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The Gion Apartments - Perfect for Extended Stay

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Kyoto
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Condo/Apartment – 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

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FDEBLB
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best Decision we made in Kyoto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
4
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We have a 22 month old and stayed in Kyoto for a week. This was the best decision we made! The apartment allowed us to eat at 'home' at night after putting our daughter to sleep. We could close the sliding doors of the bedroom section and have time to watch TV without worrying about waking her up (like in a hotel room). The size and location was perfect. It was quiet, close to convenience stores and supermarkets. We walked back through the central Gion area most evenings when coming home. The bus stop is close and the same stop everyone uses to see Kiyomizo-dera so easily identifiable when getting off. We travelled from Osaka on the Keihan line so the train stop is 5-10min walk away at the end of the street. Junko and Curtis were very helpful and efficient throughout the booking process and they even provide a folder of information with helpful maps and suggestions. We would highly recommend this to people travelling with a young child.

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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Modern conveniences, cleanliness, location
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Maurice S.
Nova Scotia, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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GT-MPB
Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great base for exploring Kyoto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Good location in Gion. Approximately 5 minutes walk to the Keihan line which will get you to a number of sites; approx. 15 minute walk to Gojo station for the subway line. Also about 7-8 minutes to bus 100 which will get you to Gingakuji and a range of other shrines and temples on this bus route.

Apartment is small, but perfect for a short stay. It was as described, clean, and the self check-in / check-out was very smooth. Would be happy to stay again on our next Kyoto visit.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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distypuke
San Jose, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great first experience to Japan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This apartment is in a fantastic location. 2 blocks from subway station and 6 blocks from major bus hub. Perfect for getting around Kyoto. It was a great intro to everyday life in Japan. Everything you need is there. It is not a large unit, but still larger than some of the hotel rooms we stayed in later in our trip. We will definitely try to stay here when we return to Kyoto. Thank you to Curtis and staff for making this a memorable stay. Check in and check out were very easy and smooth. You have a real winner here.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 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 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: location, location, location
Liked least: only Japanese speaking TV channels
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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mollymayl...
west australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great little apartment in great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Goin Apartment for 4 nights - very clean and comfy beds. The washing machine with dryer was a bonus. Locating the apartment for self-check-in was a bit of a challenge but locals were very helpful with directions (street names are all in Japanese). Our stay in this apartment was a memorable experience for us as it snowed on our second night waking up next morning to pretty street all covered in snow.
We found great restaurant just down the road serving very reasonably priced meals. We would stay here again when next in Kyoto.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: location was convienent and withing walking distance of temples.
Liked least: no english TV
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DVDZ80
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Convenient clean suitable apartment for 2 people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Great little apartment for 2 people. Everything clean, well maintained and worked without any problems. Loved location. Only negative apartment a little dark & needed lights on during the day if home which wasnt often.

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4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location & v clean
Liked least: apartment dark
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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penguin_e...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Exceptional! One of the best stay. Great location. Great city.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful apartment. It was very easy to communicate and make reservation with Mr. Curtis. There was just one minor issue with the accommodation setup for a 3rd person of our party, and the Apt. manager, Ms. Junko quickly resolved it. She was also very responsive to our other inquiries that we had.
Thank you Ms. Junko. Thanks Curtis for provided us with a wonderful experience. We definitely recommend this apartment to prospective visitors to Kyoto. You can't go wrong.
Whenever we come back to this area in the future, we'd love to stay at this apartment again.
AAA+++

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 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
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Feel like we were at our own home.
Liked least: Can't really think of anything we diidn't like :-)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Listed since : Aug 2010
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