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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Ekimae
Ranked #15 of 168 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagoya
Hartselle, Alabama
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“Good Value in Nagoya”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

First off, there are TWO of these Daiwa Roynet Hotels in Nagoya near the train station. Make sure you pick the right one. The one I stayed at is the Nagoya Ekimae which is on the Southeast side of the main train station (the more "popular" side). The other one is on the Northwest side of the train station just about the same distance away (both are about a 5-8 minute walk from the station). If you get turned around at the station (like I did), you can easily end up at the wrong hotel and if you don't speak Japanese (like me), it can be "frustrating" trying to figure out why they don't have your reservation (and why they seem to be telling you that you are at the wrong hotel).
The hotel itself is very nice, clean, and efficient. The beds are hard, but every bed I had in Japan was hard, so that is evidently the norm. The room was small, but very efficient and clean. Everything worked well, including the wired internet (no wireless). There is a coffee shop that serves breakfast for a reasonable price (500 yen) on the ground floor. There is a convenience store right at the corner, the underground shopping complex (with almost limitless food and shopping choices) is just a block away, and if you must have American junk food, McD's is just across the street. You are near the main train station, so transportation options are almost limitless. The hotel lobby is on the second floor, but there is an elevator if you are too tired (like I was) to take the stairs. Overall, it was a good value for a hotel that close to the center of Nagoya. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Excellent hotel and good value, located very close to Nagoya station and lots of shops/restaurants. The room was well equipped with toiletries and practical extras to make the stay very easy. Comfortable bed, etc. All features of the room were labelled and clearly explained in both Japanese and English. Great wifi, telephone and TV facilities. Much better value than a more expensive American hotel that would have a bigger room. Breakfast facilities are limited to a small cafe next door, so it's a good idea to take a walk to find a nice breakfast place somewhere local. I stayed here just before Christmas and there was a great buzz around Nagoya. Staff were so friendly and obliging; just like most Japanese people.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

I booked this hotel because it says it is Nagoya Eki Mae, i.e. right in front of Nagoya station. Wrong! I had two suitcases and a bag to carry and started walking. By the time I got to the hotel, I was really tired and became really angry for such advertisement was allowed to go ahead. Rooms and service are OK, no prob. They do not have their own breakfast but you have to go to outside to have breakfast. Nothing special about this hotel, I wish I had chosen other hotel that is closer to the station. I could not use their internet service.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2011

I stayed for 5 nights at this hotel. It is a five minute walk from Nagoya station and I would advise you to get directions before you go for Nagoya station (like all Japanese stations) has several exits. I took the Meitetsu Line from the airport and got off at the exit (I forget the name) that put me on the main road on which the Hotel is. It is one block away from a unique black spiral tower that everyone seems to know. Small room, but very functional and clean with everything you want in it (pot to boil water, hair dryer, even a pant press!) and free internet. My room was overlooking the main road but not noisy. There is a convenience store at the corner of the block, a nice coffee shop downstairs, and of course, you can walk across to the station and find a whole world of shopping and restaurants there! Recommend the place strongly. It is well connected to get to anywhere.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

I stayed Meitetsu Grand last time to get disappointed in the old & shabbiness when they charge the similar price to this Daiwa Roynet, which requires you to walk further a bit but provides a nice & clean room. The room is not very spacey as they put a big bed in the room but it gave me a comfort night for a good sleep. Go for Marriott if you can afford but if you want to save a bit, this is a better choice than others within the similar budget, JPY9,000 to 10,000/night. It's worth to walk down a bit. They will open one near the station this autumn.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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singapore
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

I frequently use the Trip Advisor ratings to help me in my choice of hotels and found this hotel near the Nagoya station to be rated highly. It did not disappoint as it felt new, was clean and I was given a corner room which had a good view. There was a coffee house on the ground floor which served good coffee and light breakfast. Although the hotel was near the station, it was a good 15-minute walk and might not be very convenient in bad weather as there is no shelter during the last portion where you have to cross a major road.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2010

We stayed for three nights at the Daiwa-Roynet in Nagoya, as a stopover from Tokyo to Osaka in January 2010. The hotel is classed as a three-star, although I'm sure these star ratings count for less these days than they used to. The hotel is a short walk away from Nagoya shinkansen station, just ask for directions at the (typically) friendly and helpful train station information point if you are unsure.

You will take the lift up to the first floor of the building to check-in - very helpful, friendly and smiling staff, some of these speak English but be daring and try your holiday Japanese. You will be rewarded with extra smiles.

The entire hotel is spotlessly clean, and is designed for the business traveller. Do not let this put you off though, the Daiwa-Roynet is perfect for a stopover and quick tour of Nagoya. All of the basic amenities are provided, with small (but not tiny) rooms, clean bathrooms, empty fridge for you to stock up with goodies purchased from the Lawson Station next door to the hotel. There are self-service laundry facilities which are cheap to use and an absolute god-send for the weary traveller in need of a clean up! There are some shops nearby to the hotel, but the castle and the major (and very swish) shopping areas are a 30-minute walk away.

If you happen to find yourself in need of a day or two to catch up with washing, shopping, decent local grub and simple and clean lodgings, stay at the Daiwa-Roynet.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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