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APA Villa Hotel Yodoyabashi

3.0 out of 5.0

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I stayed here for 4 nights as a solo traveller. The hotel is located about 7 minute walk from yodoyabashi station on the midosuji subway line. It's right in the middle of some business district so it can get very busy during rush hour. The first thing I noticed when I checked into the room was the space.. there wasn't any! Even as a solo traveller I had trouble stowing my luggage in a way that I wouldn't trip over it. And the weirdest thing is the television is enormous compared to the room! The bathroom is even smaller too, you better hope you're not tall because I'm 5'10" and my head was almost touching the ceiling, even while stood in the bath. Which brings me onto my next problem... the dust. I was disappointed to find dust when I checked in. There was a thick layer stuck to the top of the curtain in the corner, which should have been very obvious to the cleaners because they opened them every day! The fan in the bathroom was also covered with dust, and considering my head was up close and personal with it every time I showered, I was disgusted! The most modern thing about the room was the massive television. The kettle, fridge, toilet, shower, sink were all old and outdated. The one thing I will give this hotel points for are the amenities. They provide everything you could want and more like hair ties, razor, sponge, shower cap, toothbrush and paste and the thing I liked the most was a free mineral water. Overall I wasn't impressed at all especially with the cleanliness. I wouldn't stay here again nor would I recommend it to anyone.

The hotel is near station and convenient to get around. Easy access from Osaka station. We couldn't get non smoking room ....so room was smell. I recommend to book non smoking room if you are non smoker. Breakfast was good!

The Japanese-style budget hotel such as the general private ward. A budget hotel to be able to stay at carelessly because I am not particular about one and the comings and goings that the waiting on customers is good.

I booked a night at the hotel through internet. When my husband tried to check in, they would not give him his room key quoting a "policy" which i could not find anywhere online. The staff's responce to the whole situation was very coniving and i would not recomend this hotel.

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 !

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 433 reviews