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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Boris G
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great property @ very nice location”
Reviewed 23 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This is a great Japanese style property located at walking distance from beautiful city center of Kyoto. We stayed there for couple nights and had a great time. There is one European style bedroom and all the others are Japanese style so you have a feeling of a living in a real Japanese home. All appliances are new and the bathroom and shower are state of the art. If not in a mood of walking, taxi cabs were available right outside (probably 3-5 minutes time to catch one). Definitely recommended.

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Jasmin K
Brisbane
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfectly located Machiya”
Reviewed 8 November 2017 for a stay in May 2017

What a beautiful place to stay. It was located in a quiet street but quite close (5-10 minute cab ride) to the Gion district where there were loads of beautiful restaurants, and about a 20 minute cab ride to most tourist attractions. It was very close to public transport however. The house was fully self-contained and very spacious for the 3 adults and 1 child that stayed. I would highly recommend this to anyone travelling to Kyoto for an extended visit.

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“A great Japanese Style home experience”
Reviewed 24 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The people managing this house was excellent. They introduced us to a place where we could leave our luggage and have it delivered to the house directly which helped us out a lot! They were very responsive to all our questions and requests. The inside of the house was more modern than we expected yet had the "old" Japanese feel. The bedding was comfortable and adequate. The only draw back was that there was only one full bathroom for the seven of us. (but it did have another toilet only room). The location was convenient to get to areas we traveled to. The main bedrooms were upstairs so needed to be careful going up and down. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay here!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Sep 2017
Thank you for your review of your stay with Machiya Residence Inn! We hope you enjoyed your stay at our "Shobu-an" machiya house, and that it was everything you had expected and more. We are happy to hear that our delivery service was convenient for you, and location perfect for your stay. As you have mentioned, this particular house has 1 full bath/shower area and 2 toilets -- however, we do have other houses perfect for larger groups with 2 shower areas, and 2 toilets --which we would love to welcome you to in the future! Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Kind Regards, Machiya Residence Inn
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Kelliephi...
Geelong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Western Luxury, Japanese style”
Reviewed 30 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed here for two nights after 10 days skiing in the alps. I have to say, it was so much colder in Kyoto than Niigata/ Nagano! However, the house was well equipped with heaters and we were quite comfortable. Most people wouldn't use the kitchen much but as I took the opportunity to invite Japanese friends for dinner, I did use it and found it very coooold! I suppose it's the price you pay for such impressive architecture- the entrance way is beautiful. Everything was as advertised. The bathroom was lovely ( nice products) and our friends really enjoyed the double western room. The instructions for getting to check in were perfect and the staff were professional, friendly and helpful. A great stay, over all.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Feb 2016
Dear Kellie,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto! The week that you and your guests came to stay with us was quite cold, wasn't it? However, we are happy to hear that the facilities at the machiya house you stayed in helped to make your time with us more comfortable.

We are also pleased to hear that you made use of the kitchen found at Shobu-an during your time with us! All of our staff members at our check-in office enjoyed meeting you and welcoming you into our city. We hope you keep us in mind again during future trips to Kyoto!

Thank you again for your review.

Kind Regards,

the Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto Staff
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nichsin
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Amazing Clean Beautiful One of a Kind Property”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Absolutely amazing place in a really central yet quiet area of Kyoto. The house was extremely clean, tidy, comfortable and very very beautiful. The bath and garden were gorgeous and my friends and I could not stop taking pictures. Customer service was great really friendly and their english skills were great constantly going out of their way to help especially with getting lots of luggage transported from Kyoto to Osaka for us after our stay. Definitely recommend this house for everyone except people that have difficulty climbing stairs since they are very small steps and narrow.

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Liked best: Overall beauty and comfortable living spaces
Liked least: Stairs
Travelling group: Friends
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 May 2015
Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us at Shobu-an. The charm of a Machiya is not only its aesthetically pleasing interior and exterior, but also the beautiful garden within. We, at Machiya Residence Inn, strive to have all of our guests get the most out of their stay in Japan, so our staff members will always be willing to help with whatever you may need! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

Regards,
Machiya Residence Inn Staff
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