, no pool, no other services. Not worth paying a penny for the Executive Lounge - it is nice, but it offers almost nothing except drinks in the evening. It was always empty, noone uses it. It is also bizarre that in a 4* international hotel next to an International Conference Centre where major international treaties have been negotiated, there are NO ENGLISH TV CHANNELS, except for one that is mostly devoted to promoting Japan. No BBC, no CNN, etc... Otherwise nice big rooms (unlike rest of Japan), superb views, nice breakfast.
A generic hotel.”
The hotel itself is a very typical 1980s' Japanese representation of sophistication; which is to say, rather dated now. The real test of the standard of a Japanese hotel is the breakfast. It is mostly created to suit kids and Japanese old men and good coffee is hard to find. In fact I have had appalling coffee very often. So bad, in fact, it is hard to imagine how it could be so bad. But by this standard the Grand Prince was above average. Sadly, my other demand is a quiet night and that I failed to have. Either I was near some working area or my neighbours had brought dumbbells and were throwing them around until well after midnight. The rooms are large in a country where rooms are mostly pokey. The green surroundings are nice, since in Japan you are never far from concrete, and sometimes overwhelmed by it ... and this is much the same for the purportedly beautiful city of Kyoto, which is sadly mostly a dump with a few nice bits sprinkled here and there. But for those who don't notice the ugliness, the hotel is only a 15 minute subway ride away.
Quiet but close to the attractions”
The staffs are very friendly and kind. It is located at quiet environment surrounded by trees but access to the subway is just around the corner. The place where Kyoto protocol was signed is just in front of the hotel. Recommended to people who wants to have relaxing and quiet with a bit of sightseeing holiday in Kyoto.
Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto”
Interior design looks a bit like a wedding cake, and obviously caters to lots of weddings, but that is quite nice too. Our room was large and comfortable even with and extra bed for our daughter. The beds very comfortable. Very clean. Fantastic view of forest from our large window. Very handy to rail. Staff go out of their way to be helpful and able to cope with English speakers. Loved the food, comprehensive buffet breakfast, western and Japanese available. Interesting fellow guests, mostly weddings, other tourists (mostly Japnaese) and people attending the Kyoto confrence center across the road. Calm and relaxed atmosphere, large lake with pleasent walks and comunity activities across the road. Loved it.
Great hotel for staying in Kyoto. ”
It's outside the every day tourism spots, but there were bus services and other means to get to the sites around Kyoto. We got the rooms at a discounted rate, but wow the rooms and the area around the hotel are great for those who would like a quiet retreat morning after spending a busy day and night in the city. There is a small pond with walking trails around it for a leisurely morning hike.
Definitely a pleasant stay”
The hotel is located near the kokusaikaikan subway station, which is about half an hour ride from kyoto station. The guestroom is fabulous and very big compared to many other hotels in japan, with lovely view of natural landscape nearby. Other than these, the beds are really comfortably as they are Sealy!
Dated but well maintained. Good size room with a view of a hill. Pretty surrounding area. ”
Close to train station. But not much to do around this area. No gym, no complimentary water. Good price. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Free baggage transfer to and from Kyoto is definitely a plus considering train to Kyoto is about 20 minutes from Hotel. Would stay here again.
Good service , easy to find , big room ”
Although it looks far from central district , railway can go there directly. The room size is double of those busy district hotels Also , good luggage service . Hotel can free deliver your bags to Kyoto station , good for travelers
Good hotel but a little remote”
We arrived at the hotel at 2 pm and were informed that check in was 3 pm and we were just left to our own devices for an hour. I believe that the hotel should have an area where customers could make themselves a cup of tea or coffee while waiting. There should also be tour maps and brochures in English available and staff should also have an understanding of English as it was a little difficult to communicate. However our room was upgraded which was appreciated and the room had a great view of the gardens and was clean and well laid out. The location of the hotel is a little remote being at the end of the railway line at Kokusai Kaikan Station, however the signage was good and there is a covered walkway to the hotel. The breakfast was excellent and each day an English Japan newspaper was delivered to our room. It was a good base for exploring Kyoto. Also note that there is a 200 JPY Kyoto City Tax for accommodation costing under 20,000 JPY per night.
serenity within Kyoto”
Our stay was very pleasant and relaxing. Having arrived from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Kyoto was charming, authentic and a real drop in pace and your lovely hotel suited the situation perfectly. We still enjoyed full days sight seeing around Kyoto and we actually enjoyed the train trip out to Kokusaikaikan and the peaceful sanctuary of the hotel.
The hotel was great!”
We speak English as our native language and had little trouble understanding and being understood by the hotel staff. They were all very friendly and always ready to be of assistance. The rooms were as large as hotel rooms in America so we were quite pleased with the whole experience. The restaurants were extremely high priced though. You should be aware of that but other options are within walking distance. The beds are very firm but comfortable and the bathrooms are large. You get a full size bottle of shampoo and conditioner and body soap so need to bring it from home. Would do again!!!!
a very enjoyable older hotel with a lot of charm”
Thoroughly enjoyed the stay - hotel was very clean although some of the carpeting is a bit shabby. Food in the main dining area was always fresh and tasty. Subway is close by and makes it easy to get to downtown Kyoto.
Great hotel a little out of the way if your planning on touring around Kyoto and going to the prefectures near by. There is a train that goes directly to the hotel but if you have a JR pass it will still cost you 290 Y one way per person.
John and Dawn from Scotland, UK”
Room was spacious and the beds very comfortable. Staff were very polite and helpful. Nice, quite location on a conference campus but only 20 mins metro ride into Kyoto Station. Beautiful views across the city to the mountains from the room.