Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
70% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Convenient for the north Kyoto

Posted Nov 20, 2015
Mr. Masami is extremely friendful and ready to help. Room is quite big for Japan. To get here from Kyoto station by almost direct bus it takes nearly 45 min. 5-10 min by foot are supermarket and very nice sushi restaurant. 30 min by foot - and you are at Golden Pavillon, 40 min - Ryoan-ji, the most famous stone garden in Kyoto. From Golden Pavillon to Silver Pavillon u can get by bus #206.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 8, 2015 by GG, Hotel Management
We are deeply grateful to you for your heartwariming and appropriate comment. We are sorry to reply you late. We hope to see you again someday.
4 out of 5
by Rin from Singapore

Good value for money, comfortable beds!!

Posted Oct 6, 2015 on Hotels
Extremely hospitable owners Basic amenities provided Good value for money Convenient after learning to use the bus. Directly outside the train station. Not in the central area of Kyoto Quiet neighbourhood Great beds! Simmons brand. Standard rooms should be more comfortable than Japanese style ones
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 6, 2016 by GG, Hotel Management
We are deeply grateful to you for your heartwariming and appropriate comment. We are very sorry to reply you late. We are filled with gratitude to you for your comment about beds. We try to improve our accommodations more. We hope to see you again if you visit Kyoto next time.
4 out of 5
by Mekaal from Atlanta

Home friendly Hotel

Posted Jul 8, 2015 on Hotels
First thing's first: this hotel is not ideal for families. Instead, it's better suited to travelers/young adults traveling in groups. My two friends and I are study abroad students, and we were willing to find any place, and this one came up when everything was booked! The Green Gables isn't really a traditional hotel. The rooms are more like small apartment rooms. While this is a little strange at first, it actually makes you feel at home. The interior design of the rooms isn't that much to look at, but it's affordability really makes you comfortable. The area we were in was quiet, and there's not much going on around (which will be a turn off to city dwellers), so it may attract people who aren't huge fans of the city aspect. The manager is the nicest guy ever. He gave us maps and told us where to go in Kyoto which was very helpful. The hotel is a bus ride away from Kitaoiji Station, but it's pretty accessible. Plus the nearby sushi joint was amazing and stuff. Alright I gtg, I really enjoyed the place. TL;DR: good for young adults looking for a break in conventions of hotel rooms, quiet area, a good escape from the city, sweet manager, close bus terminal.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 6, 2016 by GG, Hotel Management
We are deeply grateful to you for your heartwarming comment. I am very sorry to reply you late. Our accommodations are located in Kitaku ( Kita ward ), in the northan part of Kyoto city. There is quiet, safe and near of the Kinkakuji temple and Daitokuji temple. We are delighted to have been able to help. We hope to see you again if you visit Kyoto again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan

Best bang-for-your-buck in Kyoto I've had

Posted Nov 8, 2014
Pros: Price Room cleanliness Staff Ease in checkin/checkout Facilities (free) Quiet
Cons: Move the building to Gion
Location: Kinkakuji is close. The #37 bus and Kitajoji Station are close, they'll take you downtown. Teppanyaki, sushi and convenience stores are nearby.
We paid a grand total of about 10,000 yen for 3 people - a double bed apartment for my parents and a single bed apartment for myself. The rooms are immaculate and have spartan yet functional kitchens. It's basically like living in a bare-bones 1K apartment in Japan, for those of you familiar with Japan. I challenge any person to stay in a hotel in Kyoto for less than 10,000 yen during koyo (changing leaves) season. It probably won't happen. Make no mistake, this is a maybe 25 year old apartment building that rents out apartments. It's not a backpacker's hostel. It's not a hotel. It has shared laundry facilities. The hallways smell like a 25 year old apartment building's hallways. The apartments do not. However, for what you pay, it's better than any of the hostels I've stayed in in Kyoto, and almost as good as some of the business hotels I've stayed in in Kyoto, yet about half the price. The staff are friendly and relaxed, and speak English fairly well. Free laundry. The only real drawback was the location. It's close to Kinkakuji, but not much else. If you were using it as a base for sightseeing, you'd have to take a 30 or so minute bus or train ride in to a more central area.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 14, 2015 by GG, Hotel Management
We are deeply grateful to you for your heartwariming and appropriate comment. We are very sorry to reply you late. As you said, our accommodations is located in northern part of Kyoto city. Then it is little bit far from the cener of town. We hope to see you again if you visit Kyoto someday.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

For backpackers

Posted Apr 20, 2014
Close to the bus stop that brings you to Kitaoji station.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2015 by GG, Hotel Management
We thank you from the bottom of our heart for your appropriate comment. We are very sorry to reply you late. We hope to see you again if you visit Kyoto again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jayme from DFW, Texas

Cozy Japanese Apartment

Posted Apr 6, 2014
Pros: Loved the room! The bed was very comfy, there was wifi included, a small balcony to step out on for fresh air, and the air conditioner worked great!
Location: It's about a 25 minute walk to the nearest subway station (Kitaoji) and no where near a JR line. Either expect a 25 minute walk or use the local buses
Our stay here was very pleasant. The room was much bigger for the same price as the hotel we stayed at in Tokyo. The only problem we had was in originally getting into the hotel room. A note was left addressed to us in translated English on the front of the door instructing us as to how to contact the staff to be let in. They weren't there when we arrived, however, so we had to call them first. Once we were inside the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the room and bed and by the all the amenities that were left in the room. There was wifi in the room as well as instructions in English as to how to connect to the wifi router. The area was very quiet and peaceful. Overall, great place to stay!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2015 by GG, Hotel Management
We are deeply grateful to you for your heartwariming and appropriate comment. We are very sorry to reply you late. We try to improve our accommodations to compensate for conditions of location. We hope to see you again if you visit Kyoto next time.
5 out of 5
by get666 from Taiwan

Comfy beds

Posted Dec 13, 2013 on Hotels
Very clean, very comfortable bed, everything is easy
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 6, 2016 by GG, Hotel Management
We are deeply grateful to you for your heartwariming and appropriate comment. We are very sorry to reply you late. We hope to see you again someday.
4 out of 5
by AW91 from Yorkshire

A good place to stay for a few days

Posted Jun 29, 2013 on Hotels
I had difficulty figuring out how to get in to the hotel at first. - You need to use the intercom for the room on the sixth floor. Other than this slight problem, the hotel was very good. The location is excellent if you're staying for a few days. From the station, you take the number 9 bus, and get off in Kami horikawa. The same bus in the opposite direction takes you straight back to the station. The hotel is in a decent location if you are in Kyoto for a bit of sightseeing. - Kinkaku-ji is only a twenty minute walk from the hotel, and there are several other temples and shrines also within walking distance. Cooking facilities are limited to a single microwave on each floor, but this was not an issue during my stay. However, were I to visit Kyoto again, I would likely choose a hotel a little closer to the center of Kyoto as the long bus ride back, whilst inexpensive, was one of the reasons I did not have time to see everything I wanted to during my stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 13, 2016 by GG, Hotel Management
We are deeply grateful to you for your appropriate comment. We are very sorry to reply you late. As you said, there are several temples and shrines in the neighborhood. For example,the Daitokuji temple and the Imamiya shrine. You can taste a toasted rice cake in the latter. At present, microwave and router available in all rooms. Our accommodations is located in northern part of kyoto city. If you interested in the sights there, it is an alternatives. We hope to see you again if you visit northern part of Kyoto someday.
1 out of 5
by Adriane

Posted Mar 16, 2013 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 6, 2016 by GG, Hotel Management
We thank you from the bottom of our heart for your review. We are very sorry to reply you late. We are also sorry if you felt some inconvenience while you stay. Our accomodation is located little bit far from the nearest subway station.
3 out of 5
by ya ling from 台灣

Posted Jan 6, 2016 on Hotels
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