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“Great House”
Main bed room on 2nd floor
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52 reviews
Main bed room on 2nd floor
Apperance
Garden
Cypress bath with night view
Cypress bathtub
Wash basin , hair dryer is equiped , amenities ,towels are provided
Living room on 1st floor
Amazing riverview
Bed room on 2nd floor
Courtyard
Entrance
Riverview from the main bed room
Night view of Japanese gerden
Bicycles for the guests
Toilet
Main dinning
Japanese garden
Kamogawa-an and Matsumi-an are the same location and together can accommodate maximum11 people
Kamogawa-an and Matsumi-an are the same location and together can accommodate maximum11 people
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Cassandra...
Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great House”
Reviewed 2 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

This house was perfect for what we required! Exactly as pictured. Location fantastic, friendly and helpful staff, spotlessly clean. Cost was great when split 6 ways. Much better and cheaper than staying in a hotel. We were 6 older, larger women and found the house perfect for our needs. Kitchen / dining area was a great gathering place for us. We all appreciated the under floor heating after a cold night or returning to the house after a busy day. Toilet was amazing - none of us had encountered anything like it - heated seat, bidet, rinse cycle and automatic deodorising. Nothing of this type in Australia - doesn't get cold enough!

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Liked best: Western style Japanese toilet with heated seat!
Liked least: Stairs are very steep and not suitable for little kids or bad knees!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Jennyh158
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful traditional Japanese house with river views”
Reviewed 28 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We stayed in K's Villa Kamagawa-an for three nights with our two children (aged 13 and 17) We had read about Machiya houses (traditional Japanese houses which have been restored) and wanted to stay in one, and K's vila did not disappoint.
Everything about the house was beautiful. It was fully equipped with all mod cons, but it was the traditionl touches we liked the most. The cyprus pine bathtub overlooking the river, the timber floors , the katatsu table in the dining room, and the futon mattresses in the bedroom upstairs. Lying on the comfortable bean bags watching people ride to work along the river was also a highlight.
There were nice touches like guide books, fresh coffee beans, coffee grinder and tea in the kitchen, which had everything for cooking. It was also near good sushi take away and nice restaurants.
We ordered bikes which were there when we arrived - I would highly recommend this as it was a very quick and easy to get around the city. Gion area was an easy ride on a bike path up the river, and we were able to ride to many temples.
We loved our stay at K's villa and would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: The traditional feeling of the house
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Cake-O-a...
Franklin Park, New Jersey
1 review
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“Retro home with high tech.”
Reviewed 2 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Made me feel time-traveled back hundreds ago. It has a tiny gravel garden, Japanese maple, Nanten, and Tourou in the back yard. You can see all of them from the bath tub that overlooks Kamo river. That was our most favorite feature in this quaint home! We opened the window to enjoy the mundane view from hinoki tub. What a luxury to be able to be in a bath when other people have to commute wearing heavy overcoats in the icy cold!

Washlet toilet, kitchen/tub hot water controller, super quiet washer/dryer etc. were notable high tech feathers that reminded me of Japanese standard.

We stayed 7 nights and got single cleaning service with fresh bed-sheets and towels. That was a bit disappointing compare to general hotel's daily cleaning/fresh towel service. So, if you want to dry yourself with fresh towel often, use the washer in the premises.

Lack of tel. service was unexpected. The villa has only direct line to the office. We brought our ipad-air, but it got broken during our travel ( It was only three weeks old!) We had to ask where the closest public telephone booth was.

Personally, we felt kitchen/dining space was dark, and we agreed that another ceiling lamp would be nicer. (The dining is faced west, sharing the courtyard view with the other unit. So we did not feel comfortable opening the shouji screen to expose our room.)

The location of this villa was hard to explain (because this villa is among small residential community. That was another charm of this place, though.). We took taxi to villa several times, and even local taxi drivers with navi-system could not figure it out where. The address was not helpful. So, I asked a driver, and his answer was: Tell "Kawagoe and Shoumen. Then, turn South on the first one." It worked fine next time on.

Overall, we just loved this old home. The staff members of K's house were nice. We sure would come back in a different season to enjoy.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Adrian L
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Great town-house: luxurious design/fittings, great view, loads of amenities”
Reviewed 22 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Fluent English speaking staff, prompt and courteous with emails which made it easy to book and adjust our dates. One drawback was that we couldn't leave our bags directly at the house, had to drop it at the hostel 5 minutes away.

The house itself was fantastic and exactly what we wanted: traditional town-house with luxurious modern fittings. I personally didn't like some of the glass panels that substituted part of the traditional paper doors in the living room - but that was because we were using it as a bedroom. One other thing was that the stairs are steep and might not be convenient for older folks.

Amenities are as complete as one can hope for, down to gender specific toiletries and salt/sugar etc for the kitchen. Everyone loved the bath, which looks out to the Kamo river.

Location was convenient (reasonable walk from Kyoto Station), but there isn't much else around the house.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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khaiyee
1 review
“beautiful house”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

the house is beautiful. the building is combine with modern and traditional design.
facility is new. it was close with Keihan railway station, but only problem is, there have no direct train connect to Kyoto station. we have to walk to subway station or keihan station to change railway to kyoto station( JR LIne).

overall, this house is comfortable and nice to stay. for sure next time we will stay here again.

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Liked best: the house is beautiful, clean and comfortable.
Liked least: away from kyoto station. from JR line have to change train/station.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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