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Station Ryokan Seiki

24-5 Kitakarasumaru-cho, Higashi-kujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8017 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #65 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the entrance, you will notice the guests' shoes. On the stairway, it didn't satisfy the cleanliness you're expecting. Once you arrive inside the room, cleanliness is an issue. You will notice that dust is everywhere - on the tv, fridge, electric kettle, windows and bathroom. Faucet is leaking and there is no shower curtain in the bathroom. You need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's a bit hard to pin down why I enjoyed my stay, but we really did. The owners are very friendly, and were extremely helpful to us (plus, the dog is a complete cutie). As for the essentials of a hotel stay, it was...probably sub-par. The room was "pretty clean" by my standards, and "pretty dirty" by my wife's (does... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The water backed up & the owner could care less. If you need to bathe or use the bathroom, you have to use it somewhere else. So what if there's over an inch of water on the bathroom floor. It's too late to call the plumber. Forget moving you to another room or giving you a discount or giving you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ok, this is cheap. But we had there the smallest rooms ever in Japan. Bathrooms are shared between rooms. Walls are paper thin frames (hello neighbour!). Low price is not an excuse (and it was not so low!). Really, you can find much better than this.

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West Linn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have taken groups of high school students to Japan, and have stayed at the Seiki 3 times. The rooms are traditional tatami, with futon. Although small, each room has a bathroom, a TV, a small refrigerator, an electric kettle for water, and free wi-fi. The owners--a husband and wife team--have gone out of their way to help us in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I normally don't give strong negative words for reviews but this ryokan owner is what I described above. I made a reservation for 3 rooms 7 nights (a good catch for them I supposed). But within their standard no charge cancellation time frame I cancelled the booking. Using the same thread that they sent to confirm my reservation. No reply... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I normally look at the bright side of things, but that was impossible with this hotel. Minuscule rooms, cheap construction which hasn't had any maintenance since years: the walls were dripping with water in the morning, the sink was leaking and wouldn't drain and you wouldn't dare to flush the toilet during the night in fear of waking up the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I had a one night stay as it was just meant to be a transit stay between Kanazawa and leaving for Kansai Airport the next day. Quite a clean place but small, though sufficient for a solo traveler like myself. Cleanliness is quite alright except that there are some yellow stains on the window shades. The heater was out of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

stayed for 2 nights with my hubby, dad & mum , rooms located on 2/f & 4/f. quiet nights for good sleep. Excellent location as just 10 mins walk from Kyoto station. Basically the communication with the hosts were fine as they can speak English. Lift is available which is good as we got 2 x 32" lugguages. as mentioned... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed for 1 night during peak season. Good location and relatively good price. I stayed on the 5th storey, which means I have to walk up one storey from where the lift stops. The room is very small as a twin room, the hygiene is good. The mattress is a pleasent surprise as a ryokan - I am able to... More 

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