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Hotel Sanoya

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   539 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8216, Japan (Kyoto Station)
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Ranked #47 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014
HibariAkira Hong Kong, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

1) 3 minutes from Kyoto station, easy to access. 2) If you want to experience japanese culture, this hotel is a good choice. You can taste japanese traditional cuisine, sleep in a traditional japanese tatami room (it is excellently comfortable and I really enjoy it! ) and enjoy the common bath(see if you can accept or not). Overall, for me,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The hotel is an easy 5min walk to the Kyoto station, easy for anyone lugging big luggages around. Just ask the information counter and they'll draw out the route on a map for you. It is also a 10-15min walk to Keihan-Shichijo station which is more accessible to Gion. In Kyoto, train lines are run by independent companies so they... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Sanoya is a great value for the location one block from Kyoto Station. Makes is very easy to get to/come back from all the tourists sites. The staff was welcoming and eager to please. The rooms while very large (10 tatami mat room) and clean was quite dated in decor and had an scent reminiscent of a camper van... More

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Thank you for your stay we will more good service for our guest and we`re going to do more cleanliness and comfortable for our guest we look forward to your visit again More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Traveled with 2 other friends and stayed for 5 nights - living area was big enough for 3 girls and 3 huge luggage. The hotel service was great! They were very helpful and accommodating, we wanted to rent Kimonos for a day and they helped us navigate Japanese websites, called and booked for us. Close to the station and easy... More

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Thank you for your stay we will good service to our guest. we looking forward to your vist again More

Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is conveniently located,very close to Kyoto station. Room is pretty spacious for two people and sleeping in futons on tatami mats was an interesting experience (albeit in a more modern hotel setting). Private bathroom & toilet attached to the room were clean and well-stocked. Good spread served for breakfast and the menu differed on the two days we stayed... More

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Thank you for your stay we will good service for our guest. we look forward to your visit again. More

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have stayed 2 nights in Hotel Sanoya 1 week ago, it was absolutely a great experience. As suggested by the male staff (sorry I forgot to ask your name), this is my first time to write something here. There are not too many comments about this Ryokan on internet, I was a bit worried about it at the beginning,... More

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Thank your for your stay we will more good service for our guest. and more cleaning for guest room and more good make a offer for meals. we look forward to your visit again. More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

A little bit expensive, but the location is great, and staff very helpful. Excellent Japanese breakfast everyday, and the room is also in Japan home style. Recommend this hotel to visitors who want to have a Japanese home experience with hotel rank service.

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Thank you for your stay we will more good service for our guest and we`re going to do more cleanliness,comfortable for our guest we look forward to your visit again More

Tokyo, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Overall, it was a very pleasant stay. The staff was wonderful and very helpful in assisting my MIL to get the information she needed to see certain shows. The rooms were a decent size, clean, and comfortable. It was nice having the feel of a traditional Japanese room, but also having our own bathroom, which a lot of the more... More

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hotesano, 支配人 at Hotel Sanoya, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. Our hotel is near here kyoto satation. It`s not far from kyoto station. It`s takes 3mit on foot Our hotel is traditoinal japanese hotel. It say ryokan in japan. The room is tatami room with bath and toitet. This is tranditional japanese room. We have japanese style big pubilc bath. Please come our hotel. we... More

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This turns out to be one of the highlights of our week long Japan trip. We, a family of four (2 adults and 2 kids) booked this hotel after we couldn't find any regular hotels to be available in the first week of April. We gave it a try because some reviews said that they can speak English. Our kids... More

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hotesano, 支配人 at Hotel Sanoya, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. Our hotel be like famliy group in japan.because It`s comfortable in tatami room with no shoes. we wan to be good service for you again. "OMOTE NASHI !!" we have wifi service. More

Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Overall, the stay is satisfactory, location is great. But I am not satisfied about the meals, when I had already passed my instruction about my diet to the reception. It was communicated not once but twice via phone call in Japanese, but on the 1st day (dinner and breakfast) and the 2nd day dinner itself, they did not turn out... More

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hotesano, 支配人 at Hotel Sanoya, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. we`re so sorry.we will be ready good service for guest request next time. we have a lot of meue for foreign guest. we have sukiyaki meal and shabu shabu This is meat dishes. please come to our hotel again. More

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Address: 539 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8216, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sanoya 3*
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