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Luxury hotel SOWAKA

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Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe
Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe
Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe
Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Luxury hotel SOWAKA

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationYasaka Shrine5 min walk
  • Popular LocationKawaramachi9 min walk
  • Popular LocationKiyomizu Temple15 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)57 min drive

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About this area

Kyoto

Located in Kyoto's Gion neighborhood, Luxury hotel SOWAKA is in the entertainment district and near a train station. Kodaiji Temple and Nishiki Market are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi. Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Kodaiji Temple - 5 min walk
  • Maruyama Park - 6 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 9 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Gion-shijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 12 min walk
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 57 min drive

Restaurants

  • Izuju Sushi — 3 min walk
  • Tousuior Gion — 4 min walk
  • Gion gyuzen — 4 min walk
  • Steak House Yoshida — 4 min walk
  • KYOTO CHOURAKUKAN — 5 min walk

About this property

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

4-star Kyoto guesthouse in Gion, walk to Kawaramachi
This smoke-free guesthouse features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and spa services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 23 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and tablet computers. Guests can enjoy upscale touches like deep soaking tubs and heated floors, along with premium bedding and down comforters for a bit of added comfort.
Luxury hotel SOWAKA offers 23 accommodations with tablet computers and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. This Kyoto guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and toilets with an electronic bidet. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials and body treatments.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: JPY 4235 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Japanese garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Facials

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways

More

  • Genkan (entryway)
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Down comforter
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • 20 bathrooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Tablet computer

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Heated floors
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: JPY 4235 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

SOWAKA Hotel Kyoto
SOWAKA Hotel
SOWAKA Kyoto
Luxury hotel SOWAKA Kyoto
Luxury hotel SOWAKA Guesthouse
Luxury hotel SOWAKA Guesthouse Kyoto

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4.6
Wonderful
Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very enjoyable stay
Very enjoyable stay. The staff were all very welcoming and helpful. Lovely room and great food. Good area to walk around, visit the temples and shrines, and get a real sense of old Japan.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was incredible. The service was amazing, the property was beautiful and serene, and the location was great.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The property itself is no doubt beautiful, but that is all i can say. The check in experience was not pleasant. We were informed during check in that they cannot serve us the Japanese style breakfast because they didnt prepare enough orders, and can only serve us the Western style breakfast without prior notice. After we explained to them that we came all the way here to enjoy Japanese instead of western cuisine, they spoke to the manager and changed their mind and gave us the Japanese breakfast. Its a small detail but it impacts the seemlessness of a hotel the price themselves so high. In the end, the breakfast was not even good, easily the worst meal we had during the entire trip.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed here to enhance our cultural experience and it did not disappoint. The property is immaculate and the staff is fantastic. Love the room setup and peaceful stay. Great location within walking distance of many good sites. Thank you!
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019