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Kyoto Granbell Hotel

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Situated just a 2-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Subway Station, Kyoto Granbell Hotel features a modern decor with Japanese touches. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Yasaka Shrine is an 8-minute walk away, while Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 11 minutes on foot. The rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a sofa and refrigerator.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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*Location 5/5 Situated next to the Geisha District the unique atmosphere of the city was captured straight away. 10 minute walk to metro which is handy for other parts of the city. Must try the cute pancake cafe a few doors up for breakfast *Quality 4.5/5 We chose the
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Would highly recommend this hotel. It is in a very good location which is close to restaurants, it’s a beautiful hotel with lovely rooms. Couldn’t be happier that we selected this as our home in Kyoto. The Onsen is very nice also.
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Gorgeous boutique style hotel in a great location in Kyoto. The rooms are small, which is quite typical for Japan, but very comfortable and has a larger bathroom that most other hotels we stayed in. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, heaps to eat and alternated eat day with
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This hotel was the highlight of our trip. Located in a beautiful part of Gion. Highly recommend that you book breakfast as part of your booking as it’s amazingly delicious and a great variety of options to choose from.
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Super comfortable massive bed. Perfect to rejuvenate after our weeks of Tatami futons and snowboarding! Location is great, walking distance to amazing eating areas and subway train is right around the corner giving you quick and easy access to anyways in Kyoto!
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Is this hotel near the red light district?
Yes, it is very close to the red light district. But that's nothing to be concerned about at all. This is Kyoto not Amsterdam. You wont see any prostitutes in public places.
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Are there coin operated laundry machines at the hotel? If so how many sets Thanks
Yes, there are machines. I think there were four but one or two were not working properly.
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Hi there. Is this hotel OK with guests staying from Britain who have tattoo's? Thank you.
Yes they are very relaxed
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How does the onsen work exactly? Is it like a spa with a hot tub essentially? What is the etiquette?
its bigger than a hot tub...you go in naked....its relaxing...water is hotter than hot tub
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"amazing location, tiny room, very clean"
"Choose Japanese style room if you like a bit more floor space"
"Great location"
"Pay extra for a larger room. Check the square footage!"
"We had a room in the basement, but because of that we had the hardwood floors and a great view of the courtyard."
US$124 - US$406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoGion
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