Kyoto Brighton Hotel is a lovely, old-style, upscale hotel close by Kyoto Imperial Palace Park. This hotel is renowned for its hospitable service and top-notch dining facilities. To be honest, this hotel doesn’t look so impressive from the outside, but step inside and –
– Whoa! Check out that massive interior atrium! Six floors high and flooded with natural light, the atrium is the central hub of the hotel and here you will find both the reception desk and the stylish lobby lounge bar Cour au Midi.
Kyoto Brighton Hotel was built in the late 1980s, but all 182 rooms and suites were completely renovated in 2010, so they are in tip-top condition. Guest rooms are clean, comfortable and noticeably spacious, and come with a range of double, twin, triple or quadruple beds. All rooms are non-smoking and because of the size of the rooms this hotel is really ideal for families with children. All guest rooms have free Wi-Fi, a big screen TV with DVD player, a combined air purifier and humidifier, a hairdryer, slippers, nightwear, a bathrobe and a safe for your valuables. All rooms have their own private bathrooms with both a bathtub and shower, and are supplied with a full set of towels and complementary toiletries.
Kyoto Brighton Hotel has a great range of on-site restaurants to serve all tastes. In addition to the lobby lounge bar Cour au Midi (which is popular for its afternoon tea and cake sets), there is a terrace buffet restaurant called Feerie, a Chinese restaurant called Kakan and two more restaurants serving the very best Japanese cuisine. Hotaru serves traditional Kyoto style multi-course kaiseki meals, and Himorogi is a teppanyaki restaurant where you can watch the cooks prepare and serve up steaks and seafood hot off the griddle.
Breakfast is served from 7.00 to 10:00 am at two venues: you can enjoy a traditional Japanese breakfast at Hotaru, or a Western style hot buffet breakfast at Feerie. You should check your accommodation plan for inclusive deals and prices.
Other Services & Facilities
Kyoto Brighton Hotel has an excellent reputation for the quality of its service, with friendly and accommodating reception staff, and an English speaking concierge team who can direct you to all the major sightseeing locations, and help with special bookings such as taxis, tours, and restaurants. This hotel also has a beauty salon on site, and other shops selling souvenirs, flowers, and accessories.
Kyoto Brighton Hotel is close to the Imperial Palace Park which is a short walk to the east, and Seimei Jinja Shrine (dedicated to the legendary astrologer Abe no Seimei) is a 10 minute stroll to the west. The Raku Museum and Nishijin Textile Center are also nearby. This hotel is not in the most central location, but it does have regular free shuttle bus services to and from Karasuma-Oike Subway Station between 8.10 and 21.30. The shuttle bus takes just 7 minutes, and to get from Karasuma-Oike to Kyoto Station is just a 5 minute train ride. The hotel also has rental bicycles available to help you explore the local area. Here is a MAP of the location.