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Hotel Granvia Kyoto

At a Glance

    Pros

  • good location
  • interesting architecture
  • plenty of amenities

    Cons

  • charge for pool and gym
  • crowded area

Fodorite Reviews

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Hotel Granvia Kyoto Review

A fusion of ultramodern design with traditional Japanese style is what you'll find at this popular hotel above Kyoto Station. Spacious Western-style rooms have good amenities: broad desks, separate tea areas, and bathrooms with big soaking tubs. The Choriku suite comes recommended because of the exquisite view from the open-air veranda. A stroll between the hotel's north and south towers affords a great view from the brilliant glass walkway. The sky lounge lets you enjoy a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine and a panoramic view of the city. You'll find 15 other restaurants close at hand, including a branch of the famed Kitcho.

    Hotel Details

  • 539 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 09-20-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Twin Bed Heaven

    This location is by far the best in Kyoto. Reason is, this hotel makes the most sense to hail a cab and have no difficulties doing so. The value paid for room service and accommodations are worth the money. The restaurants are a bit steep in price. But onto the bedding. The twin beds are a great way to catch up on sleep and enjoy a peaceful, relaxed environment. The beds have a pillow top and the plushest pillows ever.

    by carricat8, 9/12/12
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    Best in Kyoto

    I travel to Kyoto several times per year and the Granvia is by far the best. Normal size rooms with modern bathrooms and 'smart' toilets. Service is great and the room is always ready by 1:00pm in case I need a nap due to time change. Being part of Kyoto station also makes it great if inclement weather is around because you almost never have to go outside for meals, shopping, etc.

    by Sysmac, 1/23/07

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