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Great little boutique hotel in Central Kyoto.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 Sept 2023via mobile
Very warm welcome upon check in. We reserved the suite (203) for 4 nights.
Very spacious, two comfortable beds, Japanese sitting area, big bath room with loads of amenities.
Most important, clean and quiet. Room only, no meals/food at the hotel.

The hotel is located in a residential area but the subway is a 5 minute walk away with access to all sights in Kyoto. Restaurants and supermarkets all nearby.
Great little breakfast place Imaya just 2 min from the hotel with the best coffee!

This was a great experience. Very private and convenient so can only recommend this hotel when you are in wonderful Kyoto!
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 26 Sept 2023
Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, and giving us your kind feedback. We are extremely grateful for your warm comments about the hotel and happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will continue working on improving our service to satisfy all of our guests. Kyoto is especially beautiful in Spring and Autumn, so that you should definitely consider to visit here again during those times of year. We will be looking forward to seeing you in the future.
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

Wow. We loved this hotel. After the crowds and noise of Tokyo, we were happy to stay at this hotel which is in a quiet residential neighborhood. This is a very small hotel with 10 rooms. We were given a very large room (suite 203). I have not seen the other rooms but they were smaller. Our room had 2 large beds, a sitting area, a very large bathroom, 2 sinks, large counter, large shower (wet room) and a separate toilet. The beds were very comfortable (our best in Japan), the drapes were opaque allowing for darkness in the room in the morning. Even if this hotel is in a quiet area, we had easy direct access to many tourist places (Arashiyama, golden temple, Fushimi Irani, Nara, etc) by bus or metro with just a few minutes walking. The area also has restaurants, grocery, convenient store within a few minutes walk. Hotel was able to receive and send our luggage with Yamoto. We stayed 8 days as we used this hotel as our base to visit Kyoto and surrounding areas. Thank you so much for such a great stay.

Date of stay: May 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Nous vous remercions de vos commentaires. We are very happy to receive such a high reputation. Although the rainy season had been set in, we hope that you had a memorable and breathtaking experience during your first trip to Kyoto. It is always delighted for us to help you making a good plan for sightseeing according to your request. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

The cutest little hotel in the heart of Kyoto. At first , you might get a bit confused as in how everything operates but you will be surprised how efficient and resourceful this tiny hotel is. Equipped with all amenities ; hair dryer , Wi-Fi , dining room , clean sheets , DIY everything because you will have to pick up daily clean towels (plenty of those lying in your room and in the lobby ) a little fridge , a kettle and plenty of charging stations to accommodate different devices including your laptop. It’s 15 mins away from Kyoto station , 14
Mins away from Kyoto tower and 30 mins away from Kyoto’s famous Bamboo forest . 5 stars from me and I would stay there again and again.

Room tip: Make sure you have Google translate handy although they use a device / app that translates on the spot. It’s mostly DIY.
Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Thank you very much for staying at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, and giving us your wonderful reviews. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the room of tatami space and bath area. Front desk staff is always willing to help, and we will keep updating more information about Kyoto and try hard to make our guest to have a great stay. We will be delighted to welcome you when you visit Kyoto again.

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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

This was a lovely short stay for my partner and I. We have stayed in many places throughout Tokyo. But this particular hotel definitely had a warmer and more family style feel. It’s a smaller sized hotel, I believe three floors. The rooms are massively sized for something in Japan, supplied with lots of special products for us to use. This hotel definitely has a lot of love put into it, you can definitely tell this. The staff that was helping us with check in and out was super helpful and even went above and beyond to communicate with us using a translation device. It was very touching! I would recommend staying here if you’re looking to stay somewhere within Kyoto. The closest station does go to a lot of main tourist attractions. The station is about a 10 minute walk away, but not an issue for us as we love getting our steps up whilst in Japan! Thank you for having us! :)

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2023

Thank you for sharing your positive comments on us. We are delighted to hear that you liked your room which is spacious enough for you. This is one of our benefits as we have only 10 rooms in our hotel. We are sorry that you might have felt a bit inconvenient to go to the nearest station. However, we hope that you enjoyed a quiet neighborhood at night and relax during your stay. All of our staff are waiting for you to come back again.

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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

Staying here made our - father and daughter - trip very comfortable. We could recuperate very well after visiting the interesting sites so close. The two single beds were large and comfortable, the room was spacious and very well equipped, with English instructions to operate. The bathroom was luxurious. Everything was clean and quit. We were very happy of our choice for this hotel.

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shima Hiroki, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2023

We are extremely grateful to your favorable comments on our hotel. We do hope that you had a comfortable time during your stay. Our hotel is not located in a downtown area though, there are many shops and cafes which never get you bored. Please come back when cherry blossoms are in bloom in Kyoto. You will be amazed by another beautiful feature of Kyoto. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for a few days and it proved a great choice. It is a small hotel but our room was very spacious, comfortable and stylish. Sam, the manager, and Onda were the people we had most contact with; they both had excellent English and were very helpful in helping us orientate ourselves. Kyoto is a big city and nowhere is near everything but Hotel Kamanza is pretty well situated with metro, bus stops and a JR station only short walks away. It was a pleasure to stay there.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hiroki_Shima, オーナー at Kyoto Kamanza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Thank you so much for your heart-warming comments on us. It was always a pleasure chatting with you, too. We are glad to hear that you felt good about your room, the location of our hotel. It would be great if your days spending at our hotel could become one of your lasting memories. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. We hope to see you again.

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