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Need Hotel Recommendation

Daughter and boyfriend (25 yrs old) are visiting Kyoto 3 nights middle of August. I love the looks of the Hotel Mume but its a little too expensive. Any other recommendations. Loved the location of the Hotel Mume. Thanks!

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To me the interior decoration looks looks a bit like a Love hotel with its modern 'chinoserie' aesthetic. It's just not very Japanese nothing wrong with that, it's just not my cup of tea.

I'd suggest staying in a ryokan, traditional Japanese accommodation. In Japan a ryokan's tariff includes breakfast and dinner. It is an essential part of the travel experience not just somewhere to sleep or another hotel room. It's about personalised service, beautiful meals - It is well worth a splurge. The memories will stay with you forever.

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I guess it's the "Orient" seen through Western eyes, ie Fuji-yama, Samurai, Sushi, Geisha, but why not, if it's fun and nice. You might check out Hotel Kanra, which looks nice and a bit similar to Mume as a modern designer's hotel (a bit cheesy, if you look at it differently). jalan.net/en/…

I actually hesitate to recommend a ryokan in Kyoto City, because:

1) I can't afford to stay at real good (classy, $$$) ones; the cheaper ones are hit-or-miss

2) Newly built hotels offer better cost/performance; less expensive and good for value ryokans are available in the countryside

3) I like (no, LOVE) onsen but very few Kyoto ryokans offer large hot bath tubs with mineral water. Some hotels, including the budget Super Hotel, and the better-than-usual business hotel Dormy Inn have onsen.

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3. Re: Need Hotel Recommendation

I've stayed at several Kyoto hotels, including the Kyoto Granvia attached to the train station, Dormy Inn Ekimae (twice), and Citadines Karasuma Gojo . My upper-end splurge was two nights at the incredible Shiraume Ryokan. If you're looking for onsen in particular, the Dormy Inn had a very good rooftop onsen (and washing machines / dryers to boot!).


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