The Minami area of Osaka has many popular sightseeing and shopping spots, such as Namba, Shinsaibashi, and Dotonbori. Below are five hotels in the area that are highly recommended online.
1. midi HOTEL
midi HOTEL is located 2 minutes on foot from Daikokucho Station on the subway and Imamiya Station, which is accessible via various JR lines. It is highly rated as a comfortable hotel with helpful staff.
The guest rooms are decorated in whites and grays, and have a contemporary feel to them. They have a variety of rooms, ranging from twin rooms to rooms that can accommodate up to six people, so it is recommended for groups traveling together. Female guests receive aromatic bath salts as a gift. A breakfast buffet is available at the on-site cafe. There is a laundry room, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. They have English-speaking staff.
2. Hotel WBF ARTSTAY Namba
This hotel is 2 minutes on foot from Ebisucho Station on the subway. It is in a great location, as it is within walking distance to popular destinations, such as Dotonbori, Shinsekai, and Kuromon-ichiba Market.
This hotel is based on the concept of letting culture and art exist side-by-side. 92 of the 100 guest rooms have wallpaper with drawings by children from Thai orphanages. The other guest rooms, the restaurant where breakfast is served, and the 1st-floor elevator hall are filled with works by artists active in Japan and abroad. The hotel gets high marks online for their comfortable beds and reasonable prices. There is a laundry room, and free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel. They have English-speaking staff.
3. Hotel WBF Namba Inari
Hotel WBF Namba Inari, which opened in April 2017, is another highly recommended hotel. It is located 5 minutes on foot from JR Namba Station. It gets high marks for its cleanliness and comfort.
You can pick from single, double, or twin rooms, and each room has a plasmacluster air purifier. The beds have Simmons brand mattresses to ensure quality sleep and waking. The breakfast buffet serves local specialties and freshly-baked bread. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. They have staff who can speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese.
4. Sarasa Hotel Shinsaibashi
Sarasa Hotel Shinsaibashi opened in March 2017. It is located 1 minute on foot from Nagahoribashi Station on the subway, and is within walking distance from places like Namba and Dotonbori.
In addition to their standard single and twin rooms, they offer superior rooms with two double beds that can accommodate up to four people, as well as deluxe rooms for three to four people. The guest rooms are comfortable spaces with hardwood floors or tatami mats. All rooms are non-smoking. There is a laundry room, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. They have staff who can speak English, Korean, and German.
5. Hotel Ekichika Nagahoribashi
This hotel is conveniently located right above Nagahoribashi Station on the subway, so you should be able to find it without getting lost. It is also just 5 minutes on foot from Shinsaibashi Station.
All guest rooms are non-smoking twin rooms. The free amenities that female guests receive as gifts at the reception area are popular. They provide opportunities to meet other guests, such as through the free takoyaki party that is held in the lobby every night. They let you rent bicycles for free, and provide access to free Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. They also have staff who can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.
If you stay in Minami, which is home to several of Osaka’s shopping districts, you should be able to thoroughly enjoy the city's charms. All the hotels introduced here are in convenient locations, so do consider them!
*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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