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"Its quality ever premium"
I have visited this prestigious hotel 3 times and its quality ever premium. One thing always impressing me is the blue glass decor with a fresh rose every day in the elevator, which is so beautiful. The spacious and well-equipped room has a delightful view of Okawa River(旧淀川). You can take a boat tour departing from the port just at the rear of the hotel. The hotel also has a good swimming pool and a big bath with extra charge（about ¥2000）. I always miss their delicate breakfast buffet. Yet, this time we visited Japan during the Chinese New Year, so many guests from mainland China were over there. The restaurant was noisy and the servers showed less patience. That said, Imperial Hotel Osaka still falls short to its Tokyo counterpart in terms of its delicacy. However, the overall experience is altogether greatly above satisfaction.
"False advertising "
They make you believe that the pool and gym are part of the hotel but they're not. You have to pay to access these facilities which was quite a bummer 'cause we pick our hotels based on these. To use the pool you have to pay ¥2,160 and to use the gym (incl pool) you have to pay ¥5,400. You can't wear your own shoes. They give you the facilities' shoes. No tattoos allowed. Only 20 years old and above are admitted. As for the location, we thought that we were going to be in a prime spot for dining as the hotel is located riverside. We were mistaken as it was just full of offices. No casual dining options for dinner as the Plaza nearby closes at 5:30pm.
We stayed here for 3 nights whilst in Osaka. They upgraded our room for free on arrival to the imperial floor. The service is exceptional here though it can be quite surprising to receive a chorus of good mornings when you reach the lobby. The rooms we clean and well kept. We had breakfast at the hotel buffet which was pretty standard for a hotel of this class. The nearest station is about a 10 minute walk away but there is a courtesy bus to JR Osaka station that you can use. The only drawback is that the food options within walking distance were limited but with the courtesy bus this was not a real issue.
We stayed here for one night only because we wanted to visit Universal Studios which was only 30mins way by train. The location of the hotel was decent, it's nestled within a quiet and peaceful area away from the main city, yet within close proximity to all the main attractions. We got a river facing room with an amazing view. Room was nice and clean, concierge staff were helpful and friendly. Definitely lived up to the five-star standards of a hotel!
"Great location next to the river."
This was a very nice hotel. The room was beautiful and had a great view of the river. The bathroom was large with a shower and soaking tub. Within walking distance to the train station but also the hotel had a shuttle that goes to various places you just get a ticket a the bell desk its complimentary.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM