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Hotel Sanoya

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539 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice ryokan style hotel with private bathroom. Our room is roomy with 3 separate sections. We had dinner (kaiseiki and shabu shabu) and breakfast. We love grilled fish served during breakfast very much. If you traveling with kids please choose shabu or sukiyaki for dinner. This hotel is located about 2 mins walk from the central exit of kyoto station.... More 

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Thank Kaniknan S
hotesano, 支配人 at Hotel Sanoya, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and great review. We`re going to prepare more good dinner and breakfast. and try to good service.please again visit kyoto and our hotel. Good luck for your life. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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800 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We booked in November and had difficulty finding anything luxurious. However, we know that even a 3* Pension in Japan offers acceptable service. So we took this hotel for our first two nights. It is within 10 minutes walk from the Kyoto JR station. The breakfast was OK. We had our meals at recommended restaurants and did the tours.

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Padalarang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This hotel/ryokan is a good find. Nice atmosphere. Staff speaks very limited english, but with a little bit of effort we can understand each other. Location is very close to Kyoto Station, but there is no elevator access to the station from the closest entry. So be prepared to heavy lifting your luggage at least twice when check in and... More 

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Thank Budi T
hotesano, マネージャー at Hotel Sanoya, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and review. we`re looking forward to your visit again. and good luck for your life. More 

Shanghai, China
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

If you are looking for a good price Ryokan close to the central train JR Kyoto station, this is your choice. Rooms are big and clean. Very well prepare with all amenities you may need (included your Kymonos!). Service is good and attentive. The common baths are OK. You have a big lobby with good resting-waiting areas. Around the hotel... More 

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

Thank you for your stay and good review. we`re going to try a good service for our guest every days. please visit again to japan and our hotel. we`re looking forward to your visit. and good luck for your life More 

Stanford, California
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Room was ryokan-style, but overall the hotel had a modern feeling to it. Spacious room. Very convenient location a few minutes walk from Kyoto station. The public bath was clean and well-maintained. We were disappointed because our reservation included breakfast, but the breakfast area was closed due to maintenance.

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

Thank you for your stay and your review. and we`re so sorry for your breakfast. we showed you breakrast time in 7:00,7:30,8:00am when checking in we was dicided breakfast time by guest.because our breakfast is not a buffet. The restarant was opeded from 7:00 to 9:00 for breakfast we more try good service for our guset please again to visit.... More 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

friendly services and easy to any sightseeing. it is close large-scale tax-free shop and Kyoto station, so even rainy you also can enjoy your time. you also can experiment culture, especial as public bath room with your family or Tatami bed.

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

Thank you for your stay and your good review for our hotel. We`re going to try every time to give a good service for our guest. Please visit again to kyoto and our ryokan. we`re looking forward to your visit. and please take care for your life. More 

Singapore
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We found the Ryokan Sanoya comfortable, clean, and conveniently near to the the JR Kyoto station and Yodobashi, and had an enjoyable 2 night stay:) We booked the traditional Japanese room with 4 futons on tatami mats so that the kids and baby could roll around safely at night and we were too tired to mind that the futons can... More 

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

Thank you for your stay and very good review. we more try good service and delicious food for guest. please visit again to kyoto. we`re looking forward to you visit. I know black alley Remen.It`s very good. Thank you More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed in Hotel Sanoya for three nights.the hotel was walking distance...i mean less than 5 minutes from the train station. Arriving 10 minutes before midnight, we were greeted by a very friendly staff,even though we were already 2 hours later than the ETA.Hungry travelers that we were, a staff directed us to a 7-eleven ( approx 2 minute-walk)that had... More 

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

Thank you for your stay and good review. Our staff more try good service and communication for guest. and keep a facilities in hotel. please visit again kyoto. We`re looking forward to your visit. If you come again our hotel maybe is become more good hotel for that reason we try it More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We booked our accommodation in Kyoto a little late and didn't have a lot of options in busy April and Hotel Sanoya was the only one that could accommodate our party of 5 (3 adults 2 young children). Having never stayed in a Ryokan style hotel before we didn't quite know what to expect but the moment we arrived every... More 

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

Thank you for your stay and your good review for our hotel. We`re going to try every time to give a good service for our guest. Please visit again to kyoto and our ryokan. we`re looking forward to your visit. and please take care for your life. More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very basic hotel, food was okay. Internet was hit or miss in the room during peak usage. It's great to be so close to the train station, but there wasn't much to necessarily love about this place. The staff was friendly. Best used for it's location.

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

Thank you for your stay and good review. We`re going to try good service for our service everytime. Please visit again to kyoto and our ryokan. we`re looking forward to your visit. Good luck for your life More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighborhood Profile
Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hotel Sanoya

Address: 539 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: $135 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sanoya 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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