Hotel Granvia, Kyoto

Hotel Granvia is a lesson in utter luxuriousness that sits within easy reach of Kyoto’s highlight – what more could you ask for in a city sanctuary? But despite the electric atmosphere outside, your guestroom is perfectly tranquil in comparison, providing the finest respite and after exploring the local sights.


From Kansai International Airport it’s only a 90 minute taxi journey. Hotel Granvia is in easy reach of everything. Delve into some culture and tea drinking in the upmost traditional Gion district. Then swap the leaves for a cocktail in Kyoto’s abundance of bars and restaurants; unfortunately you won’t have enough days to try them all. Everything you would need is on your doorstep.

Your Room

After exploring the local sights, delve into your cosy surroundings. A simple and clean room with all the amenities you need, you will feel a million miles away from the Kyoto buzz that’s right outside your window. And it’s the window that provides you with spectacular views of the Kyoto tower and station which glimmer at night.

Why we like it

Hands down (or should we say knife and forks down?) it’s the cooking class available. Not only do you get to satisfy your appetite, but you get to do it under the guidance and expertise of master chef Hajime Murakami. A wizard in the kitchen and the champion cook at Hotel Granvia this is cuisine we’ll be bringing back to our own kitchen (well, we’ll try).