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Reviews of Ryokan Seifuso

Guesthouse | 634-5 Minamiasama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan 390-0306

94.5% Overall Rating

30 out of 30 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/10/2013)

Kurt Thiele thinks…

"The ryokan and facilities are nice, but what sets it apart is the friendliness and hospitality of the family who owns the place. They made the trip to Matsumoto very warm and welcoming."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.17

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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94.5%

Overall Rating

30 out of 30 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ryokan Seifuso'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
79.2%
Facilities
96.8%
Cleanliness
97.6%
Staff
98.4%
Value
97.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kurt Thiele

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2013 Kurt would recommend this property

Liked: The ryokan and facilities are nice, but what sets it apart is the friendliness and hospitality of the family who owns the place. They made the trip to Matsumoto very warm and welcoming.

Disliked: It is a bit far if you're wanting to walk anywhere. But they have bicycles and buses nearby. And even picked us up at the train station!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anthony Robertson-Jonas

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2013 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and very helpful staff. Loved that they have bicycles to borrow for free to ride around the city.

Disliked: Anthony left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, family feel

Disliked: The whole property could do with some 'TLC' - fresh paint and a refresh, particularly to the shower area

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The idea of a Ryokan is to stay and eat breakfast and dinner. You have an option at this Ryokan. It was clean, offered a bath using local hot springs, you can be picked and dropped off at the station and provided the 'usual' things you get in a Ryokan - Ukata, tea facilities, toothbrush and paste, towels etc.

Disliked: It was a fair distance from the centre of Matsumoto. You can get a bus or taxi of course but you cant walk from the station and cant walk into town if you want to eat or go shopping etc

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

michael foot

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2012 michael would recommend this property

Liked: comfortable, peaceful and very good value. Very nice staff go out of their way to look after you, they even have handwritten maps of restaurants/bars/sights , its a nice touch. I would highly recommend.

Disliked: bit of a distance from the train station and castle, but they will pick you up and loan you bikes which makes it all very easy.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

JOHN WALDHEIM

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011 JOHN would recommend this property

Liked: Mr. Ichiro Yumoto is probably the nicest and most attentive man on the planet. From the experience with the hot bath to the food to the traditional Japanese style accommodation. The experience was amazing!

Disliked: The smell of the rooms were a little wierd due to the carpet.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lisa Bowden

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2011 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: The family who run this guesthouse are fantastic, extremely helpful, delightful people. The Japanese food on offer is amazing and the accommodation very well equipped and ridiculously clean!!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yaremchuk Olga

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

02 May 2011 Yaremchuk would recommend this property

Liked: kind staff, good room, towels and yukata, tea set

Disliked: everything was great!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Stephen Martin

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 March 2011 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful little guest house, the owner was really nice and we got picked up and dropped off at the train station. Great Japanese style breakie for 800 yen and the steaming hot onsen (which can be booked privately) was welcome relieve from the February cold!

Disliked: Bit far from the action but the bus system is good and Matsumoto is hardly a sprawling metropolis. Perfect for cycling.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bennett Mackenzie

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2011 Bennett would recommend this property

Liked: Bikes were great, Staff were helpful and \really friendly, Onsen great!!! Breakfast yum!

Disliked: NOTHING

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kim Blackmore

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2010 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: The Japanese hosts went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfasts were fantastic - especially the yoghurt and honey!!! They collected us from the station and dropped us back again. Very clean, comfortable and enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend.

Disliked: It is a fair distance from the station so a little more challenging to access.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safe, quiet, comfortable

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tonatiuh Moreno

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 October 2010 Tonatiuh would recommend this property

Liked: The owner is great. The rooms are charming. The baths great. The breakfast delicious.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Timothy Ginn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2010 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Free bike use is great. Convenient location and *very* helpful staff. They'll help with picking up from the train station and dropping off there. The directions they give for buses are also very clear and much easier than I thought they would be.

Disliked: Timothy left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nathaniel Bubis

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping

17 September 2010 Nathaniel would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely helpful staff, picks you up from the station (although there is a bus). Nice place with a nice hotbath downstairs. Bike use for free. A nice selection of places to eat near by.

Disliked: The location isn't exactly central, but if you use a bike it's less then 10 mins. to the castle.

100.0%
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ANTONIO CARLOS MONTEIRO

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 July 2010 ANTONIO CARLOS would recommend this property

Liked: Everything there is more than excelent. The owner and his wife are like old friends. At Seifuso you will feel in your home far from home. Go there and check by yourself.

Disliked: ANTONIO CARLOS left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

08 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is very friendly and helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly Staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

24 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owners were friendly and welcoming. Rooms and facilities excellent. Location great and free bicycles made exploring fun.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

13 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Being a budget student traveler, this place was a bit of a splurge for me, but I wanted to go to Matsumoto, and the options seemed rather limited. I couldn't have been happier with my choice. The ryokan was lovely, and I really appreciated the chance to experience more traditional Japanese accomodations than the big city hostels I had been used to. In my 11 day trip in Japan, Matsumoto was one of my absolute favourite stops, and this ryokan was just one of the reasons for this. It was a bit out of the way, but with the free bikes, it was not a problem. Charming town, charming guesthouse.ps. breakfast is totally worth it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free bicycles, pickup and dropoff, internet and onsen were great. The rooms had wonderful character.One problem was the absense of vegetarian food.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

17 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely place by the river. Can take bicycle to town - not too far. Super clean and friendly. Would have liked to stay more nights.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Maria Cundall

22 June 2009 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: The owner is lovely, we really enjoyed our stay and breakfast. Would definitely come back

Disliked: Maria left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

12 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: they made me feel like the honored guest in their home. The onsen is great. The location is beautiful and relaxing. Very romantic, even for a single traveller.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

11 May 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and soft beds. Friendly atmosphere. Free internet PC. It is a bit out of the way, but largely compensated with free bicycles.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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