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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kobe Sannomiya
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5-1-6 Gokodori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 651-0087, Hyogo Prefecture (JR Sannomiya Station)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 114 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
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“Met expectations, happy with my stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stayed at the Daiwa Roynet Sannomiya (4 nights) on a recent business trip as it is within walking distance to my office. I gave this place 4 stars because, based on my expectations, I was totally satisfied with my stay. My expectations: small rooms, airplane-like bathrooms, minimal English from the staff. While all these were true, I was still impressed with how clean the rooms/bathrooms were and how polite and friendly the front desk staff were. Also, upon check-in, they present you with a little basket, where you are able to choose from bath salts, facial cleansers, bath sponges, etc. So cute! I also got a HUGE kick out of the payment process. You basically pre-pay upon check-in, using these little kiosk machines (swipe your credit card or feed Japanese Yen in). It was such an efficient process!! (Successfully pre-paying also activates your room key, so no getting around this step!)

In the room, there was free wi-fi, which was totally appreciated and a list of extra amenities you could request from Housekeeping, if necessary (i.e space heater, water boiling pot, etc.) I guess I might deduct half a star for their breakfast. I little too Japanese-y for me, with everything laid out at room temperature, so even eggs and breakfast meats were cold (yuck). Luckily, there was a Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee both within walking distance, which made my mornings immensely more pleasurable.

Finally, I thought the area itself was quiet and convenient, as well. Emphasis on quiet! But walk just two or three blocks over and it became a buslting hub with quite a few restaurants, shopping centers and cute boutique shops. Also must agree with other posters that the price cannot be beat! Overall, a very pleasant stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Spent two nights here as a tourist in Kobe. The hotel is centrally located in the downtown area, easy walk to train station. With an emphasis on efficiency, the hotel check in and out processes focus on minimizing human contact. the rooms are comfortable, with coffee machine and nice baths.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Simple, but comfy, and very convenient to the Sannomiya area. You can walk to just about everything. The place is clean, the rooms are fine, nothing great, but the beds are quite comfortable,which is always my biggest concern. The breakfast buffet is nothing to write home about, fairly boring compared to some other Japanese hotel buffets, but it's good enough to get ya going.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

This hotel is located close to our office in Kobe and is simple but functional. It is a short walk to Sannomiya station which is also where the limo bus from Osaka airport arrives. There are also plenty of stores and restaurants in the area.

The rooms are small and I'm glad I'm not tall otherwise you would not be able to stand in the bathroom.

The bed is ok and don't forget to ask for extra pillows at the front desk. Pillows in Japan seem to be small and flat. Not great if you are a side sleeper.

The wired internet in the room is high speed and that means you can work easily.

The breakfast is Japanese and if your not a fan go eat breakfast somewhere else. They do have croissants and bread but they are not great. The coffee is fine but walking to Starbucks or Seattle Coffee means you can get better coffee and something to eat.

You can't beat the price of the hotel though so if you need to stay somewhere in Kobe this hotel is fine.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2010

This hotel is an easy walk from Sannomiya station and is in a reasonable quiet location.
Reception area is spacious and staff were friendly and efficient. They are not however too fluent with english. Enough to get you checked in and answer easy queries, but that's about it. I stayed in a single room which was small by european stanards, but matches normal japanese business standards.

The bed was clean and comfy, there was a good size desk with a good leather swivel chair, along with a small casual table and single chair. Flat screen TV only has japanese channels, not even cnn news. Free broadband connection with a lan cable in the room was good and easy to use.

Small but clean bathroom, with the normal japanese 'half' size bath and small shower attachment.

Rooms were not entirely sound proof but noise intrusion was minimal and it was a comfortable, albeit small place to spend my 3 nights in Kobe. There is a small fridge in the room, which can be stocked with items from the 24hr convenience store across the road.

There is no bar within the hotel, but in sannomiya there are plenty of bars and restuarants very close by so it wasn't much of an inconvenience.

A good cheaper alternative to the 4 or 5 star hotels in the area that charge double the price or more.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

The room is quite small (same as the Japanese Hotel), however very clean and comfortable. You can have your private time without disturbing ... Furthermore it's not far from the Sannomiya area (Shopping center, street, station) ....
Let this hotel be the one choice for your destination

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

My wife and I stayed 4 nights in a Deluxe Twin room. While the room was modern and clean, we were very disappointed with it's size. There was hardly any space around the twin beds which were pushed together. We are familiar with Japan's room size, but this hotel was noticeably sub-par. Also, there were very limited channels available without paying extra for a full selection. The bathroom was modular plastic like an RV. Management seems to focus on nickel and diming guests here. Our travel agent said this was a 4-star property. It was more like a new 2-star hotel similar to a Toyoko Inn. The convenient location did not make up for it's shortcomings. It was poor value when compared to other hotels in the Kobe. This is strictly a Japanese businessman's hotel IMHO.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5-1-6 Gokodori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 651-0087, Hyogo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe > JR Sannomiya Station , Sannomiya Station
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kobe
#8 Spa Hotel in Kobe
#10 Business Hotel in Kobe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kobe Sannomiya 3*
Number of rooms: 225
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