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Super Hotel City Osaka & Natural Hot Springs
Ranked #57 of 354 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Reviewed 7 October 2011

We would say to any budget minded traveller that this is a great place to stay! Immaculately clean, super dedicated staff, 5 minutes from the subway station of Awaza, convenience stores very close by and a small restaurant on site. The rooms are very small and so if youre travelling with lots of luggage you may have difficulties however for a backpack and a rollerbag its fine. There are DIY laundry facilities on site too!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

A great place. No telephones in the room. Breakfast is good. Hot springs are worth trying. There are 7 different kinds of pillows to choose from. Honestly, I got the best sleep as teh mattress is designed based on sound research in Japan. The hotel staff are courteous too.

Room Tip: You should try the hot springs
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

Pros - The people at the service desk worked very hard to help in any way they could. The public bath in the basement, while small, was clean and had superior water.

Cons - Need to use the free computer and telephone for something important? Get ready for disappointment. I wouldn't even suggest checking email - much less trying to find and book a hotel for the next leg of your trip - on this useless equipment. Also, the rooms are small, even by Japanese standards, so if you have a lot of luggage you can pretty much count out moving around in your room. Lastly, if you are tall and large, and you hope to fit two people onto one double bed, then prepare to sleep in the fetal position all night.

This hotel is a good place for coming in late from a long day of wandering around Osaka, soaking in a bath and then going to sleep. The hotel's location isn't great, but it wasn't bad either. The neighborhood is dominated by a highway overpass without being overly noisy, and was about 5 minutes away from the subway and a couple of serviceable restaurants.

DO NOT get a room that allows smoking. Even smokers will gag on the ashtray atmosphere of these rooms.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank SoundChoice
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

I stayed on August 2010, and it was just amazing...the hotel and the staff were great, very helpfull and friendly in anything we wanted. The hotel location was very good and everything was very close in walking distance, shopping and restaurants.I look forward for my next visit.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank hanchae
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Reviewed 26 June 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights in June 2010. Our room was a double non smoking room in the new wing. As for the room itself, it was probably the smallest double room I have ever stayed in during various Japanese trips (and I have stayed at a number of business hotels in Japan, the vast majority of which have fairly small rooms, but this was the smallest).

What more than made up for all of this was the great onsen/spa in the basement. You exchange a small wooden style card in your room for a locker key with the attendants and head into the onsen. They have male and female segregated bathing areas, and they alternate them daily so that you get to see both if you stay at least 2 days. To me one was clearly superior to the other. It had a large bath, sauna, warm bath, cool bath, all kinds of massage type water devices, a sauna, the usual massage chairs, even a room to relax and watch tv if you felt like it. There is a small pub/restaurant attached should you feel the need to have a cool beer or snack after the bathing. It gets very busy there in the late evening. Totally fantastic and quite frankly better than a number of so called quality onsens I have visited in the past. My wife and I were the only western guests there as far as I could see during the 4 nights we stayed. All the hotel staff were warm and friendly.

Location of the hotel--near the subway station, but it is still quite a long walk from Awaza station--be sure to exit from number 9 exit (like many Japan subway stations there is a lot of walking just within the station itself as you transfer from line to line).

I ended up getting a good discount on the rooms by booking in advance (non refundable though) through a 3rd party website. I wanted to get a twin room, but double was all I could get.

If you are heading to Osaka and want a reasonably priced business hotel, I don't think you could do better than this. I will be back next time I visit Osaka.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank MapleG
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Reviewed 17 March 2010

We stayed here 3 nights at the end of our Japan tour and this hotel truly amazed us! It was the cheapest one and also the best. We paid only 5000 yens/night for a semi-double room. Bed was 120cm wide. Rooms are small but clean and nice. There is excellent onsen in this hotel which you can use for free. Internet in the lobby. Breakfast was 730 yen.

Location is not that good but nearest subway station is only 4 minutes walk away and through that station goes two key lines. With those lines you can get to the most important places in the city. It took about 1 hour 15 minutes to get to the Kansai international airport from this hotel.

This is the best hotel for this price you can get in Osaka, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank jibbajaba
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Reviewed 1 January 2010

The rooms are pretty tiny, but very cleverly designed (boat builders could add little!), with a combined shower / bath / toilet facility. Free internet via LAN cable was great, as was the fridge, and the ground floor vending machines dispensed free coffee and tea at breakfast time.

Those less agile, or of larger build could find the room a challenge, and space for unpacking or repacking is at a real premium. However, there are excellent touches like a choice of pillows, or an amenities kit for female guests that you wouldn’t expect from a ‘budget’ hotel.

It was very cosy, and we didn’t need the room heater, despite near-freezing temperatures outside.

Awaza station is about 8-10 minutes walk away and on a couple of key subway lines, meaning that it was easy to get to most sights in Osaka. There’s not a lot in the immediate vicinity, however, so plan on using the subway if staying here.

The basement level onsen is free to guests, with dressing gowns provided, and a lift direct to the floor. For those who haven’t been to an onsen before, it’s a different experience, but very relaxing and cleansing, especially after a long day of sightseeing.

As long as you don’t need lots of space, this is a great option for a short stay in Osaka.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KaleneAndy
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Address: 3-6-35 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Bay Area / Bentencho / Yodoyabashi / Hommachi / Tanimachi / Kyobashi
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Osaka
#30 Business Hotel in Osaka
Price Range: £50 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Super Hotel City Osaka & Natural Hot Springs 3*
Number of rooms: 445
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