$166 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Hotel Granvia Kyoto

5 stars
JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi,, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8216
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
25 reviews
Extremely good location and nice room

Being at the Kyoto Train Station, this hotel is ideal. Kyoto transportation system is almost... See full review

  • H.Lee
  • May 3, 2014
The very Best in all our visit in Japan

Strategically located, since you can move from the station to ANY part of the city surroundings... See full review

  • Paco Cortina
  • Feb 28, 2014
Kyoto Station hotel home to more than 1,000 pieces of art
Featuring deluxe accommodations, superb service and a prime location near the bustling JR Kyoto Station Building, the Hotel Granvia Kyoto provides guests with the maximum in comfort and convenience. With its emphasis on art, the hotel provides a welcoming backdrop for both business and leisure travelers. The property features 13 meeting and banquet rooms, including a ballroom that accommodates up to 1,400 people, 12 restaurants and bars, and fitness facilities. In addition, the Hotel Granvia Kyoto is close to the largest shopping mall in Kyoto.
Highlights
  • More than 1,000 pieces of art featured throughout hotel
  • Excellent location near Kyoto Station-area transportation, shopping and entertainment
  • Twelve bars and restaurants on site
  • Three-lane pool and indoor fitness center
Rooms
The Hotel Granvia Kyoto features 535 tastefully decorated rooms in soothing earth tones with pieces of art from the collection hosted by the property. Guests receive complimentary high-speed Internet access. Down comforters are found on all beds and deluxe guest rooms feature expansive views of the city and access to the Granvia Lounge. Eco-friendly bathroom amenities are among the many perks provided to visitors.
Features
More than just an accent feature of the property, the Hotel Gravia Kyoto uses art as an integral theme. The property is home to more than 1,000 pieces of art based on the theme of "The Contrast of Modern and Traditional Art." Many of these pieces, ranging from paintings, sculptures, and industrial art are created by Kyoto-based artists, and are prominently featured throughout the property and in guest rooms.
With 12 restaurants and bars, the Hotel Gravia Kyoto offers a dining experience for everyone. La Risata offers the flavor and fun on Italy. Ukihasi is a modern-styled restaurant serving traditional Japanese dishes. Roppongi Rogairo offers classic Chinese cuisine in a stately setting.
Transportation
  • Kyoto Station (adjacent)
  • Osaka Airport (60 mi/97 km)
Attractions
  • Kyoto Tower (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Costume Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Kyoto National Museum (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Nintendo World HQ (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business
  • Thirteen meeting and conference rooms
  • Business center with fax/copy/print services
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet

Hotel Granvia Kyoto Rooms

King Bed Room / Non-smoking
King Bed rooms with a spacious room size of 32sqm/344sqf. The sweeping view of the city is a big plus; a premier-quality King bed & bedding guarantee a good night's sleep . In addition to all the standard room amenities, high speed LAN internet access and WiFi Internet access are complimentary. Smoking rooms are available upon request and subject to availability.
Deluxe Twin Room / Non-smoking
Deluxe Twin rooms with a spacious room size of 34sqm. a premier-quality Twin beds & bedding guarantee a good night's sleep . In addition to all the standard room amenities, high speed LAN internet access and WiFi Internet access are complimentary.
Standard Queen Room
Queen Bed rooms with a spacious room size of 26sqm. a premier-quality Queen bed & bedding guarantee a good night's sleep . In addition to all the standard room amenities, high speed LAN internet access and WiFi Internet access are complimentary.
All Standard Queen Rooms are NON SMOKING only.
Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room offers exceptional standards of comfort with a sweeping city-view. Stylishly decorated rooms with a commodious room size of 30sqm/323sqf, premier-quality 2 twin beds & bedding, in addition to the standard room amenities, high speed LAN internet access and WiFi Internet access are complimentary. Non-Smoking rooms are available upon request and subject to availability.
Superior Twin Room / Non-smoking
Superior Twin Rooms set new standards for comfort and quality. With an average room size of 34sqm/366sqf, the spacious rooms now feature a light alarm, which gently lightens the room as if the sun were rising, so that you will awaken gently and peacefully. Prime-quality beds and bedding guarantee a good night's sleep, and new bathroom features include a multi-function shower, high-quality and eco friendly bathroom amenities, bathrobes, and adjustable overhead lighting according to your liking. High speed LAN internet access and WiFi Internet access are complimentary and in-room safe deposit boxes large enough to accommodate a 15 inch laptop. Smoking rooms are available upon request and subject to availability.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Wheelchair accessible elevators

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Hotel Map

34.9859 135.7602
Area served
Kyoto. Easy access to Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya & Hiroshima.
Nearby airports
Osaka/Kansai International Airport( KIX ) -75 min. by Haruka Express Train JPY2,980 (non-reserved) -90 min. by Airport Limousine JPY2,300 -90 min. by taxi approx. JPY20,000
Area description
The hotel is located atop JR Kyoto Station, providing direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major destination such as Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo and Hiroshima. Many of the popular sites and facilities are easy to access. Below are some of the places within 15 minutes from the hotel, allowing you to maximize your time to enjoy, explore, and experience Kyoto. - Gion, Pontocho and Shijo Kawara-machi area to enjoy shopping and nightlife is 5 min on the subway - Nishi and Higashi Hongan-ji Temples which are major temples of Kyoto are 5 minute walk. -The Shoseien Garden which is one of the spectacular gardens of the Heian aristocracy located 5 minute walk away -Nijo Castle is a grand castle built by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu where he took residence is 5 min drive. -Toji Temple which is the tallest pagota in Japan (57 meters tall) is a 7 minute bus ride -Kiyomizudera Temple is a famous for the full view of the city only 15 minute bus ride away.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kyoto Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Shosei-en Garden: 0.4 mi
  • Higashi Honganji Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Nishi Honganji Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Gojo station: 0.6 mi
  • Sanjusangendo: 0.7 mi
  • Toji Temple Flea Market: 0.8 mi
  • National Museum: 0.8 mi
  • To-ji: 0.8 mi
  • Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum: 1 mi
  • Tofukuji Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Shijo: 1.2 mi
  • Nishiki Market: 1.4 mi
  • Minamiza Kabuki Theater: 1.4 mi
  • Sannenzaka Ninenzaka: 1.5 mi
  • Kyoto Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Shosei-en Garden: 0.4 mi
  • Higashi Honganji Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Nishi Honganji Temple: 0.6 mi
  • Gojo station: 0.6 mi
  • Sanjusangendo: 0.7 mi
  • Toji Temple Flea Market: 0.8 mi
  • National Museum: 0.8 mi
  • To-ji: 0.8 mi
  • Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum: 1 mi
  • Tofukuji Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Shijo: 1.2 mi
  • Nishiki Market: 1.4 mi
  • Minamiza Kabuki Theater: 1.4 mi
  • Sannenzaka Ninenzaka: 1.5 mi
  • Gion: 1.5 mi
  • Kiyomizudera: 1.5 mi
  • Kiyamachi Street: 1.5 mi
  • Ryozen Kannon: 1.6 mi
  • Yasaka Shrine: 1.6 mi
  • Pontocho: 1.6 mi
  • Maruyama Park: 1.7 mi
  • Manga Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Sanjo station: 1.7 mi
  • Karasumaoike: 1.8 mi
  • Chion-in: 2 mi
  • Saiin: 2 mi
  • Nijo Castle: 2.1 mi
  • National Museum of Modern Art: 2.2 mi
  • Municipal Museum of Art: 2.3 mi
  • Heian Shrine: 2.5 mi
  • Nanzen-ji: 2.6 mi
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace: 2.7 mi
  • Sento Imperial Palace: 2.7 mi
  • Eikando Temple: 2.8 mi
  • Sen-oku Hakuko Kan: 2.9 mi
  • Katsura Imperial Villa: 2.9 mi
  • Nishijin Textile Center: 3 mi
  • Philosophers Walk: 3.4 mi
  • Ginkakuji: 3.6 mi
  • Toei Movie Land: 3.6 mi
  • Shimogamo Shrine: 3.7 mi
  • Museum for World Peace: 3.8 mi
  • Ninnaji Temple: 4.1 mi
  • Kinkaku-ji: 4.1 mi

Dining

Gozanbo / Teppan-yaki
Here, you'll enjoy delicious seafood, beef and other seasonal dishes prepared as you watch by skilled chefs.
La Risata / Ristorante
Offering the flavors and fun of the real Italy,in the sunny surroundings of new Ristorante.
Southern Court / Sky Lounge
Enjoy sweeping views of the ancient city while you savor your favorite drink and list to live music.
Roppongi Rogairo / Chinese Restaurant
Dishes at this wonderful restaurant are prepared as they have been for centuries in Hangzhou, China.
Ukihashi / Japanese Restaurant
Modern in design, this restaurant serves traditional Japanese specialties in course menus or a la carte.
Kyoto Kitcho / Japanese Restaurant
Kyoto Kitcho offers superb Japanese cuisine that has earned it a reputation as being among the finest restaurants in Japan.
Kyorinsen / Tempura
Delicious Tempura, featuring seasonal ingredients, prepared using recipes that stretch back in history, is the hallmark of this restaurant.
Le Temps / Cafe Restaurant
Two stately clocks welcome diners who come to enjoy anything from coffee to a full-course French dinner.
Grand Jour / Lobby Lounge
With natural sunlight flowing in, there is no better place to meet friends or business associates for an informal gathering.
Orbite / Main Bar
With its nostalgic decor, this is the perfect place to enjoy an evening cocktail.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (25)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
4.8
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
H.Lee
Maryland
May 3, 2014

Extremely good location and nice room

Being at the Kyoto Train Station, this hotel is ideal. Kyoto transportation system is almost centralized from the Kyoto station. Hotel is clean, and extremely quiet in the guest floor. We had the room facing north, i.e., seeing Kyoto Tower right out from the window. That's a nice plus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Across from the hotel is the department store on the other side of the train station building. For something to take back to your room, there is a supermarket at the basement; for something simple, there is a 'noodle alley' (many noodle shops) on the 10th floor; for something fancy, there are many restaurants on the 11th floor.

Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paco Cortina
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Feb 28, 2014

The very Best in all our visit in Japan

Strategically located, since you can move from the station to ANY part of the city surroundings like Nara or other cities like Tokyo. Buses go from there to visit the town. I can not imagine a better service than received always friendly and efficiently almost perfect. I travel quite frequently for business and leissure around the world and certainly thi is a hidden treausure. Is a Pitty there are no other Gran Vias around Japan and the rest of the world!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Restaurants in second floor super affordable and very good in the 15 th the expensive obes

Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chrissie XL
Cheltenham, England
Oct 4, 2013

Short Break in Kyoto

Can't fault the hotel. Check-in efficient and were upgraded. Staff gave all the information needed for our stay. Room very clean and comfortable with all amenties required. Room service excellent. A pity we didin't have time to take advantage fo the gym and pool. Great location above the station (but not noisy). Made the trip to and from Osaka airport very easy. Would definitelt recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
US first timer
NYC, NY
Sep 29, 2013

US first timer

Beautiful hotel located right in the Kyoto train station, with views of Kyoto tower across the street and a pool as well. Room was was spacious and clean, and multiple restaurants etc right nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you go up long escalator and go to 11th floor there are many restaurants to choose from, some with unbelievable views of Kyoto, some requiring reservations.

Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daddy Joseph
Business
Princeton NJ
Aug 23, 2012

Getting a little older but great location

I stayed at this hotel several times before. When it was newer, the room condition was excellent. This past experience that I had staying with the hotel was in general still pretty good. Especially, I was making a quick 1-night stay in Kyoto for a business trip, and was taking the express Shinkansen train between Kyoto and Tokyo. You couldn't find a better location than Granvia Hotel for an on-the-run business traveller, as the Hotel is right there in the same complex of the Kyoto train station, with an easy access to the gates of the train station that connects with the express train, the JR train, the local train and also the subway. The station is right in the heart of Kyoto. Within 10-minute ride on the subway, you will be visiting the amazing and always crowded Kyoto downtown shooping district. Or, if you have very limited time for a qucik but nice dinner or breakfast, you will find the Isetan shopping mall right next to the Hotel in the same train station complex, with more than 50 restaurants under this gigantic mall, which has probably the longest escalator, inside any mall in the world, that goes all the way up for 11 floors. It is an amazing scene just by looking at this unbelievable escalator. Well, if you have not yet stayed with this Hotel, I would suggest to try it for yourself. Another good thing is that its room rate has been somewhat reduced to a very reasonable range, as there are a few new and wonderful hotels recently developed near the shopping district.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

See descirptions above

Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PTUI
NJ
Jul 10, 2012

Convenient location in a very nice hotel

Being right in the train station made arriving and departing Kyoto very easy and saved cab fares. City buses depart from the station and with the all day pass (500 yen) one can go antwhere. The station provides diverse and reasonably priced eating options. The only thing the hotel needs is wi-fi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Wonderful food hall in the dept. store in the station.

Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Seoulmate
Seoul, Korea
May 14, 2012

Wonderful for sightseeing!

The location of this hotel was marvellous! We arrived late at night at Kyoto railway station from Osaka airport and were immediately in the hotel! It was very quiet (despite being a part of the railway station) and we had a wonderful view of the trains coming in and out of the station, as well as the city. The next day we went out the station door to find all the tourist buses waiting for us. You can buy a day pass for all the buses for 500 yen at the little bus ticket office. It also has a bakery where you can buy coffee and something to take with you for a snack.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
theatre fan
Palm Springs California
Jan 11, 2012

Kyoto in the winter

Beautiful hotel; steps from the shinkansen, close to shopping and transportation. Note that there computer/business office consists of three computers, difficult to use. So take your computer if you need one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

in Kyoto train station; excellent transportation connections throughout Japan and within Kyoto.

Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
fierydragon
San Francisco, CA, USA
Dec 29, 2011

Really Enjoyed the Granvia

You can't beat the location in terms of access to things outside of Kyoto. Even for the city itself, it is not bad, but there could be nicer parts of town to stay in. Still, it was the nicest we could afford and didn't leave us wanting. The Superior King room had a good view, was spacious, and had one of the best beds I ever slept in. Excellent staff, and we ordered expensive but delicious room service breakfast once. A fun experience. I would definitely consider the Granvia again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Use your JR pass to take the JR trains to visit Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari Shrine. So easy!

Review of Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Nov 5, 2010

Great service

We really enjoyed the central location and superior service. The hotel staff were very helpful with travel and sightseeing questions. Our room was upgraded without any particular request on our part and was very comfortable. After a long airplane trip from the U.S. and train ride from Osaka, it was fabulous to get off the train, take the escalator upstairs to the hotel, and fall into our bed within 10 minutes. We stayed at other "5 star" hotels during our trip and this was the nicest. While this hotel is not inexpensive, we felt the money was well spent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Consider buying 1 day city bus passes that allow unlimited rides within the city center. Most buses of interest leave from or stop at Kyoto station.

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