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Dotonbori Hotel
Ranked #11 of 300 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great location and perfect if you are a Munchkin.”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

The Dotonbori Hotel is in a perfect location. You are in Dotonbori which is a lively area full of restaurants and shopping. The room wast the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in. It was about 100 square feet and I had to jump over two suitcases to get tot he bathroom. The staff is really nice and I felt bad that we could only stay one night. The price was only about $100/ night so if you aren't a little claustrophobic then you might like this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your stay and comments about your experience in our hotel.
We do hope you had a comfortable stay in our Dotonbori Hotel.

We are looking forward to your next visit in the near future.
Thank you very much again.
Best regards
Uro / Reception
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

the location is very convenient. Just across the road and you are in Namba! Lots of restaurants, bars and shops around. the room is very small - but i guess it's normal Japanese room size.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. they have a computer for u to use at the lobby. Overall, it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank EmmyVe
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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel.
We appreciate the kind words and positive comments, and hope to have another opportunity to serve you.

Thank you ,

Orio
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel is just across the road to Dotonbori (food street) and shinsaibashi (shopping street).
Hotel room provide two types of slippers, sufficient toiletries, air purifier, air sprayer, tea bags, 2 bottles of mineral water replenish daily. There's is weight at every floor in front if the lift and at lobby. Free wifi in the room. Free welcome pack with facial mask and skin care trial packs for lady. Available to be borrowed, foc: Guide book in English / Chinese, bicycles, stroller, umbrella, PC.
The hotel provide free international call (5 minutes per day), massage chair, free drinks, pc and printer at lobby. They also have a weekly happy hour provided free beer and takoyaki (octopus ball). This hotel is very generous. Would recommend to others and stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank B-Gwan
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道頓堀ホテル, フロントデスク at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your comment.
We will be encouraged to your sentences.

Dotonbori Hotel provides you oversea call which can use every 5 minutes per use.
In additional,most popular event that take place in the hotel is Ramen event.
Basically,you will be making by yourself.
Then,there also is an assistance that is supposed to help you.

If you have any question or concern regarding the serivce,do not heasite to give us an email.
We will let you know as soon as possible.

Reception:Sakamoto
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Lent, the Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the Dotonbori hotel when visiting Osaka.

Location:
The Dotonbori hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the Dotonbori area, just off the main shopping street. On foot it is about 10 minutes from JR Namba train station.

Rooms:
We had a standard western style double room which was of normal size for Japanese standards (very small compared to us or european). Bed's were on the hard side but comfortable, although short (1m90). Room had adequate airconditioning, was clean and toiletries were provided including toothbrush and brush.

Hotel:
ice machines and vending machines were present on each floor. hotel lobby housed extra entertainment in the form of massage chairs and a game console.

Staff:
Staff were very polite and helpful.

Overal a very decent hotel in a central location in Osaka at a very friendly price.
Would not book again though due to small size of beds.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Krystav
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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear customer,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us. You're right that our rooms are about average size for a business hotel in Osaka. We're sorry if you found it too small for westerners. We always receive good reviews about our convenient location. We hope you took advantages of our free services. Thank you again for staying at Dotonbori Hotel.

Sincerely,

Hamada
Dotonbori Hotel
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Dotonbori Hotel is conveniently located in central Osaka, in the popular Dotonbori district. You'll have no trouble finding delicious food, most of which is within walking distance. There's a Lawsons convenience store for all your needs right across from the hotel and the subway entrance is just down the street.

The rooms are small-ish but since we had 2 twin beds in the room, we had a little extra space provided by the column in the middle. Upon arrival you can find amenities including toothbrushes with toothpaste, hairbrushes, a loofah-like sponge, disposable slippers, the typical shampoo/conditioner, q-tips, shaving cream + razors and more already in your room. Women receive bonus items like Shiseido faces products and face masks, all free our charge.

The rooms are very clean and the staff does a great job cleaning it. Staff are also fairly proficient with English. The lobby has a ton of stuff including massage chairs, sitting areas to eat, tourist information+maps in multiple languages and other things. If you need to print maps, they have computers available for free there as well. All the rooms are wi-fi equipped, also free.

They have cultural nights where they invite guests to experience traditional Japanese food. I'm not sure how it changes from week to week, but during our stay they had a ramen+beer night, all you can eat. The staff even dressed for the part.

The coin wash is a must have, located on our floor, it's communal. 100 Yen for each load and another 100 Yen for 30 minutes in the dryer. I recommend throwing in 200 Yen for the dryer, it's not that strong and clothes are damp if you don't. There's also a scale to weigh your bags.

Overall, highly recommended. I'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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道頓堀ホテル, front staff at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear Mr, Mrs

Thank very much for your nicely comments, Many things You wrote are good info, Evey person

who traves to japan, good for them, also, It gaves our hotel staff to good motive to work here!

When you happe to come to Japan! Come and stay at Our Hotel !

Dotonbori-Hotel Ishii
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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Most of the guests were very young but even though we are very old we loved it. The column made the room a little small but all other comments are very positive. We stayed for 5-nights in September and found the front desk helpful and eager to give advice and answer questions, provide directions or anything else. Housekeeping was on the ball and free ramen night with cooking instructions was a gas. Breakfast (not included) had a wide selection of western and Japanese dishes. A short walk to Nambe Station.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Albuquerque_NMGeezer
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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking time to review your most recent stay at our hotel.
You mentioned the front desk and housekeeping.
This is especially kind as every one of our staff works hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerly,

Reception
Orio
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

From the pictures on the website I thought we would be a little cramped but as it turns out the room was actually quite spacious and bed was large enough for 2x 6ft tall guys. The room itself is probably standard Japanese hotel size but there’s also room underneath the bed to store luggage etc. Check in was nice and quick and the staff were really helpful for our entire stay. From booking restaurant reservations and organising tickets for attractions no task was too difficult. The difference with this hotel is all of the additional features available at no extra charge, for example the free 5 min international phone call, complimentary tea & coffee and my favourite – the amazing massage chairs (the best after walking around all day). I’ve stayed at a quite a few hotels but the Namba Dotonbori Hotel will always be a favourite as it’s the small things that make it stand out.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ChadMiddleton
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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Dear customer,

Thank you very much for giving us a positive feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Our free services such as international phone call is popular among foreign tourists. It's also the reason we receive high ratings in our reviews. We try our best to help customers make the best of their trips. Thank you again for staying at Dotonbori Hotel and we hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Hamada
Dotonbori Hotel
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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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