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Matsubaya Inn

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Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #44 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several serious problems with this place and frankly I don't understand the large number of positive reviews. 1) The room is quite small with no place to put clothes, hangers or draws. 2) The bath tub is so small I could not even sit in it without getting into a very uncomfortable position and I am not that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 4nights in this warm friendly place 10 minutes straight walk from Kyoto Station. Traditional rooms nice seating area overlooking small garden. Just turn up for western breakfast but order previous day for Japanese one I unfortunately missed out as had to leave last morning before breakfast.Lovely friendly staff got a leaving present and a send off from lady... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read the reviews of Matsubaya and we were delighted with our stay here. We were a family of 3 adults and took a triple occupancy room. Our room was a typical Japanese room with mats, a couple of Japanese chairs, a small table, a kitchenette and our bathroom (small but very functional & comfortable). We were in touch... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ryokan was really clean, with helpful and nice staff. Room are quite big for japan, and breakfast was one of the best we experienced in Japan. Quite neighborhood, with bike rental just nearby. very good place to stay in Kyoto

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Washing machine on 5th level is free for using, 100yen for dryer. 7-11 is 5 minute walking distance on the Karasuma Dori. Room with Veranda. Very clean. Wi-Fi working well. Staff speak English. Try nice Japanese breakfast.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I stayed in Matsubaya Inn for our first visit to Kyoto. It was our first time to experience staying in a ryokan and we were glad that we tried this instead of the usual hotel. It was a reasonable walking distance from Kyoto Station, staff are friendly and the place is kept very clean. Coming in late... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice Ryokan in Kyoto. It is conveniently located at walking distance from the station. Also there is a bus connection to most of the city's major area at the end of the street. Now this is the typical Ryokan providing you with Yukata, green tea set and futon bedding. Our room was quite large (11 tatamis) compared to average Japanese... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I emailed this ryokan twice before the holiday. They replied very soon afterwards. They took the initiative to suggest me take Haruka, the Airport Express Train and attached a map which showed how to get to their ryokan from the station. I felt that they were caring and professional. A staff was waiting for us at the front desk. He... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our family stayed at matsubaya over christmas and we felt very welcomed. We had western style rooms which were very comfortable.unfortunately the wifi didn't extend to the top floor but that just meant we went down to the guest lunge when we needed the Internet. We heard from other travellers that the Japanese rooms are great. It was all clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is the first time I'm staying in a ryokan, so I have really not much of a benchmark to mark this stay against. I booked this last minute and it wasn't that cheap as mentioned by most of the other reviewers, possibly because of the last minute-ness of it. So I didn't feel like it was really that value... More 

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