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Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Ranked #28 of 300 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

In terms of size and amenities the Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is pretty comparable to what you get in the United States for the same price (whereas in Tokyo rooms tend to be much smaller -- which is true of hotels in similar metropolises, such as NYC and London).

Everything was very clean, the view was amazing (the hotel starts on the 22nd floor), and the internet speeds were predictably excellent.

Location: while there is a subway stop nearby, the hotel is a bit off of the main shopping drag -- about a 10 minute walk. And getting to Osaka Castle, for example, takes about 40 minutes via subway. This is by no means a deal breaker, but a heads up.

If you're coming in/out of Osaka via the the Shinkansen, note that the train station is in the northern part of the city. If I recall correctly, the taxi ride cost about $30. If you don't have a lot of bags you could take the subway to/from the hotel, but I would avoid rush hour.

If you're going to/from Kyoto, the Keihan Main Line connects the two cities, and in Osaka you switch to the Midsosuji Subway Line that stops a few blocks from the hotel. The whole thing takes 1:15 hours and costs less than $6. I did this on my way out of the city to Kyoto and even with luggage it was a breeze.

And if you're going to stay at one of the temples at Mt. Koya, the train you take there leaves from a station about a 10 minute walk away from the hotel.

I'd recommend the Monterey, but if I go back to Osaka I will try a different location.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Fantastic location!!!. Steps away from the limo bus and massive subway station, yet very quiet. The hotel lobby is on the 22nd floor and the rooms are above that. I didn't hear any "city" noise and the views were great.

The room was nicely appointed. Had everything I needed. Restaurants and shopping are very close by (subway station). Friendly, helpful English speaking staff.
I stayed at here for one night at the start of our trip and three nights at the ritz Carlton in umeda later on in the week. Huge price difference. For the value and convenience of location, I will most likely stay here again!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Quite a nice hotel, with beautiful decor. The floors start from the 22nd floor - so you're guaranteed a good view if you book a city view room. The staff were noticeabley not as polite as anywhere and everywhere else we had stayed, visited, eaten, shopped etc. in Japan. The service was still of standard but when you have been given such great and warm service which I think is quite common in Japan, it was a bit surprising. Location was good- close to a couple of subway stations and JR Namba. 5 mins walk to Dotonbori. Cheap bus approx 1000 yen to international airport from the bus station located next door.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The welcome was warm and service was fast. Had a chance to see a guest made complaint to receptionist but not sure what it was all about. Still, when we entered our rooms (we had 2 rooms), we wonder whether the complaint was same as the findings we saw. There were much small particles spreading in the air, till I got tempted so much to vacuum both carpets and bed covers. AC did not work well so the rooms were warm.

Room Tip: With that price, I suggest to choose other hotel. The hotel is strategically located and no surprise...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We wanted a good hotel for our last Night in Japan, and we wanted to live close to the jr namba train station in order to get to the kansai airport easy.
We booked this hotel because of the location, the price and to get a room with a view.
Everything was great. The room had a good size and livstid on the 26th floor we got the perfect view over the City at night.
I would recommend this for all who have to visit osaka, as this is right next to the station and the center of the City.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

I love the location, it's just above Namba train station, Takashimaya Dept Store, and Supermarkets. Walking distance to Daiso, bus station and a lot of restaurants around the hotel.

The hotel rooms are decent for Japanese standard hotel room and they have the options for 3 beds or 2 beds. The room itself is cozy. The staff are helpful and friendly too.

To go to the Kansai airport, there is a bus that go direct to the airport and it's just 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Lanikai, Hawaii
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

rooms are small. location is great with Namba Walk below hotel, two blocks to Dotonburi (food heaven) via the street or Namba Walk to stay out of the rain/elements,
two blocks to Shinsaibashi Shopping Street and next door to OCAT. Front desk and bell service was exceptional. Maid would not accept a tip.

Room Tip: room are small. Location great with Namba Walk below hotet, two blocks to Dotonburi and Shinsaibash...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Address: 1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0017, Osaka Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #28 of 300 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka 4*
Number of rooms: 348
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Namba, central Osaka, Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is a modern hotel that held its grand opening back in the summer of 2009. There are many popular areas within walking distance of the hotel, which is also directly connected to Namba Station. The guest rooms, located on floors 24 through 31, are designed in the image of a British manor house / stately home. ... more   less 
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