Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma

678 Omandokorocho, Karasumadori Bukkoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8413 Kyoto Prefecture
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Finding an ideal charming hotel in Kyoto does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. Guests of Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma are also welcome to enjoy breakfast buffet, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Kyoto, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma is located a short distance from Kyoto Station Building (1.0 mi) and Toji (1.6 mi).

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the sushi restaurants, including Sushi no Musashi JR Kyoto Station 8-jo Entrance, Musashi Sushi, and Gion Matsudaya, all of which are a short distance from Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular monuments and statues, such as Toyoguni Mausoleum (Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Tomb), Memorial of Zosan Sakuma, Masujiro Omura, and Sakamoto Ryoma and Nakaoka Shintaro.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma puts the best of Kyoto at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Taxi service
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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678 Omandokorocho, Karasumadori Bukkoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8413 Kyoto Prefecture
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sundaybrunch wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China790 contributions266 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not impressed with the check-in. I arrived early in the morning and dropped my bag. I asked when is the earliest to check in, the front desk staff said 2pm (as stated on the booking receipt). My second question to the staff was whether there’s a business center in the hotel which I can use. The answer is a terse “no”. Then I asked if there’s a restaurant or cafe in the hotel, again another terse “no” and then said there are some nearby. It is just appalling to see this kind of service here. I have had better experience when I stayed at their Himeji branch.

I guess am not sure if their Hotel Manager are not reading this. But I hope the readers out there will make a more informed decision when they book this hotel. Given they are so restrictive on the check-in time, my advice is that if you happen to arrive town very early, spent a bit extra to book an extra night so you have the room ready or stay in the capsule hotel for a few hours to fight that jet lag.

The rooms are reasonable 18m square for a standard double, which is good enough for one person and I assure you can open your suitcase flatly on the floor. It’s clean and full bathroom amenities equipped except for shower cap. Please bring your own if you need it.

Drip coffee bags are given to you at the reception upon your arrival.

Location is within a minute walk to the Shijo subway station. There isn’t a lift or elevator at that exit, you will have to drag your luggage up for at least 2 flights of staircases if you plan to use the subway to the hotel. Hailing a cab from the Kyoto could be a better option if you have a large piece of luggage and it is only 780 yen.

15 minutes walk to Daimaru or Nishiki Market.

Hope this is useful.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Travelating wrote a review Apr 2023
Camden, Maine97 contributions124 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you love a good breakfast in the morning, while traveling, you’ll find yourself looking for a coffee shop nearby that sells breakfast.

This was the worst breakfast. I think I’ve had since a motel six experience somewhere in the American boondocks.

Any hotel that can make an actual pot of coffee and offer slice bread with a toaster is going to beat this one.

The room was the epitome of Japanese miniaturization.

In fairness, other hotels in Japan, including a Daiwa, were very good.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roger W wrote a review Jun 2019
Siebnen, Switzerland1,708 contribution5,003 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was included in our Japan-Tour and belongs to the Daiwa Roynet Hotel-Group, which you can found all over Japan. The hotel is located very central, a metro-station is just near by and the famous Spopping-Street and the Train-Station can be reached by walking. I was positive surprised about the room, the size was ok and also the bed was confortable. The breakfast was as always not really for europeans made and the room for breakfast ist pretty small and it can happen you have to wait for a table. But for a Kyoto-Trip i would take this hotel again.
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Date of stay: May 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Soapy49 wrote a review Jun 2017
Nambucca Heads, Australia80 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 8 days in the 2nd part of our recent Japanese holiday. We used the hotel as a base and visited Nara, Osaka & Hiroshima. Plus had a local guide for 2 days.
The hotel was ideal and covered all our needs.
Two stops via subway from Kyoto Station to Shijo subway station then via exit 5 at southern end of platform. Note if you have luggage their are a number of stairs to negotiate. We had on-forwarded our luggage from our previous hotel (refer our review Mercure Ginza). Turn left after Exit 5, 100 steps and you are at the front door of the hotel. We caught bullet train from Tokyo and arrived prior to check in 2pm. Had coffee at nearby shop till appointed check in time. Staff where helpful and we recovered our bags and where in our room (8th floor) quickly. Note that check in staff give you a whole range of options like coffee etc to take when checking in.
Room is typical for japan, we had twin room and with 2 large/1 small bags, we arranged ourselves very comfortably within that space. We ate breakfast in our room and had drinks each night, little tight but quiet workable. Bathroom was quite adequate, well resourced, plenty of hot water with good pressure.
Hotel has 2 vending outlets on 8th and 2nd? floors that dispense drinks etc including beer at realistic prices. Also on 5th floor they have a self service laundry which we used almost daily. 200 yen for washing (powder added by machine no cost) and 200 we found for drying a real saver.
Their is a Japanese restaurant at the front of the hotel at which breakfast is served, buy coupons from reception if not included in you accommodation 1000 yen per person ?, buffet arrangement. Mostly Japanese foods small western range. we ate once and after that we went each day to Diamaru Food basement approx 10 minutes walk away in main shopping street (at hotel entrance turn right walk back past the subway entrance 5 to reach main street, then turn right) and bought a baguette, ham and cheese and ate that in our room. Huge range of foods and they cut the baguette for you.
Similarly my wife was not keen on the food so there is an Irish Pub (Man on the Moon) 5 minutes walk from hotel. Turn left at entrance same side of street. This has a fair range of western food so we ate most nights there.
We had local guide for 2 days and one day we looked after ourselves visiting Imperial Palace and walking down main street to Gion , have a good look around this area as it is very old world Japan with plenty of impressive temples to be visited.
We had JR 14 day passes but also purchased on arrival in Japan 2 Pasmo passes which get you round 99% of subway, buses etc in Japan (you can also use a Suica pass which does same thing) If you are tripping around these passes are a must as you will incur up too AUD10 to 20 per person day costs and having to buy tickets at each station is painful. Also they sell day passes which is another option.. Recharge the card at any 7/11 or Lawson's store at any station.
Hotel had a Lawson's store almost next door, they have a good range of most things including beer, drinks some food lines and even fresh fruit.
All the staff from front office to house where polite and most helpful. English may be a bit short at reception at times but you will easily work around that.
We exited Japan via a 10am flight from Kansai Airport and did this but arranging a minivan service that cost us approx AUD100. They picked us up from hotel at 6am and it took 90 minutes, pre booked this before leaving Aust,. Popular service as the van was full. You can also catch a train from Kyoto station to airport (which is covered by JR pass) however to lug your suitcases to station was the draw back.
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Date of stay: May 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The self service laundry was a great help.
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Lena S wrote a review Jul 2017
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice business hotel. Clean and fairly modern. Bathroom was nice with Japanese toilet. It has well equipped vending machines. It was very close to everything we needed. However it's about 2km from the station that the shinkansen drops you off at, so if you have bags you might want to consider a taxi (very cheap) as the footpaths aren't the best to walk a wheely case on. Otherwise there is a subway station not too far from the hotel. Hotel is around the corner to the shopping precinct. Our top floor room didn't have much of a view, it was of the building next door however, we weren't there to spend all day in the room so it suited its purpose just fine for us. Close to a number of restaurants. The restaurant downstairs offers traditional Japanese buffet breakfast with a few western options. Dinner there was also lovely traditional cuisine.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter_travel_13 wrote a review Sept 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates154 contributions55 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Having had an exceptional stay at the Daiwa Roynet Ginza in Tokyo, I was looking forward to seeing what their sister hotel in Kyoto had to offer - disappointment would be an understatement. The marketing suggests that this hotel has WiFi - but with a download speed of less than 0.5 renders the idea of watching a movie or making a Skype call useless. I am an English solo traveler so with no English language tv (not even CNN) this leaves me and others like me isolated. I have spoken to the manager and he has not solved the issue.

You might not mind slow-no internet, but if WiFi is a factor in your choice then look elsewhere.

On a separate note the quality of the hotel is not so great either, carpets are old, furniture worn with some damage.

I would definitely suggest looking elsewhere
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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xxopheliaoo wrote a review May 2018
San Francisco, California24 contributions28 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location was excellent! Close to shopping, subway, buses, cafe and restaurants. If you are a light sleeper you might need to think twice because the hotel is located on a busy road across the street from a police station. Traffic is not loud but occasionally you can hear siren goes off maybe once or twice a night. The room was really small as expected in Japan, we went in November so it was peak season and the price was not cheap. Breakfast buffet was included and was very typical Japanese fare.

You can smell cigarette smokes in the lobby because that's where the smoking room is situated, right next to the reception desk. We flew from Kuala Lumpur via Osaka Airport on a red-eye flight arriving at the hotel at around 1:40 p.m. and proceeded with check-in. The reception desk asked to make copies of our passports and requested my husband's credit card for deposit but would not let us check in to our room because it was 10 minutes to 2 p.m. As far as I am concern, the best thing about this hotel is the location.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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LAtraveler719 wrote a review Jan 2018
Studio City90 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We especially liked this hotel for its great location. On a major street in Kyoto and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. Also, was able to enjoy the nightlife in the Gion area and Pontocho area and have a pleasant walk back to the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jana B wrote a review Sept 2017
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 5 nights at this hotel, and could not be happier with the service and facilities provided. The rooms were spacious (by Japan's standards) and kept clean. The staff were extremely helpful, holding our luggage when we arrived before check-in, and helping us to arrange luggage delivery to our next hotel. The hotel is centrally located. Within walking distance to the subway and Kyoto station, as well as Shijo- the main shopping district of Kyoto. Would definitely stay here again when we return to Kyoto.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barrington S 120 wrote a review Sept 2017
146 contributions98 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent three nights here as a base. Size of rooms makes manoeuvre difficult as floor full of cases. Comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms. Pity no English language TV station for the news.
Breakfast in a very Japanese room and food very Japanese, shame that hot food is not hot, but this seems the norm in Japan all food either tepid or cold.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Joachim S
Linz, Austria87 contributions55 helpful votes
I was guest in this hotel and they kept pur luggage
hollarm asked a question Nov 2018
Spring Valley Village, Texas86 contributions18 helpful votes
What is the best way to get to ITM airport?
Answer from MINORU T
Tokyo, Japan320 contributions38 helpful votes
Hi ! The room I stayed at had airconditioning(It means "not central"). Welcome to Japan and have a nice trip !!
Terri K asked a question Mar 2017
Oahu, Hawaii29 contributions7 helpful votes
Are we able to rent or use a crib or bassinet? if yes, what would be the additional charge?
Answer from Eleni H
Ancaster, Canada616 contributions45 helpful votes
There is room but I don't know the answer if there is a charge.
Terrygrim3 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Haverhill, Massachusetts325 contributions152 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you have the style of bed you want"
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TomLoveTravel wrote a tip Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore226 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"needed slightly more space, choose the 2 single bedded room, wash room and room size is bigger! this cost slightly more."
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Soapy49 wrote a tip Jun 2017
Nambucca Heads, Australia80 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The self service laundry was a great help."
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Emily_Robin wrote a tip Apr 2017
UK52 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if there are rooms with different mattress types?"
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Ben S wrote a tip Dec 2016
Adelaide, Australia54 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just make sure you specify the number of people when booking if using a third party site."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma
Which popular attractions are close to Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Nearby attractions include Ninja Dojo and Store (0.10 miles), Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura (0.2 miles), and Hayakawa Hamonoten (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ouchigohan Nakashimaya, Goichi Pizza, and Tonshabu Hide, Kyoto Shijo Karasuma.
Is Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.5 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.5 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.1 miles).
Is Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijo Karasuma accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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