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Hotel Mume

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Hotel Mume is the most wonderful, perfect, welcoming and charming hotel in Kyoto. From the moment you are greeted at the door by the amazing Manager, Hisako Shibata, with her gracious hospitality and style, you feel like you have been part of the family for ever. The rooms are divine, each decorated with antiques hand selected by the owner, and...

2Thank kazza1970
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the hotel - our first nights in Japan. We could not have asked for a more lovely introduction - gracious hospitality that is also respectful of distance, nothing intrusive. Warm, welcoming and attentive. I also recommend their happy hour and their lovely breakfasts. Not to be missed!

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Hotel Mume is a little slice of perfection behind its unassuming façade. Located in a small street famed for antiques, Mume is a little difficult to get to the first time. However, a few days after you book online (easiest to book here: http://www.hotelmume.com/), a welcome email is sent in English to your email which contains detailed instructions for you...

4Thank C_Yang_YR
Paris, France
Reviewed 26 December 2014

The stellar reviews are justified! We stayed here last week for two nights and adored Mume - it's chic, intimate, wonderfully comfortable. The little dining room is filled with antiques and overlooks a river with two bridges. The rooms are also filled with beautiful antiques and - marvelous touch - the floors of the sleeping area and the beds are...

1Thank frizzbear
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Great little hotel about $15 taxi ride from Kyoto station. Hotel was incredibly comfortable and the staff were very helpful when it came to bookings, directions and assisting in any way possible. Free breakfast came with the hotel reservation. A few blocks away from the main street of Gion and walking distance from the chionin temple, Yasaka Shrine and Higashiyama...

1Thank Loisness
Castle Hill, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2014

This is definitely a benchmark for all hotels, large and small! Selected this hotel because of the reviews and was not disappointed, there is not a negative comment that can be made about Hotel Mume. From our initial enquiry to our eventual stay, Hisako and her staff provided us with an enormous amount of information and assistance and nothing was...

3Thank 963ChrisW963
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2014

First time in Kyoto and found this place off Trip Advisor.....was not disappointed. Absolutely outstanding and unique service.Nothing is too much trouble no wonder it is fully booked most of the time. A memorable stay in a memorable location. Try it out you will not be disappointed. I imagine it is a bit like flying business class, going back to...

1Thank JC2806
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Spent 3 nights here and had a really good time. All of the staff, even those in training are all very friendly and efficient, nothing is too much trouble. need some improve in the breakfast buffet the layout has changed from last time the room was really clean and tidy and i loved it so much and view as well...

Thank sedras2014
Baden-Baden, Germany
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Mume is a great place to stay and justify by itself to include Kyoto in your itinerary. The hotel is comfortable, decorated with taste, and very well located in a nice neighborhood near major places to visit. The service deserves to be highlighted. They find a way to balance to be very professional and very friendly. They have become for...

2Thank APIbb
Home counties
Reviewed 25 November 2014

A second visit to Kyoto provided a second opportunity to stay at Hotel Mume in Gion. The location is perfect and, for Japanese hotels, the space is good. It's quirky; it's stylish and it's great fun. Management and staff will do everything they can to make your visit perfect. They speak excellent English, they provide a delicious breakfast, they will...

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Staying in Gion

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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hotel Mume

Address: 261 Shinmonzen dori, Umemotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0064, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Number of rooms: 7
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“We purposefully chose the least expensive room but I think we will splurge next time and get a room by the river!”
HKCunli, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“It's a small Boutique Hotel with only 8 rooms. Staff is exceptional. A little gem in the older part of the Gion, Kyoto.”
Jagden, 16 May 2017 | Read review
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