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Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Ranked #16 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Top Location - Top Facilities”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

This hotel is by no means the cheapest of hotels in Kyoto, but it is the best. The base level double room is quite large (can walk around bags and still have a defined sleeping and sitting area), and is beautifully decorated. Is directly above the Kyoto JR station, but was totally silent. Biggest drawcard is the extensive room service menu! Was a huge book with extensive options and wasn't outrageously priced. Polite staff. Recommended stay. Useful and obliging concierge staff.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

The Granvia was my choice for a brief stay in Kyoto and I was really pleased for having stayed there. While being located very central in the impressive dome of the central station, it still provides the tranquility and privacy you would expect from such a fine place.

My room was facing the city with an impressive view from the 11th floor. The room was very well-kept and inviting. Furthermore I enjoyed the fact the front desk staff was able to communicate in English with me (something to be experienced only seldom in Japan). The only setback was an additional charge for the wellness facilities of the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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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.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leeds
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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 value - without the upgrade it is quite pricey. Make sure that you get a package that includes breakfast as the buffet is brilliant!

The city view was phenomenal!

While being at the station is obviously a very central location, there are possibly better places to stay but you certainly can't fault the service and the quality.

Room Tip: We had a room with a fabulous city view - try and request one!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Luzon, Philippines
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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 them speak English, they will always try to find a way to accommodate you in any way they can. The hotel room is small, but the bed sheets are always immaculately clean. And they replenish the toiletries everyday! The bathroom is simply spotless!

If i'll be given another chance to go to Kyoto, i'd choose to stay at Hotel Granvia again!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Tokyo, Japan
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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 look into Ryokan. However if you're visiting Kyoto with plans to be out and about or are on business, you'll find a hard time finding a better or more convenient alternative.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Granvia Kyoto 4.5*
Number of rooms: 535
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 
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