The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
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The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo

668 Nijohanjikicho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8412 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.5
#56 of 337 hotels in Kyoto
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Pursuing relaxed comfort and functionality to support your travel, with the sensory experience that awaits you in the “New Kyoto”.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
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Iron
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars
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Family
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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668 Nijohanjikicho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8412 Kyoto Prefecture
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TWS wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Conveniently located just a couple of minutes away from the Shijo station, this hotel is strategically located near a major shopping street and several eateries and convenience stores.

The hotel is beautifully designed and the rooms are quite spacious as compared to the average hotel room in Japan.

Above all, this was also where we encountered a very kind lady, Ms Ishida (石田). On the same day we checked in, we had accidentally forgotten one of our bags onboard the Shinkansen to Kyoto, which contained a sizable sum of money. Upon hearing about our plight, Ms Ishida immediately got to asking for more details on the train service, car number, what the bag looked like, etc., and made numerous calls to the train company in a bid to track down our missing bag.

She regularly updated us on the progress over the next day, and the bag was eventually delivered to the hotel the following day.

We are very thankful to Ms Ishida for her help, and would like to commend her for her professionalism, dedication and warm hospitality that the Japanese are renowned for.

We will definitely stay at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo when we visit Kyoto again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Global802773, Front Reception at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear Mr./Ms.TohWS, Thank you very much for your stay with us at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. We are so glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay in Kyoto. Moreover, we appreciate your warm and kind comments on our hotel staff. We were also very relieved and delighted that you could receive your missing bag. We hope your days in Japan was wonderful and memorable. If you have any chance to visit Kyoto again, we would like you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kyoto in other seasons too. We look forward to welcoming you again someday in the near future. Thank you very much for sharing your hotel experience here. (Actually,I was so glad to read your review. Thank you very much.) Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front Office Hiroko Ishida
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Michiharu wrote a review Feb 2023
Japan11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is very conveniently located near the intersection of two main streets (Karasuma-Shijo).

The rooms are small but well equipped and furnished, and you can spend a relaxing stay.

Since the hotel is located in a major transportation hub, you will have no trouble finding a place to eat. There are many restaurants nearby, or you can buy your favorite lunch from the wide selection at the nearby food department store and eat it in your room.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from 京都四条 フロント, その他 at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 7 Feb 2023
Thank you very much for your stay at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. We are pleased to hear that you stayed comfortably and enjoyed Kyoto. We have many recommendation restaurants around this hotel, so when you come back here we would be glad to help you find any type of restaurants. We are looking forward to serving you again. Sinceley, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Reception
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gabbipascua wrote a review Feb 2023
6 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything here was cozy, comfortable and practical. All basics including breakfast included. Great location for price, there is a train station right outside the doors and it is on a Main Street so it is so easy to get a taxi if you wanted to sight see. Close to the main downtown area and lots of convenience stores, bars and restaurants immediately outside of the hotel property.

The only thing I felt was missing was a gym or anything for some personal care. You have to leave the hotel for that - other than that its great for work trips or solo travelers who dont want to spend a lot of time in the hotel room, but need a comfortable place to recharge.

Only rating 4 stars simply because there's no gym and not a large common area to work remotely if you needed to. But if that isn't important to you this place is a 5/5 because of the laundry onsite that they have as well.

Would def recommend for weekend trip or week long stays!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from 京都四条 フロント, その他 at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 17 Feb 2023
Dear gabbipascua, Thank you very much for your stay with us at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. We are glad to hear your warm review for our hotel and your recommendation. We constantly strive to improve our service for your next visiting. We are looking forward to serving you again . Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front Receptionist
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katie26 wrote a review Apr 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2,557 contributions364 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Usual super efficient friendly Japanese receptionists. Great location and modern hotel with well appointed rooms. For us the main thing that disappointed was breakfast as French and only 5 main course options of which 2 were soup (which the French don’t have for breakfast!) and 2 bacon and eggs so as we had 4 nights here really missed the tarts Japanese breakfast. However the food was of high quality and fruit/yoghurt and orange juice, bread and coffee brought to the table too. Service was friendly but a bit random so one main would arrive ages before the other , one day came while you were still eating yoghurt and another day we had to ask after 20 minutes as still not had it! Not a big thing though just for me a reason I would not choose this hotel again as don’t come to Japan for a French breakfast however tasty. The restaurant and hotel probably not Co owned as refused to give us even a tiny cup of fresh milk to have with coffee in the room too but 7 Eleven next door so just bought some but first time on trip we had been refused.
Top marks for on site coin laundry though and ice/ vending machines as common in Japan.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 京都四条 フロント, その他 at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 18 Apr 2023
Thank you for using The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. Thank you for your compliments regarding our hospitality, guest room facilities, and location. We are honored. The restaurant on the 1st floor is produced by Shinshindo, a long-established bakery in Kyoto, and has been well received by everyone for its delicious bread. We will report to the restaurant so that I can devise the timing of serving. Our restaurant mainly serves Western food, and does not serve Japanese food. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers regarding the arrangement of milk, but due to hygiene reasons, we do not provide it to customers other than restaurants. Thank you for your review. The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo front
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Robert S wrote a review Jan 2020
Wageningen, The Netherlands560 contributions183 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights in a three person bedroom. Room is just big enough but it is a two person room with an extra (real) bed. Nice room, great amenities. Nice staff at front desk. The best breakfast at their French restaurant with nice french bread and cheeses.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Global802773, Front Reception at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear. Sir./Madam, Thank you very much for your stay with us at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. We hope you had a pleasant stay with us in Kyoto. If you have any opportunities to visit Kyoto again, we are looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front Reception
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Avalon wrote a review Nov 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I usually do not write reviews but this experience was something worth sharing. Booked Royal Park Hotel Shijo via a booking app. However when reached the hotel on a rainy Sunday, the hotel receptionist (I did not get to confirm her name) said that my booking was for Royal Park Hotel Sanjo (not Shijo). Frustrated that the booking was screwed up by the 3rd party booking company, I asked if she could help check if I can stay at Shijo while I try to cancel the Sanjo booking. She actually said that she can help to cancel Sanjo booking & book the Shijo room instead. That brought much relieve as most of my itinerary trip revolve Shijo. Despite paying a bit more, I was very happy with Royal Park Hotel Shijo, going over and above to help settle the mistake not created by them. Thank you for the warm hospitality
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Very assessible to the subway
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Response from 京都四条 フロント, その他 at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 1 Dec 2022
Thank you very much for your stay with us at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. We are very honored to have praised our employees. We will continue to strive to be a comfortable hotel for our customers without being satisfied with the words we received. Thank you very much for posting your review during your busy stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again when you come to Kyoto. Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Reception
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ElaineYeo wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions35 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Decor is cosy & relaxing & is conveniently located within eateries & shopping malls. Lounge was good place to chill with a very pro bartender who was good with his recommendations. i felt that service staff at the breakfast restaurant pales in comparison to front desk & the lounge but Overall it was an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Global802773, フロント オフィス マネージャー at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Ms.ElaineYeo, Thank you very much for choosing our hotel group, Royal Park Hotels in Kyoto. We think you have stayed at our group hotel; The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo.This is from The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. We are glad to hear your warm review for us. We constantly strive to improve our service even further and share your comment to the Hotel in Sanjo. If you have a chance to visit Kyoto, we hope you choose our hotel group again. We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front Receptionist
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Robert Y wrote a review Sept 2023
Hong Kong, China99 contributions117 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A small but elegant hotel near the Kyoto Station. It's just 2 minutes' walk from the nearby Shijo subway station. The room is very well appointed and of good size by Japan standards. The main road is just in front of the hotel but it's very quiet with no traffic noise at all. There are plenty of restaurants and convenient stores nearby. One of the top choices to stay in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from 京都四条 フロント, その他 at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 20 Sept 2023
Thank you very much for your stay with us at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. We are glad to hear your warm review for our hotel. This hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from Shijo subway station and buses to many directions run from nearby bus stops, so this hotel is a convenient location for sightseeing. And we have many restaurant recommendations and we hope we can help you find a good one next time. We are looking forward to serving you again . Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front Receptionist
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Elaine Diane S wrote a review May 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got the deluxe twin room for our 2 night stay. The room is very spacious. The bed is so comfortable. They also provided us with pajama set which is so thoughtful. They have everything you need, from steam irons to hair curling iron. Staff is very accommodating. And their breakfast is so good too! Will definitely go back here!!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 京都四条 フロント, その他 at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 16 May 2023
Dear Mr./Ms. elainedianes2023, Thank you very much for staying with us at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo and your heartful comments. We are so pleased to hear that you stayed comfortably. We hope you had a great time in Kyoto. We look forward to welcoming you again. Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front desk
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melbguy wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia136 contributions207 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I don’t understand why everyone seems to like this hotel so much. It’s a basic tourist hotel, just slightly dressed up. Google considers it a 2-star hotel, and that’s absolutely accurate. The only thing that’s 4-star is the price: at 23,000 yen per night, it’s very poor value.
The room is small, the bed is small, the window is small, and the view is of the ugly, dirty buildings around. Rooms don’t have closets, and the TV has one non-Japanese channel (BBC). The toiletries highly praised by others are basic at best, and there is no body lotion. Cleaning doesn’t seem to happen until late in the day, and if you’ve stayed at hotels with a similar price tag in Japan, you’ll be shocked to find that the toilet seat is not heated.
The best thing about the location is the proximity to a subway entrance, which is a 30-second walk. There’s not much around in terms of restaurants but a Starbucks and some convenience stores are close by, and a major shopping street is a 10-minute walk away. We didn’t eat in the hotel so can’t comment on the restaurant. The front desk staff were friendly with passable English.
Overall, we found the hotel far too expensive for what you get and the room depressing. It gave us a bad first impression of Kyoto, which was later exacerbated by the hordes of tourists everywhere. Next time, we’ll stay in Osaka.
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Date of stay: April 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Compass801634, フロント at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Responded 20 Apr 2019
Thank you for your stay with us at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. With regards to your comment about your stay, we will receive it as a serious problem. We have to improve the quality of our service especially for room cleaning. Again, thank you for posting your review at our hotel. Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front Receptionist
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Thank you for your interest in The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo. Regarding your inquiry, we use the Yamato Takkyubin service to deliver your luggage. Please contact the front desk for a delivery slip. Best regards,
BetelNutandLeave asked a question Jul 2023
DownUnder Country30 contributions
Hi,is there a shared microwave for everyone? Thank you for your answer!
Answer from katie26
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2,557 contributions364 helpful votes
No not that i was aware
Answer from 予約 京
Thank you for your question. You can take shuttle bus from Kansai airport to Kyoto Station or Shijo Karasuma. From Kyoto Station, you can take a cab or subway "Karasuma Line" get off at Shijo Starion. From Shijo Karasuma, it takes about 10 min. on foot. We look forward to seeing you soon. Have a safe trip. Sincerely, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo Front Desk
Enzian asked a question Oct 2018
Seattle15,126 contributions81 helpful votes
How far is it from Kyoto Station if we walk?
Answer from Lovefromlalo
156 contributions36 helpful votes
Hey, I wouldnt walk. it was a 5-10 minute or so cab ride but quite a far walk from the main station. very cheap cab.
gabbipascua wrote a tip Feb 2023
6 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"book the room with even 1sqm more - you'll appreciate it!"
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Avalon wrote a tip Nov 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very assessible to the subway"
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HappyTraveler1161 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Atlanta, Georgia39 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 916, very quiet and large."
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Ashvin Parekh wrote a tip Apr 2019
Mumbai, India72 contributions54 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are non-smoking. Nothing much to select. Avoid room near elevator."
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tprin wrote a tip Oct 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Laundry room on 2nd floor"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo?
Nearby attractions include Ninja Dojo and Store (0.07 miles), Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura (0.3 miles), and Hayakawa Hamonoten (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ouchigohan Nakashimaya, Goichi Pizza, and Tonshabu Hide, Kyoto Shijo Karasuma.
Is The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.5 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.5 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.1 miles).
Is The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Shijo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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