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“Very convenient, but a very clean and modern hotel as well”

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Hotel Granvia Okayama
Ranked #5 of 63 Hotels / Ryokan in Okayama
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver BC Canada
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124 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very convenient, but a very clean and modern hotel as well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We just stayed here one night so we could do a trip to see Matsuyama Castle. After walking around briefly, we would like to have spent at least a half a day in Okayama. The Granvia here is very nice. It's connected to the station by a partially inclined walkway. We had booked an executive room with a third bed added, but they offered us a "family room" on a non-executive floor for the same price. The family room was much larger than the executive twin - huge by Japanese standards. We arrived in the morning, so couldn't check-in, but they did all the paperwork and took our bags so we could check-in quickly when we got back. When we did check-in, it was very quick and they had already taken our bags to our room.

Room Tip: The "family rooms" are huge.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

My brother and I have stayed here on numerous occasions that we've been In Okayama, and while it can be a bit pricey (20000 yen per night for a twin room) , I would recommend it highly, it's location is excellent being situated on the Shinkansen side of JR Okayama station, with a covered walkway direct from the concourse to the hotel.
The staff are very helpful and most speak quite good English, the rooms are spacious and well lit, and if your a railbuff (like us) you can request a Station view room where you can overlook the platforms and see the shinkansens come and go.
Its centrally located for the trams and the main shopping district, and excellent if your using Okayama as a base for train travel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

The Hotel Granvia is in an excellent location, near many restaurants, good shopping and of course, the train station.

Check in was fast and easy. I was given a large, pleasant room on a remodeled floor, which I found to be quiet, comfortable and well equipped. This is one Japanese hotel where the heating/ventilating and air conditioning works well. There is a cable for Internet, but no wireless. The bathroom was spacious, with a deep, luxurious bathtub, great for soaking! There is tea and a hotpot in the room, but coffee and bottled water are extra charge items. The television has many channels available, but only a few are in languages other than Japanese.

The second floor coffee shop has a very good breakfast buffet. They have an omlette station and both Japanese and Western breakfast items. The croissants were some of the best I've ever had, competing favorably with those in France and Switzerland.

The housekeeping staff were pleasant and effective, and always seemed to be able to clean our room when we were out (and we were in and out a lot).

Check out took a little longer than expected because there were some problems with the credit card approval system. Ultimately, the hotel had to run the charge manually. I noticed that a long line for check out had developed (maybe in part because of me?) so I would not time your check out too close to your train's departure.

I would recommend the Hotel Granvia to visitors to Okayama.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

Granted Okayama might not be on everyone's list of places to visit in Japan but it is the connection point to Shikoku by rail and its Castle and the Korakuen Gardens are definitely worth a look.
The hotel is connected to Okayama Station by covered walkway and there are the suual gift and shopping arcades you expect in every major railway station in Japan. As to the hotel, very "old-style" rooms, furnishings and case goods. Everything is well-maintained, of course and the added bonus is that the rooms are very big rooms. The bathrooms look and feel like a better version of a tired ffiteen year old base product but everything is clean and works and that's really all that matters. It's a convenient option, if a little tired. But not bad.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

I picked this hotel for the location alone. I was arriving via shinkansen (bullet train) late into okayama and didn't want to wander the streets lost. This hotel is attached to the station making it very easy to access. All the staff spoke English from the front desk to the bell hops. That was impressive.

For breakfast you have two restaurant options included with your ticket. Oliver's offers a buffet with a large selection of both western and Japanese food.

The only bad thing about this hotel was the room was very outdated. It did not match the excellent service provided and the overall (high class) feel of the hotel. Thus was over priced despite the large room size I was less than impressed with the grease stained carpet.

Room Tip: Large rooms but outdated
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Granvia Okayama
Address: 1-5 Ekimotomachi, Okayama 700-0024, Okayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chugoku > Okayama Prefecture > Okayama > Okayama Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 63 Hotels / Ryokan in Okayama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Granvia Okayama 4*
Number of rooms: 328
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