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Kyoto INN Gion

435 Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0062 Kyoto Prefecture
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#19 of 560 hotels in Kyoto
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Kyoto INN Gion, well designed Japanese hotel Perfect location for the leisure traveler Kyoto INN Gion is located right in the front approach to CHI-ON-IN Temple, where just a minute’s walk away. You can be enjoyed very easy access to Higashiyama tourist attractions including very famous YASAKA Shrine, KIYOMIZU Temple and GION (MAIKO) entertainment area. This Japanese designed 34room hotel features free Wi-Fi internet access and guest lounge. You will find our friendly and helpful staff at your service all the time.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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Maeve010 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kinvara, Ireland41 contributions25 helpful votes
Spent three nights here, wonderful staff from the moment we checked in. Great room, small by European standards but average for Japan. Had everything we needed. Nice breakfast included every morning. Superb location, near enough to everything but far enough away from noise. Beside a beautiful park if you want to get away from the city. Shopping also near by .
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from chkyotoinngion, front desk at Kyoto INN Gion
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Maeve010-san, Thank you for choosing us for your accommodation and for sharing your review. It is a pleasure to know that our location was perfect for you to explore the city and our service was capable. We are glad that you enjoyed the breakfast served at the café. We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience. Best regards, Kyoto INN Gion
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E S wrote a review Feb 2020
Torrance, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here 4 nights based on reviews and were not disappointed. Rooms were clean and nicely decorated. An excellent breakfast with coffee was served each morning. The only downside to the room was lack of English speaking channels and a funny smell from the restroom (door was kept closed) We found the front desk help exceptional in providing meal recommendations with good English- Kobe steak and ramen and their demeanor was always positive. 4.5 stars overall and a good value.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from chkyotoinngion, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto INN Gion
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Dear spinning2436-san, Thank you very much for the review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your compliments about our facility and service. On the other hand, we apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the funny smell from the restroom, and have shared your feedback with our management team to make sure we enhance our future guest experience. We have the BBC channel for the English-speaking channel, however we feel sorry that it wasn’t up to your expectation. Thank you again, and we look forward for your next visit to our hotel. Best regard, Kyoto INN Gion
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Vickitraveller wrote a review Jan 2020
Steamboat Springs, Colorado138 contributions69 helpful votes
Stayed 4 nights in a twin room with my sister. Very roomy, wonderful staff, great breakfast & the location was excellent. Their little cafe for lunch is lovely too. Really enjoyed our time here exploring Kyoto. They even offer a guided tour some nights - very affordable & so interesting, we even say a real Geisha!! Kyoto is a wonderful place to visit & this hotel was fabulous.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
4 Helpful votes
Response from chkyotoinngion, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto INN Gion
Responded Jan 25, 2020
Dear Vickitraveller-san, Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are glad to know that your stay was comfortable and are pleased to hear your compliments about our staffs and the great location of the hotel. It was also good to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the café and the evening walking tour we provided. Please stop by if you have any chance of coming to Kyoto again. We are looking forward to have you back with us any time. Best Regards; Hotel Kyoto INN Gion
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alittlebitofskye wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia547 contributions58 helpful votes
Unfortunately we only had one night at this hotel. The location is perfect for Exploring Gion on foot with temples, shrines & eateries only a short walk away. Gion - Shijo metro station is only a 5 minute walk away and you are nearby many bus services should you wish to explore other parts of Kyoto. We had a room on the 5th floor which was quite and had opening windows and allowed airflow. Room size was average by Japanese standards, but there was just enough space to store both of our backpacks & large suitcases. Beds were comfortable and the room decor had subtle nods to Japanese culture. Breakfast was included in our room rate and you had the choice between two options. The food was great and we enjoyed people watching as we ate our breakfast outside. We’ve stayed in a couple of hotels in Kyoto and for us the things that make the Kyoto Inn Gion stand out are the little details. The skincare toiletries on offer at check in, the friendliness of staff throughout the hotel, the attentiveness of the restaurant staff, and the fact that the front desk noticed that it was my birthday. You feel like that this place is family run and you are made to feel welcome into their home. I just wish we could have stayed longer. I know the first place I’m booking the next time I’m in Kyoto...
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from chkyotoinngion, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto INN Gion
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Dear alittlebitofskye-san, Thank you very much for your previous stay at Kyoto INN Gion and kindly taking time to post your review. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with the magnificent location of the hotel with many aspects for sightseeing nearby and our accommodation with a touch of Japanese taste. It is also a pleasure to know that our hospitality made your stay comfortable and enjoyable, since our mission at Kyoto INN Gion is to host our guests as if it is at their home. Your comments encourage us as we thrive to uphold the Japanese tradition of outstanding “Omotenashi” hospitality to our guests and visitors. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us on your special day and we hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience. Best regards, Kyoto INN Gion
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Resort61063070375 wrote a review Dec 2019
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The minute you walk in the door, you are reassured that you chose the right hotel. The PHENOMENAL English speaking Staff greet you with a small gift and set the tone for a unique and comfortable stay. Located in the heart of the Geisha district, be sure to take the hotel led tour which will further educate you on the history, traditions, and preservation of these talented entertainers. The spotless room is comfortable, and offer useful amenities, a mini flash light and multi outlet circuit breaker for additional plug access. A delicious eastern or western breakfast in made to order and the service is perfect. LOVED this hotel. In close walking distance to the charms of Gion. OKINI
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from chkyotoinngion, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kyoto INN Gion
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Dear Resort61063070375-san, OKINI back to your previous stay and for a wonderful review! We are glad to know that your stay was comfortable and are pleased to hear your compliments about our service and hospitality. We also appreciate your comment on the breakfast served at the café and the geisha tour provided by one of our staff. It was a big pleasure to accommodate you and we look forward to welcoming you back again for your next stay in Kyoto. Warm regards, Kyoto INN Gion
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto INN Gion
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto INN Gion?
Nearby attractions include Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya (0.3 miles), Ninja VR Kyoto (0.2 miles), and Samurai Kenbu Theater (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kyoto INN Gion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kyoto INN Gion?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kyoto INN Gion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kyoto INN Gion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kobe Beef Steak Moriya Gion, Teppan Tavern Gion Tenamonya, and Premium Pound Gion.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kyoto INN Gion?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto INN Gion?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.7 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (0.9 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.2 miles).
Is Kyoto INN Gion accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.