The hotel is really saved by its helpful attentive hardworking and English speaking staff as well as its location. When we complained that the room was too hot (due to central heating), the staff provided a cooler within minutes. When I asked that our luggage be stored for a couple of hours, a staff was instantly on hand with tags before I could finish my sentence. Location-wise, the crossing of Midosuji dori gets you to Dotonbori (Ganko sushi/Sushizanmei/katsu kushi etc), and Shinsaibaishi (Daimaru food hall/Ganko sushi & tonkatsu/daiso). The hotel is also within walking distance of Doguya (cookware shops) and Kuroman Market (Sanpei has nice reasonably priced sushi, sashimi, crabs, scallops etc) . Other than the pluses of its staff and location, this is a rather old hotel. While clean and maintained, it is also worn and the reception hall looks untidy and crowded because so much is happening there (multi-coloured chairs, cultural activity, coffee vending area, computer usage etc). The room is certainly clean and looks like its been recently refurbished though the choice of shiny peach coloured wallpaper and cherrywood coloured floor dates the place and gives it a jaded feel. The bathroom is also old, yellowed and very small. I do like the shower head though. It has a button that allows you to turn off the water instantly without fiddling with the taps. Hotel guests are also well supplied with amenities - coffee making facilities (though the pot is really small), shower towels, free wifi. etc. We also used and liked the laundry facilities. While I completely appreciated the efforts of staff and management and do not consider the SGD125 per night I paid to be unreasonable, this hotel really needs an overhaul.
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- Dotonbori Hotel Osaka