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“Most Disgusting Hotel Ever”
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Kyoto Rich Hotel
Ranked #274 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
St. John
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Most Disgusting Hotel Ever”
Reviewed 1 December 2007

A group of us had stayed here and it was horrible. The Hotel we very dirty. There were stains on the walls, ripped carpets, ripped and stained mattresses. Mind you, we had about 8 rooms between all of us and all of the room were like this. Two girls (who shared the same room) had bed bug bits all over them after one night!!!! Someone else had blood on their sheets. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS UNLESS YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT FILTH.

  • Liked — Nothing
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  • Stayed November 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2006

Staying in Kyoto can be expensive. The Rich Hotel is a reasonable alternative if you just want a business-style, hotel room for the night. The hardest part was just finding the place, because the map listed on their webpage is a little too simplified and google map identified the wrong location. So, directions are listed below, followed by a few additional comments.

Starting from JR Kyoto station, take the subway from Kyoto station (K10) to Gojo (K11) - just one stop away. Head for exit #1 and keep walking straight (east) for about 5 minutes. When you see the Toyota shop on your right (across the street) and Kyoto bank on your left - turn left. Keep walking straight for about 1 minute and the Rich Hotel will be on your left. Their sign was not illuminated, so if you are arriving at night - be forewarned.

The room was clean and nice and the hotel staff was generally pleasant. They will try to speak English to you even if you understand Japanese.

I would advise against the hotel breakfast package which offers a limited variety of food and is more suited to a Japanese palate. There are two convenience stores on the way back to the subway station if you prefer a cheaper/on-the-go breakfast option.

Again, it is a hotel for the budget traveler. It is cheap and convenient. If possible, try to visit their home webpage (which is in Japanese) and you can get the room cheaper than by going through an online booking site - just be sure to make your reservation at least two weeks in advance as they "sell" many of their rooms through online booking agents.

Good luck and good traveling.

Stayed August 2006
7 Thank blue_rabbit14
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Property: Kyoto Rich Hotel
Address: Gojo-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8029, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Kitchenette Room Service Spa
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Ranked #274 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Kyoto Rich Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 109
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