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Park Hyatt Kyoto REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Aug 9, 20, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Pseudo Nim View Post
Except there’s no Daimonji this year.
Some people went up without permission on the 8th and lit up the "Dai" on their own.

https://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/articles/-/326120

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Old Aug 9, 20, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
Some people went up without permission on the 8th and lit up the "Dai" on their own.

https://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/articles/-/326120
Hahah. I hope they socially distanced! Wonder who did it though, I mean it's a pretty traditional thing to do, so I can see the religious community being pretty upset about it if it's not done properly - it's not like it's a lighthouse that you just switch on.
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Old Oct 3, 20, 8:20 pm
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Standard vs. Premium Suite

Can someone explain to me the difference between the Park Suite and the Ninenzaka House? They're both 68m2. Does the latter simply guarantee a view of the pagoda whereas the former could be either garden view or pagoda view?

Is it worth spending 60k points/nt for Ninenzaka vs. 48k points/nt for the Park Suite for 3-4 nights?

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Old Oct 3, 20, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by hp12c View Post
Can someone explain to me the difference between the Park Suite and the Ninenzaka House? They're both 68m2. Does the latter simply guarantee a view of the pagoda whereas the former could be either garden view or pagoda view?

Is it worth spending 60k points/nt for Ninenzaka vs. 48k points/nt for the Park Suite for 3-4 nights?

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Yeah that’s basically the difference. The thing about the Ninenzaka suite is that if you get the corner one, I personally find it way too exposed to the side street traffic, so I actually wouldn’t even WANT that suite another time. Their second Ninenzaka suite (they only have two) is much better and is adjacent to the first.

None of the Park suites have the pagoda view so that’s the main difference. Also, consequentially, no sunset view so relatively speaking, they are darker. That said, as I wrote in my second stay review, because they’re at the back of the hotel, the roof slopes in such a way as to allow for extremely high ceilings, and a terrasse - which, frankly, is as good, if not better than the Ninenzaka view. When I go back, I won’t mind getting either of the rooms, and I would not spend the extra on Ninenzaka. If you get it as a friendly Globalist upgrade - great. If not, I think you will love the Park suites as well. Other than that they are absolutely identical.
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Old Oct 3, 20, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Pseudo Nim View Post
Yeah that’s basically the difference. The thing about the Ninenzaka suite is that if you get the corner one, I personally find it way too exposed to the side street traffic, so I actually wouldn’t even WANT that suite another time. Their second Ninenzaka suite (they only have two) is much better and is adjacent to the first.

None of the Park suites have the pagoda view so that’s the main difference. Also, consequentially, no sunset view so relatively speaking, they are darker. That said, as I wrote in my second stay review, because they’re at the back of the hotel, the roof slopes in such a way as to allow for extremely high ceilings, and a terrasse - which, frankly, is as good, if not better than the Ninenzaka view. When I go back, I won’t mind getting either of the rooms, and I would not spend the extra on Ninenzaka. If you get it as a friendly Globalist upgrade - great. If not, I think you will love the Park suites as well. Other than that they are absolutely identical.
Exactly what I was looking for - thanks! You just saved me a bunch of points.
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Old Oct 4, 20, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Pseudo Nim View Post
None of the Park suites have the pagoda view so that’s the main difference. Also, consequentially, no sunset view so relatively speaking, they are darker.
Park Suite (208) has this view, if it interests anyone.

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Old Oct 4, 20, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Living_on_Points View Post
Park Suite (208) has this view, if it interests anyone.
Stunning view. Thanks for sharing, Living_on_Points!

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Old Oct 4, 20, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Living_on_Points View Post
Park Suite (208) has this view, if it interests anyone.
So this Park Suite is actually the room directly beneath one of the Ninenzaka House suites, which are on the 3rd floor.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
So this Park Suite is actually the room directly beneath one of the Ninenzaka House suites, which are on the 3rd floor.
Yes, I believe so.
This particular Park Suite does not have the side street view, though. Windows are on that side, but with a view of a calming wall of bamboo.

We enjoyed our stay tremendously.
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