Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
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5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Really great Ryokan

Posted Sep 27, 2014
The staff was so friendly. They let me check in a little bit earlier and were very helpful. They could all speak English which was really important in Japan. The family-run hotel was very clean and traditional. The location was also quite convenient and you can take buses from Kyoto Station to get there. You can easily take buses to get to other attractions as well. Because it was a little far from the sight seeing places, it was really quiet. But it felt really safe too. Overall I am very satisfied with my stay and will be back again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Georges from Doha

Very good Ryokan

Posted May 2, 2014
Pros: Very clean and a very good service.
Location: Kyoto craft centre. Kyoto budo centre for the martial arts fans.
Friendly and very efficient staff. The rooms were excellent and the Ryokan is well located, 10 mn by bus from Kyoto downtown. I definitely recommend this Ryokan.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Andrew & Tam from Strathfield NSW Australia

Traditional Japanese

Posted May 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
We stayed in room 206 & 207 (with private bathrooms). On arrival we were greeted by friendly people and check-in was a breeze and quickly escorted to our rooms. To our surprise the rooms were very clean and comfortable. The daily traditional Japanese breakfast was delicious and glad we included it. Though the hotel is about 20mins away from Kyoto station, we didn't mind it because the local bus system is so efficient. We got around Kyoto and surrounding areas via the local buses with the all day pass. The passes are sold at the hotel. We definitely be coming back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Anna from Alice Springs, Australia

Excellent place to stay

Posted Apr 28, 2014
I would recommend this Ryokan as it was clean and very comfortable. The staff were great. The location was good. Beautiful traditional room with an overall great feel! Bike hire place was just around the corner. Plenty of eateries in walking distance. Loved my stay here!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by PatM from Sydney

Awesome guesthouse in handy location.

Posted Apr 24, 2014
Friendly staff, amazing breakfasts and loads of great lunch and dinner options nearby. Easy access to Gion and Higashiyama areas and only a short stroll to Keihan subway line.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by M from Leeds, UK

Beautiful place to stay!

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Pros: kind staff, the food, convenient location for sightseeing
Cons: perhaps a bit expensive, but worth it!
Location: The Heian Shrine is nearby (10 minutes walk) and it is easy to get to other attractions by public transport.
We really loved our stay in the Ryokan Sawaya Honten. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and the staff were very kind. A bus stop is nearby, making it easy to get to other parts of Kyoto (and the bus system is very easy to use). You can buy one-day bus passes at the front desk, making this even easier. We had a private bathroom, but we also enjoyed using the traditional Japanese bath. I would recommend paying extra to have breakfast here. The food is delicious and beautifully presented.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Matthew from Basingstoke, UK

Ideal stay in Kyoto

Posted Apr 14, 2014
Pros: The attentive service and traditional Japanese style.
Cons: I think the ryokan is an old building that has been refurbished recently. Consequently, the doors to the rooms are low - less than six feet in height.
Location: Great location, very close to the Heian Shrine. 100 metres from the bus route and not far from the subway.
Ryokan Sawaya Honten is perfectly located in central Kyoto. The staff could not have been more helpful. I would happily stay there again. Recommended.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Andy from uk

Wonderful place perfect location

Posted Apr 10, 2014
Best locatipn you could ask for and warm friendly hosts. If you have kids the toy room is insanely cool too!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Andy from uk

Wonderful place perfect location

Posted Apr 10, 2014
Best locatipn you could ask for and warm friendly hosts. If you have kids the toy room is insanely cool too!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Adrian from Melbourne, Australia

Solid Ryokan

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Clean and friendly Ryokan, close to some nice restaurants without being too busy. Simple rooms, but with everything you need, including free wifi. Good option for those looking.