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Review of Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi
Ranked #24 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

OK, so the location of this place means that it’s a slightly longer walk to some tourist attractions, restaurant and entertainment areas than it would be from hotels on the “right” side of Kyoto JR Station, but this hotel is cheaper, relatively new, and the location is still very convenient. It’s also a great place to stay.

If you are arriving in Kyoto by train, keep an eye out for the Avanti building. It’s a landmark that visible when you’re arriving on most train services, and - being only several blocks from the hotel - will help you navigate there. The Avanti building is on the same side of the station as the Shinkansen tracks, so if you’re arriving by Shinkansen you won’t have too much walking ahead of you.

I have seen several different descriptions for getting from Kyoto station (JR or Kintetsu) to the hotel, but agree with a previous poster that the East Hachijo exit is the best way, although it does involves quite a few stairs. This exit takes you under Hachijo Street (“hachijo-dori”). (If you find yourself at street level on the Station side of Hachijo-dori, you’ll need to find the stairs that take you back down to the subway that goes under the road).You’ll end up on the other side of Hachijo-dori, below street level but in the open air, in what appears to be the forecourt of Avanti. With your back to the station, choose the stairs that take you towards the right hand side of the Avanti building (not the left). Once you reach street level, walk alongside the Avanti building, still with your back to the station. At the far corner of the Avanti building, you’ll reach a set of pedestrian lights - turning neither right nor left, walk through them (and - this being Japan - observing the lights), still keeping your back to the station, and when you reach the next set of pedestrian lights, you’ll see the hotel directly in front of you. That’s only four or five minutes from when you left the station exit.

Check in time is 2 pm; check-out is 11 am - that’s as good as it gets in Japan. I arrived half an hour early, but my room was ready and I was able to check-in and go straight up. Service at check-in - and elsewhere - was friendly and helpful.

Wifi in the room and lobby area is free, fast and doesn’t require a password, symptomatic of hotel management that wants to make guests’ stays as user friendly as possible.

Apart from a double bed with the head and one side pushed up against the walls, I also had a bench along the window with TV, and plenty of room for using my laptop, making a cup of tea or eating a snack. Apart from the bed, and the bench, there was a swivel chair, a stand for my bag, and wardrobe hanging space near the door. I had a view over the street but there was no issue with noise - just a view of street life.

The bathroom: small but functional, with a deep bath and a regular bidet/toilet. Like most Japanese business hotels, you’ll find separate shampoo/conditioner/body lotion/hand wash, plus the normal razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, etc.

I was expecting to walk over to the other side of Kyoto station each morning and eat a “morning service” breakfast, but I found myself returning to the hotel’s buffet breakfast instead, even though it was more expensive, and I ended up eating more than what I normally would.

For Y1030 (just over $US10), you get a choice of western and Japanese dishes. My appreciation of breakfast improved each day as I added more Japanese items to my selection. The hot western fare is nothing special but there are goodies such as natural yoghurt served in small square ceramic containers, and a range of breads which tasted better once I heated them in the toaster oven.

The Japanese food included quite a few salad items, some of which I had never seen before. There were also some dishes which sounded suspect (“tofu refuse”) but which tasted fine, to this reviewer, at least, and without ill effects.

I very much appreciated that (a) there was a coffee machine for guests to use, and (b) it offered a choice of “Coffee” and “Weak coffee.” I chose the “Coffee” option every time - the coffee didn’t taste fantastic but it was reasonable strength.

At breakfast, I noticed that quite a few people lingered on in the cafe area after they’d eaten their breakfast, staying on longer than what I might have expected. I eventually put this down to the ambience - it’s a relaxing and enjoyable place to be, even if the view of the outside area is nothing special. This is not an expensive hotel (my room rate was around $US70 per night, booked through Expedia), and there’s nothing formal or grand about it, but a lot of thought has gone into the design features of the lobby and adjacent cafe area - in my opinion, a pleasing use of shape, texture, and color, especially when seen from the cafe.

I occasionally used the vending machines on the second floor - the drinks are fine (Asahi beer from as little as Y180 per can), but look elsewhere for food - there’s little to recommend here, and nothing if you’re craving chocolate. There’s also a microwave if you want to heat up meals you’ve bought in local convenience stores.

I didn’t use the trouser press that was fitted in my room. Likewise, I didn’t use the washing and drying machines on the fifth floor, but was glad that they were there if I needed them. I didn’t try the nearby bicycle rental, either, but I think bikes would be a terrific way of getting around.

I’m glad I chose this hotel (largely on the recommendations of many Tripadvisor members before me). I probably won’t stay here again, however. It’s a matter of location: this trip, I’m primarily here to visit family and the restaurants around my son’s house in downtown Kyoto offer many more choices than the area around Kyoto station. It’s horses for courses. If I were using a rail pass to travel around Japan and if I were using Kyoto as a base, I would stay in this hotel again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Dundas3071
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KyotoHachijyoDRH, 支配人 at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Thank you for staying at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi.
And also, we appreciate that you gave us many comments. As you mentioned, the Avanti building will help you navigate to our hotel, and it takes about 5 minutes by walk. We are glad to hear from you that you had a good time while you stayed in our hotel.

We hope to see you again when you visit to Japan next time. Thank you.
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Elwood, Australia
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124 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This hotel was a typical Japanese business hotel. The room was spotless and had a molded form fit plastic bathroom that did seem to sway a bit when in there. It is close to Kyoto station but a bit of a hike to the od town area of Gion. A daily bus pass from the station costs 500 yen and can be used to see all the sights.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheHappyWandering1
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KyotoHachijyoDRH, 支配人 at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Thank you for staying at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi.
We appreciate that you gave us your comments. We are glad to hear from you that you had a good time while you stayed in our hotel.

We hope to see you again when you visit to Japan next time. Thank you.
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

My 11 year old son & I are currently staying here so I decided to write a review.

LOCATION is excellent. It is literally 2 short street blocks to Kyoto Station. No need to take cabs!
There's a small convenient store where you can buy your toiletries, snacks or whatever you need.

There's also a giant department store called Avanti where you can buy anything you need!

My favorite is the hotel's coin laundry! I wash our clothes every night or first thing in the morning. It only costs 200 yen (wash) which is about $2 and 100 yen (dry) for every 30 minutes.
There's also a vending machine next to the laundromat!

Another great amenity is their public computer at the lobby. You can browse & print for 50 yen per page.


ROOMS are basic, clean, small but comfortable. Shower pressure is great! Toiletries, robe, slippers are provided. Air conditioning works well and they even have an air purifier (?) which is a good plus. No complains really. Perhaps a better view from our room? I honestly think this is not important at all. We keep the curtains shut anyway plus we are out all day.

They also have breakfast buffet every morning for a fee of about $10 for adults and $5 for kids which I think is a good deal. We haven't tried it yet because my son has been waking up late. Bfast starts at 6:30am-10am only. It seems to be worth checking out.

Service is good. Didn't really ask them for anything. My son & I try to figure things on our own due to the language barrier. By the way, make sure you download Google translate on your iphone. We use it to "talk" to the locals and it helped us a lot!

Great value for the location & facilities.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank farrochka
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KyotoHachijyoDRH, 支配人 at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for staying at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi.
And also, we appreciate that you gave us many comments. As you mentiond, our hotel is located close to Kyoto station, and it is absolutely great. We are glad to hear from you that you had a good time while you stayed in our hotel.

We hope to see you again when you visit to Japan next time. Thank you.
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Jonkoping, Sweden
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I only stayed at this hotel for a few days but it was some very nice days. The hotel is really clean and feels modern. The staff were well dressed (like in all hotels in Japan) and friendly and helpful. The staff spoke pretty good english so communications were easy. When I checked in they had a trainee working in the reception with her supervisor. Everything went smooth but she accidentally told me to pay for my stay even though I had prepaid. Her supervisor quickly told her that I've already paid and I know how it is to be new at the job so I didn't really care but she was really flustered about it and apologized about ten times =).

My room was small but enough for me. (I traveled alone) It was clean and the toilets were nice. The only bad thing was that the wall sockets only had two plugs but my adapter had the other version with three plugs, but they had the three-plug version in the reception area so I was able to charge my phone.

I really liked this hotel and will most likely stay at it again or some of the other hotels in the same hotel chain.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AntonJoel
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KyotoHachijyoDRH, マネージャー at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for staying at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi.
And also, we appreciate that you gave us many comments. We are glad to hear from you that you had a good time while you stayed in our hotel.

We hope to see you again when you visit to Japan next time. Thank you.
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San Jose, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

This hotel is a short walk from the train station, making it a good base in Kyoto. We could see Toji Temple from our room but the immediate neighborhood was a bit boring. Thankfully the more interesting area just north of Kyoto Station was a very short walk. Communication in English was not always as easy as I would have liked. The coin laundry (3 washer/dryer combo units) was greatly appreciated. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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KyotoHachijyoDRH, 支配人 at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel.

We are really happy that you had a good time in Kyoto.

We hope to see you again in the near future.


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Uppsala, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I visited Kyoto for a conference and the hotel was on the recommendation list of the organizers. I got booked for 8 nights, but needed 3 extra and it was a little tricky to extend my booking, but thanks to the very helpful personnel everything went very well. The hotel is very clean, the location is great - within walking distance from the central station and a nearby subway station. Everybody were smiling and welcoming, it really made my first visit to Japan very pleasant.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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KyotoHachijyoDRH, 支配人 at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you for staying at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi.
We are glad to hear from you that you had a good time while you stayed in our hotel. As you mentioned, our hotel is located close to Kyoto station, and it is easy to access to our hotel. We appreciate for your comments. Thank you.

We hope to see you again when you visit to Japan next time. Thank you.
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed in the standard double room for 5 nights. We booked and paid via their direct English website hence got a good deal with breakfast vouchers included, provided upon check in. Everything was 5 star quality from the service to the standard of the room. The hotel was very easy to locate, 5 mins walk (2 small blocks) from Kyoto JR station and major shopping malls, nice and quiet location with surrounding restaurants and convenience stores for the random midnight munchies. The lobby was immaculate and welcoming with connecting breakfast buffet. We arrived slightly earlier than usual check in time (2pm) however the very friendly front desk staff who spoke sufficient English advised that our room was ready hence we could check in straight away!

The room was a modern design, very clean, nice and cozy for the two of us. Being pre warned, we knew and expected the 'size' of a standard Japanese hotel room however the general quality of the room was so good and the fact that we spent most of our time sightseeing, size was never an issue. Despite the size, it was equipped with the basics LCD TV, fridge, tea & coffee, desk with chair, a small couch, wifi access, and all bathroom necessities.

We loved it there and would definitely recommend and return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank 1000riceballs
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KyotoHachijyoDRH, 支配人 at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Thank you for staying at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi.


As you say ,our hotel is locate 5 minutes from Kyoto Station.
It's easy for you to come here.
We are grad to you had a great time in our hotel.
We hope to see you again.
Thank you very much!


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Property: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi
Address: 9-2 Higashikujo Kitakarasumacho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8017, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Southern Kyoto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi 3*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 4min walk from KYOTO STATON.Very convineence to sightseeing,dinning,shopping.There are huge shopping center near the hotel.From Airport(Kansai-Osaka) 80min by Limousin bus.Japanease-Kyoto style design hotel.English available ... more   less 
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