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Review of Motonago
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Feb 18, 2019
Everything as expected, great service, and the food is delicious. You can reserve the common bathroom and have it for yourself which is great. The location is perfect.
It is expensive for what it offers in my opinion but It is the average price for that kind of Ryokan, so I was not disappointed and the experience is well worth it.
Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We were there with our boys 17 and 14 and it was an experience certainly out of their comfort level. The food at the dinner, fine dining 2 hr meal with all raw fish. They did it but that was different for them. The people were so sweet and nice but English just so-so. Beds as futons were comfortable and we slept well. The baths were great and relaxing. Overall we are so glad we went and it’s an experience we will never forget.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

I will never forget the nights we spent at Motonago. The service and care was second to none, and our room was a wonderfully unique blend of tradition and comfort. I found myself looking forward to getting back there after our daily activities (where there would likely be tea waiting for us!), as it very soon became a sanctuary. Our meals were a highlight - the kaiseki dinner, in particular, was extraordinary. It was definitely a splurge for us, but was worth every penny. Memorable and special. Thank you for having us!

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent a night at Motonago with the full dinner, breakfast and bath house options. Simply - this is something to experience! The staff were delightful and attentive, the food spectacular and the whole experience something to remember. While located in the perfect Gion position once we checked in about 4pm we did not leave until 10am the next day and just soaked in everything this accommodation had to offer - didn’t want to break the serenity by leaving. Highly recommend

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Julie S
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Location is easy to find and the hotel is near all famous temples in Kyoto.. walking distance..
Huge room we have been assigned.. traditional Japanese style accommodation which we were looking forward for this trip .. and that's what exactly what we have got! A warm welcome tea with Japanese style mochi as welcome food .. heart touching one :)
Comfortable and quiet room.. interesting bath experience :)
We had dinner for second night in the hotel and that's definitely one of the best Kaiseki dinner we ever had with excellent service !!
Will come back to stay again :)

Room tip: best japanese service with traditional japanese style room
Date of stay: December 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were interested in a traditional Ryokan experience including Keiseki dinner, but were also looking for one that included an Onsen that both my husband and I could share (versus being separated by gender) which really limited our search based off of price and existence. Motonago far exceeded our expectations. Rooms were wonderfully decorated and maintained, food was good, it was our honeymoon so they had us dine in the private dining room looking our on the garden, it was truly special. And while they don't have an onsen, they have private hot baths that you schedule for you and anyone in your party so it was a relaxing "spa" experience my husband and I could both partake in. I would HIGHLY recommend Motonago. On top of all of the above, the price is EXTREMELY reasonable given the location and other Ryokan's in the area. Again, I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE ENOUGH! Absolute highlight of our trip.

Date of stay: August 2018
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