We stayed at Wakamiya for 1 night and was disappointed at what we got. The room was quite small - and while we were fine with the size it seemed a tad too small considering the price we paid of 10,500 yen, dinner and breakfast included. We have stayed at other ryokans at similar prices that had a huge room with balcony almost twice this size. We only decided to stay at this place as many other places were all fully booked.
Also by Japanese standards the room was not too clean. There was settled dust, and toilet curtains had many weird stains for example.
We had Sukiyaki for dinner, and the portions were humongous! This was a plus point though, and the beef tasted really good. Still, given the room size it got quite hot after a while and we had trouble 'making the room comfortably colder again', even with windows open.
Staff spoke really little english - not basic I'd say that most hotels would have, although they were really nice.
Overall, this place is overpriced, but the location was fantastic - a short walk to Kyoto station. There was also a free internet terminal at the lobby, which is good. Stay at this place if you cannot find anywhere else in Kyoto, and for its close proximity to the railway. Rooms are alright, but not ok for the price. Otherwise, get a cheaper one.
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