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Luxe Townhouse btwn Heian and Gion, Sleeps 6!

Lounge room with a gorgeous antique mini Samurai display
Lounge room with a gorgeous antique mini Samurai display
Lounge room with a gorgeous antique mini Samurai display
Main Bedroom 2nd Floor
Second Bedroom 2nd floor (sofa beds + dressing table)
Second bedroom 2nd floor - sofa beds, ipod dock and dressing table/desk
Second bedroom 2nd floor with a dressing table
Kyoto
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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CHrisCoop...
Pontypridd
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 hotel reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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Stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas. It was delightful. Had everything we needed, was in close location to the Kyoto zoo, philosophers walk and the Gion district. The metro was a 600m walk approx, and we could get everywhere form there or the nearby bus stops. The facilities were good and the fire was very warming on a cold evening. I particularly liked the washer/dryer as it dried our clothes beautifully.
The only side that I think people should be aware of is that I thought on looking at the pictures that there were 2 separate bedrooms. There was not. We all slept in one bedroom with a privacy divider.
On the whole it was an excellent property and good value for money.

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Malaysia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Aaronjen0...
Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Perfect for our family. Location, amenities, atmosphere all perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here with 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 6 and 10). The homeowners left us a lovely welcome treat and a few staples in the fridge. Portable wifi was a nice added touch. Loved the electric toilet :) The house had more space than we needed, charming home, quiet neighborhood, easy to walk everywhere (bus, metro, shops) - we loved our stay in Kyoto. Only two complaints - include towel hooks for drying and cleaning fee seemed high at $100. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Young Children
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New zealand
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
4 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
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TropoBone
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Authentic and comfortable Japanese experience near Philosopher's Walk and many Shrines.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We were looking for an authentic Japanese experience for our four night stay in Kyoto for our family of four, and this delightful house fit the bill. Awa Machiya was spacious, comfortable, and original apart from a modern well appointed kitchen and bathroom. Arriving from a four day visit to Tokyo, the washing machine was a godsend. We followed the directions given by the owner, which are accurate, but given the old neighbourhood and narrow streets, one must pay attention to find it the first time. We took the subway to Keage, (owner recommends a taxi for the first time) and promptly took a wrong turn in the dark, our fault, but no problem it was a safe neighbourhood. When we read the instructions correctly (!) we found ourselves in a nice, quiet neighbourhood, close to bus and subway, and surprisingly close to the many temples and recommended walks in western Kyoto. Having found it once, it was easy to find again. It was also a short walk to the city centre, if we wanted, but it was a hot July so we preferred taxi or subway. There were two "Lawsons" convenience stores a short walk away for groceries, etc. The owner supplied free Wifi, and some excellent city maps and recommended walking trails. A carton of milk, juice and a box of breakfast cereal were placed for our use on arrival. Nice touch and much appreciated. The manager was easily contactable and always helpful and courteous. Operation of kitchen, bath and laundry appliances and useful guide to the neighbourhood were given in good English in a neat and simple 'how to' booklet. The townhouse itself was welcoming, very liveable, big TV, nice lounge area and separate dining area. We had expected 'compact' Japanese living, but Awa Machiya was big enough for the four of us to each retire to our own 'corner' and relax just as if it were our own Japanese home. We were very happy with our choice and if we ever go back to Kyoto, we will book it again.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, and original yet liveable Japanese townhouse
Liked least: Nothing bothered us
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Speaks English, Italian, French, Russian, Chinese, German, Spanish, Japanese, Swedish
Listed since : Sep 2009
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