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Ryokan Hinomoto

375 Kotakecho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8034, Japan
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Ranked #136 of 142 hotels in Kyoto
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I found the this place very strange,although very well priced for the centre of Kyoto,it did not take me long to see why,the place is really nothing more than an old cramped and cluttered Kyoto hous up a back street that I was lucky to find as its not very well marked on street maps.i found to place to be... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This hotel would be better described as rooms in the Japanese style: we booked to stay one night here, expecting it to be a ryokan, but in fact, there was no evening meal available, and when we asked about the bath, we were told firmly that it was preferred we would not use it - and if we wished to,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Booked here for 3 nights after coming to the end of 4 weeks of travelling. As it was recommended in Lonely Planet Japan I figured it would be a fail safe option... I appreciate that you get what you pay for and this place was under £30 a night- so I didn't expect much. The only thing I do expect... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is one of the most disappointing hotels I have ever stayed in . The Man who runs it is two faced jerk . He is unhelpful , rude - I doubt this forum allows the word I like to use to describe him ( rhymes with TANKER and HUNT) On arrival he was very courteous as i was accompanied... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Horrible in most aspects, plain bad in some. The place smells like moldy pee, and not even Wi-fi is available. Nor is toilet paper. However, we didn't get bitten by any bugs and there were some hot water in the shower, that is a bonus.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Do not ever make reservations for this ryocan. You enter through a sort of garage full of junk, access to the rooms is by a steep staircase and rooms are dusty. Air conditioning is manipulated so that only works at idle. In the hallway leading to the only bathroom that allows the owner to use the urine smell is unbearable... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

Please be aware that this hotel was infested with bedbugs when we where there. I am now back home facing the consequences of 3 nights in the Ryokan Hinomoto. Hopefully the old lady will notice it and start cleaning the place thoroughly.

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Warsaw, Poland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

We recently visited this Ryokan and feel dissapointed. First of all the booking was horrible. (an old lady is managing the ryokan). We had no confirmation, ro reply and had to use our Japanese friend for help. Rooms are used, need renovation and it is rather the place for those who pay no attention to something more than a place... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2007

The Hinomoto Ryokan was a little harder to find than the other one we stayed in, but on the plus side we got to see a lady walking her cat on a leash while going down the residential alley to find it! It was very cute. The rooms were clean and the staff was nice. They also held our luggage... More

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Address: 375 Kotakecho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8034, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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