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HOSHINOYA Kyoto

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11-2 Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007, Kyoto Prefecture
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I knew this hotel in 2013 and made up my mind to stay at it at least one time in the peak season because the location of the hotel is so perfect. In order to stay in it in the late Nov. which is the best period for red maple, I booked the room in Feb.. It deserves. It was... More 

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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear JackieXian, Thank you for taking the time to review HOSHINOYA Kyoto. We are thrilled to know that you have known us since 2013 and made your mind to stay with us in the best season! Your high praise for our service quality is greatly appreciated. It is my pleasure to share your review with the rest of the team.... More 

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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Unique hotel along the river. Well worth a trip, but off beat location for sightseeing. We stayed between two other hotels (Bijuu and Ruygin) on our three day Kyoto trip. Great rooms with superb view over the river. Food was excellent, but very classical japanese for a western taste.

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Thank Herare
Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Herare, Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review. I will share your comments with the rest of the team! We hope to welcome you again in other seasons too! Sincerely, Guest Relations Manager More 

Laos
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Hoshinoya is a really special place. Yes, it is very expensive but well worth spending a night for the experience. First, the location in the middle of a protected parc by the river is magical. The arrival by boat is in itself quite special. Second, the design throughout the resort is first class. Every detail is thought through and luxurious... More 

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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Stekype, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are thrilled that you had a special experience at HOSHINOYA Kyoto and hope you have lasting memories of your time here. I will share your review with the rest of the team and we thrive on providing better products and services. Thank you again for your... More 

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81 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This must be the most beautiful, tranquil, quaint hotel I have ever been to. My room was huge with a living room and a study all have big wooden windows over looking the river lined with beautiful colorful trees. There is no TV, no spa and really nothing else to do but to read a good book or to stare... More 

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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear john l, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We do sincerely apologize for the concerns you experienced during your stay. We have shared your comments with our team regarding the room cleanness, room settings, and the stairs outside. We do thank you for the feedback. Being a luxury hotel, we take provide in having... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The Ritz is glamorous, the Hyatt well priced, but the Hoshinoya affords the opportunity to truly experience Kyoto. Yes, the food is fabulous and the kitchen graciously accommodating of quirky preferences. Certainly, the rooms offer a tasteful Zen aesthetic with low key Western luxury: futons are raised on platforms, Nespresso machine at the ready. Toiletries are generous: SKII-like skincare and... More 

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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear MA2011, Thank you very much for staying at HOSHINOYA Kyoto and writing such a great review. Your comments are gratefully received and I will definitely share this comment with the rest of the team including Yoko! I especially enjoyed reading your title line "Lifetime Memories." The early morning worship you participated is called Otsutome and it is a custom... More 

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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A quick boat ride down the river from the heart of Kyoto you enter the tranquil retreat of Hoshinoya. Rooms are modern ryokan style with sliding paper doors that you can section off rooms. The facilities were modern (loved the toilet!) but simple at the same time. The resort was beautiful with zen gardens and water features, the staff were... More 

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Thank Katie M
Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Katie M, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about our guestrooms and your dining experiences. We are delighted to hear that one of our staff was able to help you wearing the summer kimono. I will make sure to share your comments with the rest of the team. We strive to provide a great hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very attentive and helpful staff in a remarkably peaceful setting. It was perfect to wind down after a week in Tokyo. The surrounding area is beautiful and very interesting and we easily filled our 3 days. If any problems arose they were dealt with quickly and professionally and I can't find a fault. The only problem we had was there... More 

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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Hexmusic, Thank you for taking time to review our property and also thank you very much for your kind comments. I will definitely share your review with the rest of the team! Our hotel is situated in a protected heritage site and we also believe that this place is the perfect place to “wind down” and relax. Should your... More 

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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Many of our Japanese friends described Hoshinoya as "the true Japanese experience." But I think it is more accurately a "dream Japanese experience!" The hotel is located upstream which is an awesome boat ride from the pickup spot. Once you arrive, the staff are waiting for you and quickly escort you to your room. The rooms are amazingly comfortable and... More 

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Thank Jon D
Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear Jon D, Thank you for writing a review following your recent visit. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay here at HOSHINOYA Kyoto and hope you have lasting memories of your special anniversary. We especially enjoyed reading that you describe a stay at HOSHINOYA "a dream Japanese experience!" Your high praise for us is greatly appreciated and... More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We stayed at Hoshinoya in a Tani Tatami room for our first two nights in Kyoto. The hotel is very small, and is generally set up with the boat dock at the front of the resort, then a small lobby/library area across from the main restaurant and a scenic small manicured pond, and then the rooms start a few steps... More 

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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear HoustonTraveller1983, Thank you for writing a review following your recent visit. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and hope you have lasting memories of your time here in HOSHINOYA Kyoto. Your high praise for our dinner as "the meal was very, very good" is greatly appreciated and we enthusiastically agree with you. It is my pleasure... More 

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316 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is an unusual hotel in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto. There is a bad road that leas to the hotel,but the way to arrive is by boat.You check in at their pier building before you embark giving you 0shibori and tea. The hotel is visually beautiful and the view from our room was of the river and a lovely... More 

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Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, responded to this review

Dear mflickermd, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We especially enjoyed reading that you describe our ryokan as an unusual hotel in the Arashiyama Area. As you wrote, we are the only ryokan which stands along with the river and which can be reached by a boat. Not only the location but also the food, the... More 

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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