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Hotel Mume

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Perfect place to start a Japan trip. The hotel with 7 rooms and great service was a fantastic refuge from temple hopping. the afternoon beers were a big welcome. Hotel was helpful in reserving restaurants (only mix between Japanese and western breakfast service available) and storing our e-bikes (great way to travel Kyoto) overnight. reserve early as the rooms book...

1Thank DAWzug
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2015

We stayed at Mume for 3 nights in March 2015. Prior to arrival, detailed directions were sent via email depending on the mode of transportation used when travelling to Kyoto. We were also able to send a suitcase ahead from Tokyo and were given excellent instructions via email on how to do so. Upon arrival we were given maps of...

2Thank heatherlee99
California, U.S.
Reviewed 16 May 2015

My wife and I stayed in the Wind room for 2 nights. The room is small but quaint. It has a large window looking out to the back of the hotel facing a canal. The room is bright and airy with all the amenities. The bathroom has a towel warmer and a toilet with more buttons than any hotels I...

1Thank whoisthis
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We stayed in the hotel Mume in April 2015. The Hotel Mume is everything previous reviewers have written, and then more some. This small boutique hotel, is with out a doubt one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The location is perfect, the staff/ team are outstanding, the room we had - The Wind - was very comfortable,...

Reviewed 8 May 2015

What a great stay at Hotel Mume. As everyone says the team are incredibly helpful from start to finish. Our room (Butterfly) was very comfortable and an intriguing mix between antique and hi tech. The English was the best we encountered in Japan which was a big plus for us. Breakfasts were a very interesting fusion between western and japanese...

1Thank NUTUK23
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Mume is the best. Nothing is too much trouble for the team. This is our second stay at the hotel, I only wish we could come more often. Already planning next trip hopefully. A massive thanks to Hisako san, Miyuki, Tai and the whole team. It makes a stay in Kyoto all the sweeter. Whatever you want to do the...

1Thank Michele L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We stayed at Hotel Mume for 3 nights (31 March-3 April) with our two boys (3 years old and 1 years old). We stayed in the Wind Room which was comfortable for our requirements and had great outlook over the river/cherry blossoms. We dont usually stay in boutique hotels as we find the big international chains are more "kid friendly"....

1Thank Peter B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We were at the Mume Hotel and had an incredible experience while we were there. When we arrived we were greeted at the red door and were invited to have a drink in the salon while our host suggested restaurants and activities that turned out to be some of our favorites in all of Japan. The rooms were enchanting, the...

1Thank TravelFan1024
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....

1Thank greyhound804

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We purposefully chose the least expensive room but I think we will splurge next time and get a room by the river!”
HKCunli, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“It's a small Boutique Hotel with only 8 rooms. Staff is exceptional. A little gem in the older part of the Gion, Kyoto.”
Jagden, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Wind Room: large, bright, modern, view of Shirakawa River”
  • Large & bright Wind Room
  • Large window of Wind Room
  • Large & bright Wind Room
  • View of Shirakawa River & quiet neighborhood from Wind Room
  • Separate toilet room of Wind Room bathroom
  • Entry to modern bathroom of Wind Room
  • View of Shirakawa River & quiet neighborhood from Wind Room
  • Bathroom of Wind Room
TravelingFinches07, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“The flower room is wonderfully spacious”
natalierankin, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The flower room is amazing”
louster79, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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