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4.6 out of 5

"This was a very nice, upscale hotel close to the Kyoto Train station. Shuttle service to/from the station (west side). The room was large and clean, ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 06 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Kyoto Tower

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Central Kyoto hotel, you'll find Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Aquarium. Higashi Honganji Temple and Toji Temple are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 6 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and free train station pick-up. Unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking and a free area shuttle.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 489 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and down comforters.

Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$78* Per night/room Dec 18 - Dec 19

Japanese style Room Non-smoking

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.Futon Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

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

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Family room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Twin (Hollywood Twin), Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

Everyone (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5
During the breakfast buffet, we were the only table that the staff weren’t attending. They kept passing our table knowing our table needs to be empty because dishes were on top of the other already. But still didn’t take out plates away. We felt discriminated. For unknown reasons.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019

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5 out of 5
There were plentiful, friendly, and knowledgeable staff. The hotel had free shuttle service to Kyoto Station, which is a transportation hub and it is nearby. It is centrally located and has shops and stores in walking distance. There were several excellent restaurants on the premises. The only negative, I believe, is that the sauna is only for men. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend it.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019

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5 out of 5

Upscale hotel close to Kyoto station

Pros: Upscale, clean
Location: Easy walk to the station, Kyoto Tower, the Nishi Honganji Temple, and the Toji Pagoda.
This was a very nice, upscale hotel close to the Kyoto Train station. Shuttle service to/from the station (west side). The room was large and clean, the Nespresso machine was a plus. You can buy the breakfast buffet as part of the package and it's reasonably priced. The location is away from some of the more touristy areas, but all the major tours pickup/drop off here.

Posted by , from TX on Jun 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 7, 2018 by sb

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are truly humbled by such high praise, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the complimentary espresso, breakfast buffet, free shuttle service, and easy access to local sites, such as Toji Temple and Kyoto Tower. During your next visit, feel free to relax in our Spanish style bar, Granada, where our mixologists serve classic and signature cocktails. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Manager

5 out of 5

Great hotel for our family

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Our family stayed at the RIHGA Royal Hotel in Kyoto during a recent trip through Japan. We booked a double room with an extra bed and the room was all set up before we arrived, making us feel welcome. The room was large enough for three beds and luggage. Everything was clean and fresh in the room and bathroom. The staff was helpful with all our inquiries about transportation and site seeing in Kyoto (many of them spoke very good English). There was a nice bakery at the hotel where we bought snacks during the day. Although the hotel is located close to the train station - which is convenient for shopping and transportation - the rooms are very quiet.

Posted by , from Rome, Italy on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

Royal Rhiga Kyoto

Travelling with our teenage daughter often caused problems as many hotels do not cater for families. I chose the Royal Rhiga because it had triple rooms - 2 king singles and a comfy fold-out for our daughter. The room was clean and comfortable but overly heated (we were there during winter). There is a shuttle to the Kyoto train station that runs every half hour. We found this very convenient as you can get to all venues using the trains and the buses (the bus terminal is behind the train station). You could walk as it is only 5-6mins in the shuttle. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately we found the hotels restaurants l to be expensive so chose to eat in one of the many restaurants in the area.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2010

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5 out of 5

Superb Hotel!

We stayed at the Rhiga Royal Hotel April 2-6, 2007, and have nothing but raves about the hotel and especially its outstanding service. Every member of the staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The free shuttle service to and from the Kyoto Train Station was the best I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. Restaurants were delightful and room maticulously maintained. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2007

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 09 December 2019 to 12 December 2019 (dates subject to change):

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There are 6 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A vending machine, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto. An area shuttle, a train station pick-up service, and a train station drop-off service are free. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Kyoto hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 489 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • Built in 1969
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) (98 km / 60.9 mi)
  • Train station: Kyoto Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto offers 489 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature down comforters. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. This Kyoto hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Top of Kyoto - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Royal Ryuho - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Gourmand Tachibana - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

All Day Dining KAZA - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Tankuma Kitamise - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Children 4-12 years old are allowed in the pool for a fee of JPY 540 per person, per stay and must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. The amount varies based on factors such as length of stay, property classification, and room price. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 150 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 3000 per person (approximately)
  • Facilities fee: JPY 540 per person, per stay and includes use of:

  • - Fitness facilities
    - Swimming pool

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
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