"Great Job by IHG!!"
I stayed here last year when the hotel was named Hotel Vista Grande. This year I have decided to search for other options and I found out that it was changed to Holiday Inn. The location is wonderful. Within close range to Shinsaibashi, Dontobori, Kuromon Ichiba Market, Namba Electronic Street, Namba Station and on the list. You will never be bored, thirsty or hungry day or night. The staffs are excellent. Very helpful and spoke english. I bought some items online and shipped to the hotel. I Emailed my purchase tracking number to the staff ahead of my arrival and it was treated like their own package. Once I checked in, they informed me that the package arrived (it was around 10PM). I was impressed by their service. The hardware of the room hasn't change except they added the Holiday Inn touch. If you are IHG member you will know what I am talking about. We got 10 floor room so it was much less noisy than last year. I found a smartphone at our disposal in our room. The smartphone is equipped with the basics. Google map and browser. Which I can search for what I needed and the Map helped me to walk around the area. I could also make phone calls with the phone. It's a very savvy addition for travelers. I received an extended check out time to 2PM. Excellent for us because my wife decided to use that time for some last minute shopping while I lay back and relaxed with the kids!! I love this little detail!! Over all the hotel really made all my expectations, except for the following: Room size is small. I guess this won't change. Second is that the parking cost me 25,000 yen for one day (24hours = retrieve by 11:00AM check out time). I would expect discounted parking for hotel guest. Anyways, maybe not many people drive like me. Still enjoy the hotel and will definitely be back again!!
"Hotel with fantastic location to shop and dine"
Holiday Inn Osaka Namba has the perfect location in Osaka. We didn't have to ride the subway on our first day as Dotonbori food strip and Shinsaibashi shopping steet are all 5-10 minutes walking distance from the hotel. We love how the location is very near stores such as the famous Donki, Pablo, H&M, ABC Mart, Zara, Uniqlo, GU, and tremendous amount of drugstores for makeup shopping! It's also very near the Glico Man sign so we had pictures there day and night. Hotel facilities were also great. Free hotel wifi, big elevators which can fit several people with luggages, clean, spacious rooms with plenty of toilettries, as well as an automated machine that changes currencies to Japanese yen. A 7-Eleven is attached to the hotel ground floor so it's easy to grab a snack and a few drinks.
"Not in the business circuit BUT a great location for Shopping & Dining"
Decent hotel, all the basics in place, fair sized rooms . Not necessarily in the Business circuit of Osaka BUT a fantastic location for shopping , dining and walking around. Some famous shopping streets all around. Great value for money too. WiFi NOT too good. Once you complain about it, the hotel staff are quite helpful in fixing the issue.
The hotel is located in Namba, this is a perfect location. It is next door to a 24hr ichiran ramen and also a 24hr duty free shop. Pretty much, I could spend my entire last 4 hours doing all my souvenir shopping right next to the hotel and never go hungry. Sushizama 24hr sushi is about a 4 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is pretty standard, clean and small as expected in Japan. This is actually my first Holiday Inn stay in Japan since I'm always stuck with Intercontinental in Tokyo. They do have 3 twin bed options but, I believe they only have only a handful of rooms that offer that so those room sell out quick. There is a 711 downstairs at the lobby that you can get all the amazing Japanese drinks and snacks at any time. Otherwise, the only negative thing is that not many Taxi driver know this location, you will need a Japanese translator to get to this hotel if your using a taxi. Otherwise, Namba station (a major train station) is only a 9 minute walk from the hotel which isn't far at all. If your planning to take a taxi to ITM (Osaka Airport) it is about $55 USD and 20 minute ride in the morning. Otherwise it is about $10 USD and 1 hour train ride. Will I stay again' Yes, I've already book my next trip to Osaka and staying at the same hotel again.
Very friendly clean and very comfortable Staff helpful Room had fridge tea/coffee, TV and plenty of power points for all our electronics. I was impressed by the size of the room .....plenty of room for our suitcases Would recommend staying here
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM