Ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by jcheney

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Musicman from Seattle

Great location, traditional Ryokan style

Posted Apr 6, 2014
Location: Go see: Kyoto Imperial Palace Kinkakuji (Gold Temple) Kiyomizudera (Pure Water Temple) Fushimi Inari Shrine Nijo Castle
This is a Ryokan style hotel with tatami mats in main room, toilet in small side closet, and sink in room. Shared baths on the basement floor were clean and very comfortable. We spent two nights, mid-week during Cherry blossom season. Very convenient location to major shrines and temples in Kyoto area. Staff are friendly, main desk staff speak some English while room staff typically do not. Hotel is right next to Tozai subway exits 2 and 3 on south side of Oike Dori (street) across from Kyoto city office buildings (city hall). Honno-ji shrine is behind the hotel and can be accessed from three paths nearby. There is a good underground mall connected to the subway station with restaurants and shops including a nice grocery. Plenty of shops and restaurants within 5 minute walking distance. Some things to be aware of: - There was no A/C in our rooms on the 6th floor and with outdoor high temp around 20 degrees C the hotel rooms were very warm - As noted by others, hotel lobby is very smoky. If you don't like smoke it can be uncomfortable even passing through - WiFi is only available on ground floor (lobby), but you can stand outside the main door and get a good signal. Nice for those who want to avoid smoke If you are expecting western style hotel rooms this is not a good fit, but if you are up for a more traditional Japanese experience it is a good place to stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 16, 2014 by reception, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We hope you had good stay at our hotel and enjoy in Kyoto,Japan. If you get another chance to visit in Kyoto, We hope you will stay at our hotel again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Traditional Experience

Posted Feb 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
A great place for westerners like myself to get a taste of traditional Japanese living. Staff were fantastic and spoke English very well. Only downside is that the free WiFi is only available on the 1st floor and not in room. Also no yakutas that fit for fat guys like myself.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 16, 2014 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very mush for staying at our hotel. If you ask the front desk, we provide larger Yukata. We are sorry for the inconvenience for the WIFI facilities. I
4 out of 5
Recommended
by AG from Ottawa

Great stay

Posted Dec 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
This place was very awesome, clean, great service, and spectacular room. Wireless in the lobby worked but the lobby has a strong smell of cigarettes. There is no Internet in the room. Just out the back of the hotel is a Temple, HonnĊ-ji, I think. Anyway, its very cool our room looked out at the front of the temple. In the early AM some monks-priests(not sure) came out in a line chanting. At night if you open the window you could hear the drums playing.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 8, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We hope you had great time in Kyoto. We are sorry for the smell of cigarettes. maybe it is time to think about smoking or Internet enviroment....
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Michael from Australia

Great location, true style

Posted Nov 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Exceptional style, and very unique. Atsmosphere is fantastic, location is great. Exceptional customer service! Very tidy, and clean, but be wary that you are sleeping on traditional mattresses, and bamboo floors
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 8, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We hope you had great stay in Kyoto.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Traditional hotel experience

Posted Oct 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great service but the best thing was the Japanese baths and the fantastic meals they served in the room. Very clean, an older style hotel but a traditional experience.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 22, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel.We are happy to hear from you.If you get another chance to visit in Kyoto,Japan,please come to our hotel again.Thanks
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 22, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Eric

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Love:) from Singapore

Comfy Beds:) but no shower room attached.

Posted Apr 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had a very enjoyable stay in your Hotel, the Reception Staffs were really helpful. Especially, the Chinese Staff. With all the great information we gather from your reception staff we are able to travel around Kyoto with no stress. Thanks again for all your help.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 3, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We are waitting for your next visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 3, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We are waitting for your next visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Good

Posted Apr 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good location, close to train station and many shops and restaurants. Comfy double layered traditional mattresses on the tatami mats. Roomy and clean. No English tv.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 3, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your message. We are waitting for your next visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 3, 2013 by reseption, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We are waitting for your next visit.