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Hotel Kanra Kyoto

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185 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Rokujo Kudaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8176, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small and stylish boutique property. The rooms and public spaces are modern and stylish with strong Japanese design influences. The location is reasonably central for most Kyoto sites. A special thanks to the front desk staff who were all exceptional and wonderfully helpful and informative. Highly recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located, though off the most obvious geisha / geiko trails. Stylish and comfortable hotel with strongly Japanese sensibilities and possibly the most fragrant entrance of any hotel I've ever stayed at! Kajira on the front desk was the most helpful, conscientious and considerate concierge we've ever had the pleasure of working with. Great advice and recommendations!

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Maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, beautiful hotel, great location. It is not a guarantee to see Geishas. We were advised to see a Fish Festival to see Geishas during day light and up close. We would use this hotel again.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Kanra is such a wonderful place with an amazing staff and beautifully appointed rooms that feature tatami mats and cedar furo tubs! It is a blend of the traditional Ryokans of old Kyoto and the luxury hotels of modern Japan. They do have a limited number of guest rooms so book early if you can. We'd stay here again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were in awe of the chic, modern, architecture and interior of Kanra! The room was spacious and asthecially amazing! The bathroom was something out of a magazine! Chic, beautiful, sexy and relaxing all at once! The bed was huge and comfortable! The cool ambiance of the room was refreshing and a pleasure to return to after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a boutique hotel. The room price was a bit steep but considering it was during the Sakura month, I guess it was only fair and the industry standard. The room we had was big with two double bed joined together with four poster. There was also a tatami style living room which was equally spacious. The front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Feels like a Ryokan in it's simplicity. Very comfortable bed, Wood tub. The reception staff were excellent and so helpful. Spoke English well. Delicious granola and yogurt breakfast! So glad we selected this hotel.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a wonderful find in Kyoto, combining as it does elements of Japanese style in terms of the polished wooden flooring, tatami flooring in the elevated study area and the cedar bath; along with Western touches in the bed, couch and powerful shower. The hotel is reasonably near to the station (easily walkable with cases), as well as the... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This hotel was in a great location - within a short walk of Kyoto Station - so it was easy to get around the city. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and we had a very pleasant evening meal in the hotel. The room looked great but it wasn't entirely practical - the sink was in the bedroom corridor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for three nights and would definitely recommend staying there - lovely to come back to after a day of sight seeing. The rooms are beautifully simple and very comfortable, especially the beds. The hotel is close to Kyoto Station (no more than 10 minutes by taxi). There is a bus stop and subway station just... More 

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