Kanazawa Sainoniwa is a stylish modern spa hotel with excellent facilities, and extremely courteous staff. This hotel prides itself on its four gardens which surrounded the hotel on all sides and also include an inner courtyard garden.
The name “Sainoniwa” actually means “colorful garden” because in this environment guests can fully enjoy the changing colors of the seasons. The abundant greenery and the sound of running water create a relaxing atmosphere and give Kanazawa Sainoniwa a special charm.
This hotel has “Comfort Twin” rooms which have twin beds and an adjoining living space, and “Separate Twin” rooms which have twin beds and a separate living space. The beds in these rooms are fitted with Simmonds brand bedding to ensure a good night’s sleep. Premium Deluxe rooms have twin beds and include a kitchenette with a cooker, microwave, and dining area. Deluxe room beds have Airweave mattresses.
The Double Deluxe room has a double bed, a west facing bathroom, and features a TV in both the bedroom and the living room. All rooms have a mixture of Japanese and Western style decor, are supplied with a refrigerator, a combined humidifier and air purifier, a flat screen TV with free video on demand, coffee and tea making amenities, and nightwear. Bathrooms are fitted with a bath tub and shower and supplied with a full set of complimentary toiletries. All rooms have free Wi-Fi access.
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A buffet breakfast is served between 7.00 and 10.00 and has a variety of Japanese and Western style dishes and plenty of healthy options such as homemade yogurt, jams, and crispy salads.
Hot Spring Spa
This hotel features an onsen style spa with public baths separated by gender. These baths with garden views are perfect for relaxing your weary legs after a long day of sightseeing. The spa is open from 6.00 to 09.00 and again from 15.00 until 24.00.
Kanazawa Sainoniwa has a 24 hour front desk with English speaking staff who can help you with enquiries about the area or make taxi and restaurant bookings on your behalf.
This hotel has a training room with exercise equipment, a library stocked with books, magazines and tourist information, a comfortable lounge space, and an information corner stocked with computers, printers and a photocopying machine. There is also a craft gallery where several artworks are exhibited which represent local specialty crafts in lacquer, ceramics, metal, fabric, and glass.
There are vending machines with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on every floor, and a snack vending machine on the 1st floor.
A limited number of bicycles can be borrowed for free from the front desk.
Free parking is available for guests traveling by car.
Kanazawa Sainoniwa is located in a suburban area to the west of Kanazawa Station. On foot it would take 17 minutes to walk between the hotel and the station, but the hotel runs regular free shuttle buses to and from the station that take just 10 minutes.
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Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.