Not Ideal Location for Tourists
Posted Apr 16, 2015 on Hotels
We - family of 3 - stayed here in early April 2015. Since we booked a bit late, we could not get any hotels in Kyoto City Center and had to choose Grand Prince. The Hotel is about 30 min by subway (the subway station is a 10 min walk from the Hotel), and hence not ideal for tourists. A tip: the Hotel has a Welcome Desk at Kyoto Railway Station (on South Side) where you can leave your luggage when you arrive, and they will deliver to Hotel - allows you to take the subway and save on taxi fare (about ¥ 4,000 one-way for taxi, and just ¥ 290 per head for subway). Similarly, on check-out, you can ask them to send luggage to Kyoto Station, especially if you have a later flight. The hotel did not inform these options - even on check-out - and we accidentally found this out. Overall, I would give average rating.