The Kyoto Brighton Hotel is a large five-star hotel located somewhat inconveniently a few blocks west of the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park
The Kyoto Hotel Brighton is something of an oddball among Kyoto hotels. Built around a huge atrium, the rooms are huge and slightly dated, but they’re well maintained and there are several good onsite restaurants. The only problem is that it’s a bit of a trek to the sightseeing districts from here. The only major sight within walking distance is the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park, which would be a good spot for a morning jog. Unfortunately, it’s popular with bus groups, which creates an atmosphere not to everyone’s liking.
Nakadachiuri, Shinmachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku
Internet: wifi and LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
8min walk from Imadegwa Station Exit 6, Karasuma subway line
Official Site (English)
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