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Funaya

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1-33 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama 790-0842, Ehime Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Lovely room. Excellent service. Food - both dinner and breakfast was absolutely delicious - served in the room. Bit disappointed with the onsen - it was very rowdy in the evening but I suppose it is a bath! Onsens were swapped in the morning and it was much more peaceful.

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dogo_funaya, 予約課 at Funaya, responded to this review

Dear marylizziet Thank you very much for your stay at our hotel. I'm very glad because you could be satisfied with a meal and your room. We look forward to welcoming you back again. FUNAYA HOTEL Kasuki Shigematsu More 

Chiba, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We arrived quite late at night (after the restaurants closed) but they provided a pair of rice balls (onigiri) as a courtesy. So we decided to have lunch at this hotel, which was superb with local specialities. We also asked the hotel to hire a tourism taxi for four hours in the next morning. The driver was a veteran and... More 

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dogo_funaya, 予約課 at Funaya, responded to this review

Dear MasakoN Thank you very much for your stay at our hotel. Rice-ball is 'OMOTENASHI' of funaya. The taxi is convenient for sightseeing, so please also use it by all means next time. I'm looking forward to coming you again. FUNAYA HOTEL Shigematsu Kazuki More 

Kalgoorlie
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in January 2015. From the moment we alighted from the taxi to the moment we got back in, the service was exemplary. Although none of the staff spoke more than a few words of English, communication was not a problem. We stayed in a Japanese room and slept on the floor on futons. The... More 

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dogo_funaya, 予約課 at Funaya, responded to this review

Dear SteveWebber Thank you very much for your stay at our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and our convenient location. We look forward to welcoming you back again. FUNAYA HOTEL Kazuki Shigematsu More 

Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

After a long 2 hour drive from Iya Valley, we finally arrived at Matsuyama. As with most ryokans, check-in is in the mid-afternoon. Thus, we took the opportunity to visit Matsuyama Castle and rode on the Batchan Train. At the hotel entrance, we were warmly greeted by staff and our luggage brought into the large welcoming lobby, similar to a... More 

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dogo_funaya, 営業 at Funaya, responded to this review

Dear Jamie575 Thank you very much for your stay at our hotel. Also,I'm thankful to you for explaining FUNAYA in detail. We has a proud 380-year history. We welcome our guests with courteous Japanese-style hospitality. I'm looking forward to coming you again. FUNAYA HOTEL Shigematsu Kazuki More 

Newport Gwent
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you can afford it, try this hotel. A really traditional Japanese experience. Reception staff can speak English and give good advice about the town. The Onsen is excellent, you don't need to visit the Dogo with this in your own hotel. The breakfasts are amazing, the best we have had anywhere....but I would avoid the fermented beans, I think... More 

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dogo_funaya, 営業 at Funaya, responded to this review

Dear Newport Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback for us. We are all delighted to know that we were able to make your stay enjoyable. We hope you will come and stay again. FUNAYA HOTEL Kazuki Shigematsu More 

San Diego
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I stayed at the Funaya Onsen Hotel in Matsuyama Japan for 1 night and did a video review of the hotel grounds and a Japanese Style room. If you'd like to see what the what the hotel and room looks like then check out the video on youtube here: http://youtu.be/4segmhOclGU Funaya is a traditional Japanese style Onsen (hot-spring) hotel with... More 

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dogo_funaya, 予約課 at Funaya, responded to this review

Dear YellowProductions Thank you for explaining of FUNAYA in detail using YOU TUBE. I was delighted to read your review following your stay at FUNAYA. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with and to know that you will return to our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you very much.... More 

Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Chose this hotel as they participated in the Dogo Onsen Art this year, and they had a room designed by famous Japanese pottery artist Hayama Yuki. This ryokan also has a nice garden, and their restaurant serves good kaiseiki. The hotel staff speak more than average English, and they are very helpful and professional in showing you how to walk... More 

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dogo_funaya, 予約課 at Funaya, responded to this review

Dear Ada C Thank you very much for your stay at funaya. Our japanese garden「EIFUTEI」 has long history. Please come to stay again in other season if you would like. We are looking forward to serving you again. Kazuki shigematu More 

Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed in this hotel on 13/5/13. After we stepped in the room, the staff came in to serve us tea and cookies. She also made sure we have the correct size of yokata for bath. Her warm smile made us felt good. The room was spacious, clean and beautiful. We like it very much. After a short rest, we... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed at the Funaya Honsen last April during my trip to southern Japan. I lived in Kochi city for about 20 years but never stayed overnight in Matsuyama which is one of Shikoku four prefectures. It was a magnificent experience of service, dining and professionalism, the one you could only find in Asian countries. Do not be scared of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Funaya for 2 nights in April 2013 in a Japanese Style Twin Room. We arrived after just completing the Shimanami Kaido cycling route, so it was nice to stay at such a lovely hotel and spoil ourselves a bit. The hotel is quite expensive, but if you are looking for a very nice, authentic... More 

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