Plaza Osaka3.5 out of 5.0
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It was my first time to be in this part of Osaka. This hotel is located in mixed commerce and residential area of Osaka. Hotel is busy with business people and tourists. Half dozen buses are parked in the hotel parking. Hotel itself is old but it has been renovated so its not that bad. But parking spaces in B/F is small for cars of recent years. Rooms is OK. Amenities are a bit dated but still they function fine. Breakfast is also OK.
The two of us had a very pleasant 2-night stay in November. Nearest train station is Juso Station which is about a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Room was spacious and quiet. Bathroom had a combination bathtub/shower. Bed was very comfortable. Free wi-fi was easy to connect and reliable. Yukatas and slippers are provided. There is a fridge and a kettle but no safe in the room. There is a Gold’s Gym on the second floor but there is a cost to use it. There is a gift shop on the first floor. A coin laundry is also available in the hotel. Buffet breakfast at the hotel’s Crystal Restaurant was good. There was a decent selection of Western and Asian food items.
The pro: Room was ok, view was ok. There was no smell in the room, it was quite clean and nice. Service was ok as well, very fast check in and check out. Price was fair. The con: Not a good location to explore Osaka. It is close to a station, but you'll spend some time to make your way to/from the hotel to the Osaka center, so I would suggest a hotel in the center already. (I booked to late, there was almost no room in Osaka center, or they would be too expensive). Also, located among some love hotels. Solo Female Point of View: The room and hotel are safe and ok. But the location was not that nice. I did not like to go through the front of so many love hotels. There was no one in front, nothing happen, and Japan is considered very safe place. But that doesn't mean you can let your guard down. So I really suggest you go for another hotel, more in the center. If you have company, doesn't mind staying a little far from the center (trains in Japan are fast and great), this hotel is ok. So: Are you in a group and don't mind train travel? Stay here! Are you a solo female? Try somewhere else. With all respect to the workers of the hotel, they were all very polite and great! I would only stay here again with company and if the price was really a big deal compared to others hotel.
The location of the hotel if you want to be a part time traveller, walking distance. 15 mins, they have ready to eat pack lunches for as 280yen, if i have discover this earlier in my 5 days stay, i could save a lot . Its a more thana mle long market going to Jesu train station
This hotel is located at the edge of the Red Light District which is not nearly as scary as it sounds. Rooms are very tiny which is to be expected in a major city. It is a massive hotel and was popular at the time of our visit with school kids after a day at Universal. This was the last night of our study abroad adventure in Japan and we enjoyed a farewell dinner in a less than private dining area. Tough to make emotional speeches when you're competing for sound. Went for a run across the nearby bridge to get into the heart of Osaka to explore the area around the base of the Omeda Sky Building which we later toured. About a 30 min run but you will compete for space with bikes on the bridge so be careful. Not many of staff speak English so practice up on some Japanese. On a more positive note, at this point in our journey I was seriously craving a beer with flavor (not the same beer with a different label or can) and I found a nice IPA in the hotel gift area. Not cheep but tasty.
The hotel has a very good location and when we Check in, it is so surprised to find that this year is their 30 years anniversary which is the year I was born! Is human is extremely kind and helpful. He not only solved our problem very quickly and also show our way to where we want to go. He is so sweet! Had a really good two days stay!
We pulled up into the very busy check in area (where we saw SO many other buses of tourists arriving!), and were quickly checked in. The room was fairly small but adequate. Opening the window for some fresh air rewarded us with the noise of golfers in a practice range, which was right outside our room. The restaurant on the top floor was pricey, but those who went enjoyed the food and experience - there is a smokers' area there, and you can smell it the minute you get out of the lift. A walk for two blocks finds the shopping district (I think it's called Friendly Street) near the train station. Plenty of local food to be sampled, and lots of good bargains to be found. The street before Friendly Street is also very friendly lol - it's the local brothel area, and there is also a poker machine venue there. Internet in the foyer area (next to the small convenience store) is very fast, and they even provide a printer which was very handy to print out tickets for day tours, etc. Staff were friendly, and girls in national Japanese costumes welcomed us at the lifts whenever we left the hotel. Breakfast was good. Not a bad place to stay - bed was very comfortable, and the easy walking to the train station made it easy to buy tickets for day trips.
Stayed for two nights with our Nexus group. Room was very small but the bed was very comfortable for an excellent nights sleep. There was plenty of choice for breakfast but to get the attention of a staff member to cook and omelette was difficult. Is not located near CBD so it was a taxi ride to station or downtown. The hotel is also situated on the outskirts of the Red Light area. There were plenty of restaurants near by - plenty of choice from fast food to a proper meal.
We stayed here for two nights whilst on a Nexus Holiday Tour. This hotel is out of town but is near a railway station so getting about is very easy. You need to buy a train ticket to get from the railway station to the subway. We then bought a day pass to get about the city. Front office staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are of a good size and clean. Breakfast is good with a good variety of food. The only problem here is they give you a set time for breakfast and it can be difficult if you want to leave earlier to get into the city. There are a lot of restaurants around the area so it is easy to find somewhere for dinner.
I stayed for 4 nights with my parents. We came by bullet train and arrived at Shin-Osaka, and took a taxi to the hotel. It was close enough so that the fare was pretty cheap. Location: When the taxi was pulling into the area, I became pretty worried. We had just stayed in a nice area in Tokyo, and by comparison this area looked pretty sketchy. The area had several "Love Hotels", and was generally unattractive. I was pretty relieved when we finally arrived at the hotel, and it was the nicest thing in the area. Upon walking in, you could tell it was really nice and classy. We arrived too early to check-in, but the staff stored our bags for us while we went out. Then, there were no problems checking-in. The closest station is Juso, and it's not too far of a walk. There were a few restaurants nearby. We tried an Italian place, and an Okonomiyaki place, and neither of them had an English menu or English speaking staff. The staff was really nice though, and helped us as much as they could. I spoke just enough Japanese to get the gist of what they were saying, and we were able to have decent meals. The good thing was that Umeda Station (a big hub station connecting to Osaka JR Station) was only one stop away! So it was convenient enough to be able to travel to other places such as Nara, Kyoto, etc, Room: Our room was HUGE! We were really excited. Our hotel in Tokyo was tiny, but this room had 3-double sized beds, a lot of storage space for our belongings, and living-room area with couches and a coffee table. The only problem was that it smelled like smoke. The room was clean, but it had definitely been a smoker's room recently, and that bugged us. It bothered my mother a lot, so that night we told the front desk, and they were going to use a special machine the following morning to get rid of the odor. The next day, when we arrived, it still smelled. We went back to front desk, and they kindly agreed to move us to the next room. The room next door still had a faint smoker's smell, but not nearly as bad as the other room, so we agreed to stay. Food: The breakfast was buffet style. I was grateful there was an egg station where someone made your eggs to order. There were a lot of options to cater to several tastes, but none of the things I liked were high quality (scambled eggs, bacon, sausage, etc). I'm picky, though. But like I said, there were a lot of options (cereal, breads, etc). Every time we had breakfast before 8am it was extremely busy, and they stopped seating for breakfast at 9am. There were restaurants in the hotel as well, but they were obscenely expensive. On one day, we decided to have the Chinese Buffet. As usual, the staff was superb. But the food quality was low. For the three of us, it was about $100, which was not worth it, at all. I wonder if it was because we arrived at 8:30, half an hour before last order. Many of the restaurants closed at 9pm, which was pretty inconvenient for us because we are late-eaters. We were thinking about attending the steak place on the 19th floor because my parents wanted to see Teppanyaki-style dinner, but $65 per person for dinner was kind of steep for us, especially considering our crappy experience at the Chinese restaurant downstairs. Staff: The staff was really nice. They spoke enough English to help us with all our questions. We had no problems checking in or checking out. It was also nice of them to change our room. There were ladies assigned to hold the elevator for you, which was really cute touch. Overall, it was a good place for the price we paid.
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44% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 407 reviews