Hotel Osaka Bay Tower4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The room with beautiful view and good location, there are supermarket and station near by. But the room was overheated and can't control the temperature of air conditioner, only on and off, it's really uncomfortable at night.
Spacious room with a spectacular view of the bay... But it ends there... The room was in much need of a deep cleaning or a refresh. Scuff marks, finger prints paint chipping... It was disappointing committed to other Japanese hotels in this price range.
If you're driving this is a good hotel to stay at if you want to use Osaka as a base to travel around Kansai area around Osaka. Best things about the hotel 1. Great view in hotel room 2. Clear radio signal and even in bathroom 3. Coffee making machine 4. Big room compared to other business hotels 5. Convenient car parking availsble 6. Super convenient money changer from various currencies at machine directly at reception 7. Hotel staff speaks good English and very helpful 8. Close drive to usj 9. Connected to bentencho station directly however station exit can be rather confusing because it's quite a big area Bad things 1. Weak shower power a bit inconvenient to adjust Other than that really nothing else!
Got this from a package from airasia. When we booked we didn't realize it wasn't at the city Centre. Sure the view was amazing but it takes 20-30 mins of train travel to main touristy area of Osaka (main station/ dotonburi. And.... train fares are bloody expensive in Japan. There are nothing in bentencho too by the way.
The hotel itself was excellent with wonderful views of the harbour and Osaka. Our room was small (as expected) but very dated in need of some refurbishment. The bed was extremely firm and very small. We enjoyed the views but would have liked to have been in a location with something close by - whether it be the harbour area or the city, 'down-town' area. If staying here, be sure to get yourself a Pasmo card to travel on the trains. The station is just across the road and easy to get anywhere in the city.
Our group of 12 stayed at the Osaka Baytower Hotel last week, on a family visit to Japan. The hotel is very well located, c. 5 minutes from the Bentencho station, which is on a JR line (especially useful for tourists using the JR pass). The rooms have an excellent view - we stayed in bay view rooms, and it was spectacular. No need to spend money on the Ferris Wheel! The hotel even left a helpful map, pointing out the key sights such as the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (the longest suspension bridge in the world) connecting Kobe to Awaji Island. The rooms were small, but well appointed. This was the only hotel that provided coffee making facilities (a nespresso machine, no less), so there was a welcome shot of caffeine available first thing in the morning. The Bentencho line is very handy - there are direct trains to Nara, and an easy change for trains to Hiroshima & Kyoto. You can also go to JR Namba to be able to access the downtown shopping districts of Dotonbori & Shinsaibashi. There are coffee shops and bakeries in hotel complex, and if you are travelling with senior female members of the family, looking for bargains (as I was), look no further. There is a 100 yen shop right next to the hotel (although after the shopping done by my beloved mum & mum-in-law, they may have had to shut for re-stocking)
This hotel is has passed its prime, however I found it at its very cheap price, this hotel is worth every penny. What is good about this hotel is its location: interconnected to two rail system the Subway and JR, shopping arcade and an amusement park... The wifi was configured in a bad way with each room has its own access point with unique SSID and password. This costly and ineffective is as every access point was interfering with each other like crazy therefore the wifi was problematic. When I arrived there it does not work. So I unplug my room's wifi router and everything works like charm. A note for the management, you need to change your light bulb from incandescent to LED to safe power bills and technician bills. Incandescent must be replaced every now and then, while LED will work for decades, in theory. Afterwards you'll need to change room access too from using keys to cards so it will power down when no one is there. Then you can make more profit to upgrade your hotel!
Seconding another review on here. The rooms are old and outdated. Nice view but if I were to visit Osaka again I would certainly take more time to find a place with newer rooms. The carpet was moist and the place in general is musty. It was probably great when it opened but now it is just very mediocre. This comes off as a place that was great ten years ago, made a lot of money and has now stopped trying. This applies to the sky top lounge as well. The staff was very helpful though and the location is decent. Overall, not worth the view.
Okay... I don't know where the good reviews are coming from. Perhaps there are some updated rooms we did not have the pleasure of seeing? Sure, the view (on clear days) is nice, the lobby of the hotel is nice. It seems like in its hayday it was a classy businessy type place. Immediately upon entering the guest room floor it feels like you are on a dated cruise ship. Our room was sooo hot and stuffy and when we turned on the AC warm air came out. We gave it about 20 minutes and it still didn't blow cold air. The room smells like grandmas. Our wi-fi didn't work. The green 80's style carpet had stains, there were marks on the walls, and there were all sorts of other water stains on the walls. I'm honestly not a picky person and I rarely complain about things, but paying almost $200 USD/night for this place was not worth it. We decided to let the front desk know and move to a newer hotel for the same price where the room was significantly larger, clean, with onsen baths. If you called and requested a newly renovated room (if there is such a thing) it might be worth it, but honestly I was horrified by this place. The only good aspects might be the view and the customer service.
Convenient place for Business Stay in Osaka Bay area with easy access and picturesque morning view of the Bay. Good food and friendly staff. Loved the Italian Restaurant on the 1st Floor. Next to Bentencho Station. I'd visit again. Thank U to the Management and the staff.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Minato, Hotel Osaka Bay Tower is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Legoland Discovery Center and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. This 383-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like 3 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Osaka, the hotel is also near Osaka Science Museum and Universal Studios Japan®.
There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Sky lounge Air ship, which has ocean views. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All 383 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LED TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.
Guests of Hotel Osaka Bay Tower enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a convenience store. Self parking is offered for JPY 1000 per night. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has wedding services.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 749 reviews