Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

What kind of city hotel is Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel?

If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you should stay here.  Access to the property would be easy from Kyoto Station if you take a taxi.  It takes 5min.  Perhaps, if you don’t have enough time to spend in Kyoto, I would recommend it.   The location would be almost perfect if you explore around Higashiyama area.  There are many spots around the property.  You can efficiently move around by taxi.  The ambiance would be lively, modern, and sophisticated.  The hotel would be great for solo travelers, business persons, couples, or family.
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Is the location easy to access?

It wouldn’t be great access to public transportation.  If you take a train, get off at Shichijo Station and then a 10min-walk to the property.  Alternatively, you can take an MK taxi for free from the Hachijoguchi Exit of Kyoto station to the property only once during your stay.  If you need more information, email at concierge.kyoto@hyatt.com
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Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend spacious rooms.   It seems that most of the rooms tend to be cramped.  Also, some rooms wouldn’t have nice views. 

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, bathrobes, yukatas, and a green tea set.  You can travel light.  Then room service is available for 24H.  Also, a DVD player, a CD player, a Blu-Ray player, and a humidifier were placed in our room.  The free WiFi reception was sometimes slow when I used it in my room.  Then this is child-friendly.  The staff offers baby cots, bed guards, and amenities for small children if you request in advance.
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How about In-house Facilities?

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel is a perfect universal design.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Then the gym is available for free for 24H.  You need to bring your own sportswear, etc.  There is no communal bath, no swimming pool, or no club lounge, etc.  Also, you can watch Maiko’s traditional dance in the lobby every evening from 18:15.  Then there are some convenience stores nearby.
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How about meals?

There are some wonderful restaurants in the hotel.  I would recommend Trattoria Sette and THE GRILL.  Actually we stayed here for 2 nights, but I never got bored with the food.  I noticed that there were many local people for lunch and dinner.  You may want to book a table in advance.  Then the buffet-style breakfast was good but I believe a bit more selection of food should be available to this standard of hotel and price.  Then, as far as I know, there aren’t almost restaurants within walking distance.  The property is located in a residential area.  If you go out for meals, you need to go around Kyoto station or the Gion area.  Then most of the restaurants in Kyoto city are open from 11:00 AM except fast food shops so you may want to book a room with breakfast at least.

My impressions

The staff tends to be patchy.  They look so busy, especially during the busy season.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality, this is not.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  If you want to stay in typical city hotels in Kyoto, the property would be one of the best.  At last, If you stay here, don’t forget to visit around Kiyomizu Temple in the early morning.  It takes around 20min on foot from the property.  The temple is open from 6:00 AM.  As you may know, the temple is always crowded in the daytime but there would be almost no people around there before 8:00 AM.  You can see “true Kyoto”.  It’s well worth a visit.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

Style Modern Japanese Hotel
Guest Rating Fabulous 8.7
Check-in and out times
42,768 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail kyoto.regency@hyatt.com
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is available at 1,500JPY per day
Location Hyatt Regency Kyoto’s MAP
Access 5min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL 644-2 Sanjūsangendōmawari, Higashiyama-Ku,
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0941
Tel +81 75-541-1234
Official Homepage Hyatt Regency Kyoto’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.