I've made the reservation for this hotel noting that my parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary and first time to Japan! I've also called ahead informing them that we need some help with our luggage once we get off the Shinkansen from Tokyo. When we got off the train, heading towards the turns tall, I immediately spot 2 staff members waiting for us to take our bags! We stuck out like a sore thumb I'm sure! They took us to the reception to check in. They informed us that they like to take a picture of my parents, have it framed, and they'll give it to my parents when we check out. That was a nice and unexpected gesture. We stopped by my parents room first. There we saw they left another surprise for my parents. A note from the GM with 2 pairs of chopsticks wrapped in traditional Japanese floral design pouch. Well this certainly made our visit better! The rooms are fairly large by Japanese standards. We couldn't get rooms facing the Kyoto tower but that was ok. We could hear faint announcement from the train station in the 11th floor(15 in all) but didn't bother us. The hotel is attached to the Kyoto train. Station where you can connect to JR rail, subway, and the city buses. It's such a convenient location. The rooms are very clean. Other reviewers were saying that its a bit older but it is well maintained. There is a walking gallery as you walk through the hallway from the train station into the hotel. These paintings I was told were done by art students. I paused to enjoy the beautiful art pieces. It is a bit more pricey but we received great service and you can't beat the location! Upon checking out, my parents got their portrait and are very happy for their golden year anniversary. You can't put a price tag on happiness:)! Will only stay at Granvia from now on whenever I visit Kyoto.
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- 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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