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“Gorgeous traditional house in the heart of Kyoto”
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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OmegaTaur...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Gorgeous traditional house in the heart of Kyoto”
Reviewed 19 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012

We stayed in the Suoan Machiya for seven nights as part as our honeymoon tour of Japan and highly recommend it as an ideal base in Kyoto. The house is stunningly furnished with traditional tatami floors and seating, alongside enormous and comfy twin beds and a luxurious modern bathroom. We loved the deep stone bath! The location is perfect - a 15 minute walk to Shijo Dori and Nishiki Market, a 20 minute walk to Nijo Castle and a half hour walk or approx. £5-8 taxi ride to the middle of Gion. The subway is a 10 minute walk away, and the directions provided were excellent. There is a book in the house with maps and instructions to find the nearest supermarkets, convience store, pharmacies and post office, and instructions on how to take the bus to the major sightseeing spots. Hiro-san was welcoming and helpful, and explained how to use everything in the house, and was also kind enough to pre-book us a taxi. The cleaning lady came every 3 days to tidy, remove the bins and change the towels and sheets - it's the most luxurious self-catering we've ever been in! All in all, a fantastic and atmospheric place to stay, a hugely practical and convient location, fully stocked with amenities including wi-fi and a laptop - you really couldn't ask for more. We would definintely stay again!

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Liked best: The mix of traditional decor and modern amenities
Liked least: Struggled with the washer-dryer - but I think that's us, not the property...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Dec 2012
Thank you very much for your stay with Suoan Machiya Residence Inn. We are so delighted to hear you that you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful honeymoon trip. It was a great pleasure welcoming you and we look forward to seeing you again next time! Thank you for your time to make such nice comments.
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Montreal
Reviewed 3 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
3 Nov 2012
Thank you for your stay at Suoan Machiya Residence Inn. We are glad to hear that you were able to make most of the time in Kyoto. It was a great pleasure welcoming you all and we look forward to hearing from you again next time! Thank you very much for your nice comments.
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Simo85
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed 2 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Best experience in Kyoto, great place and great service from the management.
Everything was perfect and they were really helpful during the whole stay.

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Liked best: Amazing View
Liked least: Not enough bikes for all the people
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
2 Sep 2012
Thank you for commenting on Suoan Machiya Residence Inn. It’s so great to hear how you enjoyed your stay. It was really nice accommodating you and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

Happy travels!
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Claradog
Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A little gem in Kyoto”
Reviewed 31 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

This was one of three properties that my group of 14 stayed in for 6 nights during Gion Matsuri. The location was perfect--in an ordinary neighborhood, not far from the subway (also walkable to Shijo shopping and Kyoto Station), and on a quiet side street. Always received quick responses from the manager in the booking process, and check in/check out were efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in a traditional machiya with all the amenities you could want.

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Liked best: decor, ;location, comfort
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
31 Jul 2012
Thank you very much for your stay at Suoan Machiya Residence Inn. We hope you all enjoyed the Gion matsuri and spent a memorable time in Kyoto. We look forward to accommodating you all again in the near future.! Thank you very much for your nice comments.
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switzerland
Reviewed 22 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Management Response
22 May 2012
Thank you for your nice comments. I am glad to hear you enojoyed your stay at Suoan and look forward to hearing from you again next time! All the best.
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Janie C
Burlington, Vermont, United States
1 review
“A gorgeous and comfy home base for your Kyoto visit.”
Reviewed 22 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

Two friends and I stayed in the Souan Machiya for four nights in April (at the peak of Cherry Blossom season, it turned out!). We were absolutely delighted with the accommodations. It's a beautifully restored historic home in a great location; very quiet and private yet in the midst of everything. It has a wide range of amenities including washing machine, wireless and a laptop, and a dreamy bathtub. The management representative, Hiro Araki, was terrific, willing to make dinner, performance, and airport shuttle reservations for us in advance. I highly recommend the Machiya Residence in Kyoto and look forward to returning for a longer stay.

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Liked best: The beauty and comfort of the residence
Liked least: the washer is great, but the dryer isn't very effective.
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
22 Apr 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at Suoan. As you know, cherry blossom season is one of the best times to visit Kyoto since all of the famous temples and shrines are decorated with beautiful pink flowers and are lit up at night. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Warm regards.
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Realitaet
Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
367 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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