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Matsubaya Inn

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8150, Japan (Kyoto Station)
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Ranked #14 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some people go to hotel for the experince. i go to a hotel to have a small piece of home in a strange land. this hotel does not promise the sky but delivers an honest very clean and neat accomodatiion, no fuss - just good bed, new weatern style rooms and friendly staff. that's all i need and beleive me... More

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I enjoyed a four night stay here in early September 2014. We chose to stay in a Japanese-style room, with tatami matting and futon mattresses on the floor. At first this seemed like a novelty (the yukatas that the hotel provide definitely help with this!), but it was actually very comfortable. Our room was air conditioned, great... More

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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed here in august for 3 nights. We booked directly through email.. Communication was prompt efficient and friendly although I would have liked to have paid in advance and to book the Japanese breakfast in advance.never mind. We arrived a couple of hours before our check in. The map that we were emailed was easy to... More

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London, UK
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32 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Matsubaya is a cross between a ryokan and a western hotel. Having stayed at a few 'real' ryokans which come with meals, onsens, etc it was a bit different, but we knew this and the price reflected that. I do think breakfast should be included in the price, though! Otherwise the rooms were clean and pleasant. Bathrooms were tiny,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lean, spacious room in a traditional ryokan complete with tatami matting and a private contemplative room with Zen garden. The breakfast was out of this world - authentic, delicious and very different to our western palette. The owner was very friendly and gave us a charming send off. Can't think of a better place to base yourself... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We spent a night in the western stile room and two nights in the Japanese style room and I can't say wich one was better. The staff is very helpful an kind. I really enjoy being there and can't wait to go back in Kyoto!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Spent 4 days in Kyoto with my two daughters, 11 and 15 and we stayed in this ryokan (Japanese traditional inn). The main purpose was to experience something of an authentic Japanese lodging and it fitted the bill perfectly: beautiful rooms, traditional (no bed but futon mattresses on tatamis), tea set and kimonos in the room. All is super clean... More

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Hong Kong, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at this ryokan for 5 days in July and had so much fun! This ryokan is a nice blend of traditional ryokan and a modern hotel. The room comes with complimentary traditional Japanese tea and tea snacks, which we enjoyed very much. We had no problems with the noise level, but it was hard sleeping on the floors... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My family and I recently visited Kyoto for the first time and we decided to stay at the Matsubaya Inn verse the major hotels as we usually do. What a great decision! We were very relaxed and happy with our 8 day stay and would definitely stay there again if we get the opportunity to return. The staff was very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The location of this ryokan is about a 15 minute walk from the Kyoto station in a very quiet area. The family who runs this ryokan are very friendly. The rooms are kept very clean with an ensuite bathroom (western style-no Japanese bath) and tatami floor. Unlike a traditional ryokan where breakfasts are included, this ryokan offers Japanese and continental... More

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Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8150, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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