Dotonbori Hotel Osaka

2-3-25 Chuo-ku Dotonbori, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, 542-0071, Japan
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Cheap and easy access to food!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 11, 2009

I've personally stayed in this hotel twice in my previous 2 trips to Osaka.
Famous for their interesting Hotel Front.

It's very easy to get to from any Nanba station, and only 5mins walk to Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori main food area, Nanba Underground shopping and America Mura.

Lots of great food in the area and a couple of Conbinis scattered around.

Rooms are small (typical of Japanese Business Hotels) but clean. An Air purifier is provided in every room.
Service is great and there is always english-speaking staff on hand.

Bookings can be done on their comprehensive English website.

Directions: Take Exit 25 from Nanba Subway Station (Located in the area of Nanba Walks underground shopping mall)

Good location good price

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 4, 2007

Good location, affordable price, a business hotel with no frills.
THe room was small but complete, female guests get a small goodie bag of shiseido samples. The toilet/bath was also small but good. They had the intelligent toilet bowl with seat warmer and arse cleaner equiped.
This is also 1 hotel that serves breakfast buffet ( some packages has it, if not you pay abt 500 yen i think ). THe breakfast had a lot of variety, a nice mixture of japanese and western food.
), you can find out more by doing a search on Dotombori hotel or check out welcome inn ( itcj )

Unique Quality: 4 big faces as pillars, representing 4 main races of the world

Directions: located at the head of dotombori street, just drop off at namba station and its a few short min walk from 1 of the exits ( nobody remembers the exit numbers of the labyrinth Namba

Good location good price

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 4, 2007

The room was pretty small but complete. They even throw in a goodie bag of samples from shiseido etc for female guests. The toilet/bath is small, but i love the intelligent japanese toilet bowl with seat warmer and ass cleaner.
What is good about this hotel is the affordable price and you can pay a little more for a breakfast buffet which is not usually found in japanese hotels. THe location is also excellent, situated at the head of the Dotombori street.

Unique Quality: The most unique quality of this hotel has to be the four gigantic midget statue pillars right at the entrance. They are supposed to represent 4 main races of the world.

Directions: ps. i'm not a person of details, but u can find out more abt this hotel by going to the welcome inn (itcj) website or just search for the word dotombori hotel.

the train station is namba station.

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The Worst value for money in the World

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 5, 2006

Ahh...the iconic Dotonbori Hotel. Instantly recognisable by the unusual facade at the front, this hotel is a well-established part of Osaka's urban landscape. And also the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. I moved apartments in September 2005 and during this process stayed for three nights here. I chose this hotel because it is a five minute walk from where I work, but I would have been better off staying far away. The rooms are tiny - really tiny - too small even for a photo and I had to crouch in the shower because it was just too small (I am only 6"3).

The hotel cost 12,400 yen per night. This is an absolute rip-off. The amount of English-language material is minimal (if you were going there as a tourist) and there is no cable TV. You can pay 1000 yen extra per day for one extra channel which shows re-runs of Dallas, Burke's Law and Columbo.

Unique Quality: There is 24-hour free internet in the reception area, which you can use ten minutes at a time. And of course the location is good too. But if I was staying one night in Osaka again, I would sooner sleep in an internet cafe or stay in a bar all night.

Directions: Take the subway to Namba and turn right out of exit #25. Walk straight and enter Dotonbori. The hotel is 150 meters ahead of you on the left.

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Munchkin Mansions

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 15, 2004

I live in Osaka, so my experience of hotels is pretty much non-existant. However, this is where my folks stayed when they came to visit, and they both liked it.
There is probably cheaper accomodation in Osaka, but this is pretty much as close to the centre as you can get, being right on Dotomburi and only 100 metres from Midosuji.
The staff were friendly and helpful and spoke english to a high level, despite continually protesting their lack of ability to do so.
Rooms are what you would expect from a standard business hotel, nothing spectacular but comfortable.
Bookings are slightly cheaper when made on the internet at around 9000 yen for a room.

Unique Quality: The entrance to the hotel is guarded by four slightly disturbing stone statues of what can only be described as "evil munchkins sent from Hades to kill us all."
They should be avoided at night, especially when drunk. As they may come to life.

Directions: Take Namba Station exit 14, walk north up midosuji and turn left into dotomburi before you cross the bridge. The hotel is about 100m down on the left.

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Excellent location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 16, 2004

About 10 minutes walk from OCAT and JR Namba, and right in the middle of action packed Dotonburi, it is an excellent place to stay.

Especially if you're arriving in the midst of high summer, and don't really want to sweat it out climbing slopes or walking long distances from the train stations.

Being a business hotel may indicate that it's a little cramped for a family outing, but for the lone or pair traveller, it's probably perfect.

Unique Quality: Right in the middle of Dotonburi - play all night and make a quick escape whenever you wish.

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Hotel in Dotonbori

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 18, 2004

Just stayed here overnight. It`s located in an interesting district called Dotonbori, a place full of pachinko and shopping in Osaka.

Unique Quality: Nice room and clean but small.

Directions: Dotombori

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