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Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Ranked #16 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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“Very good Hotel and location”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Perfect location for getting in and out of Kyoto by train. The hotel is well located too for all the tourists sites with the main bus terminal right at the hotel entrance.
Rooms are very confortable, well appointed with the better view of the city in the north tower.
Breakfast buffet is a mix of traditional Japanese and western and perfect before ( if a touch expensive) a full day of visits.
All in a very good choice

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Not just for the location that is very convenient inside the amazing Kyoto central station with a lot of shops and restaurants but the hotel is also amazing. Very beautiful and clean. The corridors and decoration are very beautiful and so is the reception. Great staff in the very polite Japanese way. I had a dinner in the cheapest restaurant in the hotel and the food and service were amazing, and I ate a wonderful beef , very tasteful. The room was very spacious , the bathroom in a high Japanese standard, very clean , soft towels, strong shower and large. Flat panel Tv with a lot of western channels. Great service also in very special Kyoto. Great views of kyoto city and train station. Amazing hotel not just for location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is in the train station so a couple less cab fares to worry about. There is every food and shopping right there for you. We had a king bed room. The room was small. Don't worry if you forgot your toothbrush.This hotel had the best wireless internet I've come across. The bellhops are all female which puzzled me for a moment. The staff is excellent and very helpful.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

I really like the location above Kyoto station. It definitely makes it very easy to get around. The room is adequate, but not large per se, but it's large for rooms in Japan. There are a number of food options nearby and shopping down the escalator or within walking distance. It's a very "city" Kyoto location, so if you're looking for a peaceful ryokan-type experience, this is not it.

Staff has been great.

I'll definitely stay here again when I come back to Kyoto.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

I always stay here when I go to Kyoto for vacation. It is right above the Kyoto station and you can go to Uji and Nara from the station. It is also quite convenient to catch bus or a taxi downstairs. Rooms are big and spacious which is not easy to find in Japan. Bathroom is big with nice and clean bathtub. Concierge is quite helpful and patient. Service is always prompt and friendly. They have package mailing service at the lobby.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

The hotel is at the Kyoto Station which is also connected to the bus and subway station. The station complex has a Isetan departmental store. It is also connected to an underground shopping mall. The property is a typical 4-star hotel with all the business and tourist amenities. Some of the rooms face the station platforms and you can see trains pulling in and away. However, the rooms are well insulated so noise is not an issue. I like this hotel for its excellent location as you can get straight into the hotel once you arrive in Kyoto by train, and you can practically go anywhere you like from the train, bus and subway stations which are just footsteps away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

I read a few tripadviser reviews on this place before I booked and stayed, and there's obviously a small majority of people hard to please (some winged about train noise, announcements, etc). This is a great hotel, right amongst the Kyoto station so very central, and great location to/from Shinkansen. Service was great, rooms comfortable, price reasonable for the quality, location great, and quiet. I do suggest however request a room near lifts as the hotel is large, and also upper floors (for extra quiet, many views).

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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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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