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APA Hotel Osaka-Higobashi-Ekimae

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room we got was very very small. Only room for 1 luggage and small walking space. The shower heater also not working well. Have been to other APA Hotel which are better. Distance from subway is very near which is good for travelling within Osaka. If you plan to travel to other cities, the walk to connect to train is kind of far and confusing especially if is your first time in Osaka.

Ok, we did leave it late to book a hotel as it was a holiday weekend but didn’t expect a hotel in Japan to be quite this bad...... the room for the (expensive) price was very tiny with the smallest (and hardest) double bed you’ve ever seen, with one dude against the wall, but worse was the smell it absolutely reeked of stale cigarette smoke that no amount of air freshener could have dealt with... needs a total deep clean... yuck, will not be back, not even if it was free.... such a shame as everywhere else we’ve been had been immaculate..

I am used to small business hotel but this one was really too small, even from Japanese standard. I guess they made the bed small to make the room small. The room was not really clean as well. They did not change the linen. Always long waiting time to take elevators. Breakfast was not really enjoyable. The public bath was ok but very crowded.

Location wise, this place is situated right outside Higobashi station which is the major plus point. Overall, this hotel is good. But, definitely not for people who are of bigger sized. My husband and I are considered as petite people but even for us the room is quite small. Would be good for business trip but I won't recommend it for families.

We spent 5 nights here and were travelling as part of a group. The rooms are small. No cupboards and not enough room to have your luggage open anywhere. The bathroom was also small but it was enough for the two of us. The beds were cleaned and rooms made up each day. The room includes a small bar fridge and large television (mostly Japanese channels) and has air con and free wi-fi. The bathrooms include amenities such as toothbrush, razors and hair bands. Bottled water was left in our room at the end of each day. On floors 2 and 30 (I think) there are restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfasts on floor 2 was buffet style and catered to both western and Japanese tastes. The hotel conveniently sits right next to the entrance of Higobashi station and is one stop away from Nishi-Umeda. There is also a coffee bar on the bottom floor just outside the entrance and a couple of convenience stores just across the road. Plenty of restaurants nearby also. I'd definitely stay here again. If you're looking for a clean and comfortable place to rest your head at the end of a busy day then this was perfect.

Hotel entrance is magnificent!!! You almost believe that you are at the Hilton! But wait until you reach your room: no closet, no space for the lugagge, very very very small shower with terrible system, huge tv but only one channel in English ( only japanise) The area is ok although smelly and crowded Would not recommend it at all

I love the place - - I stayed here for five days and it's right there in the center of everything. Cabs and buses are accessible right in front of the hotel. Subway Exit 2 and 3 are just right there upon your exits. Staff personnel are congenial and professional. With Seattle's Best adjacent to it, life is simply perfect!

We stayed here 2 nights after travelling 4 weeks in Japan. Overall the rooms were small like almost all the hotel rooms we have seen in Japan. But CLEAN, VERY CENTRAL, quick check in. no onsen but thats normal cause you are getting more south of Japan. Good price for Japan. would recommend for a short stay as its very convenient location.

Room extremely small almost claustrophobic size, cleaning of room no good, dust everywhere, massage in spa the worse I ever had in my life and very costly, I practically gave away my money for nothing. Staff no very good speaking English. Terrible staying there. Breakfast a bit expensive and quality, selection not the best ever. Try different hotel next time to Osaka.

While looking for a hotel in Japan, I prefer one with onsen. It is really relaxing and rejuvenating to visit the onsen at the end of the day. The location of the hotel is just at the exit of a subway station. However, if you are carrying big luggages, it might be a challenge as there is no lift at the subway exit, you will need to carry your luggage up the stairs. The rooms are quite small. But with the money you pay, you more or less will get something similar. So it was ok for us. Room is quite clean, we have a window with quite a view.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Osaka Science Museum
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Nishi within a short walk of Osaka Science Museum, APA Hotel Osaka-Higobashi-Ekimae is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Umeda Sky Building. This 850-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. On a river, it's also near Osaka Castle and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade.


Enjoy dining at LA VERANDA, one of 2 onsite restaurants. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 850 rooms feature refrigerators, phones, and desks. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.

Property features

APA Hotel Osaka-Higobashi-Ekimae features free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. Valet parking is offered for JPY 1500 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage.

Room options

Single Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Single Room, Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room, Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Economy Double Room, Non Smoking

TwinXL 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 756 reviews