Ratings based on 122 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 18, 2013
A very good hotel in a quiet neighborhood. One drawback is that the location is away from shops and restaurants (but if this is what you want, this super!)
for Everyoneby Deb from Cincinnati OH
Great hotelPosted Aug 23, 2013
Location: Kyoto is a large city and this hotel was away from downtown . It is across from the palace grounds. Mostly cabbed it easily. A few restaurants near
We had 3 in our party and the room was impeccably furnished, clean and comfortable. In accordance with our reservation, there was a 3rd bed made up and thought a roll away it was large and comfortable for an adult. The bathroom was outstanding with a huge soaking tub. The concierge was especially helpful to visiting Americans. There is coffee and tea in the room as well as all bath amenities including a complementary toothbrush. The breakfast buffet is great, we paid for it, try to get it in your room rate. The staff was very nice and mostly spoke english, some things do get lost in translation but we found that all over Japan. Just take that in stride. The lobby is very nice and open to all floors in that style so was rather hot in August for an air conditioned space. Did not try the pool so can't comment. The hotel seems rather new.
for Everyoneby Bob from San Diego
Not just a hidden gem -- a treasure chestPosted Aug 16, 2013
Very near Old Imperial Palace Park. Tucked into a uiet local neighborhood. All amenities were terrific, especially the luxurious shower and bath combination. There was a nightly music festival celebrating the history of the hotel with world class performances in the lobby. Several restaurants. I dined in the traditional Japanese restaurant and had one of the most beautiful and delicious meals of my life. Not cheap mind you, but Michelin *** quality 5-6 course meal for about $100 USD.
for Familiesby RL from Florida
Great hotel - a bit out of the wayPosted Aug 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
The service at the hotel was excellent. The rooms were very nice, plenty of room and very clean and well kept. The only challenge is the hotel is a bit out of the way. The hotel does run a shuttle service to a nearby train station but still a bit far to walk to too many places. Overall, very satisfied.
for Everyoneby char from texas
Superb hotelPosted Aug 7, 2013
Pros: So clean great rooms had a room with four single beds. Buffet breakfast like none other. Five star quality.
Location: Close to imperial palace.
Most mannerly, helpful, Kind, polite people and staff. Super clean and updated. Would recommend to anyone. Only down fall is it is hidden and a bit confusing to get to subway and no quick cheap restaurant close but they do have a shuttle bus to city center.
for Everyoneby Adam
Beautiful room and walk to the PalacePosted Aug 3, 2013
Cons: I would suggest making the pool free but just adding it into the cost of the room.
All excellent. Can be costly for food but there are many options once you leave the hotel and head back into town. Always had taxis, wifi worked well. The room and complimentary toiletries were fantastic. Worth every penny
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Los Angeles
Excellent for KyotoPosted Jul 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Unless you're willing to go ryokan-style (where in Japan they normally charge per person, not per room; if you book on an online booking site, you'll often see a nasty service charge for ryokan), there's not a lot of quality options in Kyoto. Kyoto can't support big foreign hotel chains like Tokyo can since there's not much business travel to Kyoto (although the Westin Miyako is in Kyoto and that hotel is very tastefully done and in a good location). The Brighton is a very good 4-star hotel that tries very hard to make you happy. First off, good location right by Kyoto Imperial Palace. Second, excellent English speaking concierges that really went the extra mile for us to keep us happy. The rooms were fine, and the one we had had a very sizeable shower/bath area that we liked a lot. They have a cafe in the lobby that serves excellent desserts (try the Yatsuhashi Shu Creme; it's incredible). And the two nights we were there, they had classical music performances in the lobby that were really good. They charge 1000 yen per adult to use the pool, but that's not uncommon for Japan, and they were kind enough and flexible enough to let our kids swim for free (although I can't guarantee they'd do this for everyone). So, we highly recommend the Brighton. It's not the Four Seasons, but nothing in Kyoto is, and they do an excellent job.
for Everyoneby Karen from Atlanta, Georgia and formerly London, UK
Wonderful hotelPosted Jul 28, 2013
Cons: Room key cards were made of a heavy paper rather than plastic and had to be replaced once or twice.
Shuttle bus from subway to hotel was very useful though initially it was difficult to locate pickup spot (use manned exit from Karasuma-Oike station and then exit 1). Courteous, helpful staff whose English was very good. Room was a good size and larger than I was expecting. While the hotel was quite isolated and not very close to many restaurants, grocery stores or bakeries, we would certainly stay here again.
Recommendedby Jon from New York
Great, clean hotel, not best locationPosted Jul 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
Brighton is a perfect place for a comfortable stay in Kyoto. However, it is quite far from the nearest subway and is surrounded by a residential, sleep neighborhood.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Wonderful find in Kyoto.Posted Jul 7, 2013
Pros: We loved the spaciousness of our room, the elegance of the furnishings, and the convenience provided by the shuttle.
Booked Kyoto Brighton because it was among the few hotels with a Quad Room to accommodate our family of four. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The complimentary tea and local sweets in our room made it easy to unwind after a long day of travel. The friendly hotel staff made us feel welcome. Most visitors may find it easiest to take a taxi from Kyoto Station to the hotel. Once our luggage was stored, we relied on the convenient hotel shuttle to the Karasuma-Oike Station or the city bus to navigate around Kyoto.