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Hoshinoya Kyoto

Ryokan
  |   11-2 Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-0007, Japan
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Ranked #58 of 332 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Melbourne
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hoshinoya is a delight. The welcoming is warm and genuine. The facilities and amenities are luxurious. The arrival by boat creates the appropriate relaxed mood. We stayed 5 nights. This was a little long. Two or three nights would be ideal. This is a place for relaxation and serenity. There are not a lot of facilities in the immediate area.... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had done our research so we knew that Hoshinoya Kyoto was pretty isolated. Yes, it is inconvenient if you want to visit Kyoto's major sights but I loved the quiet and serenity away from the madding crowd. It wasn't difficult or very expensive to take a taxicab between the hotel and downtown Kyoto. The first night we arrived too... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just an outstanding experience, where the attention to detail perfects a stay already inspired by the immensely beautiful surroundings. Chef Kubota's modern take on Kyoto Kaiseki leaves you wanting for more (not more than the 16 courses...) and truly deserves the accolades that a quick google search throws up. Coming back one day....

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stayed here one night to break up my one week stay in Kyoto. I wanted to try a quieter area of Kyoto without having to travel way out into the countryside. The check in is glorious as it is a boat that shuttles you from its own special quay at the bridge and there is a little building where... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There is so much I could say about Hoshinoya Kyoto but to sum up our experience I would say outstanding. There is a boat that runs throughout the day and a separate lounge area to wait in, the moment we entered we were offered a cold towel to freshen up and iced tea, a very welcome break from the 40c... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Hoshinoya is the perfect place to enjoy a pleasant stay in Kyoto. It is apart from the centre but that´s precisely why it is so impressive. Staying by the river next to the bamboos wood is an unforgettable experience. Not to talk about the wonderful kaiseki (haute cuisine typical from Kyoto) and the amazing premises. The staff is wonderful, polite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We hada great time at this Ryokan, we have only be for one night but we will definitly come back! An amazing service, the rooms were fantastic!! Very big and great bathrooms with tipical wood bath!it has been the best hotel of our stay inJapan! Congradulations!!

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Dallas, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We loved the experience to arriving and departing via the boat and the gracious staff warmly welcoming and bidding farewell and the music upon first reaching the central court and pool. Our room was supremely comfortable, and the view of the river was absolutely stunning. To this point, the ryokan was perfect. It is totally isolated, which would have been... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I want to let any reader know that i am a luxury travel advisor. I visit hotels all over the world but write very few reviews since i only comment on the outstanding and unique properties. This modern ryokan which has low platform beds vs futons meets that criteria. The approach to the hotel by river is simply breathtaking in... More

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Address: 11-2 Genrokuzancho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-0007, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Number of rooms: 25
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