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APA Hotel Osaka-Higobashi-Ekimae

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I've been recently staying this hotel more than week in total and do believe good enough venue from location perspective, because it's easy to go anywhere around Kansai region from the station under the hotel as well as lots of restaurants exist. Also big public bath makes me comfortable and relax every night and morning. Only concern is room size, however can ignore from cost value point.

Having moved onto Osaka after staying in Tokyo for 5 nights we choose the APA. In comparison to the hotel in Tokyo I can honestly say the APA is far from worth the money paid, there was literally a few pounds difference between the hotels. We are staying in a twin room which is like a matchbox. The carpets are stained and there is only two plugs (only one between two beds). The fridge will literally fit in one bottle of water. The pillows are tiny and the bed rock hard. The bathroom stinks of dank and is the most claustrophobic place I have ever been. The shower is literally a tube running from two taps attached to a hose. The is no wardrobe and just no storage space. Its like Tetris trying to open a suitcase due to the lack of room. Overall would not recommend and not to the standard of same priced hotels.

There was a relaxation salon on the third floor. There was a Vietnamese restaurant on the thirtieth floor. I was in a single room. The writing desk was narrow. It had a TV with VOD and free Wi-Fi. The bathroom had a bath. The space between the toilet and the bathroom door was very narrow I did not have much room when I sat down.

Their rooms are small but always clean, few staff only can speak English. Coffee shop just in front of the hotel main entrance and the train station (higobashi)is exit 3 is actually in front of the hotel lobby entrance.

Room is small but clean. Not enough space for the luggage and clothes to hang. 4 elevators but very slow in the morning, perhaps due to the number of guest. Breakfast food is ok, same food but they have 2 restaurants. Location is ok, few resto within the area and several convenient store. Hotel is quiet, ok for business since i dont stay most of the time at day time. Not so comfortable due to the limited space in the room.

This hotel is in a very good location since it is just opposite to Higobashi station and walking distance from yodobayashi station. A modern hotel but surprisingly small rooms. I had one small suitcase and a small backpack and once I put them on the floor, I couldn't open the door fully. That's how small the room is. But the bed is comfortable and the room has the usual amenities. Unfortunately they didn't have the option to turn A/C on since one of the days I stayed was hot and I had to open the window even though it was so noisy outside from traffic. Just a minor inconvenience for me. I actually paid for breakfast which allowed me to try the two restaurants they have in the hotel both of which had breakfast buffet. One is a French-Japanese place which is in the 2nd floor and the other one is a Vietnamese place that's in the top floor. Both of them had good breakfast options. With the Vietnamese place, you get the view which is a bonus. You can buy breakfast using machines in the lobby. They also have a currency exchange machine which was very convenient. There is a Seattle coffee place right outside the hotel and few restaurants near by. Overall a good place to stay.

Stayed here for 3 nights in April. Staff spoke good English and provided us with a map which they quickly ran through where to go. Rooms very small and can get cramped but just big enough for 2 adults to get around. Bed was just right size however quite uncomfortable and you could feel the springs underneath you. Bathroom with lots of amenities including big bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body soap. Breakfast was ok- both Japanese and westernised food (less westernised food but enough to fill you up). Location was fantastic. Right outside higobashi station (on the yotsubashi line which is the subway) which is 1 stop, 1 min journey to Osaka station where all the main lines are. It cost about 180 yen which is about $2.20 AUD. Overall had a good stay and would stay again. Thankyou!

Very nice location.near the train station and some restaurants are just outside the hotel.The rooms are a bit small although the staff are friendly but sometimes having a hard time understanding english.

APA Hotel Higobashi Ekimae is just opposite to Higobashi station. Location very good. But rooms are very small. Hotel Staffs are very helpful . Osaka is a beutiful, very clean city in Japan. People are very helpful.

We are there for 2D3N, i understand that this is big city and the hotel usually expensive and small. They have small bed which can consider super single. Toilet is ok, no other facilities such as washing machine.i would say this hotel no so new. The customer service is at parr compared to Customer service at rinn nijo hotel kyoto. Plain and straight. No friendly at all. But this hotel in good location where it is accessible by subway and relatively near to dotonburi. But i love the Seattle coffee shops down there.. I like their coffee and Muffin's.

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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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning 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

Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room, Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 694 reviews