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Kyoto Granbell Hotel

27 Yamatocho Yamato Ojidori 4-jo Sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0802 Kyoto Prefecture
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#54 of 596 hotels in Kyoto
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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Grade: 100 out of 100
1875Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
262Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Betravel1 wrote a review Oct 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada18 contributions3 helpful votes
We love this hotel. The location was great in Gion. Walking distance to everything like shrines, temples, shopping, and the train stations. It’s not on a main road so it isn’t noisy but still very easy to find. The hotel also has a bathhouse available. Separate for man and woman. We unfortunately did not have time to go check it out. Our room was really clean when we arrived. They provide towels and water daily, robes and slippers. The WiFi was great. The customer service was excellent. Front desk staff is really friendly. We highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Kyoto.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: King room was a little small. Pack less luggage.
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mjs wrote a review Jun 2021
Los Angeles, California119 contributions23 helpful votes
Great hotel in the heart to Kyoto! Once you step inside the hotel, it’s like you’ve travelled to another place. Decor and ambiance is perfection! Front staff was prompt, helpful,and welcoming. Breakfast buffet is one of the best I’ve ever had—fantastic Japanese and western options. Food was fresh and flavorful. Rooms are a bit small, but expected in the heart of the city. Most importantly, room was clean and serviced daily. Would stay here again next time we visit!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
pgia4868 wrote a review Dec 2020
Canberra, Australia79 contributions91 helpful votes
Best location in Kyoto for sightseeing. In the Gion area, walking distance to city center and sub way. Lovely spa area for relaxing. Service was good though possibly not to Japanese standards. Rooms are small but for the price, location and spa bath you cant complain! The hotel itself is very modern and new with a touch of old japan.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Robin S wrote a review Oct 2020
51 contributions28 helpful votes
Great value for money. Clean and new hotel. Beautiful design!! This hotel is in a beautiful old area of Kyoto. It is nice going for a walk at night in this area. The restaurants in this area are expensive, however if you walk 10 minutes, you will find millions of restaurants for all budgets. The rooms are small, but the bed is HUGE! We had a king room. The onsen was very nice after a day of walking. The breakfast was ok. We stayed 4 nights. If you stay for 2 or 3 nights, the breakfast is fine. The 4th day, you might be sick of it. It’s the same buffet everyday, but the price was great for what you get.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Stephanie Marie N wrote a review Aug 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
This was our first time in Kyoto and the Kyoto Granbell is in the perfect position to explore the city. The hotel is very modern and chic, and the onsen was impeccably kitted out and was a very ambient and chilled out place to relax after a day of exploring! The room was indeed very small, and we had quite large suitcases, but we made it work, and the room was always clean and well put together. We went to see the Maiko show at the hotel on our first night which was a fascinating art form and it was wonderful to learn more about Maiko and Geisha culture. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and when I left something at the hotel they shipped it all the way to Tokyo for me, going above and beyond! I would not hesitate to recommend the Granbell and look forward to hopefully returning in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$115 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto Granbell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Magical Trip (0.10 miles), L'Escamoteur Bar (0.2 miles), and Kennin-ji Temple (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Premium Pound Gion, Kobe Beef Steak Moriya Gion, and Teppan Tavern Gion Tenamonya.
Is Kyoto Granbell Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto Granbell Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.5 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (0.9 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.0 miles).
Is Kyoto Granbell Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.