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Kinoe

4-44 Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #161 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We loved this ryokan so much all in terms of its location, service, cleaniness, and most of all, food! Breakfast and dinner were served in your own room and tasted absolutely amazing, perfect after a long day of walking. The tatami room was very spacious and comfortable with good ventilation and heating if needed, cleaniness was also once again up... More 

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Hong Kong
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22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I stayed for 1 night at this ryokan, and the package came with breakfast and dinner. The ryokan itself was very clean, spacious and well kept. The staff are friendly and warm though they only spoke limited English. The room was very comfortable. I ordered the blow fish hot pot dinner and I can say it is one of the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I'm a Japanese who has lived in a foreign country a long time. So,I wish to stay in a Japanese style hotel in Kyoto this time. This hotel satisfied me ,specially Japanese style breakfast. you can enjoy a tatami room end a big bath tub at the first foor. And this hote is very convenient to visit YASAKAno Shrine, kiypmizu... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
16 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Four story hotel in southern Higashiyama where the famous Yasaka Pagoda is clearly visible from the hotel. The hotel is located in a hook where the main entrance is not from the main road, a low walled building with a dry zen garden at the entrance to the front office. You will be provided with a sandal, and you have... More 

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NYC
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't expect garden views. It is 4 floor building with dirty white carpets. Smoking rooms only. Smell of cigarettes and cabbage in the hotel. Service staff speaks no English. Food was good - they have good chef. Good location in Gion.

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Warana, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'm here on a solo trip, my wife and I have stayed in the Gion area previously and not far from Kinoe. I can't agree with some of the reviews here, I'm a non-smoker and have spent the last six weeks in Shikoku at a different location each day that did smell of smoke. My room at Kinoe has the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A friend recommended Kinoe and she was right: this is a great place where you can have an authentic Ryokan experience. The location is fantastic, in Gion and close to many of the temples/streets/restaurants etc you may want to visit. The food is delicious: I had both kaiseki dinner and japanese breakfast and highly recommend it. The place is clean,... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We did get the desired excellent ryokan tatami dinner and breakfast nicely served, but after declining the first room because of the nauseating tobacco smoke odor our second (large) room seemed clean, but the duvet and pillows smelled of smoke. We too had the experience of being able to leave luggage on arrival but could not get in until 3... More 

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NYC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Although generally I have high standards, this was absolutely the most egregious false advertising of a hotel/ryokan that I have found during my world travels. There was no such thing as a non-smoking room which I was promised. All the rooms have been smoked in. The hotel was not cleanly and had cooking smells throughout the entire day. The heating/cooling... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Can't beat the location for getting to many of the major sites very quickly, but in my mind, it wasn't worth the tradeoff for the dated decor, half-hearted service, and faint smell of smoke that lingered even in our disinfected room. We were disappointed with the location on a main street, which made our night noisy and undermined what charms... More 

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