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This is an unusual hotel in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto. There is a bad road that leas to the hotel,but the way to arrive is by boat.You check in at their pier building before you embark giving you 0shibori and tea. The hotel is...More
Response from Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA KyotoResponded 8 October 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We especially enjoyed reading that you describe our ryokan as an unusual hotel in the Arashiyama Area. As you wrote, we are the only ryokan which stands along with the river and which...More
More than an hotel, it is a great experience. Breakfast in the room is amazing. Natural setting and boat service are also absolutely unique. Expensive, but price well deserved by the outstanding service. Excellent for short stays.More
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Response from Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA KyotoResponded 29 September 2015
Dear Silvio S,
Thank you for taking time to review HOSHINOYA Kyoto. We appreciate the kind words regarding the staff services and we will be sure to share your sentiment with them. We hope to see you again upon your next visit to Kyoto!
When spending ¥129,000 for one nights accommodation I expect the very best. This was not the very best. The wooden traditional bath smelt of mildew, the rooms were all smoking rooms so they smelt of old cigarettes and there was a tourist train that came...More
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Response from Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA KyotoResponded 11 September 2015
We sincerely apologize for the concerns you experienced. I shared your comments with the management team and we have surely taken your feedback into account to further enhance our guest experience. Now, we are working with the team and first of all, we...More
I stayed with hoshinoya in may this year. The hotel is located a bit far from the city. It would be helpful if the hotel actually could help arrange transportation service. The cab driver we used never heard of hoshinoya before so he got lost...More
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Response from Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA KyotoResponded 31 August 2015
Dear Sharon R,
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear that you liked your stay at HOSHINOYA Kyoto and we appreciate your compliments about food. On the other hand, we are truly sorry we kept you waiting so...More
Visited this place in May, having just been in Tokyo. Amazing!! the best hotel I have ever stayed in ever. So calm and serene, zen springs to mind!! From the arrival up the river by boat, to the Japanese traditional room (Small flat really) With...More
Response from Hoshino_Resorts, お客様担当マネージャー at HOSHINOYA KyotoResponded 20 August 2015
Thank you for taking time to review our property, HOSHINOYA Kyoto. We are so pleased to hear that you could have a good time here with as at your stay in May! As you mentioned, we don’t have TV on purpose. We are...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Refrigerator in room
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US$780 - US$2,641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#22 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
Agree with answer. Kyoto has a lot to see. Hoshinoya is wonderful and a reasonable location for the nearby west and north west sights. We split our stay across 2 places in Kyoto for this reason. 2 days is also very short... More
Agree with answer. Kyoto has a lot to see. Hoshinoya is wonderful and a reasonable location for the nearby west and north west sights. We split our stay across 2 places in Kyoto for this reason. 2 days is also very short, so if thats your max, probably best to be central (eg Granvia), plan carefully and take taxis.
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"I appreciated my room's remote location next to the river and its ambient sounds."