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Hotel Mume

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Reviewed 4 May 2015

Mume This hotel has, without doubt, the finest service I have ever had from a hotel anywhere in the world. Forget the laboured concierge offer of 5 star hotels. This is the real deal. Yes it's well located on the northern edge of Gion, Yes it's small and boutique with just 7 rooms, yes the rooms are comfortable, Yes the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2015

This was our second time at Mume and we were just as impressed second time round as we were the first time. We were warmly greeted and welcomed back and given some excellent advice on things we had not seen in Kyoto before. As is always the case at Mume the staff go above and beyond the call of duty....

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I have traveled all over the world, and stayed at hundreds of hotels. From Park Hyatt's Ritz's to outdoor safari's, and I can easily say that Mume is my favorite and best hotel in the world. We stayed in the butterfly room which was very interesting and very well thought out. They are located in Gion, and are close to...

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houston, texas
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I often use Trip Advisor to review places before traveling. It's how I stumbled upon Hotel Mume. I can't say enough good things about the hotel, the staff, the location…absolutely everything was perfect and would NEVER stay anywhere else while in Kyoto.

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This was my second time staying at Hotel Mume. I was there last year and loved Kyoto so much I had to come back (there's so much to see). Of course, Hotel Mume was at the top of my list and one of the reasons we wanted to return to Kyoto. Upon walking in, the owner greeted us with hugs...

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Port Townsend, Washington
Reviewed 29 April 2015

So many positive things have been said about this hotel by other reviewers - and they are all true! Not only is the hotel beautiful and well-located, but the staff is extraordinarily helpful and accommodating. I would have loved to stay here longer, but they were full when I tried ti reserve many months ahead - and with good reason....

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Although the Mume has been described in superbly eloquent terms many times over, I just had to add my thanks and appreciation for a terrific stay. My wife and I booked to stay at Mume for one night at the beginning of April.... We would have stayed longer, but all the rooms were fully booked for this busy time of...

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Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the staff. They are without exception, young, bright, cheerful, efficient and ultra-helpful. This is a small hotel and you become known immediately. Breakfast is terrific. Lots of choices and he breads and rolls seem to be right out of the oven. The room was more than large enough to accommodate two full size double beds with room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The location in the heart of gion is superb as it means trips to great restaurants, geisha spotting and exploration of many of the old streets can be done on foot. The room was extremely tastefully decorated and the bathroom hi-tech and allowing a traditional Japanese washing experience. The top floor room we stayed in slept three comfortably. The breakfast...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We stayed in the Moon Room for three nights and had a superb stay: Pros: - Great location - Extremely helpful staff (as other reviewers had noted it can at times be overbearing, but better too much than too little :-)), e.g. without asking, they even called a nearby restaurant to inquire about non- seafood options for me - Room...

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Staying in Gion

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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hotel Mume

Address: 261 Shinmonzen dori, Umemotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0064, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Number of rooms: 7
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