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Ryokan Ohto

7 Ichinohashi Miyanouchi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0994, Kyoto Prefecture
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a seriously bad experience in Japan. I love Japan, visit at least once a year on business. This January I came on a private trip with my sons. I booked this ryokan through a booking site, paid for on arrival. Massive mistake. Elderly lady was a creeping Jesus, always turning up. Booked three twin rooms for 6, she... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please don't go here. We were quoted just under 9,000 yen on Bookings.com, when we got here we got a not-welcoming reception by a woman in a bad mood who then told us we needed to pay 13,000 in cash. The room was ok, but everything was very cold. We put the heater aircon on and went out and when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Ryokan Ohto is a best location 1 min from Shichijo railway station. Nice staff, she can speak English. But, wall of room cannot insulated the noise. The toilet and the bathroom was conveneince for a couple or single traveller.

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Tokyo, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Our room was not ready when we arrived at 5pm. She tried to overcharge and then pretended she didn't take credit card. She charged before even showing us the room and refused to refund us when we left early. I've stayed in many ryokans all over Japan, so I know what to expect... But this place was a scam and... More 

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10 Thank Michael M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

DO NOT STAY HERE! Supposed to stay here a few nights in Aug 2015. Arrived in the morning and found the place abandoned. Forced to leave our luggage unattended in the hall way. Arriving again in the evening, the place looked abandoned once again. After a wait, the old lady owning the place came out of the common shower with... More 

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3 Thank Honestmistakes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We were planning to stay at Ohto for five nights, but ended up leaving as soon as we saw our "room". We had booked a room for two persons, but we got a small one person room not bigger than a cupboard on the ground floor. The host could not provide us with a key so we weren't able to... More 

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6 Thank Sarah Victoria G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is quite far away from the station. We are last minute planners and we are used to people taking advantage of that. It's part of our way of traveling and there is no problem. In this case it was a bit too much. We had to pay more than the price displayed in booking and we were offered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I booked then read reviews....so at least I was prepared. If I had forethought to read reviews first I would have booked elsewhere. As reviews stated...despite my booking through booking.com owner initially refused my booking and showed me alternative. I was prepated for this and insisted on room I had booked. Which she gave me for 2 of the 3... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are looking for a comfortable hotel with good, trustable service, Ryokan Ohto Inn will probably never be your first choice. It definitely isn't mine. My family and I came from the nearest train station, which was 2 miles away! That's about at 30 minute walk or close to $14 for one ride! When we got to the hotel,... More 

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5 Thank PrincesskykyLol T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We are a group of backpackers consisting first timers and a few not so experienced. Due to the last minute change in flight we expected to reach kyoto earlier and was out of option for rooms in kyoto. This Ryokan was the only one that still posting rooms available. Yes, ROOMs. We book a few rooms as the group we... More 

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