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“Convenient location”
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Natins-p
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in November 2013
Convenient location
2
people found this review helpful

If you are visiting Osaka and you will be out most of the time - and you just need a place to sleep- this place offers you more than just a place to sleep - the place is really a house - complete with kitchen, washing machine, etc. We were 6 in the group , good enough for the 3 rooms. This is a good home base if you are going to places outside Osaka -like Kyoto, Kobe, Koyasan. Place is near train station , convenient stores, safe and quiet neighborhood and the owner was very helpful in showing us how to get around Osaka.

4 of 5 bubbles Rooms 5 of 5 bubbles Location
4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Leo M
Okinawa, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
Very good location, small but clean and neat apartment
3
people found this review helpful

Awaza guest house is located in a quiet neighborhood although at the time we stayed there was a construction going on next door. It is very close to the Awaza subway station and about 10 minutes walk to Keihan Railway which we used on a 1 day side trip to Kyoto. Namba is just 3 stops from Awaza on the Sennichimae line. There are many restaurants in the area, a grocery store and convenience stores like Family Mart and 7-Eleven.

Takamoto-san met us at the Awaza station and we were in contact with him from the time we landed at Kansai airport so there was no worry that we will get lost. We were traveling with 2 kids, ages 10 and 6 who got an allergic reaction from something we ate. We had to take them to a clinic nearby which Takamoto-san showed us the day we arrived. He acted as interpreter over the phone the whole time we were at the clinic since the doctor and staff only spoke Japanese. Takamoto-san was very helpful and patient the whole time. He also called to follow up and make sure we were doing okay. In the unfortunate event that you had to go to a doctor during your stay, don't hesitate to call Takamato-san. He would go out of his way to help you.

The apartment is small by U.S. standards but it has everything you need during your stay. There's a washer which we used quite a lot, and place to hang your clothes dry in the balcony. There's a fridge, microwave, no coffee maker but there's a cafe nearby if you want your coffee brewed. You can also cook if that's what you prefer. Wifi access was great. We used 2 bedrooms and slept on the beds on the floor which we found very comfy. There were closets to hang your clothes and an iron if you want your clothes pressed. Overall, we felt at home and we would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you so much Takamoto-san for a wonderful stay.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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YapKC2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
Good Location- Namba Apartment
2
people found this review helpful

We were met on arrival at the Namba Main railway station by Takamoto san ( a very friendly , helpful Japanese gentleman speak good English).We went to Osaka in a group
of 8 pax and Takamoto san recomment we stay in The Namba Apartment which is only
10 mins walk from the Namba station and the heart of the city where all the shopping center is. We stay for 8 nites. We were given 4 rooms - 2 paxs to a room. No douth abit small but if you have no intention to stay long hours in the rooms is OK. Afterall we were
there as tourist. We leave the Apartment in the morning and only goes back at nite. Takamoto san was even kind enough to allow us to checkout late without extra charges as our return flight was late in the evening." Arrikato Gusaimas" Takamoto san!!!

Yap Kok Chiew
(Malaysia)

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing much to complaint
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Thian55
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
Home away from home
4
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We just had our family trip in Japan with two schooling kids this December. Osaka is our last stop and we choose to stay in Awaza apartment for 3 nights, and Namba for 2 nights before that.. It was a great experience for us.
Awaza apartment is clean and neat. Feel very comfy. All things function well.
The house owner met us at the subway station, and we walk to the apt by feet and he did a brief introduction about the neighbourhood. It only take ~5 mins if you walk from exit 10.
Mr Takamoto is very kind to give advice on how to save cost when travel, particularly on transportation. It's precious for first timer like us.
It's a very convenient and nice neighbourhood, with café/restaurants & supermarket near by.

We'll definately recommend friends to stay in Awaza apartment.

Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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nilzamina
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
Spacious apartment
2
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I actually booked for the apt near Osaka castle but realized that he gave us the one near awaza station. 3 bedrooms but we used 2 bedrooms as he has reserved for other guests coming on the later date . The apt located near Awaza station and very quiet place. Very spacious apartment and free wifi was provided . A good experience . Very friendly guy , Mr Takamoto San who waited for us at one of the station exit on our arrival .

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
3 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ling62
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
Comfortable apartment
1
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If you are looking for a private home stay, this is the place. Conveniently located to station exit, convenient store, eating place, shopping mart and market if you want to buy fresh food to cook. Excellent service and helpful apartment owner who is all the time ready to give us advice and direction on our tour plan.

5 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
3 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Naoko K
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
This review is for the guest house in Namba
3
people found this review helpful

The guest house met us at the station even though we were an hour late for taking the wrong train. He was very patient and really great with suggestions and advice on what to do in Osaka. In the room, there were maps and a small pile of brochures which listed the attractions in the Kansai area, all in English.

However, the floor was sticky and the shower's hot water supply was sometimes unpredictable. For three people, the room was a bit cramped. Our room was also directly next to the Yasaka Namba Shrine, so in summer, expect to be waken by cicadas.

The place itself was centrally located; it was easy to reach the Namba train station and just 10 minutes walk away from Dotonburi, Denden Town and Amerika-mura.

If you're on a budget, love food, and will be exploring Osaka's tourist attractions, this place will fulfil all your needs. Plus points: There was a washing machine and a place to hang your clothes, so if you sweated a lot, it's easy to wash your clothes. There was also awesome free WiFi available, and plenty of plug points to charge our gadgets. A fridge in the room also kept our food fresh, with a microwave outside to reheat food.

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The location, friendliness of the host and the people who were staying in the property
Liked least: Sticky floor, uneven water temperature
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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