"Location is Great"
Location of the hotel is great, it is in the center of Dotonbori. Literally a few steps to famous Glico Man Sign and Don Quijote store. There are so many nearby stores, coffee shops and Restaurants. Trains and Subways are also near the hotel. There's also 7-11 convenience store at the lobby (there's an access door from the hotel) The room is very basic but comfortable. We did not tried their breakfast as there were lots of restaurant nearby. As for the staffs....I couldn't say much...did not felt them, we were there for 5 days but we did not received any greetings when we passed by the lobby (anyway its not important to me)....but I could say their housekeeping are very polite, they would greet every time they see us. Check-in/out are fast. but you could not check-in until 3:00pm even if you are a member. Over all the experience is good, the only thing that I wish they have is gym (fitness centre).
"Hotel in the center on Dontonbori"
A nice and clean hotel one street away from Dontonbori and surrounding shopping districts. Easily accessible by subway but if you have/use a JR pass the closest station is JR Namba (10-15 min walk, quite easy to walk). Rooms are small but just what you need. Clean and comfortable beds with a bath/shower and a Japanese toilet. Staff are really friendly and always greet you with a smile. Able to leave bags with receptions prior to check in and after check out.
Stayed here for 3 nights in November. Room size was slightly bigger than what you'd get in Japan on average, walking distance to the metro and located right in the middle of the shopping and eating stretch. My fiancé and I absolutely loved how close we were to all the action! There's also a 7-eleven right at the doorsteps of the hotel. Will definitely choose to stay here again, when we return to Osaka.
Hotel situated at busy district in Osaka, convenient assess to local public transport, shops, restaurants and more. You won't feel bored at the all time. Hotel was clean and quite. Staff was friendly but could do better. As platinum IHG member, I did not received upgraded room that was disappointed.
"Close to everything with great service "
The Holiday Inn Osaka is right in the heart of the shopping district, with lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance. Right near the canals it is beautiful at night. The service is excellent, and the amenities great. The only drawback was the expensive restaurant, but with so many restaurants in walking distance you aren't limited to having to eat there.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM