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"Top Hotel on Kyoto Outskirts"
Recently returned to this hotel which is at the end of the Karasuma Subway Line, Kokusaikaikan Station which also serves the Kyoto Convention Centre. The hotel is a substantial building in lush grounds and was a design of renowned architect Tojo Murano. Some fittings are aged and need refurbishment, however this doesn't detract from the amenity and room layout. Service is excellent and there is a selection of restaurants which range from moderate to expensive in cost. The hotel's location is well out of central Kyoto which we saw as a benefit and it also would be a good base for people attending the adjacent convention centre.
"Old property surrounded by greenery"
Grand Prince is an old hotel set amidst a lot of greenery. The rooms are pretty average and since the hotel is quite big it takes a while to get from the room to other places. Extremely slow elevators. The area that the breakfast was served was my favorite part of the stay. Was overlooking trees and a tiny waterfall. The breakfast wasn't too bad but wasn't great either.
"Old fashioned but comfortable"
This is a hotel that is really used only by those using the Kyoto Conference Centre. It's a 20 minute train ride from the city centre but only a 5 minute walk to the conference you are attending. It's comfortable, serves a very good breakfast, has excellent staff but somehow you feel it has not yet left the 1980s. Yes, I would stay there again if I was attending another conference but it would not be my first choice if not. It was expensive, I paid 2,800 yen for a gin and tonic one night (I soon learnt my lesson). The restaurants were almost as overpriced as the gin so we ate elsewhere and there are not many place close by. However, Kyoto is a joy and it is easy to get in and out on the metro.
Slow elevators and long walk to the rooms. Needs lot of renovations. Slow service and unfriendly staff. Breakfast buffet had limited choices and the location is not central. Only Japanese TV stations and only green tea is provided in the room. No sugar or cream.
Very disappointed with the quality of rooms, service and food. The hotel is old and not well maintained. The buffet breakfast has limited continental choices. Very poor WiFi system. The location is also not very great. Would not recommend.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM