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Ohanabo
Ranked #5 of 362 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
singapore
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed for 3 nights with my girlfriend + my girlfriend's brother and wife. It was pretty near kyoto train station, took abit maybe 5 - 10 minutes walk.

Totally perfect, the staff was excellent, they were ever so polite, helpful and happy to greet and see us. They recommended nice restaurants to eat at and places to go. Lent us umbrellas when it rained. Wonderful yukatas!

The 1st night, we had the kaiseki dinner and the beef just melts in your mouth. TOO AMAZING. the breakfast the next day was also super awesome. Their miso soup was awesome (i'm not a big fan of miso soup)!!

You do pay quite a bit for this, but hey totally worth it if you do!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yoongwend
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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for your comment.
It's good you liked our food.
We will keep making safe, delicious food so please visit us anytime again!
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Travelled as a couple and was with my brother and sister-in-law so we had two rooms. Stayed there for 3 nights in Kyoto. It is within walking distance from the Kyoto station. When we first arrived there, we were greeted by their friendly staff who also briefed us about the area we were in. The service was excellent and the staff spoke good English.

The four of us had kaisake dinner in my brother's room. The service was great and the food looked great! The beef served was the best! Awesome meat that melts in your mouth! We also had kaisake the next morning. (Tip: Try not to overwhelm yourself with the food by having 2 consecutive kaisake meals in a row.)

The rooms were pretty big and comfortable with the traditional tatami floors!

Oh, the Ryokan was also located near the bicycle rental shop. Just 3-5 mins walk away at the end of the street. Good ryokan experience for travellers who are keen to rent bikes and explore Kyoto.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wxjxjxj
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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for your comment.

This hotel locates at very convinient place fortunately.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto.

Please come back to Kyoto and see all seasons of Kyoto.
Kyoto's view canges in each seasons and all is beautiful.

And at that time, please choose our hotel, again!
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, they all speak good English and are always happy to assist at a moment's notice.

Beautiful cotton yukatas are also provided for you to wear in a selection of colours.

The dinner and breakfasts were delicious and memorable. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed every moment at Ohanabo and were sad to leave.

As the location was located very near to the train and bus terminals, it was extremely easy to get around Kyoto from there. It was also within a 20-30 minute walk of Gion.

I would definitely recommend staying here and would gladly return.

Room Tip: We had a room with a private bath and toilet which was extremely spacious.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle C
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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for choosing this hotel for your special days!
We are so happy that you enjoyed the stay here.
Please visit us on your anniversary day again.
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stayed for 1 night during our honeymoon and here's our summary:

-Very close to Kyoto station, less than 10 min walking
-Friendly staff, know English well so it's easy to communicate, always being helpful with either giving directions or suggestions, and their smile is very sincere
-Amazing meal plan, multi course dinner + breakfast was quite memorable
-Very nice Japanese style rooms, spacious, cozy, well equipped
-Public bath is quite neat(especially when you get to hog it by yourself XD)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ben C
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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you so much for staying our hotel on your special day.

We always try to help guests making memories in Kyoto something wonderful.
So it is great to hear that you had a great time in Kyoto.

Please visit us on your anniversary day!
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our family of 4 (2 girls ages 4 & 6) just returned from a 3 night stay at this Ryokan. We spent 10 nights total throughout Japan and our girls told us this was their favorite place to stay. The ladies that work there are unbelievably friendly and accommodating, especially for having kids (this isn't always the case in Japan). They have Japanese robes in kids sizes and have breakfasts catered for kids. It's a bit pricey, as is any Ryokan, but the service definitely differentiates it from a 'normal' hotel. And the location is great as it's near the Kyoto Train Station & Bus Terminal for getting anywhere. I'd recommend this place to friends & family!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Angela D
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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for your comment.

It's great that your girls liked our hotel!
Sweet girls' smile made us smile.

We hope to see your family again in near future.
Please visit us anytime again!
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Had a great stay here for 5 nights. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and keen to make suggestions on what you should be seeing. It feels like they just love having guests there. No complaints over the room as it was very clean and comfy. The Ryokan is also conveniently located near Kyoto station (around a 7 minute walk) which means it has easy access to everywhere in the area. I would definitely recommend staying here and will stay here again when I return to Kyoto!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank manfholl
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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Thank you for your comment.

We are so happy to hear that you liked our ryokan and the room.
We will keep trying to meke visitors feel comfortable in our ryokan.
Please come visit here anytime again.
We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Hotel staff is very friendly! They make sure that you feel welcomed and are always there to assist you. Great service, good food, nice room and strategically located near Kyoto station. We were able to reach the Ryokan within ten minutes from Kyoto station. Would definitely recommend this Ryokan to everyone!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Thank you for your comment.

We are always happy to have guests here.
You can take trains, buses, and shimkansen from
Kyoto station so it means you can go anywhere from this hotel.

Kyoto is a great place but other cities have something great as well.

Please come visit us againg when you are coming to
Kinki-area.
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Property: Ohanabo
Address: 600-8158 Kyoto Prefecture | Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8158, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 362 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ohanabo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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