Rihga Royal Hotel is a comfortable mid-range hotel with excellent services and facilities which is located within walking distance of Kyoto Station. This hotel has a wide range of guest rooms suitable for business travelers, tourists, and families. The hotel was completely renovated in 2016.
This hotel has a range of guest rooms with twin beds, double beds, as well as family rooms and luxury suites with a mixture of Japanese and Western interior styles.
All rooms come with air conditioning, a combined humidifier and air purifier, free Wi-Fi and wired internet access, an LCD TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator, a mini-bar, an electric kettle, a hairdryer, nightwear and slippers. Bathrooms are supplied with shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, body soap, shaving razors and foam, hair brushes and combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Room service is available from 6.00 to 23.20 and a laundry service is also available.
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Breakfast & Dining
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto has an all-day buffet dining restaurant, two Japanese restaurants, two French restaurants, a Chinese restaurant, a bar, and a lounge. The 14th floor French restaurant, Top of Kyoto, has the distinction of being Kyoto’s only revolving restaurant.
Breakfast is served daily at three separate venues.
A buffet breakfast with both Western and Japanese dishes is served at the 1st floor restaurant Kaza from 6.30 to 10.00 with last orders at 9.30. The fee for breakfast is 2,700 yen for adults, 1,350 yen for children aged 7 – 12, and 800 yen for children aged 4 – 6.
A French style breakfast is served at the 14th floor restaurant Top of Kyoto from 6.30 to 10.00 with last orders at 9.30. This breakfast includes smoked salmon, cured ham, salad, fresh fruits, yoghurt, croissants, coffee or tea. The fee for breakfast here is 4,000 yen.
A typical Kyoto style breakfast is served at the basement level Japanese restaurant Tankuma Kitamise from 7.00am to 10.00am with last orders at 9.30. This meal includes fish, rice, miso soup, pickles, and typical local specialties such as yuba dofu (a kind of tofu broth). The fee for breakfast here is 2,733 yen.
Services and Facilities
This hotel has a concierge service with multilingual staff who can advise you on local events, tours, itineraries and help with restaurant and taxi bookings.
There is a 24 hour business center on the 1st floor which has two computers, a photocopier, a currency exchange machine, and a Seven-Bank ATM cash machine which accepts most major international bank cards.
There is a souvenir shop on the 1st floor which features a range of traditional Kyoto goods, pickles, and confectionery.
There is a heated indoor pool and jacuzzi which can be used for a fee of 2,160 yen for adults, and 1,080 yen for children aged between 3 and 12 years old.
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto is located just 10 minutes’ walk from Kyoto Station. There is also a free shuttle bus service between the hotel and Kyoto Station. The shuttle bus departs regularly from the station’s south side Hachijo Exit at 15 minute intervals between 7.30 and 21.00.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.