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APA Villa Hotel Yodoyabashi

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The apps villa hotel is in a good area, but the only thing is the rooms are very very small, my husband and I almost can walk or change or move in the room ..... nor recomendable if you have some big cases and the bed is super tine ...

This hotel is a 5 minute walk away from Yodoyabashi subway station. Hotel is in a middle of a business area but still have restaurants around. Hotel seems to be catered more towards business people but they do have tourists too, it's slightly smaller than the other Osaka hotel i stayed in. Anyway, it has all the amenities needed. Wifi is free but it's very intermittent. Staff are friendly and spoke good english, which is a plus Overall, it's an average hotel for tourists

The room was extremely small and the bed is double size bed and not the queen size so dont expect too much in terms of the size. Location-wise is ok, 10 mnts walk to the station, around 30 mnts walk to Osaka tower (which was what we did). Only two or three stations away from the central station. Overall ok.

well the rooms are small. But hey its Japan of course they are. If you arrive at the weekend, you are in the business district and there is nothing open in terms of restaurants and that includes the hotel ! oh and being asked if you want a smoking or no smoking room and then being told they only have smoking when you ask for non smoking makes one wonder why the question was asked.

The hotel faces the back street. It is a bit hard to find it because the signboard is not displayed properly to be seen from the main street. There is no problem to follow advises from your celler phone app. Single room I stayed is neat and all staffs in front were friendly. Noises from outside neibers are not perfectly blocked but are enogh for sleep. They willing to lend a charger for iPhone. The big hotel bath hot water come from natural hot spring from underground. Natural hot spring in the middle of Osaka town is the biggest charm nothing more.. Biggest problem using the big hotel bath is that there is few instractions written in english, so that you might be overwhelmed some rules such as safty box usage in dressing room . If you are not familier to visit a public bath , it is better to check it in advance at hotel front.

Booked the hotel via online, check-in was quick. The room is typical of Japanese hotels, best for one person , but my cousins who shared a room managed somehow. Location was ok , one stop away from Umeda area , via Osaka subway line, near the Yodoyabashi station , exit nearest the hotel street , was not in service during my stay due to a construction site. A 7-11 is just right across the hotel, a taxi ride from Dotombori will cost you around Y 1,300 , better use the subway, Since , we always have stashed food from 7-11 , we were not able to sample the breakfast buffet. I agree with some reviewers, managing the aircon controls can be a hit or miss thing. The onsen on the basement is an added perk for hotel guests , the onsen pool is a relaxing respite from a day of walking around Osaka. If you need to mail something, the post office is just around the corner , the front desk personnel will kindly give you the directions. I will definitely go back here on my next visit to Osaka !

The room was as small as expected, the view on the 12th floor was really nice and the bed was one of the best ones I've ever slept in! I fancy hard mattresses. The onsen downstairs was quite average, but rarely crowded (at least the ladies' area) so you could really bathe in peace. The location of the hotel is handy if you wanna visit the center and Namba area, it is quite in the middle and the surrounding area is business orientated so it's quite peaceful at night time.

We are a party of 5 and booked 2 doubles and a single. Hotel seems to have many Japanese guests who are on business trips. The not-so-great part. Depending on who you get at the reception, communication is a bit of a problem. When we asked for bottled water, we were told its not included even though we were supposed to be given 2 bottles per room daily. On certain days, 2 bottles appear but on most days, none were given. Whether we booked a single or double room, the size of the room and bed is exactly the same. Operating manuals for TV and aircon is in Japanese, so it takes a while to figure things out. Since it was autumn, we understand that the aircon was not operating, and we have to open the window. That was fine except that the construction site opposite the back of the hotel is operational 24 hours and if you are a light sleeper, its not funny. Also, you could smell the pollution from the construction site. We can also hear the voices of people talking below another opposite building, next to the construction site. Its our first trip to Japan and I assume hotel rooms there are really small and squeezy. So if you are big, its a bit of a problem for you and the luggage - no kid! Getting in and out of the bathroom and bath tub is tricky especially for the elderly. The bed and pillows could be a little more comfortable. The good part. The hotel has an onsen in the basement for their guests' complimentary use, great after a long day of shopping and sightseeing. The location is great, just a 5-7 min walk from the subway. There is a 7-Eleven directly opposite the front of the hotel. Also, there are lots of eateries and drinking joints (pretty interesting to discover) around the area. Location is also safe So if you are out most of the time and just going to sleep for the night at the hotel, its OK.

The location is superb! Right at the centre of Osaka city and starting of Keihan line to Kyoto. From subway Yodoyabashi exit 12, only 5mns walk to Hotel. Room is simple, clean. But standard room's space is tight and double bed is only good for one person. Twin bed room with 2 beds are likely to secure your sleeping quality is you are sharing a room with another person.Hotel guests are free to use the hot spring bath on basement with showers and basin of 2, sauna.

Rooms are small which is reasonably normal in Japan, but the beds very very hard. These were the hardest beds of all the hotels I stayed in during my trip. Hot spring in the basement is actually an onsen which you can not use if you have a tattoo regardless of how small, my issue is that this was not clear on booking or even in the room information you actually don't find out until you go down to the basement to use the hot springs. I also think that if you are paying nearly $200 Aud per night than you should have access to the facilities offered by the hotel.

3-1-9, Fushimi-cho Osaka Osaka-fu

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Osaka Science Museum and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Chuo, APA Villa Hotel Yodoyabashi is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Osaka Science Museum and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. This 466-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Osaka and also close to Osaka Castle and Osaka Museum of History.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at KENT EAST, the hotel's onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


All of APA Villa Hotel Yodoyabashi's 466 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, electric kettles, and free newspapers. Guests can expect 27-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests of APA Villa Hotel Yodoyabashi enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and spa treatment rooms. Self parking is offered for JPY 1600 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this hot springs hotel include a microwave in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Single Room, Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room, Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Single Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 403 reviews