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This hotel, part of the famous Hyatt luxury accommodation chain, is one of our favourite options. Rooms are decorated in a fresh, contemporary Japanese style, with each boasting a unique display of traditional kimono fabric. Located in the eastern side of Kyoto, the Hyatt is close to the Higashiyama Mountains, the celebrated Sanjusangendo Temple and a variety of other points of interest. Amenities include a beautiful spa and fitness centre, and a number of excellent, stylish restaurants offering both Japanese and Western cuisine. After a busy day of sightseeing it will be nice to relax and unwind in the spa and enjoy the dining options that the Hyatt has to offer.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

The rooms at the Hyatt Regency have lovely Japanese touches throughout, such as kimono fabric headboards. These inviting guest rooms and suites provide amenities to make your stay enjoyable including flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and nice bathrooms with deep bathtubs for complete relaxation. The views either overlook the Kyoto National Museum or the hotel's central Japanese garden, which dates back several hundred years, with the building constructed around it. Rooms range from simpler standard options to deluxe and executive suites.

Location

The Hyatt is very conveniently located in the eastern part of Kyoto, just a five minute walk from the Keihan Shichijo Station or a five minute car journey from the main JR Kyoto Station. There are also a number of famous temples in the area including, Sanjusangendo Temple and Chishakuin Temple. Located directly across the street is the Kyoto National Museum.

Food and Drink

The Hyatt has some of the best options for hotel drinking and dining. Cuisine includes Japanese style dining as well as a variety of Western options. Each restaurant has its own unique feel and the open kitchens add to the enjoyable dining experience. The restaurants range from light meals, pastry boutiques, grills, Italian, to traditional Kyoto style Japanese dining. The bars and lounges all have a uniquely Kyoto feel making this Hyatt different from any others.

Facilities and Activities

The Hyatt has great fitness and spa options. Riraku Spa offers treatments and massages with Eastern and Western influences. The gym is free of charge but wet areas including sauna and relaxation are an additional fee. At an additional rate you can join in relaxation yoga classes.

Our opinion

A welcome addition to Kyoto’s luxury hotel market, offering smart and convenient accommodation in town.

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