APA Hotel Osaka-Higobashi-Ekimae3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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.
Stayed 1 night in a semi-double which really is too small for 2 people. Found a good deal on booking.com but in hindsight would have preferred to pay a bit more for a bigger room. Bed is basically a single bed and there is not enough room to put your case down, let alone open it (ours is outside the bathroom so you have to step over it to go toliet). Location and price is good hence 3 stars but think carefully if you are 2 people in a small double room.
Encountered my first rude Japanese service personnel today. We queued up religiously for the 3pm check in but was denied. Her body language was really bad for a front desk customer service officer. Really flabbergasted.
First, you're in Japan. Keep expectations modest for budget hotels. The rooms are small unless you want to spring for a luxury hotel. APA is no different. Our room was just big enough to accommodate us and our luggage. Though small the room was clean, functional and quiet. It seems like the hotel is used by a lot of businesspeople. At the end of the workday the front desk had quite a line-up waiting to check-in. Other times of day were fine. APA Higobashi Ekimae is well-located. It is beside the Higobashi metro station. Arriving by train requires a change onto the metro at the train station, pretty simple. Nearby there are the usual convenience stores (7-11 etc), a Starbucks across the street, lots of bars and restaurants on adjacent streets. Many attractions are nearby. Osaka Castle is within walking distance (about 20 minutes). Dotonburi is within walking distance (we did it by mistake) but better to take the metro. The hotel (like most Japanese hotels) has coin operated washers and dryers. We did not take the breakfast plan so can't comment on the food. We had cocktails at the rooftop Vietnamese restaurant. Very pleasant way to enjoy the sunset.
If you buy it on deal this hotel is a great value for money. It is conveniently located with many subway stations nearby. The rooms are considered good (have been to much smaller rooms in Japan). It is very clean and the onsen makes it really appealing. Will definitely go back.
Our Japanese partners HQ is across the street and Osaka cocert hall around the corner. Excellent location and everything works as it's supposed to. Not a hotel to spend time in other than sleeping if you are a westerner. Pricing is in line with the other hotels of the same level in the area. Japan is not cheap.
There were a lot of business people there and there were always a long line to the front desk. But the staff was very helpful but not always so good at English. Our room was very small and we had difficulties making room for our two suitcases. The rooms were nice though and and had everything we needed.
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71% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 722 reviews