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The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

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Opened in February 2014 as the first luxury urban resort in Japan, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto sits serenely on the banks of the Kamogawa river, with sweeping views of the famous Higashiyama mountains. The resort in Kyoto features 134 guest rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and four different types of banquet rooms ranging from corporate dinners, to meetings, exhibitions and private events. It also boasts a unique partnership with Pierre Hermé Paris, creator of Haute Pàtisserie, showcasing popular creations and introducing an exclusive range of signature desserts. Blending the centuries old traditions and rich culture of Japan's ancient capital with modern luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto brings to life the cultural heart of Japan. The hotel is in close proximity to Kyoto's popular downtown areas including Gion, Pontocho and the city's retail and entertainment district.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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City Centre
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Beautiful small hotel, customer service was great. Great pool, sauna, steam room. Good location, walking distance to imperial palace, a short subway ride from Nijo palace. All the rooms are nice but ask for room facing the river.
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We stayed for three nights and service was flawless throughout. Hotel and rooms were very stylish, we were delighted to have stayed here. We contacted the concierge several times before our arrival to organise some sightseeing and general advice and they were always very helpful
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This was our second trip to kyoto but our first stay in Ritz Carlton . The premises wasnt huge but the design and architecture of the place just blow you away. In our day and age, we often see more style over substance. But for ritz kyoto, they have the entire package. Service
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We recently stayed at the Kyoto Ritz and it was a great experience. Yes, the hotel is quite pricey, but the location and facility can't be beat. The concierge was very accommodating when we kept changing plans and our room was beautiful and large. We fit three people in it
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I’m a Titanium member of Marriott and I had plan this short journey and explore one of the best Ritz Carlton in the world with my friend. The hardware of the hotel is perfect. Theres art and detail every where, amazing maintenance lead to amazing experience of staying. We need
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I am staying there in 2 months. What benefit do I get as Platinum with Ambassador? Do I get free breakfast?
Dear HM1212, Thank you for considering our hotel for your future stay in Kyoto. We would be delighted to host and assist you. Regarding your questions and benefits, may I suggest you to get in contact by writting directly to us. All contact details can be find on our website. Best regards, Gilles
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Thank you very much for your inquiry. If the child is over the age of 12years he/she is regarded as an adult and will be charged as an extra adult. A rollaway is not compulsory depending on how big your child is or wether you all feel comfortable sleeping in a king size bed.
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Thank you very much for your question and please excuse our delay in getting back to you. Please find your benefits for our PlatPremier members below. 4pm late check-out, Welcome gift, Wi-Fi, Room Upgrade based on availability, Priority late check-out, Ultimate reservation guarantee, Bonas on loyalty bas points,Dedicated elite reservation line. If you have any further questions please contact me direct. Thanking you again.
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"All rooms are nice since they have canal views"
"request a garden or court view"
"utilize the various tours and experiences that the hotel sets up"
"Rooms facing the river are nice"
"Do not pay extra for a view of the river —— it is not a particularly great view !!"
US$980 - US$2 572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoNakagyoCity Centre
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