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Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Ranked #14 of 376 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

A big beautiful flashy hotel situated above the main train station in Kyoto with easy access to the subway and therefore all parts of Kyoto. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was absolutely fantastic - everything had been covered. As a result, the suite was far better than the double room that we had paid for and fantastic value - without the upgrade it is quite pricey. Make sure that you get a package that includes breakfast as the buffet is brilliant!

The city view was phenomenal!

While being at the station is obviously a very central location, there are possibly better places to stay but you certainly can't fault the service and the quality.

Room Tip: We had a room with a fabulous city view - try and request one!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

The location can't be beat - right in the center of Kyoto Station. Our room was moderately sized - fine for us. Staff speaks enough English to get by. Our room rate (2 different bookings) varied from $160 - $200/night, which was well worth it. Only con I can think of is that there isn't in-room coffee.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

if you find yourself traveling to Kyoto, make sure to stay at Hotel Granvia. Its location is very strategic that if you're after shopping, all you have to do is walk across the Kyoto Station and you'd find the Isetan where you can shop all you want.

The hotel staff of Hotel Granvia are very polite. Although very few of them speak English, they will always try to find a way to accommodate you in any way they can. The hotel room is small, but the bed sheets are always immaculately clean. And they replenish the toiletries everyday! The bathroom is simply spotless!

If i'll be given another chance to go to Kyoto, i'd choose to stay at Hotel Granvia again!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Granvia offers a great location right at Kyoto station and accommodations that will be suitable for most travelers. It has everthing you'll need to ensure comfort and convenience -- clean & comfy rooms, helpful staff and decent restaurants nearby.
Do not stay here if you're seeking a unique Japanese experience with tatami rooms and hot springs. For that you should look into Ryokan. However if you're visiting Kyoto with plans to be out and about or are on business, you'll find a hard time finding a better or more convenient alternative.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Pros:
-Location
-Room is big and clean, 5 star quality
-Staffs speak english, good service

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-None, may be a bit pricey. $150US in Jan (Low season)

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Shiokojisagaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku | JR Kyoto Station Central Gate, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 376 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range: €104 - €480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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