The brand-new Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma is a brilliant new midrange business hotel within walking distance of downtown.
Hotels don’t come much newer than this recently opened hotel on Karasuma-dori. Nor, for that matter, do they come with names that are much harder to say. Still, if you can get over that, the Roynet is a great value. The rooms are all still in excellent condition, the common areas are stylish, and you’re within a few minutes’ walk of two subway stations. If you feel like walking, about 10 minutes will bring you to the downtown shopping and entertainment district.
678 Omandokorocho, Shimogyo-ku
Internet: LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
1min walk from Shijo Station, Karasuma subway line or Karasuma Station, Hankyu line
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