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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Jennifer...
Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1 review
“very good experience”
Reviewed 18 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

It was an excellent choice to stay in Machiya residence inn. The property we stayed in was Kohakuan. It was cozy and full of Kyoto atmosphere. This property is perfect for small group of friends or small family and it is also very convenient with nearby bus station and JR station. It is highly recommened to stay here!!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 May 2015
Thank you for all of your lovely comments about the Kohaku-an machiya. We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy your stay and fully experience everything that Kyoto has to offer. Although machiya properties are not typically very large, it is a perfect accommodation for smaller groups of people who wish to fully immerse themselves in Kyoto’s rich culture. It was our pleasure welcoming you, and we hope that you will stay at Kohaku-an again during any future visits!

Sincerely,
The Staff Members at Machiya Residence Inn
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liffen
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“It is in a great n convenience cozy place to stay.”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

It is very comfortable n cozy place to stay for my family of 4 adults after long day traveling but have to study tour guide book to get information for tour before you arrive. No CONCIERGE SERVICE It is walking distance to downtown n Gion area.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Nov 2013
Thank you for staying at Kohakuan with your family. Although there is no concierge service, our offices are conveniently located near Kyoto Station, enabling us to respond immediately to any requests from our guests on a daily basis. Additionally, we offer guests a mobile phone at Kohakuan during their stay, which can immediately connect guests to our staff. We are more than happy to make reservations for guests for restaurants, offer tour guide suggestions and information, as well as answer any other questions guests may have. We hope that you will choose to stay at Kohkuan again on your next visit. We look forward to better serving your needs then.
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Melanie C
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect traditional townhouse with all the mod cons as well!”
Reviewed 5 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012

We loved our stay at this Machiya. It is very small but well laid out to make the most of the space. The Manager (Hiro) is very friendly and helpful to assist you with any special requests (e.g. local restaurants and a local playground for our 2 yr old). We loved our stay. However, you need to want to stay in a non-touristy part of Kyoto which means most people in eateries etc in the area do not speak English and many places are not open late.

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Liked best: Value for money. It's a great property.
Liked least: The location but I understand that this is why it was affordable.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Dec 2012
Thank you very much for your stay. We also appreciate your nice comments about our facilities and service. It was nice meeting with you and your family and we look forward to seeing you again next time!
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LeeanY
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A great little place offering a chance to live like the locals”
Reviewed 4 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012

A great place thats not too far from the main attractions and Gion. Easy to find and in a lovely location for local shopping and food. Amenities in the house were good and there was a lovely feel to the place - really making the stay feel local. A welcome change to staying in a hotel.

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Liked best: Local feel to the property
Liked least: no bathroom upstairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
4 Dec 2012
Thank you for your stay with Koahakuan Machiya Residence Inn. We are delighted to hear that you were able to make most of your stay and enjoy the local atmosphere of Kyoto! It was a great pleasure welcoming you all and we look forward to hearing from you again next time. Thank you for your time to make nice comments.
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JamesTanS...
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“2 thumbs up for Kohakuan Kyoto Machiya”
Reviewed 19 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

5 of us visited Kyoto and spent 4 nights in this machiya. We opted for this local accommodation because we wanted a place where the 5 of us can be together and didn't want to be pigeon-holed into your typical hotel room.
First impression, it looks like an old Japanese storehouse but inside, it is totally clean and complete with all the modern amenities that you will ever need, plus complete privacy.
It can sleep 6 persons comfortably with 2 rooms upstairs for 4 persons and a living room downstairs that can put out futon mattresses for 2 more persons.
It comes with 1 complete bathroom with shower facilities, and a smaller bidet. There is a washing machine / dryer, small kitchenette and full size fridge.
Overall, the stay is very pleasant and the neighborhood is quiet at night. I strongly recommend this place for any group of people visiting Kyoto as it is only 1 station away, Tofukuji Station (about 10 mins walk to the machiya) to Kyoto Station.

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Liked best: The location, nearby amenities and modern facilities inside the machiya
Liked least: It could do with more, harder pillows and futons.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Nov 2012
Thank you very much for your stay with Kohakuan Machiya Residence Inn. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and experience the local atmosphere of Kyoto! It was a great pleasure welcoming you all and we look forward to hearing from you again next time. Thank you for your time to make some comments.
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