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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 #25 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013
Kate R Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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

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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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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.
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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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
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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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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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Stratford upon Avon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

We stayed for 3nts and were impressed as soon as we walked through the doors and were met by traditionally dressed staff. Room was simple, as it should be, but admittedly had no view. We’d booked a room with ensuite, but it was absolutely tiny. OK for the loo, but difficult to shower in. My hubbie was a bit worried... More

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3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

Superbly located in the middle of the most lively and interesting part of downtown Kyoto, this Ryokan is peaceful at night, yet surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops and close to the wonderful market and to public transport. Staff were welcoming and friendly, and the food was good, but we were very disappointed by our room. We had expected tatami mats,... 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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Ranked #25 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Matsui Honkan Ryokan 3*
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