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!
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