"Small Business Hotel does not disappoint."
We took this hotel as a family by recommendation from an aunt. The hotel is easily found at the end of Dotunburi, near Pablo and H&M. The hotel is conveniently located in Osaka's main shopping district. With many retail stores close by, and a good 10-15 minute walk to the big station and another 10 minute walk to Dotunburi station. With tywo Don Quixote, and two convenience stores nearby as well, as a plethora of retail shops of familiar brands (Zara, Addidas, Desigual, H&M, Forever 21 etc.) and many restaurants, both fast food and sit down, local and international, you won't be a bored shopper in this area. The rooms themselves are fairly small, which is typical for Japanese Hotels. But they are quite clean and the bathroom features a toilet with a bidet system and a larger washing area where you sit down and shower and bathtub proper. Breakfast is also very delicious with a wide assortment of food to choose (though a personal favorite is Takoyaki which is served everyday.) In the basement, there is a themed resto-bar with beautiful aquqarium set ups if you like fish (which I do.). Overall, a nice hotel to stay in, a little expensive if you're staying in the higher leveled floors, but still very good.
"Location is very very good - and that is it - 1st and last time for me"
Our last city on our Japan itinerary - a nice central location - a good ranking on tripadvisor. Yet the worst hotel we have stayed in in many many years. Not up to any Japanese standards - an average business hotel does better. It really seems to just milk its locations - which to be fair is perfect. Given how well tripadvisor on average reflects these things I find it bizar how this hotel can rate so high. We stayed in the swissotel a couple of years ago in Osaka which is nearby and which was the same price - really really regret not staying there again. It is a completely different league and the fact that they are the same price is a joke. The rooms are not clean - many stains and facilities are average. Lower than the other Japanese hotels chains we stayed in this trip (like for example the Richmond). Our 1st night we stayed in a double room - the bed was so bad that if one person moves the other wakes up. So that was the 1st night of about 2 hours sleep killing our stay in Osaka. We switched to a twin room the next day - this was better sleepwise but not room quality or hygiene wise. From all our Japan holidays (most of which I've reviewed on tripadvisor) this is one of the very few properties that so unashamedly milks its locations to keep everything else below par and I will never stay here again or recommend it to anyone. Very bad ending to a perfect holiday in Japan and this hotel should be embarrassed on the image it leaves of a great country and people on all the international people who stay here. No respect.
"excellent stay at dotonbori"
i booked a double room but was upgraded upon arrival. the room was very spacious, bathroom was excellent (love the separation of shower and toilet) and bed very comfortable for a good night's rest. the hotel is literally seconds away from the glico man sign and shinsaibashi. good for lugging shopping back to the hotel and for a quick rest. lots of dining options available just a short walk from the hotel. very near to namba subway station, easily accessible to other parts of osaka. i would definitely stay here again! excellent value for money!
"Hotel within Excellent Location"
Hotel is conveniently located next to the Dotonbori Street & Shinsaibashi SHopping Street where you will never be bored or out of food. The bustling night food street provided all the food buzz and delicious outlets. The hotel rooms are spacious and the single king size bed is comfortably clean. Toiletries particularly Bath towels are clean. We were allocated rooms on the 8th floor which gave a good view of the front street within the common areas but not within the room. The internal room is without windows. We had the most pleasant night sleep at this modern and luxurious hotel.
"location is extremely excellent"
1. room size is big around 24 sqm 2. bed size is fit for couple around 160cm 3. only two elevators , it needs to wait long time during peak hours. 4. just few minutes by walk from Namba station (難波) 5. just 30 seconds by walk shinsaibashi (心齋橋) and Dotonbori (道頓堀) which famous shopping and dinning area 6. the toilet is too small but shower room is too big, it is not useful for travelers. 7. hotel staff is good in english 8. baggage can store at hotel lobby after check-out 9. there is cool air-condition even in the winter which is good for travelers 10. there are over 5 power sockets at room. It is convenient for travelers to recharge mobile devices and camera. 11. there is air purifier in smoking room that i cannot smell smoking air. it is so nice. 12. TV channels are not so much. 13. there are two bottle complimentary water every day at room. 14. try to reserve room away from elevator due it is too loudly next to floor lobby 15. it is inconvenient that there is no laundry machine. 16. free WiFi
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM