The Westin Miyako Kyoto

1 Awadaguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama-ku, Sanjo Keage, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0052, Japan
(5 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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HUGE hotel needs to speed up renovations !!!!!!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 30, 2012

First thing when you enter this hotel is that you notice is that it has a small front desk area for such a large hotel ... this hotel must have at least 500 rooms !!! On the website; it states they are renovating the rooms, so as a SPG member I was expecting to receive one of the new rooms !!!! NO DICE !!!!! I was given a room that must have been at least 25 years old !!!!! We were so tired that we didn't ask to change the room and just took it !!!!! No Heavenly beds that Westin is known for and very uncomfortable pillows !!!! Size of the rooms are typical Japanese... a bit small .... and the bathrooms were tiny !!!!!

Again the website says free wifi throughout hotel !!!! FALSE !!!! only in the lobby !!!!!

Location is OK, not the best.... but a metro stop is about 2 minute walk away !!!! Kyoto is a medium size city so getting around is a breeze ....

The concierge service was great and useful .... there is no stores next to the hotel so buying water and snacks aren't a options .... Hotel restaurants are out of this world expensive !!!!! Breakfast was 3200 Yens !!!! about $40 US .... we passed !!!!! we took the train to a couple of stops and bought water and snacks at a 7-11 instead !!!!!

We paid 15,000 Yens a night about $200 US dollars a night .....

Would stay here again BUT I WILL ASK FOR A NEW ROOM ...

Communications was OK, everyone spoke very basic English .... the concierge did speak excellent English and was very helpful.

Also the hotel offers free Shuttle to Kyoto train Station and a couple of other stops .... the only thing is that there is no signs at the Kyoto Station to tell you where the shuttle stops, so we ended up speaking to the Tourism office inside the station where they spoke great English and they gave us a map and showed us were to get the shuttle .... The website is very poor in explaining where to get the shuttle.

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Luxurious

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 8, 2009

This is a starwood hotel, definitly a high standard accomodation that we could afford for a web special offert of the hotel, a twin beds room was about 90 euros which is definitly a great deal for Kyoto standard.The hotel location is not the best one, but as many hotels in Kyoto, they have a free shuttle bus that runs from the railway station to the hotel and vice versa.Shuttle busses run any 30 minutes.

Unique Quality: They have a concierge office at Kyoto station where you can leave lagguages.

The Renovation Was A Success

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 30, 2007

A beautiful and luxurious hotel that doesnt break the bank and truly deserves its four star status. We stayed in a standard "superior" room, which was bigger than other hotel rooms which I have stayed in in Japan, well decorated, modern with excellent facilities and spotlessly clean.

As we were travelling with our 18 month old son obviously his wellbeing and comfort was our main concern. After just 10 minutes at the hotel those concerns were at ease due to the cleanliness and facilities on offer during the stay, you can even buy nappies from the hotel gift shop in the basement, though they are a little pricey.

The hotel restaurants are mainly prohibitively expensive, but the Aqua Blue cafe on the second floor is reasonably priced with excellent food. The "Todays market fish" was particularly good, and for breakfast room service was not out of the question, pricewise.

The staff were extremely helpful, and spoke english very well, and the overall ambience was one of relaxation and luxury. Exactly what you need after a hard day marching around mountain temples.

Unique Quality: There is an amazing viewing platform on the ninth floor with great views over the city, if you find yourself jetlagged and unable to sleep go and have a look in the middle of the night as we did, stunning.

The complimentary shuttle bus is very handy if you time leaving the hotel right.

The bathroom is very well stocked with all the toiletries that you will need.

The accomodation for young children is superb, with very safe and stable baby cots provided upon request.

Dont worry about any past negative reviews of this hotel, after the completion of the renovations you can now see why it has been a favourite with foreign dignitaries such as Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and Ronald and Nancy Reagan for over 30 years.

Tradtional Japanese room with the modern amenities

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 25, 2006

This was an incredibly unique experience. The room was a traditional Japanese room (but with Western toilets!). Everyone going to Japan should stay in a room like this at least once.

Unique Quality: We had a traditional Japanese wooden bath tub which was really nice. To use the pool was extremely expensive and not really worth it. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and well-kept.

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as good as promised

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 1, 2006

An all-around excellend hotel I would stay at again. The rooms are large, clean, and well furnished, and the en-suite bathrooms luxurious. The pool and hot tub are great and the hotel is very child-friendly. It lives up to its promises and is good value.

Unique Quality: There is nice little nature trail on the hotel grounds, a 2 km walk in the woods and hills. It start off with a few hundred long shallow steps going up a hill. The small Ohyaku-inari Shrine is at the top of the hill, along with some good views.

Directions: Very close to Keage Station on the Tozai line. If coming in by train, you can check-in at Kyoto Station.

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Address: 1 Awadaguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama-ku, Sanjo Keage, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0052, Japan

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