We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Convenience + Service = Perfect!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Granvia Kyoto to your Saves list
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Shiokojisagaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku | JR Kyoto Station Central Gate, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture (Shimogyo-ku)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #22 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
Level Contributor
54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Convenience + Service = Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

My family and I visited Kyoto and stayed in Hotel Granvia Kyoto for 3 nights. Coming off from the Shinkansen (bullet train), the location of Hotel Granvia within the Kyoto Station is very convenient. We had 2 rooms - one with a king size bed and the other with a queen size bed. Both were clean, spacious, facilities were adequate and they have free wifi in the rooms. My family enjoyed visiting the complimentary Guest Lounge on the 15th floor, where they have real fruit juices and coffee is superb. The staff at the Guest Lounge were very helpful especially with our travel needs. One person who stood out was Shogo Kawabata, Asst. Chief Concierge in the Guest Lounge. Shogo was patient, a very good listener, friendly and helpful in answering all our questions about our cultural questions. Since we happen to be in Kyoto on a rainy day, he was able to recommend to us alternative travel plans that can be enjoyed indoors. All these, makes our Kyoto even more meaningful and enjoyable. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,163 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,192
    779
    145
    29
    18
See reviews for
597
836
148
226
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (274)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brattleboro, Vermont
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Hotel Granvia, conveniently, situated in the JR train station with easy access to buses and the Kyoto subway, is a very nice hotel. The room was spacious, well-serviced. and the front desk staff were very courteous. The concierge desk was manned by several people during operating hours. The concierge were very knowledgeable, friendly and eager to be of assistance. We did not eat in the hotel, but the café seemed popular. There are plenty of coffee shops, retail outlets and eateries in and around the station. There is an Isetan department store with a great food hall in the station and a unique rooftop garden. Highly recommend the Hotel Granvia - a five-star experience in a great location and surprisingly quiet given the proximity of trains.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco Bay Area
Level Contributor
68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This was my second stay at this well located property. This time we were upgraded to a club level room, though the club was never open when we were there. Many good things to say about the place, including the availability of non-smoking rooms. Excellent concierge staff took good care of us. Price was right, including an excellent and diverse breakfast buffet. I must agree with one of the previous recent posters that the decor is very 80's. The rooms are in serious need of updating. Ugly velvet tufted headboards reminded me of a bad porn or Asian mafia movie concept. A bit too "disco" for my taste. I would stay here again because of the terrific location above the station and because of the helpful and gracious staff. But they need to invest in a major remodel of the rooms!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
new york, ny
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

we stayed at the hotel granvia kyoto for 3 nights and had a terrific experience. we were upgraded to the concierge level and our experiences with the concierge staff was nothing short of excellent. they were uniformly friendly, helpful and very well-informed. definitely embellished our entire experience in kyoto. i highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at the hotel was ok. The location is superb, it is inside the breathtaking Kyoto train station. Service was average, nothing bad and nothing sensational. A good choice if you want convenience.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

My family and i had a chance to stay here during our summer holiday. We arrived from osaka to kyoto by Shinkansen, which took only 15 minutes. After arrived at kyoto station i can see the hotel location clearly due a big sign of the hotel, where only just on top of kyoto station.

We checked in anf settled everything. We didnt need to queue so long for check in. The receptionist was very attentive.

The room was clean and very spacious, compare with osaka hotel that we stayed in. The bed was nice and we got kyoto city view from our window.

Overall, granvia kyoto is a good place to stay with convenient and accessible area, and good price for sure.

Ps: they have amazing concierge!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, England
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very central and easy location. Room a bit 1980s for my taste - black carpet! Bathroom clean but tiling a bit grubby and hand basin cracked. Good lap pool (have to pay) . Bar very average and expensive.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Kyoto hotels
Kyoto Station
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
#24 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 1,517 reviews
City Center
Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto
City Center
Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Hotel Monterey Kyoto
#50 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 1,581 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Shimogyo-ku
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
City Center
Kyoto Hotel Okura
Kyoto Hotel Okura
#21 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 777 reviews
Southern Kyoto
New Miyako Hotel
New Miyako Hotel
#79 of 344 in Kyoto
4.0 of 5 stars 1,258 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Granvia Kyoto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Address: Shiokojisagaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku | JR Kyoto Station Central Gate, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Granvia Kyoto 4.5*
Number of rooms: 535
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful 15-story hotel atop Kyoto Station - Broadband connection in all guest and banquet rooms - Easy access to Kansai Airport. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, JAPANiCAN, Booking.com, Orbitz, HotelTravel.com, Cheap Tickets, EasyToBook, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Granvia Kyoto reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Granvia Kyoto, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.