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The Machiya Hotel Kyoto

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#13 of 181 Specialty lodging in Shimogyo
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A modern take on traditional Japanese culture, this is a private holiday house-meets-hotel hybrid. Stay in a private 2-story machiya house that has been renovated to capture the undeniably rich history of Kyoto, all whilst enjoying the attentive service and "omotenashi" of our hotel staff. With easy access from Kyoto Station, stylish interior with beautifully furnished rooms, this is a private retreat that will become your home in Kyoto. Surrounding this neighborhood is the Kyoto Tower, the grand and historical temples of Higashi Honganji, Nishi Honganji, and stunning garden of Shosei-en. Turn around a corner to find local restaurants, Japanese-style “izakaya” bars, family friendly establishments, and more. We offer deluxe breakfast boxes delivered right to your door. Our curated breakfasts are made of seasonal, fresh ingredients -- the perfect start to your day in Kyoto. Contact us for further details.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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What makes this hotel stand apart is the service. We arrived with the handle broken off my mother in-laws walker and they sent it out and had it fixed. Help with restaurants, what to see, how to get around, need more cream, whatever they were there to help. Rooms are nicely
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Excellent place, accommodation and hospitality, I stayed there with my wife and kids and we enjoyed the genuine experience of living in a modern, well designed and accurate ryokan without losing any touch of a Japanese traditional feeling. The staff was always very kind, helpful
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We have just left the Matchiya hotel and I must say that we already regret that we had to leave it. What a fabolous place! It is a perfect combination of a cosy and modern small hotel with traditional Japanese town house. Our room was actually a studio, with a kitchen,
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The hotel is lovely, the design of the room is very special. Cozy, modern yet you get a Japanese feeling. Rooms are very clean, though it was a bit surprising that making the rooms was not included in the booking, only changing towels and empty the bin. Staff are helpful and
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Great location, a traditional Japanese townhome with A+ modern design. The option for a western room and bed, along with a Japanese tamami room with futons was very accommodating. The staff was informative about the city of Kyoto and helped about local transportation and various
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$213 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyoShimogyo-ku
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