Ihr Zuhause in der Nähe des Kaiserpalastes Kyoto.
Wellness / Erholung
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 60 Tage vor Anreise.
Wonderful stay at Serendipity Kyoto
My two adult sons and I stayed at Chie’s wonderful guest house this past week. Chie met us upon arrival and explained the house and provided bus maps and recommendations for eating and other attractions. The bus stop is a short walk away and we were able to easily navigate Kyoto and most of the historical sites on the bus. At Chie’s recommendation we purchased all day passes, which was a great idea.
The house was clean and authentic and had everything that we needed to make us comfortable. Chie kept in contact throughout our stay to answer questions and to make sure that we had everything that we needed. Chie called a cab for us when we left, and saw us off, Thank you for your hospitality and for sharing your beautiful home with us Chie!
Great location. Wonderful host. Everything we needed
Home-Style Comfort in a Quiet Neighborhood
Serendipity is special. Not only does the house have historic significance as a machiya (wooden townhouse that served as a merchant house), but it offered the comforts we count on at home -- a small but well-equipped kitchen; a luxurious bathroom with tub and shower, fancy bidet; air conditioning. The location is ideas. Down a narrow road in a quiet residential neighborhood, the house was convenient to a bus stop, convenience stores (Lawsons), and the Nishi-jin weavers district and Nishiki Textile Center (weaving demonstrations, kimona fashion shows). From start to finish, the owner (Chie) made it easy for us with prompt e-mail responses and a switch from e-mail to What's App communication (to avoid international fees). Chie also provided maps, useful tips, and carry-with instructions in Japanese for us to hand the taxi drivers to help the locate the house. And, finally, Chie was attentive to our flight schedule, available to exchange messages from the airport, and right there to meet us at the agreed time. Meeting her for the first time was a great pleasure. She met our taxi and walked us to the door. From the start she made us feel welcome in her home.
Perfect place for us
For our stay in Kyoto, my husband, adult daughter and I wanted a Japanese home experience, not a hotel. This was it! The home is located in a neighborhood, not a touristy area. We loved the small pedestrian street it was located on. During the day, it was a pretty busy walkway/bikeway, but quiet at night.
The host, Chie, was right there to greet us upon arrival, was available to us throughout the stay and even escorted us to a taxi when we left. One particularly warm day, I got a text from her reminding us to stay hydrated in the heat, and to give us some info on a local parade we would not have otherwise known about. She cared about her guests. She really was a great host.
The home had everything we needed and wanted. There are narrow stairs to consider for those with mobility issues. It is a real 149 year old house, so there are some low clearances if you are over 6 ft tall. These are charms we appreciated, but should be considered. There is AC! The kitchen is small, but perfect for morning coffee, tea and toast. A small fridge, plates, cups, and utensils available.
This is a nice property for families. You pass through a bedroom to get to the second bedroom.
Kyoto Station is about a 13 minute taxi ride away. There is a bus stop close by, but we never used it. One block away, there is a laundry, a Lawson's convenience store and a bakery.
Overall, we had a great stay and can not thank Chie enough for her hospitality.
Dear Karen 、thank you for your lovely review. It is our honor you stayed at “Serendipity@Kyoto”, and it is our pleasure you enjoyed Kyoto. We are sorry you couldn’t see the festival this time. But please come again there are lots of traditional festivals and parades in this city. We are looking forward to seeing you again. We wish your family all the best and good luck. Chie
Excellent stay. Chie is very friendly and very helpful. Great location in the center of Kyoto. Typical Japanese house with everything you need to spend a few pleasant days ...
Thank you for your lovely and kind review.Thank you for staying with us at Serendipity@Kyoto.
We very much looking forward to seeing you again. Wish you all the best and good luck from Kyoto.
Pleasant location, kind host
Well-situated near public transportation in Kyoto. Cute bi-level apartment. Stairs to second level are steep so not suitable for persons with disabilities. Host very warm and friendly.
Thank you for your lovely and kind review. When you come to stay at serendipity@Kyoto, I hope to do arrange your beds on the ground floor. We very much looking forward to seeing you again. Wish you all the best and good luck from Kyoto.