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Gion Shinmonso Hotel

Hanamikohji Shinmonmae, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan 605-0082

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Features of Gion Shinmonso Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • elevator
  • family room
  • luggage storage
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • vending machine

Sports and Recreation

  • massage


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

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Ryokan description
Conveniently located in Kyoto, Gion Shinmonso Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibra...see more Conveniently located in Kyoto, Gion Shinmonso Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Situated only from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With the city's main attractions such as Minami-za Theatres, Gion District Street, Yasaka Shrine within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kyoto hotel. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Gion Shinmonso Hotel.
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Natalie A. Groups
Philippines, September 01, 2014

good location and nice room
Great! very memorable. First time to stay in a Japanese traditional room.
Sandra W. Couples
Australia, July 30, 2014
not worth the price

the male staffer working the night shift, wifi
the only good thing about this place was the male staffer on over the night. He was helpful in suggesting places to visit and could speak and understand English. apart from that my husband and i were extremely disappointed. We were an hour early to check in so had to wait around the foyer area. We thought we would use this time to start looking at activities to do whilst in Gion. The ladies at the counter could not help with anything as they didn't speak English. We had to figure out how to use the public phone in reception (i.e how much a phone call costs) and after numerous call drop outs and call backs we managed to book in a dinner and a tea ceremony for that afternoon. Upon entering our room we were hanging for a green tea. something you get in all the hotels in Tokyo. However they did not have any. Only instant coffee. This place is extremely overpriced for what it is. We didn't enjoy the traditional Royokan experience as it didn't feel authentic at all. Would not recommend this place.
beatrice F. Couples
Switzerland, May 10, 2014

traditional, location
Victor D. Solo travelers
Australia, January 16, 2014
Good hotel

Service, service, service
Scott L. Solo travelers
United States of America, July 13, 2013
Excellent Japanese-Style Guest House

Uniquel, comfortable, affordoable
My stay was short but great. The facility is nice, clean, and comfortable. A great experience to stay at a (foreigner-friendly) ryokan. The dinner/beer garden/maiko meeting & performance on the roof was nice as well.
Wendy C. Couples
Australia, July 11, 2013
A nice and comfortable ryokan~

The room had a spacious bathroom, a smoking/social area, and lots of space for sleeping
The ryokan was close to public transport, staff were friendly. There are also maiko at night to serve food and entertainment!
Martin B. Couples
Australia, April 20, 2012
Charming Traditional Stay

Amazing insight into Japanese culture
the hotel provides a traditional japanese experience, the beds are made up, like the seats on the ground. the rooms are comfortable and a good size. no rooms have ensuite showers, there is a cubicle shower at the end of each hallway and a communal shower at the lobby, the communal shower is not a set of shower cubicles, its a communal shower & bath!!
Kristal L. Groups
Hong Kong, April 12, 2012
Great location with friendly service

Clean tidy rooms and easy access to subway!
Hotel is located close to the subway. Limousine bus from the airport stops directly in front of the hotel. Hotel staffs were very friendly.
CAO Y. Couples
China, April 09, 2012
Good hotel

convenient location
convenient location, good service, and happy experience.
Jodie J. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, August 25, 2010
Stay in Gion Shimoso

This is a pleasent hotel but needs some money spending on it, it's looking quite aged and it was very basic for the price I paid. The hotel staff on reception did not speak much English and could not recommend anything to do other than leaflets that were on the side. However the staff were smiley. Due to it being a traditional ryokan the futon on the floor and pillows were very uncomfortable and the air con was very loud, you should expect a uncomfortable nights sleep if you are used to western style hotels but it was worth trying it out for a night. Would I stay again? probably not.

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