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Hotel Granvia Kyoto

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The station makes a great location to tour from. The Hotel is excellent, but may be expensive if you are paying full rates. I got a winter special deal so this was great value for money.

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

A big beautiful flashy hotel situated above the main train station in Kyoto with easy access to the subway and therefore all parts of Kyoto. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was absolutely fantastic - everything had been covered. As a result, the suite was far better than the double room that we had paid for and fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

The location can't be beat - right in the center of Kyoto Station. Our room was moderately sized - fine for us. Staff speaks enough English to get by. Our room rate (2 different bookings) varied from $160 - $200/night, which was well worth it. Only con I can think of is that there isn't in-room coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

if you find yourself traveling to Kyoto, make sure to stay at Hotel Granvia. Its location is very strategic that if you're after shopping, all you have to do is walk across the Kyoto Station and you'd find the Isetan where you can shop all you want. The hotel staff of Hotel Granvia are very polite. Although very few of... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Granvia offers a great location right at Kyoto station and accommodations that will be suitable for most travelers. It has everthing you'll need to ensure comfort and convenience -- clean & comfy rooms, helpful staff and decent restaurants nearby. Do not stay here if you're seeking a unique Japanese experience with tatami rooms and hot springs. For that you should... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Pros: -Location -Room is big and clean, 5 star quality -Staffs speak english, good service Cons -None, may be a bit pricey. $150US in Jan (Low season)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Great hotel with an amazing location (the bullet train station and a shopping mall are in the same building). Make sure you visit the bar upstairs - has a great menu and nice views over kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

I had a wonderful stay. Hotel is conveniently located right on top of the Railway station, making it a breeze to get here from the Kansai airport. Lots of restaurants and shopping at your door-step. The bus terminal is directly outside the hotel and we bought the 1 day travel pass for buses which brought us to most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Located over the top of the outstandingly designed Kyoto Railway Station, this hotel is owned by Japan Rail. The rooms are genuinely five star size and quality. But the service exceeded this. On the first night I did my usual trick of separating the doona from the sheeting in which it was encased, and then placing the uncovered doona over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Stayed for one night on business. The hotel is located right on Kyoto Station which makes traveling to other parts of Japan very convenient. It takes only 75 minutes by the Haruka Express to reach Kansai Airport. The hotel is without doubt 5-star and very well appointed and the rooms has all the required amenities except WIFI which was a... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

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
Price Range: $183 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Granvia Kyoto 4.5*
Number of rooms: 535
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#4 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#5 Family Hotel in Kyoto
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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