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5-18 Tomodacho, Wakayama 640-8342 Wakayama Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#4 of 39 in Wakayama
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
3.9
Value
3.7

Looking for a place to stay in Wakayama? Then look no further than Granvia Wakayama Hotel, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Wakayama to your doorstep.

Rooms at Granvia Wakayama Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk, shops, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Granvia Wakayama Hotel, parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Kyu Omurake Jutaku Nagayamon (0.9 mi) and Takanoji Temple (1.0 mi), guests of Granvia Wakayama Hotel can easily experience some of Wakayama's most well known attractions.

While visiting Wakayama, you may want to try some dumplings at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Chao Chao Gyoza.

Should time allow, Wakayama Castle, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, and Momijidani Garden are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Granvia Wakayama Hotel as you experience everything Wakayama has to offer.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Jyunqing wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore236 contributions87 helpful votes
Hotel was located beside Mio Wakayama mall, 5 mins away from JR Wakayama station and bus station is right outside the hotel. Check-in process was fast and efficient. Single room was spacious and well-equipped with facilities. Bed was comfortable with good pillow support.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from teamKK2, マネージャー at Hotel Granvia Wakayama
Responded Dec 18, 2019
Dear Jyunqing327 Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Hotel Granvia Wakayama. It is our great pleasure that you enjoyed your stay here. We continually strive to improve our quality of service and look forward to welcoming you back here in the near future. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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ichigo_pan wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore43 contributions45 helpful votes
Spacious room and bottled mineral water is provided daily. The name of the hotel on the façade is indicated in Japanese only (ホテルグランヴィア和歌山) but it is easy to locate. It is in the same building as Kintetsu Department Store (closes at 7pm) which is just next to Wakayama station - exit from the station and turn right, go through the tea lounge and the hotel lobby is right inside. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is also Mio Wakayama on the other side of the station (closes at 8pm). There is a free shuttle bus near the hotel that goes to Aeon Mall Wakayama.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from teamKK2, マネージャー at Hotel Granvia Wakayama
Responded Jul 8, 2019
Dear ichigo_pan Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Granvia Wakayama. We appreciate your compliments on our room,service and staff and share your warm words with the teams. This praise makes us even more enthusiastic to continue to improve our quality of service. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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Jap-in-Singapore wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore, Singapore950 contributions66 helpful votes
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This is the second time I am staying this hotel. Last time I felt a bit old and carpet a bit stinky but this time it was not so bad or rather I felt good. Theom given was quite spacious though I got the room at bargain price. Only thing I should say was a bit poor breakfast buffet. I thought this hotel's breakfast buffet was famous but quite disappointing. The offered items are not so many and taste just ok. Only thing I found good was dried fishes which we could grilled them.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from teamKK2, マネージャー at Hotel Granvia Wakayama
Responded Jul 4, 2019
Dear Jap-in-Singapore Thank you for your loyalty. We are grateful to welcome you back. Thank you for your compliment about the room and for your valuable opinion about the breakfast. We appreciate the feedback from our customers and we aim to provide an excellent service to meet customer expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back here very soon. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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barbev wrote a review May 2019
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions57 helpful votes
Had two separate nights here, with very different rooms. The first a superior double, comfortable though bathroom rather small and basic. View of adjacent apartment balconies. The second was spacious, luxurious, with two large beds, sitting area with corner windows (great views), bathroom with spa bath and walk-in shower. Very helpful reception staff, especially Kazue Miyamoto who was warm and friendly and had very good English. Minor complaint: this Granvia not so tourist-friendly as others - breakfast offering had rather limited choice of non-Japanese food.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from teamKK2, Manager at Hotel Granvia Wakayama
Responded May 16, 2019
Dear barbev Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Hotel Granvia Wakayama and giving us the valuable comment. We are very pleased to receive the word of compliment about our rooms and staff. I told Miyamoto your words of praise and she was very very happy. Thank you again. Thank you very much for your valuable feedback about our breakfast. We considering make changes such as add more choice etc in the future. We will strive to provide better services, and truly look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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Eric J wrote a review Apr 2019
Munich5848 contributions491 helpful votes
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From Wakayama port, I bicycled to the hotel. They weren’t expecting to see someone in cycling gear asking to check in, but they adjusted quickly to a friendly welcome. I was given Room 902, a small room with double bed. The room was quiet. The bed was comfortable, and the pillow had a soft side and a harder “beanbag” side, which I like. An electrical outlet on the headboard allowed me to charge my phone while I slept and still have it to hand. The window kipped open and the fresh air was welcome, though the only view was that of the neighboring apartment building; further down the hall you would get a view of the station area and on the other side of the hall you would see the tracks from your room. The bathroom was small but up- to- date, sparkling clean and had a very good, Granvia- style selection of amenities. Breakfast was in a nice room on the 5th floor-- which has some number of eateries, all of them but the breakfast site closed at this hour. The breakfast room is bright and open, and overlooks the approach to the train station. The selection was excellent, and the food quality was good. There was a grill- your- own fish station, rarely seen elsewhere. They had no hot pepper sauce, though. On 6F, the hotel offers what they call cabins, in two sizes (business class and first class.) They look like good alternatives to capsules, offering more space, a bigger bed and space to stow your stuff. There’s a lounge and common bathroom and spa facilities. I did not see them but the pictures looked pretty good. Secure bike parking is available underneath, 200Yen, and offered by Times, the big carpark company you see throughout Japan.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Room Tip: Hotels closer to the station entrance will have the best views
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Responded Apr 12, 2019
Dear MunichEricJ Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Hotel Granvia Wakayama and giving us the valuable comment. We are very happy to know that you had a good experience at our hotel. We will strive to provide better services, and truly look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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TWHK wrote a review Feb 2019
Hong Kong, China173 contributions85 helpful votes
The hotel is just next to JR Wakayama Station. It should be a good place to stay if you have to visit the sights in Wakayama City. Or it is good as a transit to stay overnight. My group of six arrived at Kansai Airport in late afternoon and we have to start Kumanokodo hiking the next day, so it was the only option t stay for the night. The room was really small although we had a deluxe double. In the morning, we had breakfast at the small café on the ground floor of the hotel. It was a very basic buffet breakfast and it cost only about 800 yen.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Responded Feb 20, 2019
Dear TWHK Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Granvia Wakayama. Our hotel has various types of rooms,from 15m² to 65.4m² and you can choose the room most suitable for you next time. We are pleased to hear that you are satisfied with our location and breakfast etc. We truly look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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RealityChecksIn wrote a review Nov 2018
Canberra, Australia143 contributions35 helpful votes
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Wakayama City is a place that many Japanese describe simply as being “countryside”. When uttered by the urbanites from the big cities that description carries a faintly derogatory tone. But for most Australians a town of 365 thousand people is better described as a city. In fact, the Australian capital, Canberra, has the same population as Wakayama City (and is also no stranger to put downs from the snooty folk of Sydney and Melbourne). I live near Canberra but was born and grew up in Sydney, but thankfully bush living has ironed out any of that city arrogance. Wakayama City is more laid back than many Japanese cities and barely gets a mention in the English guidebooks. Actually, in my reading Lonely Planet didn’t even give it a mention in the most recent Japan travel tome. But there is plenty to see if you look beyond the featureless streets and bus stops surrounding the Japan Rail main station. And it’s only a stone’s throw from Kansai International Airport so perfect if you’re looking for somewhere to stay other than an airport hotel before or after arrival in Japan. The Hotel Granvia is conveniently accessed directly from the Japan Rail (JR) Wakayama main station. You can also walk into the hotel from the road. The Granvia is not only laid back like the city, but also somewhat set back from the road. To get to reception from the street, you walk inside the building, along an arcade past a café and a tempting entrance to the Kintetsu shopping centre. When using the elevator, you can even hop out right in the middle the shopping centre, with the guest rooms being located above the shops. The Granvia’s rooms are spacious by Japanese standards, very comfortable, clean and quiet. As is the case with other hotels in the Granvia Group, they are not meant to be anything exceptional, just solid and reliable with all of the conveniences a traveller (especially a business traveller) would require. What stood out for me were the staff throughout the building. Smiles and konichiwas flowed freely from the room servicing teams down to the front desk. It’s that sort of friendliness that really that makes a traveller feel welcome in a foreign country. The hotel’s accessibility for anyone with a disability was excellent. There are external ramps and the elevators have a separate panel of low set buttons both within the lifts and on the outside walls near the lift doors. The buffet breakfast selection was full of variety. You can enjoy plenty of Japanese selections or go hard with the hash browns, scrambled eggs and sausages if you’re missing what’s usually in the typical westerner’s home fridge. A highlight is the DIY fish grill, where hungry diners can cook their own small pieces of fish for 3-4 minutes. It makes you feel like you’ve really earnt your food. There is also a chef is on hand to make a customised omelette if that tickles your palate. I couldn’t resist kicking off the day with a seaweed soup before tucking into fruit and yoghurt, rice porridge and then working my way around the buffet, usually ending up at the French Toast. Have you ever tried Natto? No? Well the time has come to enjoy this Japan staple. So why not do it at the Granvia Wakayama City. Wakayama City is a port and fishing town and one of the highlights for me was visiting an area called Marina City, where you’ll find a Euro-style village, theme park and a fresh food and fish market. While I can leave the faux Italian streets and Ferris wheels behind, the fish market was an absolute delight and includes a regular daily display of tuna carving up, complete with a description (in Japanese of course) by a charismatic young swordsmith. Watching this extraordinary display and eating the fresh tuna straight away is a world class visual, audio and taste experience. Back to the Granvia Hotel. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. At the end of a day’s sightseeing it was a relaxing and friendly place to come back to, and the genuine welcomes from the staff really made it. I hardly saw another western visitor in the 3 days I stayed in Wakayama City, which made the time there feel genuine, a real and local Japanese experience.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Responded Nov 11, 2018
Dear RealityChecksIn Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Hotel Granvia Wakayama. We are very pleased that we received the word of your praise, especially about our staff. We continually strive to improve our quality of service and look forward to welcoming you back here in the near future. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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ThomasPSH wrote a review Aug 2018
Hong Kong, China17 contributions11 helpful votes
The location was great! It was in front of Wakayama Station and next to the bus stop(included Kuroshio Markets bus). Maybe I was check-in at night, there was not too many people need to wait. The staff was good and polite. The room was good, not much small if in Japan, have enough space to open the luggage. And I love their head of the bed, it has a headboard with socket can give me put my charger and phone there.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Peter R. wrote a review Aug 2018
Ulsan, South Korea1348 contributions110 helpful votes
Stayed 2-nights during a heatwave in July, and the hotel proved to be a welcome oasis on my travels. Arriving by train from Kansai Airport, the hotel is handily located adjacent to the JR station and the staff were super-helpful whatever my request; arriving extra-early and relieving me of my luggage, extra pillows, taxis to various destinations, etc. In visiting Wakayama, I only had a few items on my agenda; visiting Wakayama Castle, the hugely popular Wakayama Electric Railway : Kishigawa Line and exploring the Kii peninsular southwards by JR train. The hotel location was ideal for my agenda (although the Castle is a somewhat brisk walk away along the wide avenue which heads westwards from the hotel). The hotel is in the same building as two large Department Stores (Mio and Kintetsu) and provides direct access to these, which also contain several restaurants/food courts and are open until late. On the down-side, I thought the room (Std. Single - Non-Smoking) was a little small, but given the room rate provided good value-for-money. Also, there were no English language channels on the TV (common in Japan when you are off the main tourist track). Overall, I was highly satisfied with my stay and if I manage to return to this brilliant city I would choose the Granvia again.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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stephaniequek wrote a review Jun 2018
singapore75 contributions19 helpful votes
the hotel is right next to wakayama station, which makes it really convenient. i would recommend anyone to stay there if you're visiting nearby cities, as it's right next to the train station. the room looks very dated, some parts of the wallpaper were starting to come off. and for some reason the lights in the room were very dim, could use better light bulbs. could do with some refurbishing. the hotel receptionist are very friendly, gave good recommendation for massage around the area. you could also walk to wakayama castle.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$53 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
JapanKinkiWakayama PrefectureWakayamaWakayama Station
NUMBER OF ROOMS
155
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Granvia Wakayama
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Nearby attractions include Wakayama Mio (0.07 miles), Kintetsu Department Store Wakayama (0.03 miles), and Horin-ji Temple (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginpei Wakayama Ekimae, Ideshoten, and Marumi Shoten.
Is Hotel Granvia Wakayama located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Wakayama.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Granvia Wakayama offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Granvia Wakayama?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wakayama Castle (1.1 miles), Kamayama Shrine (2.4 miles), and Kii Fudoki No Oka Museum of Archaeology and Folklore (2.3 miles).