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Kyoto Granbell Hotel

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Situated just a 2-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Subway Station, Kyoto Granbell Hotel features a modern decor with Japanese touches. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Yasaka Shrine is an 8-minute walk away, while Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 11 minutes on foot. The rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a sofa and refrigerator.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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Great hotel in great central location, we knew before hand that the rooms were not big and we took the Japanese style moderate double as it was bigger. Room was fine but no cupboards so just had to live out of the suitcase which we expected. Breakfast was ok. The main thing was
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We spent five days and nights here and could easily have spent more time there. Lovely generous and leisurely breakfasts, comfy bedrooms and wonderful hot baths! Located in a nice areas, close to public transport and other interesting places. A truly good spot.
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Overall very pleased with the hotel, the location is excellent, very nice design, excellent public bath which was very useful after a day long of walking. But the breakfast was the worst we've seen in Japan - especially poor was the western selection. One type of bread (cheap
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We were most impressed with the lobby and reception staff of the Kyoto Granbell Hotel and excitedly took the lift to our floor. The reaction upon opening the room was tremendous disappointment as the Premiere King Room for 2 people was just too small. It is beautifully
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I liked my stay at the Kyoto Granbell, mostly owing to the property's fantastic location (in the heart of bustling Gion) - steps from the city's prime dining and shopping districts, and subway access to most of Kyoto's main tourist sites. The neighborhood around this property
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Tiny room, nowhere to put anything, had to climb across bed
Full extent of storage in room, no other drawers etc
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Is this hotel near the red light district?
Yes, it is very close to the red light district. But that's nothing to be concerned about at all. This is Kyoto not Amsterdam. You wont see any prostitutes in public places.
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Are there coin operated laundry machines at the hotel? If so how many sets Thanks
Yes, there are machines. I think there were four but one or two were not working properly.
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Hi there. Is this hotel OK with guests staying from Britain who have tattoo's? Thank you.
Yes they are very relaxed
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How does the onsen work exactly? Is it like a spa with a hot tub essentially? What is the etiquette?
its bigger than a hot tub...you go in naked....its relaxing...water is hotter than hot tub
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"The TV's have a HDML cable adaptors so you can plug in your laptop and watch Neflix's"
"Possibly ok for single travellers, although you won’t have room to unpack your bag"
"The premier king is too small for 2 people, so book accordingly."
"amazing location, tiny room, very clean"
"Choose Japanese style room if you like a bit more floor space"
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PRICE RANGE
$134 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoGion
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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