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“We stayed twice.”
House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
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House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
Japanese tatami living room with sunken Kotatsu Outside Maeniiya Machiya Inn (2 bicycles available)
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25 reviews
House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
Japanese tatami living room with sunken Kotatsu
Outside Maeniiya Machiya Inn (2 bicycles available)
Maeniiya Machiya Inn on cobblestone lane
Maeniiya Machiya Inn on cobblestone lane
Front view of Maeniiya Machiya Inn
Inside front entrance
Inside front entrance
View from Foyer
Sunken Kotatsu keeps your feet very warm in cold months!
Open Ceiling Above Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Machiya's Original Wood Ceiling
Bathroom Area
Washer/Dryer Combination
Bathroom
High-Tech Toilet 'TOTO'
Foyer and Stairs to second Floor
Foyer
Foyer View From Stairs
Skylight above Stairs
Japanese style bedroom
Second Bedroom and Top Quality Futon Beds (Sleeps 2)
Tsuboniwa Japanese Garden
Tsuboniwa Japanese garden
First Floor Layout
Second Floor Layout
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Canada
Reviewed 20 October 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Value
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 35-44
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A romantic getaway Families with young children
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Bournemouth
Reviewed 19 August 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Travelling group: Family (extended)
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Joan C
Melbourne, Victoria
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Fascinating Stay in Old Kyoto”
Reviewed 28 July 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I spent eight nights staying at 'Maeniiya', a restored traditional town house in the old part of Kyoto. It was a delightful change from the one-room hotel accommodation we'd used on the rest of our Japanese trip and gave us an insight into how a Japanese home functions. The photos on the Maeniiya.com website are factual and given an accurate indication of the layout and comfort of the townhouse. There is a main bedroom upstairs with a double futon which is left in place, and another room where two extra beds could be set up. We used this room as our dressing and computer room. The kitchen and laundry are very well equiped and the heating and airconditioning worked well. It was fun sitting on the floor of the lounge room, with our feet falling into the well underneath the large coffee table, enjoying our breakfast and looking out to our small private Japanese style garden. Two bicycles are on site although we preferred to walk and to use the excellent public transport system of buses and trains, which were not far away. (In fact, it was rather sad to leave this fabulous public transport system for the one back home here in Melbourne!)

During the inquiry and booking sequence, our emails were always answered quickly and politely. Our check-in also went very smoothly, with Miho being extremely helpful both upon arrival and also later in our stay when we needed advice on using the in-house computer. Thank you Miho.

The only small point which could be improved was the level of detail given to cleaning items such as ledges, lights and fridge tops. But this was probably related to the fact that we arrived at the end of a busy rental period before the onset of summer, and these details will be attended to during the quiet season.

Another point worth mentioning is that one has to climb the stairs to the bedroom(s) and so some level of fitness is required. Probably not suitable for small children or arthritic oldies.

I'd definitely recommend Maeniiya to tourists wanting to get a feeling of Japanese culture, but with the benefit of modern facilities. There's a sense of freedom about having the key to one's own traditional townhouse located along an enchanting cobblestoned laneway.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers
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Dicko5
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect family accommodation”
Reviewed 19 May 2011 for a stay in December 2010
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person found this review helpful

quiet area, only about 10 minutes walk to the main street, and maybe 20 minutes or so to the train. charming, traditional yet modern, gave us a glimpse of local life in Kyoto. Very comfy matresses and fluffy warm quilts. A full kitchen which was great for breakfast amd the occasional home cooked meal. My wife and 2 x 11 y.o boys walked to everything. We didnt need taxis or buses, apart from when we got off the train as this was easier to find the Machiya at first. We all want to go back. Great value for a family of 4, where we often struggled to find a hotel that would take 4 persons, let alone at at a resonable price.

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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A romantic getaway Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Rugged travelers
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NM
Reviewed 18 November 2010 for a stay in November 2010

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stephane...
Vichy, France
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Le calme et la climatisation
Liked least: Rien du tout
Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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