Nol Kyoto Sanjo
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Nol Kyoto Sanjo

700 Osakazaimokucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8182 Kyoto Prefecture
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Hibaburo Deluxe
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4.5
#40 of 190 ryokans in Kyoto
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Convenience store
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Washing machine
Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Sofa
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer

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700 Osakazaimokucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8182 Kyoto Prefecture
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Allen K wrote a review Jan 2024
9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I stayed here in late December and had a great time. The check in process was quick and availability of English speaking staff was helpful. The hotel as a whole has a very peaceful vibe which we enjoyed after several days in Tokyo and Osaka.

Our suite was very clean and spacious. My kids loved sleeping on the futons on the tatami mat area and the bed was very comfortable as well. Having a washer/dryer in unit was very helpful and they had clear instructions on how to operate it. The best part of the room had to be the bathroom though. Strong pressure from the shower and while I’m normally not a bath person, I always spent some time in the hiba wood bath.

Location wise, there are good options to eat within a 5-10 minute walk of the hotel and access to the subway is 5-10 minutes away as well. We appreciated that it allowed us to get to the hustle and bustle of Kyoto quickly without having to be IN the hustle and bustle all the time.

Overall, my whole family loved our stay here and will be returning our next time in Kyoto!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 31 Jan 2024
Thank you very much for staying at nol kyoto sanjo. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review. We are very happy to hear that you were very satisfied with your stay. We are especially happy that you liked our bathroom, which we are proud of. If you come to Kyoto again, please come to nol kyoto sanjo. All of our staff are looking forward to seeing you. Front Nakai
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Jeannie C wrote a review Jul 2023
Columbus, United States11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming little hotel in the heart of Kyoto city. My daughter and I really enjoyed the special little touches and exquisite details of our room. The sliding shoji windows, the lovely Hiba deep soaking tub, the ultra comfy mattresses and overall roomy interior. Having a washer dryer and small kitchenette made our stay feel more like at home. After eating out every meal, it was nice to cook a meal and have a light breakfast in the morning in the room. The color palette of the room is warm and natural. Little elegant touches of design are throughout the room. I would definitely book this little gem next time I am in Kyoto.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I learned that the hotel offers little things like knives, cutting boards etc, so ask if you need...
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Response from , オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 25 Jul 2023
I am so glad you like it so much. We are glad that your daughter enjoyed it as well. We appreciate your compliments on the details of the room. I thought you had a wonderful time. Please come again next time you have the chance. We hope to receive compliments on our service next time. Our staff will make every effort to do our best. Thank you again. front Umebayashi
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Lee wrote a review Dec 2022
98 contributions36 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in this lovely hotel for close to a week. Rooms (and washrooms) were spacious. Special shout out to the generously sized washrooms, not easy to come by in Japan. Hotel staff were lovely and always helpful, and the room was spotless. Located in a quiet street, yet hotel is a slow 7-8 minute stroll to Nishiki Market / Teramachi. I’d stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 23 Dec 2022
Thank you very much for staying at nol kyoto sanjo. We appreciate your valuable feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a relaxing time in our recommended hinoki leaf bath. We are glad to hear that you had a relaxing time in our recommended hinoki leaf bath. We are honored to hear that your room was spacious. If you have a chance to stay with us again, please do not hesitate to use our lounge. We would be very happy if you could give us your feedback. We would like to see you when you come to Kyoto. Thank you again. Reception Umebayashi
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Jennifer T wrote a review Oct 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at this hotel. The room exceeded expectations and was so comfortable and gorgeous. We didn't interact with the staff too much, but we didn't really need to. Everything was perfect. We will happily return on our next visit to Kyoto. Google translate helped us figure out the in room washer and dryer which was SO nice to have in the hot summer.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 3 Oct 2023
Thank you very much for choosing our hotel. We are glad that you liked the room. Next time, our staff will introduce you to recommended information about the surrounding area. Please use it when you come to Kyoto. thank you. Front,Tsubouchi
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bakeandjake wrote a review Nov 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Kyoto for a family vacation and could not have been happier with Nol Kyoto Sanjo. Saki, from the Front Desk, went above and beyond to make our stay special. She organized an Omakase sushi dinner for us, got us reservations at a fabulous tiny restaurant that we could not get ourselves, and made us feel incredibly well looked after . The whole hotel is beautifully designed, intimate, and elegant. We could not have chosen a better spot in Kyoto. As a hospitality professional I was beyond impressed with Nol Kyoto Sanjo.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room Service breakfast is a must. Arranged beautifully in a bamboo bento box, it was the perfect...
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Response from , オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 25 Nov 2023
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. And, thank you for writing such a great review. Did you enjoy living in Kyoto? I would be happy if I could help you have a wonderful time in Kyoto. Please come to Kyoto again.I'll be waiting for you at nol kyoto sanjo. It was an honor to meet you. thank you. Front, Saki.
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kyoto tako wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Not Kyoto for 9 days. Overall experiences were good. The room is very spacious for Japanese hotel standards and a washing machine in the room was a BIG plus. That being said... the staff were inexperienced, but overall sincere. ONE desperate request for the hotel for improvement is COFFEE situation!!! They have a coffee machine in the lobby, BUT only accessible after 7am. We, foreign traveler are jet-lagged and oftentimes wake up early. It would have been nice if we got coffee at 5am as that was the time I woke up during the whole stay.
please make the machine accessible 24/7. thank you! I'll stay there again!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from nol kyoto sanjo, オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 26 Sept 2023
Thank you for staying at nol kyoto sanjo. We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our services. Thank you for your opinion about the lounge hours. We will consider it internally. Please come stay with us again when you visit Kyoto. Thank you very much.
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punny wrote a review Apr 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I love the Room because it is huge and comfy. However, i had a really bad experience with the staff name Yahada.

She had a problem with me since my arrival. My friend and I did not check in at the same time. I arrived at noon and she would arrive in the evening.
But Yahada insisted that I had to stay at my room until my friend arrived and came down to pick her up by myself. It sounded ridiculous to me. I wanted to explore kyoto by myself.
Why would I have to stay in the room waiting 7 hours for my friend! Checking a guest in is receptionist’s job not mine!

After I took a 30 mins rest in my room; I wanted to go out and went down to ask directions from receptionists; too bad that the other person was not available so I had to asked Yahada again.
This time she pretended that she didn’t understand English just to not help me. I was sick of her pretending because she was talking to me in English for at least 10 mins arguing about the things I mentioned above.
So, I was pissed this time and ask her
“What us your name?”
She replied “I don’t understand English”
I just hate her. The most incapable, arrogant, pretentious, unhelping, unfriendly receptionist I’ve ever encountered.

SHE SHOULD BE FIRED!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from nol kyoto sanjo, オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 16 Apr 2023
Thank you very much for staying at nol kyoto sanjo. And we are very sorry for any discomfort our receptionist may have caused you. We sincerely apologize for the time she kept you waiting and for giving you the wrong information when you checked in. She was unfamiliar with a foreign language and was upset and made wrong response for you. I have responsible for entrusting her with the receptionist's job. I will continue to educate not only her but also all of our staff members so that they are able to handle many languages and to serve as receptionists with a spirit of hospitality. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you can, please come to nol kyoto sanjo again to see our improvement and change. Thank you very very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. nol kyoto sanjo front manager Koji Yoshida
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Sean F wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel will amaze and woo everyone from the architecture to the amenities. Staff was kind and courteous. Location perfectly close to a lot of bars and restaurants. Highly recommend if staying in Kyoto to stay with nol.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 26 Mar 2022
Thank you for your stay and this comment. Did you enjoy yourself enough? Your words of kind staff are impressive, Thank you for yours again. See you again if you have the opportunity! reception Umebayashi
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Sachiko J wrote a review Nov 2022
10 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New hotel, Japanese style, good location to market and center, welcoming Japanese sake for all guests, Japanese style hot tub, fit with Kyoto culture, excellent facilities with careful details, the best hotel among five hotels we stayed in Kyoto
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from nol kyoto sanjo, オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 29 Dec 2022
Thank you very much for staying with us. Thank you very much for this feedback! We are very happy to hear that you liked the various elements of our hotel. We are especially pleased that you liked our sake service and hinoki leaf baths, which are our hotel's special features. We are very happy to hear that you liked the sake service and the hinoki leaf bath, which are the features of our hotel. I am glad that you were very satisfied with our lounge in particular. Once again, thank you very much for staying with us. Reception Umebayashi
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Road12964436483 wrote a review Feb 2024
15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are so many things to write about this hotel, but I think it's best to leave it to the future visitors to explore and be surprised.

Location: 4/5
Cleanliness: 5/5
Space: 5/5 (Hibaburo Deluxe for 2)
Scenery: 2/5 (Our room was facing the front of the hotel. The window shade can be opened but there is nothing interesting to see except the shop buildings in front of us. We keep it closed with the paper blind like in their photos, to allow sunlight to enter.
Staffs helpfulness and friendliness: 5/5 (English speaking)
Other extras:
- Washer and Dryer in the room. Detergent provided.
- Small kitsch with sink, plates and utensils provided and a microwave/toaster oven. Fridge and freezer (don't remember).
- Free sake tasing at the lobby
- Occasional events such as free Macha tasting when we arrived.

The hotel used to be a Japanese wine distributor. They preserved old front and that's why it still says "シンキ” in front. I thought that was interesting.

The hotel's address has a different street name listed although the street itself is called Sakaimachi-dori which I thought was another interesting fact, explained by one of the staffs to me.

It is located within east walking distance from Daikokocho and some shopping street, and also very close to Nishiki Market. However it is far away enough from the tourist crowd which makes it very pleasant. Every evening when I walked back from the busier areas we saw many locals walking on the streets and very small amount of tourists. We felt really peaceful.

Around the hotel there are many small shops, restaurants, cafe and even supermarket. We were here for 4 nights and during our last day here we could still discover shops we wished we had knew before.

The kitchen, though small was well equip. There was even an inductive stove and some pans. The oven was a multi-function unit where it can be used as an oven or micro-wave. Though they don't change the linens everyday, they did changed our tower and cleaned up the room daily, and also clean the dishes.

We really enjoyed having our own washer and dryer in the room. We managed to not pack as much clothing during this trip as we usually do.

The hotel is a bit far from the closest subway station for us because we were carrying 3 large suitcases and carry-ons. So we decided to just take taxis to and from the hotel from Kyoto station. It was about 1500-2000 yen one way and no tip is required.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a taxi directly from Kyoto Station if you have large suitcases. It is not that expensive and...
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Response from , オーナー at Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Responded 9 Mar 2024
Thank you very much for staying with us. Thank you for taking the time to describe your impressions in such detail. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed description of your stay. Thank you very much. We are very happy to hear that you found our staff to be especially kind and courteous. We will make every effort to ensure that you have a relaxing stay when you return, so please come back again. All of our staff looks forward to seeing you again. Thank you again for your stay and for your feedback. Frontdesk Umebayashi
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Road12964436483 wrote a tip Feb 2024
15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a taxi directly from Kyoto Station if you have large suitcases. It is not that expensive and will save a lot of hassle and time."
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bakeandjake wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room Service breakfast is a must. Arranged beautifully in a bamboo bento box, it was the perfect way to start the morning."
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Jeannie C wrote a tip Jul 2023
Columbus, United States11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I learned that the hotel offers little things like knives, cutting boards etc, so ask if you need this."
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Bibi T wrote a tip Jul 2023
United States12 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"booking via hotel website is cumbersome "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nol Kyoto Sanjo
Which popular attractions are close to Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Nearby attractions include GEAR Theatre (0.2 miles), Musubi Kyoto (0.2 miles), and Nishiki Market Shopping District (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Katsukura, Sanjo Honten, Tempura Tentora Shinpuhkan, and Shooting Bar M4.
Is Nol Kyoto Sanjo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Nol Kyoto Sanjo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (3.0 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.6 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.5 miles).
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