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“the high end of all accomodations in the world.”
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Funaya
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Signal Hill, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“the high end of all accomodations in the world.”
Reviewed May 30, 2011

I've seen some pretty nice accomodations around the world, and this is on par with the finest. The service was better than i've ever experienced. In western high end hotels the service is great, but it's stuffy, pretentious, and stiff. At Funaya, it's great Japanese service with a genuine delivery. The price includes a 5 course gourmet French meal that in most major cities would be in the $600 - $1,000 range for 2 people.
What can I say about the room, or should I say rooms? You get an immacularte Modern Japanese ryokan room, a 5 star western style room with dining room table and corner panoramic view. 2 bathrooms, and other multi-use rooms. You have a dedicated staff member waiting on you at all times. You're a 3 minute walk from the oldest onsen in Japan - the famous Dogo Onsen. I could go on and on.

Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vincennes, France
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

Funaya is really a wonderful place to experience japanese ryokan.
Top-grade service, clean rooms and excellent kaiseki food.
You should not skip the common bath (onsen, segregated), which I preferred to the famous Dogo Onsen

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Funaya

Property: Funaya
Address: 1-33 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama 790-0842, Ehime Prefecture
Location: Japan > Shikoku > Ehime Prefecture > Matsuyama > Dogo Onsen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 88 Hotels / Ryokan in Matsuyama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Funaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Funaya has a proud 380-year history. We welcome our guests with courteous Japanese-style hospitality.[Access] From Matsuyama Airport: 40 mins by limousine bus bound for Dogo Onsen, From Dogo-Onsen bus stop: 3 mins on foot.From Matsuyama seaport: 30 mins by limousine bus bound for Dogo Onsen, From Dogo-Onsen bus stop: 3 mins on foot. ... more   less 
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