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RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is placed in the business district of Osaka, so its a little ways away from Dotonbori and other popular tourist spots, but it isn't hard to get around and its only around 10-20 minutes to get there. The hotel was nice as there were multi-lingual staff members, they had good suggestions for close by restaurants, a taxi stop for quick commuting options, and a lot of restaurants. One concern was that we did get an older room than we were expecting. Like it seemed very old, which isn't a problem, as it was big and clean but I was surprised because the photos made it seem like all the rooms were modern. Perhaps it was just our room or wing though. Overall it is a good hotel, and I would recommend it.

From Osaka Station, we caught Rhiga's free shuttle to the hotel (Shuttles are at the station every 6-10 minutes or so.) We were dropped off by the main lobby and greeted by a dude in a top hat (Classy lol.) Check in was easy, and we even had someone escort us to our room (her name was Allison, and she was awesome..) Allison showed us everything we needed and answered all of our questions. The suite was very clean, and we had a great view of the river. It included your basic necessities: Soap, shampoo, face wash, lotion, razors, shower caps, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. In the basement level, there's shops and a 7-11 which was great for reloading our ICOCA cards. They also have restaurants and 24/7 room service. Rhiga also offered free shuttle service to Universal Studios, (you have to RSVP for this. We took the first one out at 730a. There are other times you could pick from.) Overall, great experience!

At rhiga royal, expect to get royal treatment. They have beautiful staff and they treat you really well. Its located in quite upscale locality. Room and amenities are very modern. Only problem we found was room size, it’s just too small to trigger claustrophobia. Am taking out 2 stars just for room size. Please check room size before booking, if you could getting decent room size Rhiga royal is excellent option.

Stayed 3 nights in a twin room on the Natural comfort floor for 2 adults and 2 child. Room was spacious and clean. Extensive supply of toiletries - amazing to see what you can find in the box. Shuttle service to station was key for us to minimise walking and lugging the luggage. High frequency of the shuttle service made our trip a very pleasant one. Only wish was for the pillows to be more firm - the flat pillows had to be stacked for a more comfortable sleep.

The Rhiga Royal hotel is certainly not the worst place you can stay in Osaka. Average, however really seems to say it all. In terms of pros and cons: - outdated and old interior, carpets, floorings - average location, quite central but not best location - friendly staff - mass tourism oriented but not yet overcrowded - price-performance average - however that is a tricky thing in Osaka these days. Way to few good hotel rooms and the number of visitors exploding

Excelent hotel in Osaka. Impecably clean rooms, friendly staff and excelent food. Really wonderfull experience. The hotel is conveniently located avove Keyhan railway station that gives you easy access to Kyoto excurisons. Trully a gem in Japan

Our room at this luxurious hotel was spacious with 2 wash areas for family of 3. Room was well lit and had numerous USB ports. Bathroom fittings looked new . The conceige was extremely helpful with suggestions of where and how to go; Mr Yamatomo even printed a brochure for KokoEn garden in colour for us. Frequent shuttle buses to Osaka station, 10:00 to 21:00: every 6 minutes, 7:45 to 10:00 and 21:00 to 22:15 : every 15 minutes. The journey takes about 10 minutes : we found it worthwhile staying in this hotel than one near Osaka station because of the spacious room. Would return to this hotel on our next visit. If you are a non-smoker, specify a non-smoking room : the passage way can reek of cigarette smoke. Our family of 3 stayed for 2 nights in late Sep

This seems like a great hotel from the lobby. However the room is very disappointing. It was small and outdated, with not a good view. The price was not modest for what you get. I am sure there are better option in Osaka.

I staid 3 nights in the hotel as a friend was getting married there. I arrived early morning at KIX (Kansas International Airport) and took the limousine bus to Osaka station "Herbis" as that is the closest location to catch the free shuttle bus to the RRH (hotel's abbreviation) - I arrived around 11 am and asked whether I could refresh myself somewhere as check-in was only at 3pm - after back and forth discussion they told me to go to the 4th floor where I could use a dressing room: I had hug luggages but nobody helped and there my experience started which in overall was not very positive for a hotel that claims to be a luxurious hotel - below the pros and cons. pros: - located in a quiet neighborhood about 20min good walk from station at a riverbank: great if you want to go jogging - excellent room service (food was very good) - friendly FEMALE staff (MALE staff not friendly - like absolutely un-gentleman - super super comfortable bed, slept like a baby - people at the conciergerie were friendly - shuttle bus to Osaka station runs every 6min And that's about it. Cons: - unfriendly welcoming, no proper amenities to refresh - was literal brushed off at the reception - room(on the 10th floor) seemed not to have been refurbished since the 80's : carpet and chairs looked very worn out, bathtub contained yellow spots - I mean ok maybe for a 3 star hotel but luxurious hotel??!!! - out of space experience where they refused access to the restaurant to my friend who came with a newborn: baby was sleeping and quiet plus we were the only guests: in which century are we living??!!! - access to swimming pool is charged at JPY 3000 each time (so if you want go 2x: JPY 6000) - very disappointed about that as I chose the hotel also for the pool to exercise due to ligaments injuries Unfortunately the negative experience outweighed the good ones and once again I want to thank the FEMALE staff for the helpfulness and friendliness. Would I come back again - doubt it as Osaka is being provided with more and more good hotels (such as swissotel, Marriott etc) - I believe if RRH wish to remain competitive in the market they need to change their attitude, the mainly guests composed of mainly older Japanese persons might not last forever and they should not put all foreigners in one pot.

Stayed here for two nights during a week in Osaka. (Not consecutive nights) with a special room rate. Excellent hotel, comfy beds and superb staff. Disappointed that I was unable to arrange an earlier check in than 3pm

5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku Osaka Osaka-fu

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Osaka Science Museum
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Kita within a short walk of Osaka Science Museum, RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Umeda Sky Building. This 4-star hotel has 984 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Located centrally in Osaka, it's also close to Osaka Castle and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade.


Enjoy dining at Nakanoshima, one of 20 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka's 984 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, electric kettles, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also available.

Property features

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka features karaoke, an indoor pool, and a health club. Self parking is offered for JPY 1500 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 59 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Single Room, Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Smoking (Single Occupancy)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Triple Room, Smoking

TwinXL 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1746 reviews