Traditional Room, Non Smoking, Private Bathroom
First ryokan experience
Ryokan Khoro was our very first ryokan experience. It was lovely, aside from the shower curtain in need of replacement, overall, it was a very comfortable and unique experience. We loved the public hot bath inside the ryokan, the proximity to nishiki market, gion district, and hundreds of restaurants to choose from. One thing for sure: you won't go hungry!
Nice hotel friendly staff
We had a good time at this hotel and it certainly was an experience. The hotel is a traditional Japanese inn. In our room we had a private shower and bathroom, however I understand that this isn't the case for all rooms. Housekeeping move the table out of the living space in the evening and put some mats on the floor for you to sleep on, not the most comfortable night sleep however great to experience. The rooms were basic, however this was inline with my expectations. The staff were all helpful and friendly, however spoke limited English inline with the rest of the local people we came across. Location was great, 5/10 minute walk to the subway, bus stop and local food market. Both the trains and buses announce stops in English. I understand that if you order breakfast or dinner, this is served to you in your room by traditional Japanese staff, this isn't something we requested.
Lost In Translation? Regardless poor service
Had a very bad experience that may partially be on me. When arriving I came late and was in a rush to see a couple temples before closing. I mentioned this to the younger gentleman who took me to my room when he said the attendant would be right out. He mentioned to tell front desk if I was leaving. I had thought the attendant would be in to provide a spot of green tea and make me welcome, but I opted to get to a temple instead. I waited for the attendant and no one came. I went to the front desk and asked about ordering a bottle of saki to my room. I was told that's only when ordering room service, and he was sure I could find a bottle of saki somewhere else. AT NO POINT was there any mention to me that I missed the boat on ordering anything to my room, or meeting with attendant was crucial.
A couple hours later I came back and thought it would be fun to hit the resteruant so well advertised on their website and all marketing materials. I was told the resteraunt was closed, and I was told that I could not order anything to my room. So, I went out and had a great dinner a couple blocks away. When I was getting back into my room I saw, and smelled and wonderful meal being delivered to another room on my floor by the staff. It certainly wasn't take out from down the street. I expressed my concern and was ignored. I asked about a robe for the bath (which every place with baths that cost a fraction of the price have) and was told there aren't any and I could wear my clothes.
Excellent Ryokan in the heart of Kyoto
It's walkable to many izakayas around the area, 8-10 mins walk to Nishiki Market. It's a bit noisy - sound from the street can be very disturbing. Not sure if they have rooms that is not facing the streets. That was the only reason I couldn't sleep well.
Room is very large for a Japanese hotel, typical tatami room. Staffs are very nice, they setup our beds while we were out for dinner as we did not opt for the room with meal.
We requested for in-room breakfast the day before as we did not book any; for an reasonable 1k yen/pax. Breakfast spread was absolutely fantastic homecooked flavours - yudofu, tamago, grilled fish, miso soup, potato salad, rice and pickles. We picked the last slot 8.30am. Food is served in the room!! It's a must to have a meal in the room for the experience.
Yukata is provided in the room - its essential to wear to the hot bath downstairs, and yes you need to go all naked but you can bring a small face towel. It's a small bath room with a huge bath tub, nothing fancy inside. It may be a little awkward but it's normal in Jap.
The lady who brought us to our room, served us breakfast, brought us Yukata, is very friendly!! She did everything we could to make us feel comfortable even though she can't speak our language - such a nice lady.
Overall, I would recommend this place for Ryokan experience in the city. Not the most traditional but we enjoyed the experience and convenience.
The hotel crew was very attentive in setting up the tatami mat both day and night, which makes our first time experience with tatami much more convenient.
The room was clean with various traditional snacks on each day to taste.
Very considerate in providing free umbrella on rainy days.
저렴하게 즐길 수 있는 온천경험 좋아요
큰 온천이나, 방안에 개인온천이 있는 곳은 가격대가 높거나, 지역적으로 너무 멀거나 동떨어져 있어서
교토역에서 가까운 한국의 목욕탕 같은 공용욕실 (개인욕실도 룸에 있었음) 이 있어서 너무 좋았습니다.
부모님 모시고 갔는데, 목욕탕에서 피로도 풀고, 저희는 가는날 아침 조식을 먹었는데요.
조식도 양이 적어보인다 싶었는데 배터지는 줄 알았습니다.
간도 짜지 않고 너무 맛있더라구요. 직원분들 너무 친절하시고, 저보다 나이드신 분들이 오셔서
이불 치워 주시고 하는데 조금 죄송했습니다.. ㅠㅠ 괜히 서서 멀뚱히 쳐다보고 말았네요.
역 바로 앞은 아니어서, 조금 걸어야 하지만, 구글맵 키고 가면 10분안에 도착합니다 ㅎㅎ
너무 잘 묵었습니다.