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391 Motomachi Furumonzendori Yamato-Oji Higashi Iru, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0089 Kyoto Prefecture
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#252 of 599 in Kyoto
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ART MON ZEN KYOTO is a small luxury hotel produced by Nakanishi Shohoken, a famous art dealer in Kyoto. All 15 rooms are characteristic, decorated with genuine art pieces. Please enjoy your stay with the high ceilings and custom-made large beds. We promise you to provide a luxurios stay with a combination of tradition and innovaion!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Paid private parking nearby
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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Grade: 100 out of 100
2109Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
307Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Teopan wrote a review Dec 2019
El Salvador12 contributions27 helpful votes
We spent three nights in Kyoto at this classy almost boutique hotel, and were pleasantly surprised by the top notch service, the modern ambiance and the beautiful and very comfortable rooms. The hotel is located in the middle of the art galleries sector in central Kyoto, a very quiet neighborhood.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from ARTMONZENKYOTO, 広報担当マネージャー at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for staying with us, and taking time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned, we are located in a quiet street many galleries in a row, and our owner is an art dealer. He has designed the hotel, and selected all amenities with a great passion, so it is really our pleasure that you preffered the rooms. We are grateful for your kind comments for our staff as well. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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PG2009 wrote a review Oct 2019
Ireland7 contributions9 helpful votes
Had lunch here recently. Fantastic food in a classy setting with the nicest and most professional staff you could ask for. Price also very reasonable. Cannot recommend this place enough. Western style food and lovely drinks.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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guybrush wrote a review Jul 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom118 contributions73 helpful votes
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Art Mon Zen is an exceptional boutique hotel located in the heart of Gion. Location is perfect to explore Kyoto, with some of the best attractions and restaurants in the city mere steps away. The Executive room we stayed in was very spacious, tastefully furnished and decorated, quiet at night and beautifully bright during the day thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. The bed was very large and extremely comfortable and the air conditioning whisper silent and effective. The bathroom included a supersized high pressure rain shower and a Jacuzzi. Service was exceptionally good even by Japanese standards. All the staff was incredibly attentive, helpful and gracious. We only had breakfast at the hotel once (so many options around it seems a shame to stick to the same every morning). The food was good but not a lot of choice, it would get samey over time. A buffet breakfast with milk and cereal, fresh fruit and some pastries would be a good idea. Overall, not sure why this is classed as a 3 star hotel, when the comfort and beauty of the room and the exceptionally high level of service could easily grant it a 5 star rating. We couldn't have been happier with the choice of our Kyoto hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: The executive room we stayed at was extremely spacious and bright
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Response from ARTMONZENKYOTO, 広報担当マネージャー at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 10 Jul 2019
It was our great honour to have you staying with us. We sincerely appreciate your kind review of your experience at Art Mon Zen Kyoto. It is delighted to learn that you enjoyed your Kyoto exploring and every little detail we take care of in our hotel. Your invaluable advice for our breakfast system will be raised to the person in charge, and will certainly make us improved. We cannot thank you more for your evaluation. It is a precious treasure much more than any star rating. And we look forward to seeing you again if we could have the privilage to welcome you back.
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Martin J wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I recently stayed in this beautiful hotel. The rooms are stunning (and huge by Japanese standards). The location in Gion is perfect - a tranquil spot but close to all of the action in this historic precinct. The hotel is very small but luxurious. The staff were wonderful - warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. They made us feel very special during our stay. Also the lavish breakfasts were first class, served in beautiful, tranquil surroundings. We loved this hotel and its staff. If we are fortunate enough to return to Kyoto we will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from ARTMONZENKYOTO, 支配人 at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 3 May 2019
Thank you very much for staying with us and taking time to share your experience. It is our pleasure to hear your comments for our room. Our owner, being an art dealer, is particular about the details of the decor of the rooms and whole parts of the hotel. We are also delighted to hear your kind comments for our staff. As a new hotel, we are struggling to improve our serice, and your words really encourages us. We have just started offering lunch at our restaurant, and dinner time will start from the middle of May. Our chef is happy to welcome our guests with beautiful Italian dishes as well as breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you again at our hotel and new restaurant. Thank you again for your lovely reiew. SIncerly yours.
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wstokes1965 wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia1001 contributions132 helpful votes
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I really wanted to give the property 5 star +++ (will come back to that in a bit). The service is so attentive (helpful is everyday), the breakfast was delicious and super fresh (the yoghurt, the fruit salad and poached eggs superb), the room was very large and really beautifully appointed (super large bed and so comfortable, gorgeous linens), perfect location (5-7 minute walk to Gion and on a beautiful street with art shops etc). Unfortunately I was given Room 101 which was backed right up to the building next door (same for 102) - with only a slither of sky light (despite the super sized windows). I would definitely return and highly recommend - just be careful on room.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from ARTMONZENKYOTO, 支配人 at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 8 Apr 2019
Thank you very much for staying with us, and taking time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear your lovely comment to our staff and breakfast. The fruit salad is made of 7-10 kinds fruits of the day, as our guests could enjoy various tastes depending on the day. Our location is quite nearby Gion, and in a quiet alley at the same time. The alley is speciallized as an art street, and our owner is a dealer one of the shops. As for the room, we regret we could not change your assigned room, as it was the peak season and other rooms were fully booked. Regarding your kind comment, the beds and linens are all ordermade to pursuit our guests comfort, after exploring around our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you at another room next time. Thank you again for your kind comments, we were delighted to welcome you on the season cherry blossoms blooming. Warm regards,
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humdinger777 wrote a review Apr 2019
New York City, New York163 contributions105 helpful votes
This is a new hotel right in the middle of Gion and conveniently located to sights, restaurants and public transportation. Staff was friendly and welcoming and did their best to handle and address all requests. The room was lovely and quite large even by US standards. The Hollywood bed is just awesome, one and a half times the size of a regular king size bed and with puffy pillows and duvet. The decor is super contemporary while incorporating traditional Japanese art work. They provide pajamas and nice bathrobes plus there was a giant jacuzzi bathtub, which was great after long days of sightseeing. We were very comfortable during our stay and would certainly return. My only one suggestion would be to change the breakfast program. We left early for sightseeing each day to get a jump on the crowds during this peak season and the hotel was not able to accommodate even continental breakfast before 8 am, which was a bit surprising. Also, although the hotel is very expensive, breakfast was not included with continental breakfast charged at about $20 and American breakfast being charged at more than $40 per person. I think a simple buffet breakfast included in the price would get more people into the dining room and would make the hotel more appealing.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from ARTMONZENKYOTO, 支配人 at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 7 Apr 2019
Thank you very much for staying with us, and taking time to sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you had enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned, our owner is an art dealer, and has created the beautiful rooms in a traditional Sukiya style, placing arts in the room like a museum. The beds are ordermade at Sealy, wishing our guests could relax after enjoying sightseeing. Located in the Gion area, the heart of Kyoto, many sites and restaurants are in walking distance from our hotel. It is our joy to introduce them to our guests. Please kindly be informed that our restaurant is grand opening on May, so we are happy to introduce our restaurant to our guests as well as other beautiful restaurants in Kyoto. Regarding your comment for the breakfast, we regret we could not meet your request. We sincerly shared your comment in our hotel, and promise to improve our service. However, our American breakfast is highly recognized by our guests for fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs with sausage and bacon. Please enjoy cheese, prosciutto and salmon all you want. Thank you very much for your precious comment. We look forward to welcoming you again in another season. Yours sincerly,
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Bev C wrote a review Sep 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand663 contributions267 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5 nights. The staff are all very welcoming and friendly. Our room was extremely nice and very comfortable. It was light and airy feeling and very spacious. The bed was great, and so comfortable. The hotel is in a quiet street so it was very peaceful at night. The location is perfect for exploring Kyoto, the sites, restaurants and shops are all nearby. Our rate in included breakfast. You are not offered any options for breakfast, you just have what they bring on a tray which was the same every day of our stay. It would have been nice to have some options to choose from. Having said that we would definitely stay here again but would not choose a rate which includes breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from kengon28, 支配人 at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 10 Sep 2018
Thank you very much for staying with us at Art Mon Zen Kyoto and kindly sharing your experience with us, Bev. We are very delighted to learn from your review that you enjoyed your room and stay. And we are certainly taking consideration of your sincere advice on the breakfast. We would like to thank you again for your precious time and invaluable comments. Please do come again and see our improvement.
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mimico14 wrote a review Aug 2018
Vancouver, Canada27 contributions56 helpful votes
I spent 5 nights at this high end boutique hotel located on a quiet street lined with small art galleries and shops. And loved every minute of it! The hotel is a short walk from the Sanjo Keihan station. Gion, temples, shrines, restaurants, bars and shopping are all within easy walking distance. The hotel beautifully presents the modern Japanese design aesthetic. My room was large and beautifully furnished with luxurious furniture and bedding. Everything in my room was presented with the greatest attention to detail for my comfort and enjoyment. Immaculate goes without saying. The WC had the latest in washlets – part toilet, part bidet with heated seat and many other settings including soft lighting for those middle of the night trips to the bathroom; the separate shower was spacious and the jetted bathtub was a welcome respite after a full days of sightseeing. My reservation included breakfast that came with a number of healthy and delicious choices served by the attentive kitchen staff. Hotel staff were welcoming and helpful whenever anything was needed. It’s not really a big deal but being able to get at least one news channel in English would have been a nice addition.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from kengo n, 支配人 at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 24 Aug 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad to learn from your review that you have enjoyed your stay at Art Mon Zen Kyoto well. As a new established hotel, we are still improving every detail to build a better performance for our guests. If there is another chance to visit us again, please do try the breakfast with renewed menu. We would like to thank you again for taking your precious time sharing your experience with us, and sincerely look forward to see you next time.
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troykramer428 wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia49 contributions36 helpful votes
I'll start off by pointing out the ONLY thing that wasn't beyond excellent, and that is the juice served at breakfast. Ok, now that's out of the way, I'll get down to the serious stuff. 1) The Room : Beautiful, very clean, very comfortable... seriously the best bed I've ever slept in. Ours was the Hollywood style... and yes, do this, it's amazing. Comfortable. HUGE. Comfortable. The bathroom was clean, the tub big and modern. The entire room was spotless every day. 2) The Staff. My partner and I were there during the recent heavy rains, and after the first day, the staff provided us standard umbrellas. After the second day, they provided us with extra large umbrellas. What's so amazing about this is that we never once asked for umbrellas (we had brought rain jackets), but the staff were very proactive and went out of their way, not only to get them for us, but to get some that would accommodate our camera bags and cameras as well. Further, they were always smiling, always helpful, and always gracious. When we checked out, they arranged a taxi and then bid us farewell as a group (not normally into great displays, but it really made us feel like we were VIP's and we weren't even in the penthouse). Overall, they are some of the most professional and proactive hotel staff we've ever encountered anywhere.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Room Tip: Get the Hollywood style bed. Just do it. It's amazing.
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Response from kengo n, 支配人 at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 10 Aug 2018
Dear Mr. Kramer, Thank you very much for taking your precious time sharing your experience at Art Mon Zen Kyoto. We are sorry for the weather when you were here, but very delighted to learn from your comment that you’ve enjoyed your stay with us. We cannot thank you enough for your kind review which not only encouraged us but will certainly help us improve as well. Thank you once again and sincerely look forward to see you next time.
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SusanBratton wrote a review Apr 2018
Mill Valley, California11 contributions14 helpful votes
The bed is HOLLYWOOD size. Really big! The room is gorgeous. The hotel is gorgeous. The staff is 110% helpful. Everything about this hotel is an 11 on a scale of 1-10. They fed us so well. I can't describe how happy we were to be here. It's in a perfect location. if you can afford this. BOOK IT. There is NOTHING better. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Every room is perfect. There is unique art in your room as the owner is a dealer.
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Response from amz-kyoto, 支配人 at ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Responded 18 Apr 2018
Firstly thank you very much for your staying of ART MON ZEN HOTEL during your stay in Kyoto and wonderful review. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your comments about the hotel ambience and staff are very well received. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future and in the meantime if we may assist further, please do not hesitate to contact us. Once again we would like to express our sincere thanks for your choosing our hotel. Best wishes
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PRICE RANGE
US$231 - US$335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoCity Center
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about ART MON ZEN KYOTO
Which popular attractions are close to ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
Nearby attractions include Magical Trip (0.4 km), Ninja VR Kyoto (0.4 km), and Samurai Kenbu Theater (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arash's Kitchen Pontocho, Bar LiquorMuseum Pontocho, and Kobe Beef Steak Moriya Gion.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to ART MON ZEN KYOTO?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (4.4 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.7 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (2.1 km).