Elegant hotel with subdued lighting and scented air in the lobby.
We had a comfortable triple room (we were travelling with an older teenager), and a marvelous bathroom.
We used the large pool, which was quiet (fee for use) and warm. We did not use the hotel dining facilities as we considered them expensive.
Staff were formal and polite.
A very pleasant stay.
Traveller from Ottawa
Guests of Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto can walk 7 minutes to Kyoto Station or use the hotel's free shuttle service. Nearby …More
The hotel is situated next to the Conference Center and to the Takaragaike lake. It is a beautiful setting and we enjoyed taking a walk just from the hotel. It is a little far away from the city centre and it takes about 20 minutes by subway. But the subway station is within a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Traveller from Vancouver BC
Located in the Rakuhoku neighborhood of North Kyoto, this hotel is adjacent to Takaragaike Park and 200 meters from the Kyoto …More
"A good option in Shinjuku but no airport shuttle"
Shinjuku is my preferred location in Tokyo, and I usually stay at the Hilton as an Honors Diamond member. But I ended up at Shinjuku Prince this time--and I actually prefer the Prince over Hilton for the following reasons.
* The location is far more desirable, steps from JR Shinjuku Station and directly connected to Shinjuku Pepe (a medium-sized shopping mall) as well as Shinjuku Subnade (the underground walkway/shopping mall).
* It is big enough but not outrageously so, so you have access to service and facilities of a big hotel without the sea of people to navigate through.
* The bldg. is probably 40 years old, but it's clean and nicely renovated.
* There are so many dining options around compared to Hilton.
* Hilton Tokyo is so busy that everything gets rushed and impersonal. But, at Prince, it is slow/quiet enough that you actually get to speak to the staff and they WILL give you personalized service.
Here are some problems:
* The amenities are limited, with no gym or pool, and the rooms are half the size of those at Hilton.
* The physical setup is a bit awkward, w/ the reception in the basement with very few signs to help you navigate.
* This is a big one: Unlike the Hilton, it is not an airport limousine bus/shuttle stop. So, you are on your own (it's about a 20-minute walk to/from the Shinjuku Bus Terminal & maybe 15 minutes to/from Narita Express).
Traveller from New York, NY
One block from Kabuki-cho entertainment district, this 25-story hotel is within two km (1.2 miles) of the Shinjuku National …More
The hotel is nice and clean and the room has a decent size bathroom. The only thing is that the room was a little small but this is typical in Japan. Hotel staff was helpful. It was pretty nice that we got free breakfast every morning which was a buffet.
Located in Kabukicho, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Omoide Yokocho and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Meiji …More
Good location, walk distance to Shinsaibashi and Doutonbori.
Nice View, all room are at high level, bigger room compared to orther hotels.
Surprise gift, they give one day breakfast buffet for Expedia Member silver+.
Located in Dotonbori, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade …More
Pretty good hotel close to the hottest tourist night markets with hundreds of restaurants and shops. Reachable through the Namba walk (underground shopping mall). The only downside is it is one street too close too the sleazy area.
Traveller from Toronto, ON
Located in Chuo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hozenji-Yokocho Alley and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Tsutenkaku …More