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Matsui Honkan Ryokan

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   405 Izutsuyacho Nakagyo-ku | (Yanagino Banba Rokkaku Sagaru), Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8113, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #19 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Matsui Honkan Ryokan from April 26 to April 30. The service was beyond excellent...the real Japanese experience:) The location is very nice and convenient (I'd compare it to Le Marais in Paris, for its cool atmosphere, great shopping with little trendy boutiques but also traditional ones, central location). It was a real change from Tokyo,... More

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matsuihonkan, マネージャー at Matsui Honkan Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! Did you enjoy staying Japan? We are looking forward to meet you again soon. Thank you. Matsui Honkan Manager More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A bit of a walk from the subway and can be tricky to find on the first day. Stayed at the top floor rooms which provided us breakfast in room every morning as well as green tea upon arrival checkin. Room was lovely with its own mini garden and also own bathroom and toilet which was great as some nights... More

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Thank you for your review. We are so glad to your nice review!! Did you enjoy staying Kyoto? Please come our hotel again. Thank you so much. Matsui Honkan Manager More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was our first time in a Ryokan, so we were not really sure what to expect. The location was excellent, the staff was very helpful and welcoming (the goodbye sign upon leaving was a nice touch) and the breakfast was great. Though I'm not sure how it "traditional" it is (as I have nothing to compare it to), I... More

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matsuihonkan, マネージャー at Matsui Honkan Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Did you enjoy japanese style hotel? We all staff looking forward to meeting you again! Thank you. Matsui-inn More

Dc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The hotel has been recently renovated and it looks really nice. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. They do mention a curfew, i believe it is 1 am, but we talked to the person at the front desk and he told us not to worry about it, just to call him so he can open the door. The staff... More

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calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My family just visited kyoto and chosen Matsui Honkan to experience Japanese Ryokan. The location is so excellent, so we only paid taxi for 1ooo yen from kyoto station to arrive there. That day, kyoto was so hot like about 36-38c. The lobby was no A/C upon our arrival due to "saving energy", and it looked very old-fashion.However, we stayed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

It was my partner's first and my second time at a Ryokan. My partners is some kind of "five stars only person" and I must admit I was concerned about her reaction to the Ryokan. Thanks to the excellent service and the outstanding food at Matsui, my partner and I really enjoyed our stay in Kyoto. My partner wants to... More

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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

My family just returned from a wonderful initiation into the ryokan experience. On our first visit to Japan we decided to book a ryokan for one night preceding our hotel stay in Kyoto. Our criteria were price range, good reviews and proximity to our hotel. We couldn’t have made a better choice. We arrived early and the staff happily kept... More

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Chicago, Illinois 60601
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

The good: Check-in was flawless. but all decent hotels give you tea and a snack these days. The location was good, right near the fish market. But with few streets in english it was hard to find at night. Right next to bike rental place. Friendly staff. The bath was ok. Bad: They gave my GF and I the smallest... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

Very friendly staff, good sized clean rooms, excellent food, great bathing facilities and a central location. My favourite hotel experience in Japan.

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NYC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

Our experience in Matsui Hotel was great since the beginning. They were waiting for us and received us with the traditional green tea, a Japanese sweet, maps of the area and what not. Very courteous people. The room was small but had everything we needed. Even though it is a hotel, the service made you feel completely in a traditional... More

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Address: 405 Izutsuyacho Nakagyo-ku | (Yanagino Banba Rokkaku Sagaru), Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8113, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Matsui Honkan Ryokan 3*
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