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APA Hotel Osaka-Higobashi-Ekimae

3.0 out of 5.0

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Currently sitting in the room writing this review- Ok... to start with, I don’t think the room is THAT small. Certainly enough for a single and if needed I could find a spot to open my suitcase. It’s certainly not somewhere I would stay a week, but a night is fine. The bed is comfy and not too firm (in saying that, I have been sleeping on tatami mats for the last week). The location is a quick bus ride to the markets and there is a subway station right outside the entrance. The check in process was fine , staff don’t speak English super well... then again I am in a non-English speaking country so, fair enough. Here is the “but”. I don’t expect much for the money I paid, so the marked up walls, limited tv stations and dated decor came as no surprise and I didn’t expect more or less than I received. HOWEVER the bathroom seriously smells like a public urinal. Doesnt seem to matter how much I spray the provided deodoriser, the smell keeps coming back (so much so, that I don’t trust the cleanliness and skipped having my evening shower). There was (I hope) dirt on the bathroom walls that I cleaned off using my own hand sanitizer). I’m not a germaphobe by any stretch of the imagination - but it was kinda gross. What is also weird is a compete lack of hand soap. I even called reception to be told that they didn’t give that to the rooms (I would rather the hand soap than the other toiletries they had such as disposable hair brush, razor etc). Would I stay here again? Probably not. (Mainly because of the bathroom smell and the hygiene questions it raises) Would I write off the whole APA group? Probably not.

When you walk in to this hotel it looks very modern and the room cards are printed by a special advanced machine. When we stepped into the room it was a massive contrast. The room was very tiny. It is hard for two people to move around each other in the room. Although very small the tv is disproportionately large and very close to the bed. The bathroom is tragic, it feels like a bathroom of an airplane or yacht. The bath was almost cubic in shape with all dimensions pretty close to each other (even the depth). The shower temperature kept on varying from hot to cold and to top it off there was a shower curtain which had many brown and black stains on it (probably at least 10 years old). Generally the room needed a good clean, particularly the walls. Comparing this to similarly priced hotels such as chisun, this is far worse and I would not recommend to anybody that I like, I definitely wouldn’t stay again.

I went there about October 2017, it was close to Kyoto station only 5 mins walk. The room is so small. Best for sleeping purpose. Watch out for check in and out time, in for 15:00 and out before 10:00, cant take a long sleep at all.

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!

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71.0% of guests recommend this hotel

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