Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by CA Traveler

Reasonable choice during cherry blossom time.

Posted Apr 15, 2014
This was one of the few hotels available during the height of the cherry blossom season. The hotel was adequate. It was within walking distance of the river and Gion. The highlight was a wonderful woman at the desk (who also cooked the breakfasts) who spoke excellent English and went out of her way to be helpful.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Charles from Singapore

Nice traditional Japanese style hotel

Posted Oct 20, 2013
Pros: Breakfast experience Clean room Friendly staff
Cons: No Internet Access in the room Expensive (paid > SGD 500 for a Saturday stay)
Location: Kyoto Imperial Palace Gion District
The room is big and the staff will make the bed/remove the bed for you at the right times. The breakfast is buffet style and is mostly Japanese food. The taste is not bad. Kyoto Imperial Palace and Gion is within walking distance but not exactly very near from the hotel. There is no wifi or wired Internet access in the room. One has to go down to first floor lobby to access Internet. Their public bath is not big but the experience is good since there aren't many people using it when I use it...
4 out of 5
for Families
by Deb F. from Nevada

Good but overpriced

Posted Apr 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed here because it was the only place available at the time we made our reservations, and we were looking forward to a more traditional Japanese experience. The staff was very pleasant and the hotel was overall fine, but it is overpriced for what you get. For example, the bath towels were very thin, small, and rough, and only 1 per person. There was no shower, only a small bathtub in our room. The room itself had kind of an awkward layout. But again, the staff was very kind and helpful, and we had a nice stay overall.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Nick from UK

Appearances can be deceptive

Posted Apr 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
So, when you walk into the lobby you could be forgiven for thinking that you've walked into the 1970s, if the carpet pattern is anything to go by. But beyond that this is a really nice mix of old and new Ryokan, with traditional rooms with modern conveniences. Ideal for seeing the sights of Kyoto with great transport links nearby - buses 5 mins walk, trains 10 mins walk and Kyoto station about 20 mins by bys - and the staff were really helpful and ensured we were well looked after. Drinks are a tad pricey - GBP3.50 for a coffee !! - but that was the only negative. Would stay there again for sure.