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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Ekimae
Ranked #14 of 168 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagoya
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stopped in Nagoya for a day before heading off to Tokyo. This hotel is not bad and its location is good. Staff is nice and can speak English more or less. This hotel is catered for business travellers.

Pros:
- Excellent Location to anywhere
- Great bed
- Big room

Cons:
- Have to walk up stairs. The lifts were dog slow from bottom floor to 1st floor. The reception is on the first floor. They have a separate lift to go to the hotel rooms from the 1st floor.
- self check out

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

It is a business hotel with bare bones amenities. The room is very small but the queen bed was comfortable. The shower has wonderful water pressure. We requested extra pillows and had to get it from the front desk ourselves. It is a good 8 - 10 minute walk from the train station. There are lots of eating places around. Also close to a street with sex shops. We paid for breakfast buffet because it was reasonable. The staff kindly loaned us two umbrellas because it was pouring out.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the main street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

To be honest, it was a bit disappointing especially after a stay in the nice Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma branch. The Daiwa Roynet Nagoya Ekimae hotel is indeed a typical Japanese business hotel which you will find the bare basics and good only if you look for a cheap quick overnight stay. This did serve our purpose as it was only a stay of less than 12 hours before we departed Japan via Nagoya.

Room is very small (we had twin rooms) and the beds are right next to each other. Amenities are not offered inside hotel room. Instead you pick it up during your check-in at the reception. Both payment and checkout are done using the automatic machines just like other Daiwa Roynet hotels. Washroom is also tiny.

As other people commented, the hotel is not exactly close to railway station despite its name as Ekimae (in front of station). You need to cross at least two roads before you get there and I would say about 5-8 minute walk. At the station, you will find big department stores like Meitetsu and Takashimaya. A good thing is there is a Lawson convenience store right outside the hotel.

Also a car park next to hotel and overnight parking is 1,500 yen per car.

  • Stayed April 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

Yes, there are two Daiwa Roynet hotels near the Nagoya station! One is near the Fast train exit with the name Shingansan and the other is near the Highway Bus center and the subway line with the name Ekimae meaning in front of station - which is this one.

I have stayed on both sides before and knew of their locations well. The former is of a large and bright lobby and is much more expensive than this one, around HK$1,300 where Ekimae is only HK$810.

If you look at the map, there are numerous hotels within 1-2 minutes walk around the Shingansan exit. This one is comparatively a bit far away with at least 6-7 minutes walk to the station.

Room is a little bit spacious when compared to other bugde hotels. For ladies, they provide additional amenities when check-in, including bath powder, hair clips, shower caps and hair bands. The two coffee drips are also interesting particularly when you have nothing to do in the room!

Automatic check-out process is implemented where you only need to insert your room key to the machine and when it shows 0 dollars to pay, you can leave. It is not miserable to leave as the staff in the counter will also say goodbye and thank you to you when they saw you. :)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

Stayed in this hotel for two nights.
Booked a deluxe double room for myself and my daughter.
I studied the map on the hotel's website the night before.
Once you get your bearings, the location is fairly easy.
You want to look for the spiral towers and head towards that. The hotel is an easy walk from that.
If you are coming from Nagoya Station, do not exit on the Shinkansen side, the hotel is on the Sakura Dori exit direction.

My double room is an fairly good size at 18sq metres.
The bed is a proper double bed, not the semi doubles that a lot of chain Japanese hotels provides and my daughter and I could fit quite comfortably in it.
Bed is firm but comfortable. I understand that the hotel was recently refurbished in 2011 so everything is new and clean.
There is a clothes rack right by the entrance where you can also stow your luggage there.
The bathroom is large by Japanese hotels standards. The usual amenities like shampoo, foam bath, conditioner, toothbrushes, combs, shavers etc are provided.

You can set the temperature in your room to either heater mode or aircon mode. I find this feature impressive because Japanese hotels tend to turn up their heating in winter which can get fairly oppressive sometime. This feature allows you to select a temperature you are comfortable with.

Hotel has three washer/dryer machines in the laundry room on the 6th floor.
Cost 200yen to wash only and up to 400yen if you choose the wash and dry function.
Detergent is automatically dispensed into the machine. No need to purchase or add your own.

There is a Moringa coffee shop right next to the hotel and a Japanese food joint next to Moringa.
The Lawson minimart is located right next to the Japanese food joint, good for late night snacks and drinks although the hotel also provides a kettle and tea, coffee packages if you'll rather make
your own.

I would stay in this hotel again, it's location is really good and the hotel staff very polite and friendly, especially the lady working the late afternoon, evening shift.

Room Tip: The standard doubles and the deluxe doubles are actually the same size, just that the standard doubl...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

I stayed in the Daiwa Roynet Ekimae for business for 3 nights. Overall, I was really happy with the choice. The hotel is relatively new and rooms are in good condition. The A/C works great (once you figure out which mode is Air Conditioning!) It isn't self explanatory and only is in Japanese, so I had to ask the front desk clerk who happily explained which mode was A/C and not just fan.
The bed was comfortable, they have actual Wireless internet (a rare treat in Japan), the breakfast is basic, but good with a choice of western or japanese in adjacent coffee shops and the room was clean (expected in Japan). Overall, it was a great choice and I would stay here again!

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet, even though the rooms face a busy street. I always like upper floors to avoid...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Having travelled around Japan for three weeks and having some notion of what business hotels are like, I found this just average. Perhaps I hit a busy couple of days for Nagoya since I paid about double what I had been paying for similar places in other large cities (Y13,000 versus 6-8,000 otherwise). Room was slightly larger than average but faced an internal wall. Typical for Japanese business hotels, the instructions for using it were mor copious than the offering of ten Japanese-language channels. Internet was wired...I have learned to hate these short blue LAN cords. They did offer some free coffee and there is a fridge and pants press in the room. The bathroom cubical is basic and there was a long black hair stuck to the shower wall. In Japan this must be a criminal offense considering how spotless even low-priced hotels usually are. Good location just five minutes walk from the sprawling train station complex if you exit the correct (main) entrance.

Room Tip: The internal wall is rather ugly...try for something outside facing.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Ekimae
Address: 1-23-20 Meieki-minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0003, Aichi Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Chubu > Aichi Prefecture > Nagoya > Nagoya Station
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#5 Family Hotel in Nagoya
#8 Business Hotel in Nagoya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Ekimae 3*
Number of rooms: 188
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