"Location, Location, Location!"
The thing that really make this hotel stand out is its location, the bathrooms and the variety of foods offered for breakfast. Each room features a modern Japanese style bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, luxurious toiletries and of course the multi function Toto toilets. Rooms are furnished in a very minimalist style and the red, grey, black and white color scheme leave no doubt that you are in Japan. There is little storage but we made do. Check in and out was a little slow and they neither help you with your baggage nor show you to your room. Despite this inconvenience the front desk staff was very nice and friendly and they did their best to help us find our way around the area and they helped us in making arrangements when needed. Breakfast at Cross hotel offers a little something for everyone and the quality of the food is much better than your average hotel breakfast buffet as it features different local Japanese specialities and Chinese dim sum as well as plenty of Western mainstays and a dessert bar as well as various Italian and European dishes, a salad bar, fresh juice bar and a cook to order egg bar. The white square buffet plates have 9 little portioned squares that are both fun and easy to fill up with bites from all different parts of the world. As for location, you are smack dab in the thick of it, right next to the river and under the glow of the famous Gilco Man sign. Restaurants, convenience stores and shopping to fit every budget and taste abound as the hotel is situated squarely in the Shinsaibashi / Namba area and just a few minutes walk to the Dotonburi area. You are also within walking distance of the famous Kuromon market and many of the other major attractions that Osaka has to offer such as the hip Hep 5 shopping mall and Ferris Wheel. Of course if you do want to venture out further, the Kintetsu Osaka and JR Namba Station are just steps away. The hotel will also store your luggage for free for a few days or for a nominal fee you can have it shipped it on to your next destination making train travel a breeze. The rooms are comfortable and stylish, true to typical Japanese style and aesthetic they are not extravagantly luxurious. Our room had two double beds, free wifi and an in room safe and a view of the busy streets below. While it wasn't huge, even with our large luggage we managed to stay more or less comfortable during our 4 day stay. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this hotel for those who want to be right in the middle of the action and for those who location is their most important consideration as the location simply can't be beat and the hotel is comfortable and offers a good breakfast and a great bathtub. For those who enjoy a little pampering and require more luxury or for those who are looking to save a little $ on budget accommodations, I would definitely consider some of Osaka's other options before making my final decision.
"Best Stay ever!!"
This hotel it was such was I expected and more that it would be. The bathroom as a big bathtub and shower experience is the same as the onsen. Love It!!! The beds are incredibly comfortable and blankets as well, the only thing is that it does not have space for the luggage very small. The selection in the breakfast is incredible anything you want to eat they have it. I wish we could had stayed here longer to me the best hotel of our tour. Is located right in the heart of all the shopping area, that not to good is that some of the noise from the street comes through the windows so I am guessing they are not well noise blocker. But I like to look at the bright things of anything we do after the bad experience of the Tokyo hotel this hotel was by far the best. They even have free cute sleepers for you, and their complementary essential are good as well.
"Boutique hotel in the heart of Dontonbori district"
My daughter picked this hotel and our room overlooked the Midosuji Blvd (') We were across the street from Neko no Jikan, a cat café and up the street from the river and famous Glico man neon sign. We were in a happening place. Great, young staff recommended restaurants and were very helpful. The buffet breakfast with hot, freshly baked croissants, choices of Asiana and Western breakfast foods was phenomenal. Japanese food never disappointed. Whole milk, organic eggs, food heaven.
"Great location for shopping and restaurants"
We arrived at the cross hotel after a travelling around Japan for two weeks. We were checked in promptly by pleasant staff who spoke little English. We were very disappointed with the rooms allocated for our party of 6. The rooms were very small, very limited space for luggage.( we travel light) We all had rooms on the street side. Extremely noisy through the night. The bathrooms were well appointed. The rooms all looked tired and in need of an update. The buffet breakfast was ok. The location was brilliant with easy access to shinsaibashi subway and Namba station, close to Dotombori canal. Many restaurants and bars to enjoy. Great area. We would definitely look at other options in this area for our next visit to Osaka. This hotel was the most disappointing hotel we stayed at on our trip considering the price we paid.
"Could. It ask for more!"
The hotel is around the corner from major attractions and 10 minutes walk from Namba station. The room is clean and good size. The bathroom is up to date and stylish. The various functions of the toilet...
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM