Hyatt Regency Kyoto
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Today I ventured out on the train, which was fairly easy, though I did manage to miss my stop. Very difficult to find my way back when no one speaks English. A group of teenagers helped me with my guide book.It was sort of fun! Everything here is so efficient and clean.My first stop was Fushimi Inari Shrine, which was incredible. It is i Shinto …
We spent our last day in tokyo geocacaching. It was fun and took us to this musical clock tower. It was really cool as on the hour it put on a whole show with mechanics and music. In the plaza there was also a child fair that the kids enjoyed for a short while before heading to the airport. we had a hazzle free and very short flight from tokyo …
The landing at Osaka airport was so smooth and augured the way of things to come. A large part of those Japanese stereotypes are true .- they are efficient, they are hard working, things are clean, punctual and in perfect working order. However nobody tells you so much about their "loving" nature. For one brought up on Tenko, I imagined them to be …
"There's one!" Per shouts, charging down the cobbled street waving his camera.
For the third time that day, I explain that the woman in the white make-up and elaborate kimono is not a real Geisha but an American tourist dressed up. While the real Geishas are proving as elusive as the Bodmin Beast, the tourists are everywhere. And you can …
We have made it! Having left home on Tuesday morning,we had a 9and a half hour flight and lost eight hours in time difference.Premium economy was great-we decided to have a traditional Japanese meal known as a bento box.All beautifully presented. Then we got on a shinkansen train to kyoto. Very clean,punctual and so fast. Our hotel isposh-special …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Kyoto
We stayed here for 1 night in June 2006 and absolutely loved it.
Perfect - Wonderful Place to Stay
I loved this place, and had not realised it had only recently opened. We had none of the teething problems mentioned in previous reviews. The staff were welcoming and very attentive. The rooms were beautifully styled and large. The bathrooms were luxurious and the bath beckoned to be used. We were given use of a PC for our stay, although there is a charge for this we later found out. There was a DVD player, but could see no mention of a DVD library (perhaps they need to advertise this more?) The location was a great for exploring, and we had a lovely time walking the streets of Kyoto. I used the spa on several occasions, and it was very serene. The beauty staff extremely attentive. Food was great and the bar was lovely albeit a little expensive. Overall a wonderful place to stay
Just returned from a 5 day stay at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto and we enjoyed our stay. We emailed the manager ahead of time and asked for an upgrade if available and they graciously accommodated us, as there was availability. We had one standard room and one balcony suite and both rooms were very comfortable, modern and well appointed. The balcony suite was quite spacious and had an enormous bathroom with a wooden tub overlooking a nearby temple. It was truly stunning. The staff was quite attentive and helpful every step of the way. They did occasionally seem a bit unorganized, but their effort more than made up for the fact that this is a new hotel and they are probably still developing systems. We tried the buffet breakfast and the food and the service were outstanding. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Kyoto.
My girlfriend and I visited Kyoto over the weekend from Tokyo (June 16 to 18) and we had a great time at the Hyatt Regency. The hotel is still very new and we fully agree with the other reviewers that there are still small kinks (in our case, the computer system was down during the check-in) but overall the hotel provides above average value that is aligned with its above average price.
We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights the week after it opened this spring. We had reserved connecting rooms as we were travelling with our two children. After a couple of nights we noticed we were the only people on our floor and realized as they had PROMISED us the connecting rooms they had finished our rooms on the floor and opened that area of the hotel specifically for us. Anywhere else they would have just said "sorry" it isn't ready yet. I agree that the service is not yet perfect but never for lack of trying. I have never been anywhere that the hotel has tried so hard to accomodate every wish.
I had an absolutely wonderful time at the Hyatt Regency, as did my whole family. I agree that in a few months' time, the staff will have achieved a more confident rhythm. The potential is perceptibly there.
This hotel has recently opened. It used to be the Park Hotel but has been completely renovated. While it was clear that theystaff were still being trained when we stayed there, we experienced vey good service and were treated well. The concierge staff were very helpful in arranging dinners and tours for us. This is a great location and I think it is much nicer that the Westin (a hotel which is recommended in many guidebooks) which looks quite tired from age. The Japanese restaurant is quite good at the hotel and there is a beautiful bar in the basement which is done with recylced car parts and old books. It's quite neat. The rooms are quite generous and are well designed. The hotel is immediately beside a great historical site and very near a walk that takes you through some of the best temples in the area. I would highlly recomment it. I looked around at a lot of the hotels in Kyoto and could find none that compared to our place. You can also go on to the website for Hyatt hotels and get a great rate.
Agree with the other review that this is going to be a lovely hotel when the staff have worked there for a while and know what the hell they're doing! There are loads of staff on reception and stationed around the lobby eager to assist, but they're vague and unclear about what they should be doing. However I'm sure that in 6 months time the supervisors and staff will be much more experienced and befitting of that class of hotel. We stayed just for one night en route from Tokyo to Hiroshima in a deluxe-balcony room which was on 5th floor overlooking a tree-lined garden, although the busy road was audible but not intrusive. The decor and furnishings are obviously still brand new and sparkling and the bed/bed linen extremely comfortable. The wooden bath was divine, we could both fit in and lie down submerged. It only took 30 seconds to fill up but about 30 minutes to drain! Shame there wasn't any nice bath gel. The glass panel between the bedroom and the bathroom really doesn't matter unless your're trying to sleep during the daytime. Breakfast buffet was plentiful, varied and priced at about 15 (British pounds) per person, which is about standard. In summary, it's going to be great, just leave it a while!
My husband and I spent one night in Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kyoto, selecting this hotel because of the usual high level of Hyatt hotels. We were unaware that the hotel has just opened, so at first it was a pleasant surprise to think that all you see is brand new, almost fresh and unused, that probably no one stayed in the room you're staying in before, but being new turned out to be the major problem and drawback of the place, the staff starting with bellboy, waitors all through to the reception managers are very incompetent, make their presence so very noticable almost annoying!!!, can't do their job efficiently and (what's even more necessary)quickly which is of paramount importance when you travel.