First off, expenses in Japan are expensive, Osaka apparently is rather mild compared to the other popular Japanese destinations. While the place wasn't really spacious, there was little walking space and the toilet especially, was really small, even as an average height Asian man, there's barely enough leg space when you're sitting on the toilet seat. The bath tub provided was also rather small, some might not be able to fit in there properly but showering isn't a problem. Another point is their power outlets are strangely close to the wall, it's like they don't want you using their power (which could easily be the case), some plugs, especially bulky adapters have difficulty squeezing into those tight spaces. If possible, getting slim adapters with extension cables might be a good thing to do.
Other than that I have nothing to complain about. The beds were nice, things were neat, they even had a smart toilet which warms the seat and have jets of water to wash your underside. The warm water isn't one of those which rely on a heated store so there's a constant flow of hot water, which is good. The view isn't magnificent, you can see the street in front of the hotel. The heater is good. You can keep yourself adequately warm or even overly warm if you're overzealous with the heating.
The hotel also provides free flow of coffee, green tea, several assorted soft drinks and a selection of different bathing soaps from the lobby. Wifi is also available at the hotel lobby and there's a LAN cable in the hotel room itself. Wifi at the lobby is free, not very sure about the LAN in the room because I didn't have my laptop with me.
Convenience wise, there's a 7-11 literally below the hotel. It's right beside the entrance to the hotel and the reception for the hotel is on the 2nd floor. On the other side of the entrance, still in the same building, there's a Cafe which provides a breakfast buffet for 500 yen. The food is relatively simple, but alright. Walking to the Metro stations, it's about 5-10 mins walk to the Nipponbashi station and a slightly longer walk from the Namba station. The Namba station is sort of like a central interchange station where you can switch to the different lines. The airport express goes to Namba but not Nipponbashi, so if you're travelling via public transport, it's quite convenient to stay here.
The area around the hotel is populated by several food stores, a few shopping streets, shopping centers, and other stores. There's a hardware store right across the road from the hotel, along with several Anime/Manga stores along that stretch of shops.
Overall it was a rather pleasant stay at the hotel, the place was nice, it was comfortable and convenient. Most importantly it was affordable.
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