homely and traditional accommodation! adorable host!
They kick you out 11am-4pm every day!
The teen girl who worked the counter was hugely helpful. The location was central to Geisha district. The place was very pretty.
The walls of the room are made of rice paper so don't expect any privacy. Although you have you own room it feels like you are in one room with everybody as you can hear their every move. If you have considerate neighbours it is kind of ok but the first two nights we had horrible neighbours shouting till late night and doing their spanking games (maybe interesting for someone who likes to listen to this kinda stuff...).
Very friendly and helpful staff. Room bigger than the usual hotel room in Japan. Amazing location right in the center! Lot of restaurants and shops close by.
Zhi Yan Si
A taste of traditional Japanese house
It's a traditional Japanese house so you can hear clearly the conversation from other rooms.
Location is excellent, in Gion, very near to the bus stops. You get to experience a traditional Japanese house.
TOTALLY OVERPRICED! No cleaning, you pay for renting small towels, bad lightning in the rooms, everything is a bit worn-out and seedy, friendly staff, but they are only two, and they speak very poor English. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STAY AT THE PREMISES BETWEEN 11 AM AND 16 PM!!!They say that it is normal in Japan (no it's not), and that it is due to "cleaning". Well, there was a big, gooey, brown stain of some substance in the common fridge when we arrived, and when we left three days later, it was still there. I wont call the place dirty per se, but neglected and with stained walls - and a shower curtain with mold!!! You also have to make your own bed, and you are asked to unmake it when leaving (we didn't). The duves smelled, by the way. We paid 20,000 yen a night for a private room with bath for three - the same we paid for an APA hotel with all facilities and amenities in Hiroshima. Just don't!
Good location, friendly staff.
The location is great. 八坂神社, 祗園商店街 and 茶寮 within 10 min walk.
The staff was great. They were super friendly and did everything they could. The room was also very clean. I'm sure it's one of the best options in Mirador Mansion.
Not a good choice for couples.
Ok where do I start?! The bed linen didn’t feel very clean to us but the bed itself was comfortable enough for the Japanese style bedding. This place would be perfect for backpackers on a budget and non picky (probably where all the high ratings come from) Our room was right above the “smokers area” which meant we kept getting wafts of smoke coming into the room. Out of no fault of the hotel, there was a lot of noise coming from the construction site right across the road that began at 8am sharp. Felt like the building was being brought down. Absolutely awful noise! The night we got there, the bathroom was absolutely disgusting with hairs all over the sink and floor (but to be fair this was cleaned up the next day) and neither my partner or myself wanted to use the showers at all! The kitchen is small and clean enough but I noticed the kettle wasn’t working properly because it didn’t auto shut off when it reached boiling so a complete fire hazard if someone put the kettle on and forgot to turn it off. Also the rules of the hotel are absolutely ridiculous. We had to make sure we were off the property between 11 am and 4pm for them to be able to clean. My partner was quite sick during our trip and the fact that we weren’t able to sleep in due to the noise and the fact that we had to leave the property for all those hours was enough to make us check out a day earlier than we should have and we forfeited the money.
The girl that checked us in could speak a decent amount of English and she was very lovely and helpful. She even helped us get a taxi when we moved out of the property early and she did it with a smile. That’s about the only thing we liked about this place. It was also helpful that they had lots of spare umbrellas for us to use since it was raining the day of our stay.
lovely friendly staff. traditional Japanese house in gion. good common area with tatami mats. great place to stay if you want to get a feel for traditional place in kyoto. excellent location. stayed in the single room with shared bathroom, room was cozy. there is aircon in the room which also can be used for heating. hair dryer and tongs are also provided!
Amazing japannese expérience in an old typical house.
The owner and the staff is amazing, friendly and really helpful. The guesthouse is a typical japannese house in wood. We loved this place. Moreover, located 2min walking distance from gion pittoresque streets and temples.