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Located in Matsuyama, on the rustic Japanese island of Shikoku, Sen Guesthouse offers its guests pristine accommodation to fit any budget. Located a 5 min walk away from Dogo Onsen, Sen Guesthouse is the perfect place for exploring the sights of Matsuyama; including the 88 temple pilgrimage and Matsuyama castle. We offer: native English speakers and travel advice, sento (Japanese communal "spa" bath), rooftop terrace, communal kitchen, bicycle rental and cafe/bar. We also have 88 temple pilgrimage "self-guided tours".
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Met Matthew, one of the lovely owners, as soon as I arrived. He immediately made me feel welcome and gave me a great overview of the area. By the time I had checked-in, I was already booking an extra night! Before arriving, I had thought that one day/two nights was enough but
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Wonderful place, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for getting some rest after intensive journey around Shikoku :) Great rest area at the roof! We liked is so much that decided to stay longer than planned :) Thank You and good luck!
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There's a real friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the hostel, the owners and staff are really nice and helpful. We stayed in the dorm which was Japanese style, clean, comfortable bed and good AC. The kitchen was fully equipped so we could actually cook for ourselves well. The
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Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Great value for money. Quite hard to find (Japanese GPS directs you to the road parallel if you enter the phone number - a low-key re-light district). Rooms are simple and spotless. The roof terrace is an additional bonus. Shared bathroom /
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Response from D0g0, Owner at Sakanoue
Responded 21 Aug 2016
Thanks a ton for the stay, glad you liked the guesthouse and Matsuyama. Best way to find us is to just follow our clear instructions/map on our confirmation mail! Best of luck to you both and safe travels...
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I'm so glad I made a side trip to Matsuyama and had the opportunity to spend a night at this great guesthouse! I arrived a little early and was greeted by Noriko when I was stowing my bag in the luggage room. She pleasantly checked me in early and when I realized I had spent
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Response from D0g0, Owner at Sakanoue
Responded 21 Aug 2016
That was an amazing review, and yes, I was the nappy blonde guy that said "hi" to you on the staircase. We are super proud of our guesthouse and happy that you could see that. I do agree, 1 night is definitely not enough for Matsuyama. Actually Matsuyama makes a great base for all the attractions in the area: island cycling between shikoku and honshu (the main island), remote pilgrimage temples, pristine island/beaches and very interesting traditional Shikoku villages. Plus Matsuyama itself has one of the best castles in Japan and a little know onsen called Dogo :)….
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Twin private room
The Japanese-style dorm
Living room
"The double rooms are lovely for couples."
"2nd floor was great - read comment about the toilets"
"rooms can be a little noisy given the thin walls... try to get the second floor far end room away from stairs/bathroom"
"for Dorms, the Japanese style tatamis were the most comfortable i have had in japan"
"Quiet lane so virtually no street noise"
US$31 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sen Guesthouse
JapanShikokuEhime PrefectureMatsuyama
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