One of the nicest most genuinely welcoming places I've ever stayed.
The owner went to great lenths to make our stay as comfortable as possible, including drying our shoes after a storm! She also went beyond the call of duty to help us find a power adaptor left at a previous Ryokan. She whips up beautiful japanese-style breakfasts and can cater for vegetarians at short notice. The rooms are lovely, we stayed in a garden facing, downstairs room.
all in all I wish we could have stayed longer that our one night in Nara. Highly recommended!
Note that the place is quiet and traditional (but recently rennovated, clean and beutiful) and isn't really suitable for large groups or revellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The traditional background of the Sakuraya guesthouse will the make you discover the ancient Japanese customs. We will welcome you in a friendly and familial atmosphere for everyone who loves Japanese habits. You will also appreciate our beautiful Japanese rooms and sleep on a real futon. You will have the pleasure to savour a Japanese breakfast. The showers and the bathrooms have been completely renovated and now they have a wonderful modern style. ... more less