We spent a week at Sakara-Gion with our 4 younger boys. Had a great time. The property is well-maintained and the owners quickly accommodated all of our requests/needs.
As many of the reviews have stated, the location is very close to the hustle and bustle of the Gion district without being right in the middle of things. For us, this was a major plus. The Gion district is a famous night-life area, and, if you're unfamiliar with Japan, the night life can go until all hours of the evening (including weekdays). This property is in a very quiet area and short (literally 5 minute at most) walk to the Gion district. So it was perfect for us.
Accommodations were spacious for our family of 6--I believe 6 adults could also fit comfortably. Even after coming back to the states (we're from Orange County, CA), staying at Sakara Gion was our boys' favorite and most memorable part of the trip.
Access to other sites around Kyoto is convenient. The walk to the Subway or bus stops takes about 7 minutes and then you can get around the city from there.
The local bath house (right across the street) is not to be missed and patrons there were very helpful as are various english, bathhouse etiquette signs. Grocery store(s) are convenient as well.
One final note, the property has been updated to accommodate larger foreigners including higher door thresholds. I'm 6' 3"+ and found this property to be very comfortable.