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Hoshinoya Kyoto

Certificate of Excellence
11-2 Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007, Kyoto Prefecture
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Hoshinoya Kyoto
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Ranked #72 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fabulously beautiful, peaceful place in the bustle of Kyoto - easy walking to all the sights in Arishiyama - otherwise close to the subway (walking distance off the boat), although we took taxis for convenience (apart from Arishiyama). We had a wonderful room (one-bedroom) overlooking the Ooi river with the sounds and sights (deer) every morning and... More 

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Vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here, on the banks of the serene Oigawa river, by private boat. This fabulous resort, a renovated 100-year-old hostelry, blends Japanese culture with modern comforts (e.g., automatic toilet seat). Yuri, our gracious, English-speaking host, discussed our “itinerary”: tea ceremony, incense burning ceremony, and booked a kaiseki dinner, which was superb and room service breakfast was also incredible--lost count... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly, this is a pretty resort. But, oddly, I didn't like it. Hoshinoya is modern ryokan. Very sleek, stylish looking rooms that blend a modern hotel bathroom plucked from the Mandarin Oriental or Grand Hyatt with tatamis and futons. The grounds of the property are equally stylish, sleek, and manicured, even if they are small. The setting is attractive, but... More 

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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Waking up and looking out across the gorge was like living in our own Japanese painting - especially on the misty morning when the deer came down to the river. The boat ride to the hotel is very charming, but sometimes a brisk walk was what was needed. The service was at all times thoughtful and professional. The dinners were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I stayed at this hotel in late November and had a fabulous time! The hotel is located on a gorgeous river and all of the rooms have amazing views. It's a bit expensive, but definitely worth it for a one of a kind experience. The boat ride to and from the hotel is beautiful! It was a little chilly in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

This Ryokan came highly recommended. The boat ride to the accommodation quickly wore thin with its monotonously slow speed. The service road, a pedestrian footpath actually was quicker on foot and certainly by the 'hotel' small minibus. The staff seemed over worked and even though we gave a schedule of the times and they told us what time we needed... More 

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Mexico
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

They recommend me this as a ryokan, by the first place it is not a ryokan it is a super star hotel, but well the location is amazing and the place where it is located is sooo beautiful, but my experience was terrible. They show in internet a room that you think is the room with that view, because you... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great staff and service all around the hotel. Very luxurious room and truly stands out in its quality of ambience. Every where you go in the hotel project a feeling of tranquility and a mood of calm. The kaiseki dinner is worth spending as part of the total experience to enjoy the hotel. Some of the food presentation is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We stayed here last week and had a lovely restfull break looking at the autumn leaves. The Japanese breakfast was exceptional. When we left I forgot my passport - left in the room. I discovered this in Tokyo, the staff has already sent th epassport to our hotel in Tokyo where it arrived the next day. Exceptional service from a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I'm expecting to stay at Hoshinoya years ago but, can't find any room in that moment. This time was 4 nights online reserved by my wife, both of us travel from Bangkok to Osaka, then send our luggages to Hoshinoya by JAL ABC service. We took JR local trains to going around and meet some friends at Kyoto before heading... More 

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