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"Hotel staff were always polite and welcoming, it was a nice touch coming back to the hotel with them to greet you no matter what time of the day it is..."
Boonying - March 29, 2019
Breakfast buffet was the best of many hotel buffets I have experienced.
Bong | December 3, 2019
If this is what you're looking for I would recommend this hotel.
Michael | August 9, 2018
Suite which was very spacious with okay views.
Michael | August 9, 2018
Location was ideal and the breakfast was good.
Michael | August 9, 2018
Extremely friendly staff
Stacie | June 29, 2018
240 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Kyoto
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||0. Km|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||37.9 km|
Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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 hotel 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, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto has a car park available for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel 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.
"Room was spacious, location close to everything, train station only a minute walk."
December 20, 2019
"Will definitely stay in Hotel Nikko Princess Tokyo again in the future."
January 8, 2018
"We stayed 3 nights in this hotel, and the experience has been great."
January 8, 2018
Well-placed in the culture, sightseeing, and shopping area of Kyoto, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 110km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With the city's main attractions such as Kyoto Cinema, Daimaru Department Store, and Nishikikoji Dori Street within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location. The facilities and services provided ensure a pleasant stay for guests. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities, bar/pub, disabled facilities, bicycle rental, free Wi-Fi, massages in room, and a free bottle of water for 15th and 16th floor rooms and suite rooms. The 216 rooms spread over 14 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home and modern comforts such as a separate shower and tub, bathrobes, and hair dryer. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto.
"Overall we loved staying here and wouldn't hesitate to recom..."
March 29, 2019
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.
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
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Good value, Great Location!”
The Nikko Princess Kyoto is one of the older, premier hotels in Kyoto, seemingly catering more toward to an Asian clientele, but providing all of the western amenities as well. The front desk staff are professional and speak english. The concierge desk is available to provide Kyoto city information and tours. The food in the restaurant is good but be advised that the restaurant is pricey. With so many restaurants in Kyoto, the only reason to eat in the restaurant is being exhausted after a long day of touring. The double room was spacious, bright and clean. The room was not as modern as those in newer hotels and could be updated but it was very comfortable. Good A/C and heat. Wifi signal in the room was strong. The bathroom had an incredibly large family-sized shower and a very large tub. The Nikko Princess Kyoto provided a welcome respite after long tour days.
3 mature married intimates free-walk travel ”
demanding and experienced free walk travel ladies required a least of 3 single beds with spacious room. This hotel room can have a very nice scene up till Kyoto Tower, locates very close to shijo kawaramachi (just 7-8min walk easily access) This is a huge room compare to others in Kyoto; a big washroom and good enough for 3 single ladies to manage their baggage open. Breakfast in choices of traditional Japanese or Continental, we would say Japanese is good to experience as its's a very quiet and nice place but Continental breakfast would offer you anything you wish and delicious. Very good service attitude and helpful concierge. Excellent English speaking, hence mostly cater for westerner travelers. Should recommend or re-visit again in next travel plan of Kyoto.
Great service, and huge bathroom”
We stayed 3 nights in this hotel, and the experience has been great. All staffs were helpful and gracious, and the location is good, there is a train station nearby, and the room size is big, and bathroom is huge. We did not include breakfast in our reservation, but there are many breakfast place around the area. Will definitely stay in Hotel Nikko Princess Tokyo again in the future.
Pleasant stay in but location is not the best”
Our stay in the Nikko Kyoto was pleasant and staff were very friendly. The location is not the best it was about 10 minutes walk to Karasuma and all the happening area. They are alot of other hotels which was closer to Karasuma/Nishiki Market area. However, the Nikko Princess Kyoto had big and beautiful rooms that was comfortable for me and my family with young children. We booked 2 rooms, of which one of it we could see Kyoto Tower from our room which was a beautiful view. I would recommend this hotel for the its size as its difficult to find a big and comfortable room like this in Japan. However, they are many other accommodation options closer to the central area but might not be as big as Nikko Princess Kyoto. The staff are very helpful and friendly too!
I will choose to stay in Hotel Nikko Princess kyoto for my next trip in kyoto
Helpful staff, nice location”
Staffs are friendly and helpful. We lost our handphone in Tokyo, they immediately helped us to contact the hotel and arrange for delivery immediately to Nikko hotel. Rooms are spacious. location is good and accessible to many places of interest. Near train station and bus stops.
Good hotel with excellent staff and great location”
Staff helpful with accommodating our children who are teenagers but note that some rooms only allow a maximum of 3 people, so extra room is needed if you are a family of 4 (except young children) which adds up to the price of the hotel. We had to pay extra for the use of sofa bed in the room, which is unusual if you're coming from the USA. The staff, however, made the sofa bed up like a typical twin bed. Staff also very helpful on check-out when they called the taxis for us (we used 2), and made sure they talked to the drivers with limited English to drop us off the right location. Concierge was also helpful with tips and directions about places to see and use of subway, taxi, railway or bus. Hotel staff speak English so this is a big plus since most Japanese have very limited English speaking ability. Hotel is close to subways and bus stations and within walking distance to Gion, Nishiki Market and several temples. It's also close to a Family Mart and 7-11, restaurants and cafes.
Room was large, bathroom was fantastic. Amenities were topped up daily without fail including coffee. Room was very silent being on the 14th floor but there was minimal noise from the building. WiFi was great, unless you wanted to download large files but for general use like YouTube and web browsing it was alot better then most other hotels. Hotel is walking distance to Karasuma station with multiple eateries on the way there. Hotel staff were always polite and welcoming, it was a nice touch coming back to the hotel with them to greet you no matter what time of the day it is. Price was on the high side but this was expected for the spring season, we were happy with the price. Overall we loved staying here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone to this hotel too.
This hotel was lovely! Very hard to find fault. Great location, really reasonable price. Rooms were well appointed and large for Japanese standard. Check out was 12pm which is later than most and very convenient. Beds and pillows comfortable and the rooms very quite. We ate breakfast in the hotel three out of four mornings and the selection is fabulous, however if you arrive close to 10am (they stop serving breakfast at 10am on the dot!!) you'll be disappointed as they didn't seem to replenish the food much through out the course of the morning. If you are still there at 10am you'll be (politely) told that they are now closed. The bar area is small, but a great selection. I would definitely stay here again without hesitation and I would highly recommend it!
We stayed at this hotel in July 2018 while in Kyoto. We had a Jr. Suite which was very spacious with okay views. Location was ideal and the breakfast was good. My only complaint is the hotel is very Western with no Japanese theme. If this is what you're looking for I would recommend this hotel.
Needs an upgrade”
The facilities and bedrooms are not traditional but not modern— the rooms look really outdated and not in the Kyoto style. The service is impeccable but would have enjoyed something a tad more elevated for the price we paid.
One night stop-over”
This hotel was beautiful and gave us everything we needed for our last night in Kyoto.
This is NOT a 4-star hotel!”
The staff at Hotel Nikko Princess is very courteous and nice, but please do not book this thinking it is a 4-star hotel. We came for our honeymoon and were sorely disappointed, especially given that this hotel was not cheap. There was no air conditioning, so we had to leave the windows open and night. We had a hard time sleeping because it was hot, we could hear the street noise and the bed was incredibly uncomfortable. The bathrooms are also in desperate need of a remodel. The location is decent and close to a subway station, but I would honestly have rather stayed in Gion so we could walk to everything. Honestly, you can get way more value for your money.
Great family stay in central location”
Really enjoyed it. Simple and not fancy, but great location, good value and easy access to subway. Biggest challenge in Kyoto was the total lack of any foreign language skill at local restaurants. Literally none, and so be ready to be flexible.
Nice 5 star hotel”
Nice buffet breakfast with lots of choices. Efficient service. Very close to attractions in kyoto, able to take taxi because of the short distance.
Good value for money ”
Location is good, walking distance to city centre, bus and subway. Friendly stuff and a choice of 2 restaurants for breakfast. Easy access by bus or taxi from Kyoto central stations.
The hotel is great, but the staff were the stars. ”
We’ll definitely stay here again when we are back in Kyoto.
Expensive & Dated rooms”
Old rooms with peeling wallpaper but clean and good size. Friendly staff. Location about 15-25 minute walk to more action & attractions. For cost was expecting something more modern. Was first time staying in Kyoto so don't know how other hotels compare but I was not super impressed with outdated room which had a regular key (not key card).
A great hotel for leisure travel”
The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and nice. The hotel facilities were a little bit old, but things are clean. The location itself is okay, very convenient and cheap to get to places by taxi. I would recommend the hotel!
The hotel is very centrally located on a trendy walking street with lots of restaurants and interesting shops. Also within walking distance to the Deer Park and main temples. Close to the old city also. Good hotel to use as a base to discover Nara.