Business hotels are famous spots for their high-quality services that come at affordable prices. Here are five of the most recommended business hotels around Minami area in Osaka, a district that is famous for its shopping malls and food joints.
1. Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka is a landmark of the Shinsaibashi area in Osaka. Located in a prime spot that is directly linked to Shinsaibashi Station, guests of this hotel can walk in the underpass from the train station’s ticket gates, so they can check in without getting drenched if it is raining.
This 32-story building houses a wide range of restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese and French cuisines, as well as a bar lounge that boasts of a superb view, an aesthetic salon in the beauty parlor, and a karaoke room.
Here, there are various kinds of guestrooms available, from the Single Room where guests can rest comfortably, up to the luxurious Double Room, and the Nikko Premium Floor (28th-30th floors) that was just opened on March 31, 2017. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. The hotel has staff who can speak English, Chinese, Korean and French.
2. Cross Hotel Osaka
This hotel boasts of an excellent location in the heart of Minami area, facing Midosuji-dori that runs through the center of Osaka. All guestrooms here have stylish design and come with their own huge bathrooms where guests can stretch their legs. The rooms range from the functional Double Room, up to the premium Suite that has its own bar counter and hot tub.
There are also a bar and a restaurant inside this hotel. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. The staff can speak English, Chinese, and Korean. This is a hotel that has been recommended in the Michelin Guide.
3. The Bridge Hotel Shinsaibashi
The Bridge Hotel Shinsaibashi that has just opened in November 2016 was inspired by the concept of a suspension bridge between Japan and the world and focuses on providing the highest level of hospitality for its guests, especially for foreign tourists. It is located in an excellent spot that is barely a 3-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station. Once you cross the small red bridge in front of this hotel, you will enter a space that is rich in Japanese culture.
The guestrooms at this hotel have Japanese decorations such as sakura (cherry blossoms), with all rooms featuring Simmons beds. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms, and guests are given a free 5-minute overseas call. This hotel offers a full lineup of services, including free ramen and drinks such as alcohol, and bicycles that can be borrowed without any charges. There are also events that are held here that will let guests experience Japanese culture for free. It has staff who can speak English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
4. Dormy Inn Shinsaibashi
Dormy Inn Shinsaibashi is a famous hotel that is just a 5-minute walk from Yotsubashi Station. It offers a wide array of compact guestrooms with modern design, from the economical Single Room, up to the Executive Room that has both Japanese-style and Western-style rooms. This hotel houses a large bath where guests can soak in an artificial hot spring, as well as a restaurant where light meals are served in a semi-buffet style. You will surely be glad to know that you can eat ramen for free here, which is perfect for those nights when you suddenly feel a bit hungry. Another plus of this hotel is that it has a convenience store inside its building. The hotel has staff who can speak English, Chinese and Korean.
5. Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba
Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba opened in April 2016. This hotel is just two minutes from Nipponbashi Station by foot, so guests will be able to get to the famous Dotonbori district, Tsutenkaku area, and Osaka Castle within around 10 minutes by train. There are various types of rooms available here, from the compact Single Room and the Superior Twin Room that can accommodate up to three guests, up to the Universal Twin Room where guests on wheelchairs can rest comfortably. All rooms have Simmons mattresses and come with an air purifier with humidifier. There is a casual dining restaurant inside this hotel that serves about 60 dishes for breakfast, buffet style. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. This hotel has staff who can speak English.
Business hotels promise guests a comfortable stay. So, if you are ever looking for a sightseeing base in Osaka, then please use this list as reference when you choose!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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