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“A little gem in Kyoto”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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  • German first
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English first
Chinese (Traditional) first
English first
German first
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English first
Claradog
Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A little gem in Kyoto”
Reviewed July 31, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

This was one of three properties that my group of 14 stayed in for 6 nights during Gion Matsuri. The location was perfect--in an ordinary neighborhood, not far from the subway (also walkable to Shijo shopping and Kyoto Station), and on a quiet side street. Always received quick responses from the manager in the booking process, and check in/check out were efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in a traditional machiya with all the amenities you could want.

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Liked best: decor, ;location, comfort
Liked least: nothing!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2012
Thank you very much for your stay at Suoan Machiya Residence Inn. We hope you all enjoyed the Gion matsuri and spent a memorable time in Kyoto. We look forward to accommodating you all again in the near future.! Thank you very much for your nice comments.
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switzerland
Reviewed May 22, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Management Response
May 22, 2012
Thank you for your nice comments. I am glad to hear you enojoyed your stay at Suoan and look forward to hearing from you again next time! All the best.
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Janie C
Burlington, Vermont, United States
1 review
“A gorgeous and comfy home base for your Kyoto visit.”
Reviewed April 22, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

Two friends and I stayed in the Souan Machiya for four nights in April (at the peak of Cherry Blossom season, it turned out!). We were absolutely delighted with the accommodations. It's a beautifully restored historic home in a great location; very quiet and private yet in the midst of everything. It has a wide range of amenities including washing machine, wireless and a laptop, and a dreamy bathtub. The management representative, Hiro Araki, was terrific, willing to make dinner, performance, and airport shuttle reservations for us in advance. I highly recommend the Machiya Residence in Kyoto and look forward to returning for a longer stay.

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Liked best: The beauty and comfort of the residence
Liked least: the washer is great, but the dryer isn't very effective.
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Apr 21, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at Suoan. As you know, cherry blossom season is one of the best times to visit Kyoto since all of the famous temples and shrines are decorated with beautiful pink flowers and are lit up at night. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Warm regards.
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yuju t
1 review
Reviewed July 31, 2018 for a stay in July 2018
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Realitaet
Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
370 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nein.
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