We are staying at Granbell for 4 nights. The hotel location could not be any more convenient, right in the heart of Gion. I love the hotel's decor, Japanese modern, and it has everything you need for a traveler, AppleTV, coin laundry, a nice bar and Lounge, and even a very nice public bath that I can soak in after a very long day. I think the hotel might be pretty new so everything is super clean!
But the best feature of the hotel is something called Bebot. It's basically concierge on the go. I can text to the Bebot, and ask them to make a dinner reservation for me when I am outside. And we were lost the other night at Arashiyama and late for our dinner reservation, Bebot called the restaurant to let them know our situation, and provided me the direction. They also just called the restaurant for me to make sure they do take credit card. I felt like I have a great travel advisor whenever I go. I wish all the hotel has such feature.
Anyway, we still have one day here, but I can't wait to write them a review to recommend it!More