Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
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Ryokan Sanoya Hotel

539, Higashishiokoji-cho, Higashinotoindori-nanajyosagaru 2, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216
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    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (255 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great location, friendly staff and awesome food!"

    Brian

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    March 25, 2018

    8.9
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 88% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Ryokan Sanoya Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 410 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kyoto

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.4
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
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    Nearby
  • Sanjusangendo Hall1 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple2.26 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine2.64 km
  • Nijo Castle3.11 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace4.03 km
  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple4.33 km
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple5.54 km
  • Kinkaku Temple6.43 km
  • Ryoanji Temple6.44 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain8.17 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 7 hours ago

    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center0 km
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport36.4 km

    Rooms available at Ryokan Sanoya Hotel

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style (Room Charge Only)
    Japanese Style (Room Charge Only)
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style with Dinner And Breakfast
    Japanese Style with Dinner And Breakfast
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style For 4 People
    Japanese Style For 4 People
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • City view
    • 4 futons
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    Japanese Style for 5 persons
    Japanese Style for 5 persons
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • City view
    • 5 futons
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    Japanese-Style Room
    Japanese-Style Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
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    Japanese-Style Room
    Japanese-Style Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Japanese-Style Room
    Japanese-Style Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
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    Japanese-Style Room
    Japanese-Style Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Standard Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about Ryokan Sanoya Hotel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Great location as it is very near to the Kyoto station and thus great for catching buses and rails."

      Ailing

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      April 16, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Staff are courteous and helpful and rooms are very clean and well kept."

      Ailing

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      April 16, 2017

    • 6.4
      Good

      "Room was spacious."

      EUNICE

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      January 27, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The location is great, just less 5 mins by walk to Kyoto sta..."

    Carol

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    February 10, 2017

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    7.2
    Very good

    "The room is big enough to accommodate a couple and two young..."

    Kui N.

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    April 14, 2018

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    What to eat nearby

    Japanese cuisine
    Japanese cuisine
    Kyoto Koshitsu Monogatari Taketori no Onshoku
    30 m Japanese, Sushi
    Tsuki-No-Kakehashi Kyoto Eki-Mae
    40 m Japanese, Sushi
    Suito-No-Kyoen Kyoto Eki-Mae
    50 m Japanese, Sushi
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Pusan
    1.6 km American, Asian, Korean
    Wine Dining Umi Usagi
    1.7 km American, Italian, Japanese
    Jonetsu Shokusai Kyoshoku
    1.8 km American, Japanese
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Ramen Ebisu
    30 m Asian
    Ebisu Kyoto Ekimae
    40 m Asian, Sushi
    Hana
    50 m Asian, Japanese, Korean

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Ryokan Sanoya Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (255)Booking.com Reviews (115)
    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities8.1
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.4
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kenneth from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style (Room Charge Only)
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Great hotel near Kyoto station, clean and large, wonderful staff”

    Room was very large and comfortable for the price and location, clean and comfortable. Japanese style room which means sleeping on the floor, loved it but may not be to the liking for some. Did not try the food so can't comment, but there are plenty of eateries nearby in the back alley or just down in kyoto station. Very helpful staff who will even guide you on transportation around the city. Overall a great experience, but public bath could have been a little cleaner. May be due to poor etiquette of customers, could see soap bubbles or hair floating in the water sometimes.

    Reviewed August 19, 2018

    Thank you for having you stay. I seemed to spend it without inconvenience and am glad with me.

    Responded December 24, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dora from Singapore
    Group
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Amazing traditional guest house at an amazing location for a reasonable price”

    Pros : great location, spacious room, great kaiseki breakfast, great service, great way to experience the Japanese traditional lifestyle Cons: very minor point - we were not used to sleeping on futon so we had to pile on 2 more mattresses + 3 more blankets

    Reviewed July 16, 2018

    Thank you for having you stay. I seemed to spend it without inconvenience and am glad with me.

    Responded December 24, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Lydia from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Spacious ryokan to stay in ”

    The Japanese breakfast is awesome! I am impressed by what the Japanese eat first thing in the morning! The ryokan is so comfortable. Only downside: I wished it was more traditional in the building exterior.

    Reviewed April 12, 2018

    Thank you for having you stay. I seemed to spend it without inconvenience and am glad with me. we have a good dinner menu. so please try it next time. please come again.

    Responded December 24, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yok from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    the best hotel compare to all my other stays in Japan”

    staff services is excellent. Friendly and warm. no issue with communications. multiple languages breakfast is amazingly funtastic, truly appreciate and enjoy the setting of the Japanese environment the public sona is an additional surprise to us. both my children enjoyed very much room is spacious and very comfortable. Nothing to complaint. i felt so lucky to manage to book this hotel.

    Reviewed March 24, 2018

    Thank you for your stay and good review. we`re going to do good service every day for our guest. and prepare a treditional japanese meals and clean rooms. If come to Japan,please a visit again to our hotel.

    Responded December 24, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ailing from Singapore
    Group
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Excellent hotel. Will stay again”

    A family trip with elderly folks. Great location as it is very near to the Kyoto station and thus great for catching buses and rails. Staff are courteous and helpful and rooms are very clean and well kept. Some stuff to note are that the pillow is rather flat and the thermal flask appears to have some smell (though kettle is ok). Will stay here again.

    Reviewed April 16, 2017

    Thank you for your stay and good review. we`re going to do good service every day for our guest. and prepare a treditional japanese meals and clean rooms. If come to Japan,please a visit again to our hotel.

    Responded January 03, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Rowyn from United States
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Convenient location, spacious rooms”

    Saonya is just a short walk from Kyoto Station and features Japanese-style rooms with tatami flooring and futons to sleep on, but en-suite (private) toilets and showers, which traditional ryokans sometimes don't have. While not particularly fancy, the room was a good size, and the service was excellent.

    Reviewed September 28, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jenn from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    Really near to Kyoto Station”

    Location, comfort of room and English speaking staff

    The hotel is an easy 5min walk to the Kyoto station, easy for anyone lugging big luggages around. Just ask the information counter and they'll draw out the route on a map for you. It is also a 10-15min walk to Keihan-Shichijo station which is more accessible to Gion. In Kyoto, train lines are run by independent companies so they don't connect at interchanges as much as in Tokyo. So being near to 2 stations helped. It's convenient to hop on to the Shinkansen and the Kintetsu line to Nara but far from Gion and most attractions. I booked a Japanese room for 2 with private bath. There is a public bath at the basement. Interestingly, the private bath is likened to a public bath, where there is a basket for your clothes, there's the washing area with stool and plastic tub, and there's a bath tub deep enough to sit in for a private hot bath. The room is comfortable. The staff will come roll out the Futons in the evening and keep them back when they do housekeeping. The lobby does look a little tired.

    Reviewed April 14, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ho from Hong Kong
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

    Wonderful ryoukan experience”

    Convenient location, large and clean room, great service

    Since my last trip to japan, I'm getting fond of japanese style hotel, especially with the cosy tatami room and public bathing experience. After all, the Sanoya Hotel does not disappoint me. The hotel is located next to the kyoto JR station and bus stop. The service of the staff is great too.

    Reviewed July 28, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Ting from Taiwan
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

    Great location, rooms were decent.”

    Very close to kyoto station

    The hotel is very close to kyoto station, about 5mins walk and you will reach. The tatami rooms were decent and the size of the rooms were bigger than average japanese rooms. Hotel staffs can communicate some english with some hand gestures. Overall its a recommended hotel!

    Reviewed July 22, 2012
    8.4
    Excellent
    Wan from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Excellent hotel”

    Spacious and clean room, nice and friendly staff, very convenient to walk to Kyoto Station. The futons are comfortable even though we do not have the habit of sleeping on the floor. The breakfast is fantastic! Staff even asked if we wanted second serving of rice. Onsen experience is good too. Will come back again.

    Reviewed April 16, 2018

    Thank you for having you stay. I seemed to spend it without inconvenience and am glad with me.

    Responded December 24, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Carol from Taiwan
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    Comfortable, clean hotel”

    The location is great, just less 5 mins by walk to Kyoto station. the room is so big that i was not expected so it is surprised to me to stay here, the breakfast is awesome which is a set per person, it will cost a lot if have the similiar set in Taiwan, the staff can speak Chinese so easy to get help. the check out time is at 10am which is too early, otherwise, overall it is a good hotel to stay in Kyoto.

    Reviewed February 10, 2017

    Thank you for your stay and good review. we`re going to do good service every day for our guest. and prepare a treditional japanese meals and clean rooms. If come to Japan,please a visit again to our hotel.

    Responded January 03, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kristopher
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

    Traditional Japanese Hotel Experience”

    There's pretty much nothing bad I could say about our stay in Sanoya. Everything went smoothly. The rooms were clean and spacious, the public bath was a great experience, the location is best as it is near the Kyoto station, Yodabashi Camera, and other convenient stores. The breakfast was as traditional as it gets. I would definitely recommend staying here and I would tell about it to my friends.

    Reviewed January 27, 2017

    Thank you for your stay and good review. we`re going to do good service every day for our guest. and prepare a treditional japanese meals and clean rooms. If come to Japan,please a visit again to our hotel.

    Responded January 03, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sugandi from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style with Breakfast
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Strategic location and Japanese style room”

    I stayed one night at Sanoya Hotel during my visit in Kyoto with my family. I booked a Japanese style room with breakfast. This old hotel is very conveniently located across the Kyoto station and a block away from Kyoto Tower. They also have public bath (onsen) facility for free to use by guests. Japanese styled breakfast was amazing and superb experience for me and wife. Very recommended.

    Reviewed December 19, 2016

    Thank you for your stay and good review. we`re going to do good service every day for our guest. and prepare a treditional japanese meals and clean rooms. If come to Japan,please a visit again to our hotel.

    Responded December 24, 2018
    Ryokan Sanoya Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    ANTHONY from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Standard ryokan near Kyoto Station”

    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, which require sitting and sleeping on the floor, are great for younger people but hard on those with older, stiffer legs, like me.

    Reviewed September 19, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Karizza from Philippines
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Good location and the cleanliness ”

    The hotel is very close to everything: Kyoto Station, shops, restaurants and to the Kyoto Tower. 5 mins train to the Fushima Inari Temple and 15 mins train to the famous Bamboo Groove. The staff were very polite and helpful and they let me and my husband leave our luggage in the reception while waiting for our check in. The hotel has a public bath and a free wifi. All in all, very good and I will definitely recommend this hotel.

    Reviewed May 25, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Cindy from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Big Room, Separate Toilet Section, Near Station”

    We are 3 adults staying in triple room. The room is surprisingly spacious for 3 of us to sleep and move around comfortably. The futon is thick and the blanket is very soft and comfortable. My favorite thing about our room is the toilet that has 3 separate section : the sink, the toilet bowl and the shower. This makes everything faster as 3 of us can use in the same time rather than waiting for 1 toilet.

    Reviewed February 12, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    AKKAPHOL from Thailand
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Excellent location and breakfast”

    Great location, excellent breakfast and comfortable rooms

    We only found this hotel from Agoda and checked in around 7pm. This hotel had great adventages on location nearby kyoto station and also had an japanese style breakfast which we really loved it! The room also was comfortable and quiet. The price was affordable. We really liked this hotel!

    Reviewed April 09, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Tong from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Close to Kyoto station...”

    Location, cleanliness, experience

    stayed at this hotel for only a night to experience the Japanese tatami room. Close to Kyoto bus and train station. Main shopping area is just a few stops away by bus. Room was clean and wifi was provided free of charge.

    Reviewed March 25, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Florian from Germany
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

    amazing modern ryokan, superb breakfast”

    breakfast, friendly staff, location

    Amazing stay! This is a modern ryokan, which denotes the style of how it is run and furnished - but it is not new or luxury, nor "historic". However, the stay is authenthic, the staff incredibly hospitable and friendly, especially to us non-Japanese foreigners (we were the only non-Japanese guests, German-American and Filipina). The breakfast is much better than other Japanese hotels / modern ryokans I stayed at. The staff is amazing, very flexible and tried hard to make our stay as nice as possible. I would go again in a heartbeat. It is not the type you want to stay and relax in the hotel - it is a good base for exploring the city and its sights and restaurants.

    Reviewed August 05, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rahul from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

    Wonderful hotel, amazing experience”

    Rooms, Food, Staff

    We can not say more about this hotel and would highly recommend this to anyone staying in Kyoto. It was a great experience to stay in the traditional rooms. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They provided breakfast and dinner each night, which were of very good quality. We felt this was the highlight of our trip and thank the hotel for the amazing experience.

    Reviewed April 15, 2013
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    • Exceptional location
    • Sanjusangendo Hall
    • Kyoto Train Station is within 0.39 km