"Location! Location! Location!"
Possibly the best location for a hotel this price in Namba. Write is in the middle of the Namba shopping area. The hotel was neat and clean. Doesn't offer many services but is a very good value for the price.
Location is good. Near to dontoburi and shinsaibashi. Restaurants are just 3mins walk away. Room is big. Near to Osaka Namba station and Nippombashi station. A 7-11 is just near the hotel entrance and a mini mart is just opposite.
"Excellent location for Dotombori, great service"
My husband booked this hotel via the Holiday Inn website as he is a member of their loyalty programme. We arrived late at night and decided to walk to the hotel from Namba Station even though we were unfamiliar with Osaka. It was an easy walk through pedestrianised shopping arcade streets, even with heavy luggage and kids in tow! Luckily we walked, as we later discovered that the streets around Dotombori are closed to traffic from about 10pm to 1am every night, so if you arrive at this time, taxis cannot get you that near the hotel, I believe... The service was excellent, because they arranged our rooms to be adjacent to each other after we requested adjoining rooms which they apologised for not having. When I called to report that my room safe and kettle were not working, maintenance staff arrived with the ever-famous Japanese efficiency and sorted things out. I suppose the only reasons why I didn't give a full five star review are because the rooms are slightly cramped (and we are petite people as it is), and my kids were frustrated by the lack of English TV channels. Not that we spent much time watching TV, but it's handy to have a cartoon channel to entertain them at times! Be warned about the quirky window between the shower and room! My 8 year old had a good giggle playing with it while having his shower! And the bath tub side is quite high and not easy to climb in or out of... Otherwise a decent hotel.
After booking has been made, asked them few things via email. Every answers are very direct like "yes" "no" "you will"...like very blunt, impolite and dont care. Once I checked in by the counter, the reception also like barely can have a natural welcome smile. Feeling her so difficult to serve us. Even knowing celebrating my birthday, she did hand me a "little present" ( a bag of candy ) said for my birthday. (dont even dare to think that gonna decorating my room. Holiday Inn Sands Central Macao did that though! ) Anyway, room is small but location is very handy. Right down the corner is Dotonbori! Overall its ok , average. Just don't expect high standard service.
great service. we left our luggage and went out for some food, by the time we got back the our room was ready. We had an overnight flight, so it was an extra plus for us. The room was comfy and spacious. The location was also amazing. Right in the center of Dontonbori. 24/7 of food and shopping. will definitely return.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM