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Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto

2.0 of 5 Japanese Pension   |   56 Kamigoryocho, Higashi Kujyo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8015, Japan
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Ranked #59 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The owners of this Inn were very sweet and helpful. The rooms were fine. The only complaint I have about it was that the stairs up to our rooms were outside, and had a lot of mice droppings on them so you really need to have slippers to put on between the genkan (entry way) and your room. It would... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a terrible experienced. I would like to share that we have not located the hotel after 1 hour of looking for it and because of our frustration and dissatisfaction, we decided to give up and find another hotel. This is my first time to book through Agoda and this is a dissatisfying experienced.I hope they reevaluate the hotel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

For a large group the quite narrow entry is a challenge, however upon entry the kitchen and large, beautifully rough-hewn wooden table are relaxing and welcoming. Rooms are barely large enough for the huge, soft futon, but SLEEP is our priority so we don't need space for hanging out in the room. Private baths help the relaxation level as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The Dolphin is a Japanese style apartment hotel. Japanrstyle means that it's got tatami flooring and you aleep on rolled out futons. We've been travelling on japan for a couple of weeks with a 2 year old and 8 month year old, and found Japanese style a lot easier. There is a communal dining, anf kitchen area.it was really quiet... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed with 3 friends in a five bed room. The inn is a 10 minute walk from the train station, so very convenient for dropping your bags off and start exploring Kyoto. The person at the front desk was very welcoming and helpful. The room was clean, comfortable and with a private bathroom. The place is not perfect, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It's a Bit Hard to find a Hotel with the price like this especially in a touristy City like Kyoto for a Bedroom that occupies 3-4 People with Ensuite bathroom, finally i got a good rate here. But the check-in itself is not efficient, must do it on the another hotel, and then we walked about 3-4 minutes to Sparkling... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

was the first of a few hostels my party of 5 and I put up during our 2 week long stay in Japan. the place, though offering free wi-fi, only allows its guests to hang around at the common area till 11pm. i presume this is because the owners themselves stay in a room just adjacent to the common area,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I stayed at the Sparkling Dolphins Inn twice in the summer of 2012, both times with high school students. I will stay here again when I lead my next student trip. The staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, and though it was a bit spartan (bring your own soap for the bathroom!) that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at this inn in Kyoto in July of 2012. I was traveling with a group of 40 (32 high school students, and 8 adults), so our primary concern was finding a low cost option that could accomodate that large of a group. The owners of the Sparkling Dolphin were very gracious hosts and made our group feel welcome.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were travelling in a group of 5 and so we chose to stay at Sparkling Dolpins inn becasue they have a room that can accomodate all of us. The room is tatami style and spacious enough. It is clean and we did our own cooking as there is a fridge and stove available. The bathroom is small but just... More

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Address: 56 Kamigoryocho, Higashi Kujyo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8015, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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