Nice room. Not too big, but good enough to sleep.conveniently located on top of a starbucks and a Tully's across the street. Bus stop infront of hotel and subway station one block away. Good location to see/dress up as Geisha.
My family stayed at Gion Maifukan in mid-May and had a wonderful experience. We stayed in room 405 which is one of their Japanese-style rooms. We found the room very spacious and comfortable. Komono-style robes were provided which we liked so much we purchased them for use once we got home. Gion Maifukan is a delightful hotel well situated in the Gion area of Kyoto. It was in easy walking distance to temples, shrines and shopping. The restaurant in the hotel served a very delightful breakfast that my family enjoyed. The employees spoke fairly good english and tried to meet our varied requests.
Very large room by Japanese and Kyoto standards. A definite upgrade from the business hotels (ie. APA I'm used to use).
Pleased with the stay with 3 issues though.
1. At C$300 a night breakfast for two should be included.
2. Large in-room bathroom but no public bath on site.
3. Beds were too hard, quite usual for Kyoto. My Japanese companion did not mind though, so this might be a case of western preferences.
Being a tourist traveler I did miss having access to an onsen and a comprehensive breakfast.
A modern japanese ryokan. Nice tattame rooms in an excellent location. Service was first class, attentive helpful and personable. I loved the way they helped us with instructions on wearing yukata, hardly rocket science but sweet.
Ordered taxis arrived on time. The public bath was also good and relaxing. Also nice to have our own minitubs as well.
We have stayed in old ryokan, ultra modern hotels and business hotels in Kyoto and this one suited us the best.
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