Japan has only been open to independent international travellers for a month. I have previously stayed at Gracery Hotel in January 2020 ( and several other times before that). There is so much to love about this hotel - location, quiet rooms (*cleaning noise the exception), layout of the rooms, great breakfast, big windows that allow a limited opening for fresh air, key-card security access. *I think they need to work on improving their cleaning scheduling as cleaners were in the corridors from 6am - 6pm. While they worked quietly you could still hear the vibrational noise of doors closing and bumped furniture. Cleaning used to be between 10am-2pm. (As I write this from a hotel in Hiroshima - the cleaners there worked til 5pm also - so perhaps its a common thing at present). Masks were required to be worn at all times. At breakfast everyone was given disposable gloves to wear when accessing the excellent buffet breakfast. Rooms are now only fully cleaned every 3 nights, but towels, sleeping gown , tea and coffee are replaced every day. Will I stay again - yes definitely - assuming it continues to fit my around one hundred Aust dollar solo traveller budget !…
The location of the hotel is perfect and it’s clean. The staff are supportive and helpful. Just hotel doesn’t charge water in the room after the first time after arrival. I recommend this hotel and I think the themed rooms would be interesting to stay which I will try in my next stay.
Couldn't be happier, hotel had everything we needed plus more. Room was bigger than expected, had everything from nightgown, slippers, bottled water, bath salts,shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hand soap, toothbrush/paste, razor etc etc. Room exceptionally clean, staff very friendly & even a robot to greet you at reception. Coin laundry, ice machine available. Hotel has a north & south tower. We where in th south with apparently opened mid 2017. There is a lounge on the 2nd floor of north tower you can bring your own drinks & snacks between 6-10pm. Excellent position right amongst a shopping district, shrines, restaurants, attractions, izakaya's & a awesome market Couldn't not have picked a better position & hotel. Would definitely stay here again.
The Gracery in Kyoto Sanjo was a very plesant hotel, with unusually spacious rooms for Japanese conditions. The hotel was located on a crowded shopping street, which was not to be felt when staying inside the rooms. It was surprisingly quiet and peaceful, which is a fact we cherished a lot. It was very much suited to explore the city for Kyoto newbies and hence we would definitely recommend it to other tourists as well. I didn't give it the full amount of points for the simply reason that it could have been somewhat more individualistic and special, but other than that all the other boxed were ticked for me! Fond memories!
I love this hotel - and I'm fussy! This was my fourth stay - and my hotel of choice for my next stay (subject to getting a competitive price). I can open the window and get some fresh air, ask and receive a room at the end of the corridor away from the elevator. It has all the ammenities I like: kettle, fridge, free daily bottled water, safe, and second door shutting off the entry door from the sleeping area. And it's in a great location.
As almost every hotel room in Japan is tiny, we didn’t expect much. Just a bit sad since we cannot arrange baby cot for our baby. The staff here is friendly and nice enough. Do not expect them to speak much English. Location very nice, it’s easy to go anywhere. There’s a 7/11 right in the first floor so you can buy basically anything you need. The food around hotel also interesting.
Stayed here in May 2018 with my boyfriend on our first visit to Japan and all I can say is wow! Fantastic location in a bustling part of Kyoto near to many places to eat and drink. The 7/11 at the bottom of this hotel is very handy. This hotel was exceptionally clean and secure. We stayed 4 nights here before moving on to another hotel nearer the train station (to enable many early morning day trips) I would not hesitate to stay here again, and indeed plan to in 2021 on our return to Japan. All round great place to stay.
Hotel is nice and central, right downtown in the shopping mall but a relatively short walk to Sanjo station for the Keihan electric railway which can take you to most attractions. The room was comfortable and relatively spacious for Japan. The breakfasts were great. I would recommend this hotel.
The Gracery is in a fabulous position in the middle of the undercover shopping area. Our room was clean and spacious (for Kyoto) with separate toilet and shower - good size bath too! Breakfast really good unless like me you are dairy and gluten intolerant - would have liked some soya milk to be available as well as gluten free cereal but that is just me being fussy! Lots of other gluten free choices of fish and rice and salads. You cannot go far wrong booking this hotel for your stay.
Great hotel, great location. The staff are really helpful. They have good local knowledge to help getting around. There are plenty of things to do near the hotel, and the subway is a short walk from the hotel.