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“LOCATION, location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Ranked #13 of 363 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco Bay Area
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104 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“LOCATION, location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

This was my second stay at this well located property. This time we were upgraded to a club level room, though the club was never open when we were there. Many good things to say about the place, including the availability of non-smoking rooms. Excellent concierge staff took good care of us. Price was right, including an excellent and diverse breakfast buffet. I must agree with one of the previous recent posters that the decor is very 80's. The rooms are in serious need of updating. Ugly velvet tufted headboards reminded me of a bad porn or Asian mafia movie concept. A bit too "disco" for my taste. I would stay here again because of the terrific location above the station and because of the helpful and gracious staff. But they need to invest in a major remodel of the rooms!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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new york, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

we stayed at the hotel granvia kyoto for 3 nights and had a terrific experience. we were upgraded to the concierge level and our experiences with the concierge staff was nothing short of excellent. they were uniformly friendly, helpful and very well-informed. definitely embellished our entire experience in kyoto. i highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at the hotel was ok. The location is superb, it is inside the breathtaking Kyoto train station. Service was average, nothing bad and nothing sensational. A good choice if you want convenience.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 308jcy
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

My family and i had a chance to stay here during our summer holiday. We arrived from osaka to kyoto by Shinkansen, which took only 15 minutes. After arrived at kyoto station i can see the hotel location clearly due a big sign of the hotel, where only just on top of kyoto station.

We checked in anf settled everything. We didnt need to queue so long for check in. The receptionist was very attentive.

The room was clean and very spacious, compare with osaka hotel that we stayed in. The bed was nice and we got kyoto city view from our window.

Overall, granvia kyoto is a good place to stay with convenient and accessible area, and good price for sure.

Ps: they have amazing concierge!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fnyh
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London, England
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very central and easy location. Room a bit 1980s for my taste - black carpet! Bathroom clean but tiling a bit grubby and hand basin cracked. Good lap pool (have to pay) . Bar very average and expensive.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LJK198
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We had a great time staying here with our 11 year old son. The room was incredibly comfortable and well equipped, with a view of Kyoto Tower and we loved the fabulous location! it's super convenient to be at the station, which is very modern and buzzing with activity. The staff was incredibly professional, the concierge helpful, the breakfast buffet fresh with many options, and terrific latte machines. Free wifi always a plus! And it was just fun to be in this location and its proximity to trains for local and regional travel, stores and restaurants, and the department store where we purchased food for our room and feasted from its great prepared food section (with bargains at the end of the day) after a long day of sightseeing. Memorable experience staying at the station in a beautiful, superbly run hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CJS1000
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Ann Arbor
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40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed at the Granvia for 3 nights for business travel. I had the delux room, which was slightly bigger. Overall the hotel is a very nice business hotel - well kept and *rooms are good size*. I'm used to Japanese hotels which have room 10 inch larger than your bed, so was quite happy to find that the room was spacious and comfortable. Had a view of the railroad - seeing Shinkansen arrive and take off - kind of fun. Location is very convenient. There's lots of decent (some good, some ok) food on the 11th floor of the SENTE (sp?) building in the station which is very conventient when you don't what to go out and find a restaurant. Hotel has a web page with excellent directions to the hotel from near by airports - handy even if you are not staying there.

I use to stay at the Rihga Royal in Kyoto which is very so-so. I will definitely go back to the Granvia hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 363 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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