We booked this hotel through Agoda.com with an early bird discount. Check in was very easy and professional, no question with our voucher. As the other reviewers said the location of this hotel is ideal. We took a taxi to the hotel from Kyoto Station. The name of the hotel is quite confusing. Make sure you have the map of the hotel as our taxi driver thought we wanted to go to Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa instead which is hopefully one block away.
Nothing to add with regard to the room, service, free wifi, etc all perfect. Hotel bar: cocktails are good but so small for the same price as you would pay in Tokyo. Breakfast: the nice patisserie just next door is ideal, the croissants and nice pastries to go or to have breakfast seated. Very nice and much cheaper.
Dinner : a lot of restaurants in the area. Plenty of choice. There is a sushi bar 2 blocks away very good and there is a Katsukura restaurant just at the entrance of the shopping galery (16 Ishibashi-cho, Sanjo-dori Kawaramachi nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City) if you love tonkatsu, go there!
there is also a tourist center along the main street (walking distance from the hotel) where you can buy a bus daily pass.500 yens for one day.More