Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
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Exceptional

7,064 reviews

7,064 reviews

Housekeeping44
Breakfast24
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The Hotel Granvia Kyoto is in Kyoto Station making it the perfect location to checkin and start seeing the local sites.

Richard
- Jul 25, 2021
Highly rated by guests – 95% would recommend
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9.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.1 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District 2.1 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 2.4 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 2.5 km
Nijō Castle 3.2 km
Ginkakuji Temple 5.7 km
Kinkakuji Temple 6.6 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 8.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Aqua Fantasy 130 m
STEAM CREAM 130 m
Kyoto Train Station 140 m
Kyoto Station Building 140 m
Porta 140 m
The Cube 140 m
Kyoto City Subway 160 m
Tōkai Discount Ticket Shop 170 m
Asty Road 190 m
Kyoto Tourism Federation 190 m
Free Wi-Fi
2020

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Entrance Karasuma-Dori Shiokoji-Sagaru Shimogyo-Ku Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216 - See map
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]
  • 100 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Hot tub

Luggage storage

Fitness center

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Value for money8.6
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.9 km

Rooms available at Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.2

Superior Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Granvia Deluxe Double Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Twin Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite Twin Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe Double Room with Club Lounge Access - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Club Lounge Access - Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Room with Club Lounge Access - Smoking
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite King Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Room with Club Lounge Access - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Room Selected at Check-in - Late Check in 17:00 - Check out 12:00
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Granvia Kyoto. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3200 JPY if not included in the room rate.

What are my dining options at Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Hotel Granvia Kyoto features on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings can be hosted at Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

Can business events be hosted at Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Hotel Granvia Kyoto an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings. All available venues come in different styles and sizes and can accommodate up to 1400 people. Free Wi-Fi is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Hotel Granvia Kyoto does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Central Gate, 120 m away from Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Hotel Granvia Kyoto’s neighborhood is Kyoto which includes popular restaurants such as Southern Court, Le Temps and Grand Jour.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Located in the Kyoto area, Hotel Granvia Kyoto is close to great shopping choices like Kyoto Station Building, STEAM CREAM and Porta.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is located in Kyoto area, which is famous for attractions such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Granvia Kyoto?

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is located within Kyoto, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kyoto Cycling Tour Project (Kyoto Station Cycle Terminal), Nishi Honganji Temple Haunted Path and Chishaku-in Temple.

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What people love about Hotel Granvia Kyoto

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "The Hotel Granvia Kyoto is in Kyoto Station making it the perfect location to checkin and start seeing the local sites."

    Richard

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    July 25, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "My husband and I celebrated our join birthday here and we appreciated that we could stay in until 13.00 on the next day"

    Zhafira

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    July 10, 2021

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Helpful staff ."

    elizabeth

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    July 1, 2021

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Location score
9.7/10
Room comfort score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9.3/10
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Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
7,064 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.8
Location
9.7
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What travelers say they love:
The lady who showed us the room was very nice.
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More about Hotel Granvia Kyoto

More about Hotel Granvia Kyoto

This international class hotel, situated in the city center, is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building. Guests can easily access the JR Kyoto Station which includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. The Meishin Expressway is accessible in 20 minutes. The hotel offers direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major destinations across Japan including Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. The hotel offers 535 beautiful rooms that are decorated with a refined, appealing, and calm theme. Hotel Granvia Kyoto is home to over 1,000 pieces of stunning art and is ideal for guests that want outstanding accommodation. Facilities are available for disabled guests, and Wi-Fi is accessible in all rooms and public areas.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

63 mentions

Food & Dining

31 mentions

Breakfast

29 mentions

Swimming Pool

22 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool [indoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Chapel
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Shrine
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Taxi service
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Halal
Restaurants on site

ル・タン(Le Temps)

  • Menu: A-la-carte

浮橋(Ukihashi)

  • Menu: A-la-carte

サザンコート(Southern Court)

  • Menu: A-la-carte
Location
JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Entrance Karasuma-Dori Shiokoji-Sagaru Shimogyo-Ku Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216
Exceptional
Location

9.7

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    36.9 km 49 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    62.2 km 1.3 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Kyoto Train Station
    140 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Takeda Hospital
    420 m

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    140 m

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    220 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    100 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.1 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    2.1 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    2.4 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.5 km
  • Nijō Castle
    3.2 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    5.7 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    6.6 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    8.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Aqua Fantasy
    130 m
  • STEAM CREAM
    130 m
  • Kyoto Train Station
    140 m
  • Kyoto Station Building
    140 m
  • Porta
    140 m
  • The Cube
    140 m
  • Kyoto City Subway
    160 m
  • Tōkai Discount Ticket Shop
    170 m
  • Asty Road
    190 m
  • Kyoto Tourism Federation
    190 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • Due to the tax regulation, all guests are committed to the city tax surcharge which is not included in the property reservation cost and will be collected by the property upon check-in from October 1, 2018.
  • Children 0-6 years old stay for free if using the existing bed.
  • Guests must be at least 20 years old to access the indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, wellness club, and gym. It is subject to an additional fee of JPY 1,100 per day. Complimentary use of pool and fitness facilities is available for guests staying on the Granvia floors and in the Suite rooms.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)95

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3200 JPY

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors15
  • Number of restaurants8
  • Number of rooms 537
  • Room voltage100
Property announcements

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.

A scheduled power outage will take place as below:
January 13, 2022 from 12:20 AM to 05:40 AM
January 25, 2022 from 12:20 AM to 05:40 AM
For more details, please contact the property.

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9.3
Exceptional
William from United States
Couple
Queen Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Nice size rooms at a great location for travelers”

Great location for travelers taking JR and not very adventurous

Hotel Granvia Kyoto impressed us in the following areas - 1. Room size. Huge by Japanese standard. We stayed at the St. Regis Osaka the night before and the room is much smaller for a much more upscale and expensive hotel; 2. Convenience for travelers, especially first timers. If you are taking the JR to Kyoto and is concerned about getting your ways around after arrival, then you should consider this hotel, which is located inside the terminal. It cannot get any easier than this. No need for transportation or even minimal walking. So in any weather condition, you will get to your hotel in just a minute after you arrived Kyoto; 3. Friendly staff, well trained even by the lofty Japanese high quality service standard. They make you feel comfortable and are very helpful. Other than that, the rooms are very clean, but that usually is true for all Japanese hotels. It's not charming in a sense that it is more business like. If you are looking for a real Kyoto classic experience, I would suggest that you look else where. But if you want a nice, comfortable and controllable experience in familar settings, I think Hotel Granvia is a pretty good bet.

Reviewed October 07, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
chanpen from Thailand
Couple
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

A city in itself”

The JR station in Kyoto is a city within itself, and the Hotel Granvia is the Manor House. The place is immense. Upon arrival, looking out from a window onto the city, the thought of venturing into the streets on foot was daunting. How long would it take to escape the station complex and start a walking tour was an uncomfortable thought. The Granvia concierge was excellent in English and cheerful and patient in marking up a city map for us, but still we were stumbling around for a while. Nevertheless, we finally found the subway entrance, and finally got some help in purchasing fare tickets, and arrived at our destination. The concierge advice was very useful, giving us transportation choices, and indeed we used the loop bus #100 to return to the station. (Notable advice: if there is a ticket machine at the bus boarding area, take a ticket; if none exists, the fare is fixed price for any destination. The fare machine next to the driver makes change for bank notes, and the driver will help you by taking coins from your hand to match the required fare. We formed up at the end of the line so as to not delay all the other passengers who knew the system well.) On check-in be mindful of which elevators to use. North lifts serve some room numbers, and South serves others. Hotel Granvia offers three breakfast locations, and we chose the buffet. Good choice. Self-service latte etc coffee machine and variety to satisfy anyone. Before 8AM it is crowded with significant waiting time. Checkout is busy early in the morning, but at 9AM+ it was fast and easy. Lobby seating is insufficient if you have to wait for a train or something.

Reviewed April 11, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Melissa from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2008

The Granvia Hotel, a perfect Oasis in Kyoto”

It is centrally located atop the the Kyoto main train station and is a stones throw away from endless restaurants and shopping. The hotel offers large luxurious rooms with floor to ceiling windows and amazing views of beautiful Kyoto. The room facilities are of a very high standard and the largest comfortable beds we encountered.
It is very expensive but well worth all it has to offer.

The Granvia Hotel is the perfect oasis in Kyoto. It is ideally located atop the Kyoto Central Station enabling easy access to the endless beauties Kyoto has to offer only a mere train stops away. It is centrally located to a wide variety of restaurant choices and shopping options which are located just below the hotel and available throughout and around the station. The hotel is a short train stop to the famous Gion District, where there are endless shops and restaurants, not to mention the spot ideal spot to see a Geisha and visit a pagoda or temple in your travels. The hotel itself offers endless high end dining experiences and the largest rooms we encountered throughout Japan, not to mention spectacular views from the large ceiling to floor windows. The staff are very proficient in English and offer the highest service levels encountered and are extreamly helpful with no demand being too difficult. A perfect hotel in more ways than one. We will definately be visiting the Granvia in Kyoto upon our next visit to Kyoto.

Reviewed December 10, 2008

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9.0
Exceptional
Julia from Sweden
Family with young children
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 7 nights in June 2012

Modern hotel with great views”

Great views over Kyoto, large rooms, centrally located, great service

Me and my family had a great stay at Hotel Granvia Kyoto. The hotel has easy access to all of Kyoto as it is located in the Kyoto central station which means local trains, shinkansen, JR trains, subway and buses are just minutes away. It has a nice sky bar on the 15th floor with great views. In the central station is also 3 or 4 shopping malls with restaurant floors. These were all very pleasant and the food was great! Travelling with a baby, we really liked the opportunity to eat close to the hotel. There is easy access to basically all Kyoto sights from the hotel. This was great for us since we didn't have a child seat and could therefore not travel by taxi. There were also some sights within walking distance. The room was also quite big, especially for Japan so we could spend a lot of time in the room with no problem. The staff was very friendly and really helpful.

Reviewed June 13, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Celine from United States
Family with young children
Superior Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

My Favorite Hotel”

Before arriving in Kyoto I hemmed and hawed over whether to stay at a hotel on the Kamogawa River or at the Granvia. We ultimately chose the Granvia because we were able to secure a "Family Room" (NOT advertised on any of the booking sites!! You have to email them to inquire about the availability) which was HUGE by any standards (62 sq m) and had 4 "twin" beds. I put "twin" in quotes because they were each wider than your standard American twin and longer. My 2 children, husband and I all had some of the best sleep of our lives in this hotel. The beds were incredibly comfortable with wonderful linens. The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful. I disagree with some of the reviewers that this is more of a 4-star hotel than a 5 star. It absolutely deserves its 5 stars. The breakfast was OUTSTANDING. Best hotel breakfast I've ever had. We absolutely LOVED this hotel and would stay here again.

Reviewed April 26, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Eric from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

Best hotel in Kyoto”

Conveniently attached to Kyoto Station

granvia kyoto combines 5 star luxury with ultra convenience next to the kyoto station. if you arrive into kyoto by shinkansen (bullet train) or want to take jr line to anywhere else, or using subway, it's all right at the door step of granvia kyoto. the kyoto station is an amazing hub of everything you ever need, such as restaurants, high end mall (isetan, boutique outlets like gucci), across the street is yodobashi electronic mall, starbucks, deli france, and a host of restaurants. amenities are as what you expect from a 5 star hotel. free wifi also available in room. the only downside is that gym and swimming pools are not free.

Reviewed August 23, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Sandra from United States
Family with teens
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in May 2011

Fantastic!”

Location, Excellent staff, Large rooms, Comfortable beds, Incredible bathroom

The location of the Hotel Granvia is great because not only is it attached to the train station, but the bus terminal and tourist information centers are both next to it as well. There's also a large department store with a food hall (deli stalls & bakerys)/grocery store on floors B1 & B2- my son and I loved getting "take out" breakfast (Andersons Bakery is the best and opens at 10 am) and dinner and eating in our spacious, comfy room. Also, there's so much shopping around that you never have to venture out very far. The staff at the bus information center were very helpful and they'll provide you with a great city bus map. I would recommend a 1 day bus pass for only 500 yen- best deal in town especially if you plan to visit several sites. You enter the bus from the back door and you exit from the front door showing your pass to driver as you leave. From the moment we entered the lobby to check in, we were greeted right away and assisted. Throughout our stay the staff always kindly and respectfully greeted us. The staff work so hard to make the hotel first class. The rooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. It was convenient and easy to control the room temperature with the thermostat. Slippers and robes are provided. There's a room safe and complimentary tea bags for hot tea (hot water pot in the room). Finally, the bathrooms are fabulous. You will love the toilets with all the "bells & whistles"- you will have to see it to believe it. And the "shower room" with the large showerhead and body sprays feels sooo good- I showered twice a day because it was pure luxury. This was the second time we stayed at the Hotel Granvia and I would highly recommend it!

Reviewed June 07, 2011

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9.2
Exceptional
Paul from Australia
Family with young children
Queen Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Good Hotel in a very good location”

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The room is very spacious and clean, but the downside is that there is not enough powerpoint and no usb plug in the room. The advantages of this hotel, is their location, its located on the stop of kyoto station. Its make easier for us to catch JR Line, Subway and also bus. Shopping mall, 7eleven and restaurant also in the walking distance, so its very convenient if you want any food or snack. So Far the experience staying in Hotel Granvia Kyoto is been pleasant and enjoyable. Will consider to stay in this hotel again in the future.

Reviewed March 06, 2020

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Dear Paul Thank you very much for choosing Hotel Granvia Kyoto and writing us the review. I was pleased to read your lovely comments about your recent experience with us, especially about our location. Also thank you for your opinion about the Internet and the usb plug. We continually strive to improve our quality of service and look forward to welcoming you back here in the near future. Best regards, Director of Rooms

Responded April 02, 2020
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
9.3
Exceptional
Caroline from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

Fantastic Hotel, ideally lcoated for transport ”

spaceous, clean, friendly, helpful

my husband and i spent 4 days at the granvia with our two kids (4ys and 2yrs). our expectations, being that we were in japan, was for a small room, and good service. the rooms were far bigger than i expected - king bed, seating area and space to comfortably fit a baby bed. we were welcomed with little bags of slippers (for us and our kids) as well as special lounging outfits. everyone in the hotel was very welcoming and the concierge was fantastic. we expected the hotel to have a very corporate feel, and this was not the case, i think, based on the wonderful staff. the hotel is not located in a scenic area, but as you are in the station (doesn't feel this way in the hotel) with small children this was ideal. travel around kyoto and outside of kyoto couldn't have been more straight forward as the metro and japan rail offices were at our feet. also - we had lots of dining options being in a station attached to a mall, and with small (picky) children, this was a huge plus. i highly recommend this hotel for couples who like comfort and convenience, or those with children.

Reviewed May 21, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Mugun from Australia
Couple
Superior Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Fantastic location with a large room”

My wife and I stayed in Granvia Kyoto for 3 Nights recently and really enjoyed all aspects about this hotel. The staff were friendly and accomodating and location wise this is a gem as it is connected with Kyoto station. Very accessible and plenty of shopping and food options. We did not take the breakfast option so cannot comment on that. The room we got was huge and had a great city/mountain view. The tub was large as well. We will definitely stay in this hotel again when we return to Kyoto. Thank you for making our stay a special one!

Reviewed December 22, 2019

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Dear Mugun Thank you for staying at Hotel Granvia Kyoto. We were pleased to read your lovely comments that you enjoyed in all respects of our hotel and this stay. Your praise makes us even more enthusiastic to continue to improve our quality of service. Thank you for sharing and I sincerely hope we have the chance of welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Director of Rooms

Responded January 06, 2020
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
8.7
Excellent
Paul from Singapore
Family with teens
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in December 2009

My 3 Nights Stay in Hotel Granvia Kyoto”

The location of Hotel Granvia Kyoto is superb just above the Kyoto Main Train Station which is also the transportation hub with Shinkansen, JR lines, and Bus interchange that can link you up with local city attractions and neighbouring cities like Kobe and Osaka. The Hotel itself has 5-stars services. Amenities are most conveniently co-located with Isetan Departmental stores for snacks and essentials.
Cost of Breakfast is high at around 2,500 yen at the time of my stay. Do look out for promotion actively because the location of the hotel is excellent.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is excellent for its location and neatness of its rooms. I had booked 2 superior twin rooms for 3 nights stay, and both of them had nice features to give you the comfortable feeling of home. Most Hotel Granvia are located above or very near JR and/or Shinkansen Stations and major malls to provide convenience to tourists. You just have to check out timely and the train station is just next to your hotel ready to transport you to another Japanese city or International airport. Save you tremendous amount of time. I regretted not booking Hotel Granvia Osaka which cost me time and unnecessary money getting around the city of Osaka and to Kansai International Airport on the last day of my vacation.

Reviewed January 12, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Couple
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Excellent staff, facilities, and location. ”

We stayed at the Hotel Granvia Kyoto for a second time this trip, choosing it for its convenient location at the train station. We left the next morning @9:30am via train for Tokyo and Narita. It worked out perfectly. The staff and service is first rate, but the price was very reasonable. We had a last dinner of Okonomiyaki at a restaurant at the nearby Yodobashi Camera dining floor. And In the morning we enjoyed the traditional Japanese breakfast at the hotel restaurant Ukihashi. Wonderful last night in Japan thanks to the excellent hotel.

Reviewed July 07, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Maria from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

Best location & facilities”

Hotel is right above the Kyoto Station. You can also take limousine instead of rail., about 5-7 min walk. Hotel staff speaks good English and is very helpful. The room is big and with a spacious bathroom and good amenities. Easy access to everywhere. Shops & restaurants around. I will definitely stay at this hotel again. Room at Osaka Granvia is much smaller than Kyoto Granvia but higher price.

Reviewed March 18, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Joon from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Great Location to Visit Kyoto”

Located within Kyoto Station itself, you can easily hop on a bus, the metro, or the JR lines to visit anywhere in Kyoto! In addition, the Kyoto Station and the surrounding areas have plenty of restaurants and shopping too. The hotel rooms are spacious and well-kept. Slightly dusty (especially since I have children with me), but no complaints. The best are the hotel staff - very polite, helpful, well-trained, and most of them are able to speak in English too. Check-in and check-out was timely and quick (Japanese efficiency!). Facilities are ok. If you are not part of the GRANVIA Club, you will have to pay to access the fitness room and swimming pools (and you have to be at least 20-yrs-old). An excellent stay, and I would not hesitate to book this hotel again in future.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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Dear Joon Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Hotel Granvia Kyoto. We are pleased to hear that you have had an enjoyable time during your stay. We continually strive to improve our quality of service and do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the very near future. Thank you for your review. Best regards, Director of Rooms

Responded January 15, 2020
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
9.7
Exceptional
Lucy from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in January 2013

luxury in a great location”

the staff were very helpful

I stayed at the Granvia for 5 nights in the winter. The room was large, the bed and bedding were comfortable and of fine quality. The location was not scenically beautiful at all but was convenient especially as the weather was so cold. I could get the subway or a bus to all of Kyoto's lovely sights and it was easy to get back to the hotel as the station is an obvious landmark. The tourist information office in Kyoto station is directly opposite one of the entrances to the Granvia. The Isetan department store is accessible from the station without going outside and has great food in the basement food hall. The post office is next door and I sent parcels from there. The staff helped me find probiotic tablets nearby and gave me a box to send a parcel.

Reviewed February 01, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Narattaphol from Thailand
Business traveler
Queen Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in August 2012

A nice hotel at Kyoto station”

Very close to JR Kyoto station

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is a beautiful hotel very close to JR Kyoto station (about 3 min walk from JR Shinkansen gate) and Kyoto City Bus Terminal (about 3 min walk from the hotel front). This hotel also has several nice restaurants and patisserie. There are many shopping centers around this area, such as Porta, AEON Mall, Isetan, The Cube, and Avanti. So the hotels' guests can enjoy dining and shopping.

Reviewed September 03, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Frank from Malaysia
Family with teens
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Great location and good rooms with good service”

Very near the Kyoto station and makes it a lot more convenient for travellers

the hotel was at an excellent location as it was right smack at the kyoto sation. needless to say this made our travelling very convenient as we didn't have to worry about being late for our bullet trains. since the hotel was at the kyoto station that meant that there was a lot of shopping right at our doorstep. the isetan right opposite the hotel was great. the staff were all very helpful and patient with us. even though we only stayed for one night, it was an enjoyable stay at the granvia hotel. we will definitely come back to stay at this hotel again if we ever come back to kyoto in the near future.

Reviewed March 25, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Anthony from United States
Group
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

Fantastic -- the service, location, spacious rooms”

Spacious rooms, convient and wide range of dining options, and a pool/sauna/gym at a small fee.

the granvia made our kyoto visit that much more enjoyable, easy. its unbeatable location at the train station (itself far exceeding what most would think of train stations) was a true asset, with a supermarket, dining options (incl a ramen "street"), transportation easily accessible. after fully packed days of touring kyoto, the spacious room was a pleasure to return to, and the fantastic pool, sauna and gym (tho at a small fee) made unwinding that much easier. what was surprising was, despite its location above the train station, it was a big hotel with a boutique feel -- much thanks to its warm decor and friendly service. and a reliable local source says bill clinton stayed there when he visited to give a speech.

Reviewed February 11, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Pornchai from Thailand
Business traveler
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2010

Most convenient Hotel for Shin Kansen traveler ”

the location right on the Kyoto station amke it easy to get in and out and to go any where in Kyoto
I don't find any weakness at all

I went to Kyoto this time to attend a meeting at the Kyoto International Conference Center and I travel with a JR Pass .Therefore a reservation at the Granvia Hotel makes it so convenient both for attnding the meeting and for enjoying Kyoto. It is quite easy to go around the City from the hotel since it is right on the Kyoto station where you can catch all JR lines, subway ( undergound) buses etc. Furthermore there are all sorts of wonderful restaurants supermarkets, department store. I have often used this hotel and grew to like it mare and more !!!

Reviewed October 11, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
Samuel from Taiwan
Business traveler
Standard Twin Room - Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Wonderful experienced. ”

Restaurant, Room, and speedy services.

Even though this hotel is located at JR station, it comes with 5 stars hotel's standard. I'd highly suggest this hotel to all the business travellers. Shopping and food courts are right at the basement and next buildings. If you want to save money, just book hotels accross the streets, those hotel are half price comparing with the Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

Reviewed July 03, 2013

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