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Matsubaya Inn

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This place is incredible. All details are taken care of and they're nice to everyone. No surprises everything works, and they want to help as much h as they can. I left something in the room and I'm now in Osaka and they shipped it here from there. That's what I call service. Close to Kyoto station and currently expanding...

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Chose this hotel online, as I wanted to live the experience of sleeping in a typical, old-style Japanese room. The ryokan is a 10 minute walk from Kyoto station in a very quiet street close to several bus stops leading all around Kyoto. Friendly and helpful English-speaking staff. I was skeptical about having to share the shower (in the corridor)...

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Singapore
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great location, resonably priced ryokan. Traditional japanese rooms with a garden view is very nice and great way to experince a ryokan. Superb staff. They were able to reccommend sight-seeing options and nearby good restaurants. Restaurants nearby were quaint and serve very good quality japanese food. Overall they made our holiday very memorable.

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Winmalee
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Matsubaya Ryokan is a great option for travellers that want the basic ryokan experience without spending too much money in Kyoto! Just a few minutes walking distance from Kyoto station its location is very central (trains, buses) and there are even two places for rental bikes closeby. Despite the central location it is surprising how quiet it really is. I...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The location of the hotel is great, just a few minutes walk from the main station. Therefore great connections to all sight-seeing places in Kyoto. The staff is super friendly and helpful which makes the experience even more enjoyable. We stayed in a traditional room, which was very nice and clean. (It looks exactly like the pictures) Can only recommend...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

- Super friendly and helpful staff - We stayed at a G-type room with ensuite bathroom and found it spacious, clean and enjoyable - Fantastic Japanese ryokan experience - Terrific location between train station and downtown so walking distance to both The ryokan is currently under construction to add 7 new Japanese style rooms so there was a strong odor...

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Bucks
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stayed here for five nights, using Kyoto as a base for visiting a number of nearby towns. The staff here were very helpful throughout our visit and gave good advice on how to get around Kyoto and where to eat. The hotel is clean but facilities are quite basic. The location is very convenient for Kyoto station but still...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place to stay! Check in was easy and the man serving me was very pleasant, helpful and spoke perfect English. He presented me with a map and showed me all the main sights and how to get there. I stayed in the standard western twin room. The room was large and great value for money. I really...

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This was an absolutly best experince and the best little Ryokan. It was so cute and we stayed five days in traditional Japanese style room and two nights in ordinary room because they were fully booked when we booked it. We really really liked this little friendly Ryokan. It is not a fancy exclusive ryokan but a simple yet cozy...

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Matsubaya Inn is conveniently situated in a walking distance to Kyoto train station. It is a small and inexpensive traditional Japanese inn, which reflects on service (you have to lay down futons yourself while in more expensive ryokans it is done by hotel staff). However, the quality of the service is great anyway and the staff is very friendly and...

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Matsubaya Inn

Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: $187 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Matsubaya Hotel Kyoto
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#14 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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