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“Convenient, reasonably priced though amenities can be spotty”
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Dotonbori Hotel
Ranked #12 of 300 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Convenient, reasonably priced though amenities can be spotty”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

A friend and I were traveling through Osaka recently and decided to stay here. The location is fantastic, easily accessible by foot and subway. Close to the shopping arcade and the awesome riverwalk, and with plenty of fun restaurants and bars nearby. Rooms are typical for a Japanese business-style hotel though I must say I was extremely disappointed with the barely-functional wifi. There was a bevy of helpful information available in the lobby, as well as free tea, phone calls, internet, (functional) wi-fi, and more - the day we were there they even had a sushi ceremony we were invited to. I think the fact that this place just fell short of being great drove me more nuts than if it had just been mediocre! Still, I'd definitely recommend it - even with the bizarro face-columns outside, haha.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

I have given the best possible rating to this hotel and will definitely book my stay there again next time I go back to Osaka.

Perfect spot right next to the busy Dotonbori but quiet enough to feel like going home. Every little detail in the room and lounge to make you feel welcomed: bathroom and bedroom amenities, free n super quick wifi, computer and free printing, free coffee n tea...

  • Stayed July 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

It was our first ever trip to Japan, and having landed in Osaka, found this hotel a little tricky to get to. But once you're there, the hotel is in the heart of a lively strip. We had free PC hire and found the hotel comfortable. Service is polite and helpful and I thought for the price, it was fantastic value for money.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nagoya, Japan
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187 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

i find this hotel amazingly innovative, plus value and services beyond expectations and most of all very reasobaly priced...

the perks:

strategically located in Osaka's liveliest location, Dotombori...
shopping and eating heavens

Namba station connects you well for shinkansen, airport and kintetsu/meitetsu lines for easy access

free international calls, WIFI at rooms, bicycles for city roaming, drinks and parties...

english speaking staff...

WOW factor plus, plus, plus
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  • Stayed July 2011
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Shillong, India
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

The Dotonbori always had a lot of staff at the reception who were very helpful and courteous. The room was a bit small yes but I guess that is for most ciites in Japan. The free internet was super fast and it was great the room had all the facilities like tea/coffee maker, fridge, TV and toileteries. The location is great for shopping and eating out. The breakfast was average and there are lot more choices around if you don't want to eat breakfast in the hotel. We only had breakfast one day. It definitely offers value for money and would recommend this hotel.

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thailand
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2011

We stayed in Dotonbori for 3 nights at 11,000 yen/night (twin room with pillar). It was really worth the money, considering Japan's high cost of living. Dotonbori hotel is located right in the heart of Namba, with approx 3-min easy stroll to Namba station & approx 5 mins to the famous Glico guy at Dotonbori street. The room is commonly compact but very clean & comfortable. The mini-size bathroom surprisingly contains a bath tub for a nice hot soak after a long day. Hearty amentities are provided upon check in and free internet is available at lobby. Staff are friendly, helpful and English proficient. I highly recommend this hotel for a nice trip in Osaka.

Room Tip: the twin with pilar is a bit cheaper than others.
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  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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bham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2011

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. the location is excellent. so close to the subway, and train stations. they also offered a special offer for the osaka aquarium which was handy. free wifi was available in our room. you can also "rent " a laptop for free if you let hem see you r passport at the front desk. the bathroom was tiny, but overall is manageable - my husband 6 foot 4 and we survived perfectly fine. i did not try any food at the hotel so cant comment on it.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dotonbori Hotel
Address: 2-3-25 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Osaka
#13 Romantic Hotel in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dotonbori Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 116
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