Just a 5-minute walk on the south side of Kyoto Station in a residential area, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi, is modern and excellent value, and well located for taking advantage of the easy transport links nearby for exploring Kyoto and beyond.
Though not in the centre of the city, it is within access of transport links including Kyoto Station (which is in itself a destination), bus terminal, and only two metro stops away from the heart of the shopping district and entertainment district.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi was an excellent base, and its room and hotel exceeded expectations, with in-room wifi (rare in Japan), fridge, slippers, kettle and even a trouser press. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and standard vending machines as found throughout Japan.
A standard double room is typically 15.8 square metres (171 square feet), enough for one person but a squeeze when there is two in a room, though this is a norm found throughout most Japan hotels.
I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto-Hachijoguchi as it was exceptional value for the quality of the hotel, room and location, but if you prefer to stay closer to the centre then this isn’t for you, but you will have to open your wallet more to do so.