The Daiwa Roynet chain of upscale business hotels provide reliably clean and comfortable accommodation with excellent services and amenities. Currently this chain has three hotels in Kyoto: the Kyoto-Hachijoguchi branch which is a short walk south of Kyoto Station, the Kyoto-ShijoKarasuma branch which is very centrally located, and the Kyoto Ekimae branch which opened in August 2016.
The name of the newest hotel, “Kyoto Ekimae” literally means “in front of Kyoto Station” as the hotel is just a five minute walk to the station’s north. This is also an excellent location for shopping, dining, and sightseeing as the hotel sits between the Kyoto Yodobashi department store to the south, and Higashi Honganji Temple to the north. Kyoto Tower
The Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae has a range of double rooms and twin rooms which are graded in increasing size as “standard”, “superior” and “executive”. Guest rooms have an elegant interior style called “kimono mind” which is meant combine the grace of traditional silken robes with the warmth of an old style Kyoto townhouse. The hotel hallways are also lit with lanterns at your feet, just as they would be in a traditional Kyoto home.
All rooms are fully air conditioned, and supplied with high speed internet, free Wi-Fi and LAN cable connections, LCD TVs with free satellite broadcasting and pay per view video on demand, a refrigerator, a trouser press, an electric kettle, and nightwear. In the bathroom you will find a bathtub with shower attachment, a bidet toilet, a hairdryer and a full set of complimentary toiletries. This hotel is completely non-smoking.
The Daiwa Roynet group of hotels place a heavy emphasis on cleanliness, hospitality and security. For the sake of the guests’ peace of mind, the main entrance of the hotel is locked at midnight until 6:00 am the following morning. However, guests can use their room key cards to reenter the building during these hours.
There is a Vietnamese restaurant on the 2nd floor of the hotel building called Nhà Viet Nam. A buffet breakfast is served here daily from 6.30 – 10.00 (with last orders at 9.40). Lunch is served from 11.00 – 14.00 and dinner from 17.00 – 22.00. There are also a wide variety of dining opportunities in the neighboring Kyoto Yodobashi department store.
This hotel has a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities.
The hotel is wheelchair accessible and guide dogs are allowed on the premises.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae Location Map
To find the Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae walk north from the north central exit of Kyoto Station on Karasuma Street. You will pass the Kyoto Bus Terminal, and then Kyoto Tower will be on your left. Continuing north you will find the hotel just past Kyoto Yodobashi on the left side of the road.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.