"Come On, Just Book This Already !"
IN SHORT : all things considered, we're definitely staying here whenever we visit kyoto ... a modern & aesthetically pleasing hotel, with cozy & chic rooms (we had the deluxe with garden view) ... where everything works the way it should ... looooove this place sooo much ! SOME DETAILS : fab place, though with some minor imperfections ! so pls moderate expectations somewhat :-) my german friend found the italian restaurant, trattoria sette a little disappointing, after factoring in the price of his meal ... breakfast spread wasn't the widest, but nice ... found one or two staff to be significantly less pleasant and not as eager to help as most of their colleagues ... overall, service was excellent though ... super conveniently located ... a short bus ride gets you to kyoto station, gion, downtown kyoto, etc ... taxis are really affordable too ... you can even take a leisurely stroll to kiyomizudera (which is under major renovation by the way), then to ninnenzaka & sannenzaka, etc ... direct bus (100) from the bus stop round the corner to the beautiful but oh so small gardens of ginkaku-ji temple ... complimentary MK taxis from across the street of kyoto station to the hotel was a really nice touch ... LASTLY : if you're ok paying significantly more, than obviously consider the ritz carlton, and also the truly beautiful four seasons hotel, which is just a few minutes away from this hotel ... but if you're at the same price point as my family, just book this hotel already :-)
"Amazing concierge, however hotel rooms and bathrooms a bit lacking"
The concierge gave us excellent restaurant recommendations and was very accommodating. When we requested additional duvets or material they were sent instantly. Our only down fall is the bathroom sucks
Having been to a lot of Hyatts, I would say that this Hyatt is definitely at the top of my list. The hospitality and the on-site restaurants were great. Also, the concierge desk is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about all the sites in Kyoto and in helping you figure out how to get to those places. There are also bike that you can rent if you'd like to explore the city on bike.
"Number 1 hotel of Kyoto"
There is a reason why they call it the number one hotel of Kyoto. It's a combination of the location, helpful staff and the rooms plus facilities. I decided to treat myself and spend a little extra and I'm glad I did it.
"Very Pleasant Stay"
Hyatt Regency is a modern and very agreeable hotel. Nice architecture, including the ample exterior area. The room was very spacious and joyful. It is well served by several bus lines. In the other side of the street there is an important national museum (which I did not visit) and Sanjusangendo Temple, that for me is the most original and interesting monument in Kyoto, is next door to the hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM