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Ryokan Seifuso
Ranked #10 of 184 Hotels / Ryokan in Matsumoto
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Paris, France
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“Dear owners, can I stay with you forever?!!”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I stayed there two nights with my boyfriend and honestly I have nothing more to say than "excellent place"! The owners are the nicest, the place is very comfortable, clean and quiet (including a nice warm bath that you can reserve for a private 30 minutes session), the room was the perfect compromise between authenticity and comfort... The minute the owner picks you up at the station, you feel at home! At the entrance, there's a board with your name saying "welcome". They give you several maps, including selfmade ones with personal advice. They lend you very good quality bikes for free, so that you can easily go downtown (and the ride along the canal is really nice). Even the cheapest breakfast (the "toasts and jam" option) is good. And all that for a very cheap price (about 4500 yen per night per person). I'm telling you, it's the perfect place! And Matsumoto is a very interesting place to visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

The best about this place are the lovely owners, english speaking and very helpful. They pick you up at the railway station, bring you back there, offer bikes for free, provide all needful informations (also on food!). The minus is, you have to ride 10 min by bike to the center (along the river) - i did enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for comfort, value for money and friendly hosts in Matsumoto then this is your place! We stayed 4 nights and were accommodated in one of the rooms upstairs in the annex. We had a great stay, the room was clean and comfortable, we were able to get some washing done and the inn has lots of bikes for borrowing! They even had a toddler seat so we were able to take our son out for the day on the bikes. We really enjoyed our stay here.

Stayed September 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed at Seifu-so Inn for two nights with our two (young and active) children aged 3 and 6 this past weekend. We had a very lovely time in Matsumoto and staying at Seifu-So was fantastic as we could expect it from the review we had read. The ryokan is run by a super friendly family, who can speak English and is ready to help you enjoy your stay. The facilities are simple and clean, which is what matters most to us when traveling.

Highlights of our stay were:
- the family room we booked (#112) which was big and located near the shared bathrooms/ onsen. It was convenient for us as our kids were noisy at times, but they didn't bother other guests as we didn't have immediate neighbors.
- the futons were ultra comfortable, warm and so fluffy! We all had an excellent sleep both nights.
- the possibility of booking the onsen for private use (for 30mins)
- the free rental bikes which allowed us to tour the city efficiently for the entire day
- the possibility of purchasing half-priced tickets to visit Matsumoto castle (300yen instead of 600yen) which saved us time and money as we didn't need to queue to purchase our tickets
- two types of breakfast (Japanese or Western style). I tasted both and they were equally good.
- the free parking if you travel by car (which we did)
- the little English maps hand-drawn by the owner's daughter with recommendation (we tested the ramen nearby the ryokan and the BUN izakaya on Nakamachi dori, which were both great).

Our room was super clean, futons had been prepared upon our arrival, and room was cleaned the second day as well. We would highly recommend this ryokan for your stay in Matsumoto, and we hope to be back soon!

Thank you Seifu-So!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Despite this accommodation has considerable positive feedback and award, we do not understand how they got it. We have no this kind of experience at all. The owner lady has not smile on her face during our 3 stays. She was not friendly or helpful. She just made her business. We noticed mold in the shower. The wall, and mainly the ceiling was in terrible condition in the common bath. They neither clean the room nor the bed in the first 2 days, just on the third day. The Tripadvisor's award totally misleaded us. We are disappointed, and would not recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

My husband and l stayed here in July for 4 nights. The family answered every question no matter how bizarre! For example, about the local Keirin race track, the correct way to eat the fermented soy beans, where was the best bicycle racing shop and did they have a contact for a masseur. Their advise on eating places was also invaluable. Our eating highlights were the authentic sushi bar and the local ramen place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in August - was travelling solo. This is a great family run ryokan and Matsumoto is a great place to visit.

Stayed in one of the Japanese style rooms and shared bathroom facilities. Room was very spacious and comfortable and facilities are very clean. And having the free wi-fi is great. Also enjoyed the Japanese breakfast on offer there too. Train station pick up and drop off also provided by the family was great.

Provided with free bike rental (making getting around extremely easy) and maps of the recommended cafes and restuarants was a great advantage to staying here.

Matsumoto castle and centre is around a 6/7 minute cycle away. Also there is a great supermarket located about a 2 minute walk from Seifuso and stays open very late. Located very close to the great onsens in Matsumoto too.

Matsumoto is a lovely place to visit and staying here is highly recommendated!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Ryokan Seifuso
Address: 634-5 Minamiasama, Matsumoto 390-0306, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Matsumoto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #10 of 184 Hotels / Ryokan in Matsumoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ryokan Seifu-so is a family owned Ryokan located next to a river in a quiet area outside of city centre. Free pick up service from/to Matsumoto station, free high speed wireless internet, free rental bicycles and free car parkings are available for guests. Ideal for families with small children, long-stay guests and travellers who wants to feel at home away from home! ... more   less 
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