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Hotel Sanoya

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I picked this hotel because it's so close to Kyoto Station and to my surprise, it is also close to Yodabashi and other shopping malls. Our stay was very pleasant as my family and I were able to enjoy the traditional ryokan experience. The hotel staff were very friendly and polite. The rooms were clean and the misc. items inside...

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Fremont, California
Reviewed 31 January 2017

It is so close to the Train Station, just cross the street, so save you taxi. The breakfast is Japanese style, and every exotic and surprise to us. The service is good. But the room is not attractive. The wall paper is old, and some places had broken spots. The towels are so thin? Consider the relative low price, it...

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

Thank you for your staying and good review. we will repair it. we so sorry. we looking forward to your visit again. please good luck

Washington
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We wanted to experience a ryokan for a night. We liked the location near Kyoto Station. The staff was friendly. We enjoyed the welcome mochi in our rooms. The staff made sure our robes fit properly shortly after we arrived. We had a private bathroom and a separate area for the little fridge by the window. We had the kaiseki...

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

Thank you for your staying and very good review for our hotel. We`re going to try more good service and facilities. If you come to kyoto again,please come to our hotel. We`re looking forward to your visit. Please good luck. Thank you.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is at a convenient location close to train station and shopping. The room is Japanese style and is clean but slightly dated. Staff is very helpful and friendly. It has a public Japanese style spa in the basement. We stayed on the fourth floor where there's a party room catering are. The party crowd were a bit noisy...

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

Thnak you for your staying. and good review for our hotel. please good luck your life.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We chose this place because it's a very short walk to Kyoto Station and features Japanese-style rooms. Located in the busiest part of town, our room was nevertheless very quiet and spacious. Service was excellent. We didn't eat here, so can't comment on the meals. The veranda furnishings were a bit sparse, but everything else was fine. Note: Japanese-style rooms,...

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

Thank you for your staying our hotel and good review. We try to good service for our guest every day. please again to visit our hotel and kyoto.

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I visited Kyoto with my family, and I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The room was quite spacious and clean, and had a traditional Japanese feel to it (genkan, tatami, low table, ofuro). The face/hand washing area was also huge, with separate doors to the bathing area and the toilet. I tried the public bath, but it was disappointing...

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

Thank you for your staying and good review. and we`re so sorry for you couldn`t use to toliet. Our hotel have a curfew for security at night. we`re going to do good service for our guest every day. If come to japan please visit to our hotel again. We`re looking forward to your visit and your good luck. Thank you.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A ryokan-style hotel with modern facilities. The room was quite spacious and comfortable, with a private bathroom and a reasonably sized fridge. Love the ambience of a japanese-style room. Also offers public bath facilities. Location is in close proximity to Kyoto Station and Kyoto Tower (3-5 minutes walking distance). There is an staircase entrance to Kyoto Station's underground shopping mall...

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

Thank you for your staying and very good review for our hotel. We`re going to try more good service and facilities. If you come to kyoto again,please come to our hotel. We`re looking forward to your visit. Please good luck. Thank you.

Reviewed 13 April 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....

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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.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 April 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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hotesano, 支配人 at Hotel Sanoya, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying overnight. And I received a good word. Customer individuals have have time even a little comfortably, and I always make an effort and go in order to eat a good dish, so if there is a case that I can come to Kyoto again, please come near. I'm waiting.

Padalarang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Reviewed 27 February 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...

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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.

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: RM518 - RM1,622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sanoya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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“The best part of is the location, and breakfast. Cross the street is the Kyoto Station. breakfast interesting. Room not attractive.”
 of 5 bubbles Mayflower511, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One of the front desk staff spoke fluent English which was helpful. She greeted our group every time we passed by the lobby, and gave us helpful information about navigating Kyoto.”
 of 5 bubbles Mdorais, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“In room bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 6jasonl6, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
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