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“Not exactly luxury but great stay.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ishigaki Resort Grandvrio Hotel

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Ishigaki Resort Grandvrio Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2481-1 Funakura Arakawa, Ishigaki 907-0024, Okinawa Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels / Ryokan in Ishigaki
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“Not exactly luxury but great stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great choice if you don't want to spend $300/night for one of the more luxurious resorts (ClubMed, ANA). Lots of indoor/outdoor amenties (pools, baths, saunas, spa, restaurants). Staff is SUPER nice and helpful. When our luggage didn't arrive on time a female staff member even offered to lend me a bathing suit! No wifi in rooms but when they saw we were disappointed about that they lent us a wifi router. Yakiniku restaurant is great, even for vegetarians! $800 for a huge plate of raw veggies to grill.

No beach and boardwalk along water has lots of garbage.
Beds are SUPER hard.
No wifi in rooms.
Dining options are open intermittently (1 for bfast, 1 for lunch, 2 for dinner).
Location is 10 min drive from town ($10 taxi one way) and 30 min from Kabira ($35 taxi one way!). Gets expensive if you don't have a car.

Get an international license before you go and rent a car.
If you don't rent a car take the bus! No one at the hotel recommended the bus but when we took it anyway and it was GREAT! $600 to Kabira one way and you can buy a pass for $10 for 5 days. The trip is just as quick as a taxi. The schedule is intermittent but if you get stuck you can always wait at another hotel restaurant or cafe or take a taxi back, better than taxi both ways.
If you're taking the ferry, schedule a FREE pick up at hotel through Anei Kanko. You have to buy ticket at hotel tour desk first.
Walk down the street to Armoco Italian restaurant, delicious and inexpensive!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

We decided to take the plunge and book Grandvrio through Japanican internet site and have no complaints. It's a modern, clean hotel, with a great steak restaurant (Ishigaki beef is a delicacy that's wonderful) as well as a traditional Japanese restaurant. They always had at least 1 English speaker on duty and we were always able to get help for what we need. Room was very good, albeit bed was a bit hard! Umicoza diving picked us up each day and took around 20 mins to get to the shop and then 5 mins to the water - so can really enjoy the Manta rays!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ishigaki Resort Grandvrio Hotel

Address: 2481-1 Funakura Arakawa, Ishigaki 907-0024, Okinawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Ishigaki
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Ishigaki
#9 Family Hotel in Ishigaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ishigaki Resort Grandvrio Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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