Osaka is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, and finding the best hotel to get you prepared for the next day’s adventure is crucial. Here are some of the recommendations that are among the top searched hotels in Osaka:
Hotel Granvia Osaka: the ideal hotel for families
Hotel Granvia Osaka is perhaps the most convenient hotel in Osaka - it is connected directly to Osaka Station. It is accessed not just by tourists but also by business guests, and is recently gaining popularity among families as well. There are various types of rooms available in Hotel Granvia Osaka, including standard rooms, concept rooms and a suite on the top floor.
Several family rooms are available in Hotel Granvia Osaka. Not only are the rooms spacious, but the huge windows will give you a great night view of Osaka city. The bathroom, washroom, and wash basin are located separately (except for some rooms, so please check with the hotel), saving the trouble of waiting in a queue.
Eight different suites available on the top floor, all designed to create a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. One of them is the twin room, with two 120 centimetre x 200 centimetre (4 foot x 6.6 foot) beds, which is perfect when sleeping with children. Furthermore, the bathtub is equipped with lights with 10 different colours and provides a view of the city – the colourful experience is something kids will enjoy.
Breakfast is served buffet style, and both Japanese and international cuisine can be enjoyed. Takoyaki (Japanese octopus ball) - a must try dish when visiting Osaka - is available too, as well as delicious omelette and freshly-baked breads.
Hotel Granvia Osaka-JR Hotel Group
Address: Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-1
Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms
Luxurious breakfast at Swissotel Nankai Osaka (from USD 136)
Swissotel is a hotels and resorts group with branches located all over the world. Swissotel Nankai Osaka is conveniently located right above Namba Station, which has a direct train from Kansai International Airport. You will probably be using this airport if visiting Osaka directly from abroad. There is no need to walk outdoors, as a lift will bring you directly from the station to the hotel lobby, making access comfortable regardless of the weather.
The hotel rooms are simple and clean, with comfortable snow-white beds welcoming you. The bathtubs are relatively big too.
Swissotel Nankai Osaka is known for its luxurious breakfasts at the restaurant Tavola36 Italian Restaurant Sky Bar. An international buffet breakfast can be enjoyed while having a fantastic view of Osaka city. Numerous choices of bread are available, and other items include ham and cheese, fruits, and croissants. Furthermore, breakfast is served from as early as 6:30 in the morning, ideal for those who want to maximise their time. An Italian lunch buffet, an afternoon tea buffet, and dinner is served at Tavola36 too.
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Address: Chuo-ku Namba 5-1-60
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
Experience Japanese culture at Dotonbori Hotel (from USD 63)
Dotonbori is one of the places you will likely visit when in Osaka, where you can enjoy the interesting Osaka culture and nightlife. Dotonbori Hotel, as you can infer from its name, is located in Dotonbori and is a great choice for accommodation when exploring Osaka. You would probably stop to look at the Dotonbori Hotel even if you are not staying here. Four huge statues that represent Asians, Arabs, Africans, and Caucasians are lined up at the entrance. They were built to represent Dotonbori Hotel’s desire to welcome guests from all over the world.
Dotonbori Hotel is also known for its various activities held every day, free of charge, which allow people to experience Japanese culture. Some of them include the Ikebana (Japanese flower art) experience and a Japanese food experience, where you can try out takoyaki (Japanese octopus ball) and sushis.
Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 9:30 with a choice of an American breakfast or a Japanese breakfast. Fish and other homemade food can be enjoyed if you choose the Japanese cuisine, which aims to replicate a typical Japanese breakfast.
Address: Chuo-ku Dotonbori 2-3-25
Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box
Hotel Monterey Osaka: the European-style hotel (from USD 56)
Located just a 5-minute walk from Osaka centre, Hotel Monterey Osaka was built based on a church in Brussels, Belgium. You will not have trouble finding this hotel, as it stands out well from the rows of modern buildings around the area. The antique furniture and beautiful garden are almost attractions by themselves.
Three types of rooms are available in Hotel Monterey Osaka: the Meridian Comfort on the 9th storey with its warm orange designs, the Vienna Traditional from the 10th to the 12th stories with dark brown designs, and the Donau Classic on the 13th floor, with blue colours and a courtly atmosphere. The rooms are designed in a European style and are reasonably big
Breakfast is served buffet style with over 20 choices of Japanese Cuisine and 30 international dishes available. It is recommended that you try the croissants and bitter-chocolate bun; the freshly-baked crispy buns are amazing!
At the 8th storey of Hotel Monterey Osaka, an open-air garden with a chapel can be found, with weddings often carried out there. Furthermore, a restaurant can be found in the garden, which serves French and Japanese cuisine. Hotel users can enjoy the food for prices as cheap as 3,500 JPY (31.90) USD!
Hotel Monterey Osaka
Address: Kita-ku Umeda 3-3-45
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Ironing service
Convenient and quiet: APA Hotel Midosuji-Honmachi-Ekimae (from USD 27)
APA Hotel Midosuji-Honmachi-Ekimae is found in a business district - quiet yet convenient - and is only a 2-minute walk from Honmachi Station.
Though the hotel might not have exciting events or enticing suites like those mentioned above, it is the perfect hotel for those who just needs a comfortable and clean room to rest and at a reasonable price. A total of 194 rooms are available at APA Hotel Midosuji-Honmachi-Ekimae, and the compact room comes with a soft bed and a big-screen television - all that is needed for a great rest.
Breakfast is available on the first floor, with a choice of Japanese and international cuisine. Cafés and shopping malls are located close to the hotel too.
APA Hotel Midosuji-Honmachi-Ekimae
Address: Chuo-ku Hon-machi 4-5-12
Restaurant 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Massage
Enjoy Osaka’s nightlife
Located at convenient spots within Osaka, these hotels will allow you to have the luxury of time to enjoy the lively nightlife of the city. Closely located to other tourist destinations, such as Kyoto and Nara, a stop-over at Osaka can be considered too.
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