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Ryokan Sansui Hiroshima
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stayed at Sansui Ryokan for two nights as part of a wider tour of Japan. We were met with a very warm welcome. Our names were written on a chalk board outside and we were immediately asked to pose for a photo for the visitors wall (hundreds of photos of every guest). The owner couldn't speak much English but told us the important stuff and issued us with all the maps and information we needed. She was so, so lovely. When we left she took another photo and stood in the street waving with both hands until we were out of sight! Rooms are small and not en-suite but everything is clean, comfortable and very very twee. This ain't the most luxurious place you'll stay in but the cute twee factor makes it a great place to rest your head for a night or two! Hiroshima is an incredible place. The memorials are so moving. Would highly recommend a trip over to Miyajima Island. Stunning scenery and deer everywhere! Don't miss Hiroshima and if you're ready for the small room and steep stairs, don't miss Sansui Ryokan where you'll receive a very warm, smiley welcome!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

great spot and the owners were super nice. we had a great time and hired bikes from them and cruised around the city (although riding to the museum of modern art is not recommended. the gallery itself is great, but the ride is STEEP). rooms were clean and quiet.

yes, the stairs are a bit steep and the doorways are low - this is Japan remember. it's traditional accommodation so you're making your bed at night and packing it away in the morning. if you're looking for a western hotel experience, probably best to visit a western country. if you're looking for some true, homely Hiroshima hospitality - you're on a sure bet!

Room Tip: be nice to your hosts and they'll look after you!!
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TimmyVolume
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Everything you read about the stairs is true so you will have to take that into consideration. As we were aware of the stairs it was not an issue. Had a large suitacase and just took my time. As you have shared shower and toilet facilities the room is big enough if you have already become use to small hotel tooms.in Japan. you sleep on futons and there is an air-con if you get to hot. The owner makes a nice Japanese breakfast (also have western but never tried). Place is easy to get to on No.3 tram from the main railway station. Thereare bikes to hire (no gears) for 300 Yen per day. You will mostly likely be given a map and she will explain in very 10% english/japanese (you will get the message though) the main toursidt sites and how to get to Miyajima (a must see). There is a powerful Wi-Fi unlike the majoirty of hotels in Japan that still use LAN.

Room Tip: If you need a change from Japanese food as we did, there is an American Bar and Grill within 5 mins walking distance. Its right next to the 7 store (what we call the 7/11). The hamburgers were excellent and so are the chips/ french fries (listed as fried potatoe)
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Before we got into the room, we saw the first surprise: the stairs leading to the second floor were EXTREMELY steep. In general terms, the  whole building needs  a refurbishment: from the decoration and furniture, you would say that everything dates from the early 70's. 
The room we stayed at was extremely tiny, we were two people carrying each of us one piece of lugagge ( the ones you can travel with on an airpline cabin) and there was not enough room. In addition there was not neither a cushion on the floor to sit on. I have been in some others ryokans across Japan and Sansui is by far the smallest one.
In the room there was a built-in wardrobe exactly the same size of a 42 inches tv. Nevertheless  we couldn't put anything in it, since said wardrobe was already packed with a bunch of duvets, bed clothing... which someone from the ryokan management had stored in there. So, I came to the conclusion that at least this room (no 205) had to be basically the store room of the  ryokan.
The smell of the room was really unpleasant, and this was likely to come either the dust on the bed clothing stored in the wardrobe or from the humidity in the room. The thing is that this problem with the smell didn't seem to go unnoticed by the staff at the ryokan: when we first got into the room the window was fully open. Our second day there, when we  came back to the the room after the whole day doing some sightseeing, the window was already. Nevertheless, the smell was still unbearable.
The internet connection didnt work during our first day, and this was really disappointing. It is also fair to say that, after our complaint, the internet connection was fixed the day after.
One of the walls of the room had several plugs, and there were up to three loose cables hanging from the hugs which literally were right by the sheets of my futon-style mattress.
Last, we were told that payment by visa was accepted (the ryokan management replied to my email in which I asked this only... 10 days later), but the owner kept insisting in paying cash. Finally we managed to pay by Visa card.
Regarding the bathroom, on the second floor there was two w.c (men/women) and two sinks, the latter were placed at the end of the corridor without a wall, a door or just a curtain. On the first floor there was the "shower room".
All in all this has been the most disappointing experience that I ever had in Japan.  I have been in several ryokans across Japan, and this clearly shouldnt even been deserve such status. If by ryokan you understand an option for accommodation which is cosy and with a certain level of charm, this place is not your option. Running a business in the hospitality industry should be much more than swapping credit cards from your customers (if you are lucky enough to be allowed to pay by card) and offering poor service (or simply no-service) in exchange

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is an small amd beautiful ryokan, only a few minutes walking to the Peace Park. The owner it's an extremely kind old women, who talks very fast (my english it's not very good and was difficult to me to understand what she was saying) but helps us in everything. At the arriving, she gives us a city map and mark the most interesting locations and the way to arrive to it. The rooms are small but comfortables. And when we leave the room, she takes us a picture amb copy!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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