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Matsui Honkan Ryokan

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405 Izutsuyacho Nakagyo-ku | (Yanagino Banba Rokkaku Sagaru), Kyoto 604-8113, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed here as a couple to experience a traditional ryokan and we were not disappointed. Our room had its own personal internal courtyard and we were given yukatas to wear daily. As we opted for the half board option, we were served very elaborate Kaiseki dinners and traditional breakfast in our room. Personally, I did not find sleeping on... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We arrived around 6pm and were quickly greeted by the hotel attendants. We were sitting at the sofa wondering when they would lead us to our room. Instead of quickly ushering us to our room, they started by giving us warm towels as well as fresh green tea. They then brought the green tea sweets and chocolates for us to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed here for a night in April during the sakura season. We were staying 3 nights in kyoto but as we were late in our booking, we had to spilt our stay. This is a small hotel style ryokan rather than family style. Thus less personal. Our room was small but adequate. There is a little balcony decorated zen... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have stayed at this ryokan for the sakura season. The food was Ok, the staff was attentive, but the toilet in our room was smelly. I did not think that it was cleaned properly. Other than that everything was OK, but nothing special about the place. i would not go there again for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Super nice staff and the room is really really nice... We enjoyed our stay here very much. Breakfast is very fancy! They have a very big path in the basement too. I did not try it but my friends said it was superb. One of the friends who was having her birthday during our visit to Japan received a birthday... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This Ryokan was what every hotel stay should be - comfortable, clean, charming, and not lacking for any necessity. The service was outstanding. Upon check-in we were greeted with some matcha green tea and snacks. The staff almost fell over themselves helping us with our luggage. Although the gentleman at the front desk wasn't completely versed in English (and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

For the price of this ryokan is cheap ¥40,000 for room and half board, the location is less than five minutes' walk from the fish market 錦市場. Food ingredients are not the top notch but they are nicely prepared and presented artistically. Breakfast is really sumptuous. The only thing I don't like is there is only one hot tub for... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We wanted to love the Matsui Honkan on our recent 3-day trip to Kyoto, based on the prior Trip Advisor reviews. And the facility was lovely. In particular, the common areas and baths were soothing and pleasing. The room was sparkling clean and well-maintained. And, as noted in other reviews, the location is excellent. Perhaps we caught them on a... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Everything was absolutely perfect. Most inviting staff, free souvenirs, free food from check in, amazing hot spa, gigantic room with the most intricate detailing to assimilate real ryokan, blankets are like clouds... Worth the money and slight tugging of luggage through cute, small streets. Thank you for bus directions, umbrellas, banner wave goodbye and all hospitality. Will be back for... More 

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Boulder
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My daughter and I stayed at the Matsui Inn ryokan on our last night in Japan. It was a lovely experience, with very kind staff. Very large suite-type room and a memorable breakfast experience. Nice kimono robes in room. Complimentary tea in room. Given chopsticks and tea as going away gift, and staff came out from behind counter to hold... More 

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