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55 reviews
House front - middle of these three houses in a row
House Front Night - very quiet neighbourhood
Entrance
Downstairs
From Dining to Entrance
Master Bedroom - sunny and breezy
Master Bedroom
Dresser and Bench in the Main Bedroom
2nd Bedroom (Tatami Room)
Futons in the Tatami bedroom - far more comfortable than you think!
clean and modern bathroom with a deep Japanese tub
antique cabinet
Garden Night
Cassina Sofa and Mini Garden
Street view - neighbourhood
Golden Temple
Holding fan shop
Local French Bakery - beautiful bread
Kyoto Station
Local Nepalese Restaurant - friendly neighbours!
Cherry season
Traditional well
Geisha at Gion Corner - 5 min walk
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Excellent - based on 55 reviews
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portland,oregpn
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“As good as it's advertised”
Reviewed 23 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

Beautiful, quiet, convenient (regularly walked to central Kyoto), modern & functional. Our first rental in 9 trips to Japan was all we could ask. We ate all breakfasts & lunches and a few dinners in the house, and found the excellent kitchen, nearby market and nearer bakery had all we needed.
We had a couple of small problems, and management responded quickly. We recommend bus travel with a fixed-amount prepaid card, the nearby Korisu restaurant (wonderful people) and other restaurants we reviewed in the guestbook (Oct '11).
We do not recommend bringing small children because of concern for this beautiful but somewhat fragile premises. If you bring them, keep a tight rein.

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Liked best: the appearance
Liked least: no telephone for local calls - except emergency
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
23 Nov 2011
Thank you for staying with us at Gion Machiya! We are happy to have found out that you had a great stay with us in Kyoto despite a few hiccups you had to experience during your stay. Some informative comments/reviews you left in our guest book have been much appreciated by other guests as well. Korisu is one my favorite places to eat in our neighborhood, too!
Thank you again for choosing to stay in Gion Machiyas in Kyoto. We look forward to welcoming you back again in one of our properties in Japan next time!
Warmest regards,
Yukiko
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Melbourne
Reviewed 19 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 45-54
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Management Response
19 Oct 2011
Thank you for your wonderful review about Gion Machiya! Everyone loves the bakery, especially children! We look forward to welcoming you back to Kyoto and accommodating your family in one of our Machiyas again in the future.
Thank you again for staying with us in Kyoto.
Warmest regards,
Yukiko
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Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Location Cleanliness
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Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
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Management Response
13 Sep 2011
Thank you very much for your wonderful review about Gion Machiya! I hope your parents had great time with you guys in the beautiful city of Kyoto. We look forward to welcoming you back to our little neighborhood when you plan your next visit to Kyoto in the future!
Warmest regards,
Yukiko
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toisatrip...
Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 21 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011

We loved staying at this japanese style apartment, perfect tonic after a a week at hotels & we certainly missed it when we checked out.
The location was brillant & everyday we discovered something new about the area. Loved the bakery across the road !! Such a good donut pastry thingy that we tried to find a replica throughout Japan & couldn't find a mtach :(.
The apartment was well laid out, tastefully furnished & had all we needed in there. Only negative was bed was hard & pillows were hard, but between so much walking, cycling & asahi's sleep wasn't an issue. Also would be a positive if owners left some cooking oil or spray (as it took us ages to work out what oil was in store) as they left all other condiments.
Don't hesitate as a wondeful stay & great area to discover Kyoto.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: bed's & pillows
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2011
Thank you so much for your kind words about Gion Machiya. We are sorry about the oil... We leave most of the things the guests leave behind if we find them reusable and clean enough, but we don't normally stock the house with any food items for hygiene reasons. Hardness of the beds and pillows is also controversial as each person has his own preference! In any case, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to accommodating you again on your next trip to Kyoto.
Warm regards,
Yukiko, Rob, and Hiromi
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vancouver
Reviewed 5 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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Management Response
5 Jun 2011
Thank you so much for your kind words about our properties and services! One could not have asked for a better review and we very much appreciate your time and effort to write one for us. We wish you a pleasant time in other parts of Japan, and would be delighted to hear more about your exciting travels. All the best for your family!
Yukiko Rob & Hiromi
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