October 2022: Please note Kyoto Royal Hotel And Spa has now permanently closed. Please see our Downtown Kyoto page for other places to stay in the district.
Smack dab downtown, the Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa is a good choice for those who want a central location at a reasonable price.
Right on Kawaramachi-dori, one of the main thoroughfares of Downtown Kyoto, the Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa is a good hotel within walking distance of the entire downtown area. There’s also a subway station right near by to ease exploring the city. Some of the rooms are showing their age, but the management and staff try hard to make guests as welcome as possible. And, as the name suggests, there’s an on-site spa with the usual services.
Name in English:
Kyoto Royal Hotel And Spa
Name in Japanese:
426 Ebisu-cho, Sanjo-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku
Price: moderate to expensive
Internet: free wifi and LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
1min walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Tozai subway line
Official site (English)
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