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Hotel Mume

261 Shinmonzen dori, Umemotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0064, Japan
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naples, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looking at my TimeHop application today and noticed I was at Hotel Mume exactly one year ago. The rooms were excellent the beds were comfortable but what made this place great was the people who work here. Service was exceptional. If I would to go back again, I would want to make a stop at Kyoto just to stay at... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful boutique hotel! Super small and the service was phenomenal. Every room has a different theme. We stayed in the “Wind” room and it was quite lovely. Their location is wonderful. We were walking distance to wonderful temples, dining and shopping. The breakfast is also wonderful; they even bake fresh pastries just for you. We seriously did not want... More

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Geoje, South Korea
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small boutique hotel is located in the best part of Kyoto (Gion) in my opinion for overseas guests. The service prior to arrival was second to none...helping & advising with transport/transfers/restaurants/sightseeing etc etc. Perhaps found the service once we arrived a little over the top but hey, shouldn't complain about that. We had the smallest room which I found... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful hotel on all fronts. The owner designed and decorated the hotel with a combination of Asian antiques with modern touches. The rooms are very romantic and have very nice touches in them. Of course the most modern Todo toilets, latest edition which are all automatic with sensing technology. The locations is excellent being in the old "Gion" district... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tough review to write due to Tripadvisor's rating system. There needs to be a separate category for boutique hotels. Although Hotel Mume is top class for a boutique hotel, it lacks a number of things that it needs to be a five star property under any circumstances. For example, it has no pool or spa... it has... More

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Melbourne
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of raves here for Mume and we know why - it's in a great spot in Gion, lots of good spots in walking distance. The staff really were fantastic, happy hour is a great thing - most amazing array of vegetable chips ever, drinks, tea and biscuits any time. We had the biggest room, sakura or... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Mume for 4 nights during cherry blossom season whilst on our honeymoon through Japan. First thing's first. The level of service. Yes, it can sometimes be overbearing, awkward and unecessary. But a) you are in a foreign country - ADAPT b) it can come in quite handy at times when you really do need something c)... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Mume was the highlight of our Japan holiday. We stayed for two nights and were genuinely sad to leave. The location in Gion is perfect. It's THE area to stay when visiting Kyoto (for the authentic Japanese customs still apparent and stunning landscapes) and Hotel Mume brings it all to you. Step out of the hotel, turn left and... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What sets Hotel Mume apart is the exceptional level of service before and during your stay. Months in advance of arriving, I repeatedly emailed the staff with requests for restaurant reservations, assistance booking Miyako Odori tickets, and general questions about Kyoto. They always quickly responded to my requests and offered helpful advice. Once we arrived the impressive level of service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Checked out this morning after 4 nights in the Butterfly Room. Without a doubt this is the best hotel stay we have ever experienced in terms of customer service. The staff at Hotel Mume are exceptional and constantly go out of their way to ensure that you enjoy your visit to Kyoto. Whether it is recommending and booking a table... More

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Address: 261 Shinmonzen dori, Umemotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0064, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto #1 Family Hotel in Kyoto #1 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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