This deluxe hotel sits above Nankai Railway’s Namba Station offering direct train access to Kansai International Airport and all major tourist attractions such as Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. The 36-storey tower has 548 well-appointed guestrooms, including 42 Executive floor rooms and 28 suites with upgraded amenities including Swiss Executive Club Lounge access. Bask in an unrivalled experience with the ultimate in amenities and in-room technology. Pürovel Spa & Sports offers a selection of spa treatments, fully equipped gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and indoor swimming pool.
Insider Tip: Dine at the hotel's 6 restaurants and bars; its signature restaurant Tavola 36 Italian Restaurant and Sky Bar, its specialty restaurant Empress Room Chinese Restaurant, the Minami Teppanyaki Restaurant, Hana-Goyomi Japanese Restaurant, or SH'UN Wine and Dine.
Hotel New Otani is well situated in the easily accessible Osaka Business Park, facing the verdant expanse of Osaka Castle and Park. Its naturally-lit 4-storey Atrium Lobby has welcomed many distinguished heads of state and hosted many important international conferences. Impeccable service and stylish comfort assure you top quality accommodation as well as personal satisfaction. From your room, enjoy a "Royal View" of the Osaka Castle.
Insider Tip: In the evenings, open your windows to let in fresh air and enjoy the beautiful sunset silhouette of the Osaka skyline.
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka delivers excellent comforts and genuine hospitality. Spacious guestrooms, furnished with a refined décor in subtle colour shades, produce a perfect blend of contemporary elegance and modern day comforts. A combination of western functionality and Japanese tranquillity promises you relaxation, with the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed promising you ideal sleep. Enjoy exquisite tastes that can only be found at this hotel, where dishes are hand-prepared under the meticulous supervision of top class chefs, using fresh seasonal ingredients. Indulge in an urban retreat to relish your well-earned vacation or conduct your business in the perfect atmosphere.
Insider Tip: Take advantage of the hotel’s excellent location. The hotel is connected directly to Kintetsu Osaka Uehonmachi Station, which provides easy access to Osaka’s downtown Minami district (3 minutes by train). It also has convenient access to Nara, Kobe and Kyoto. Airport limousines are also available.
Located directly in front of Tennoji Station, Osaka’s southern gateway, Tennoji Miyako Hotel offers a tranquil refuge where time flows at a leisurely pace. All guestrooms come complete with LCD TVs with digital tuners, VOD systems with approximately 100 movie titles available (pay-per-view streaming service), Plasma cluster® air purifiers with humidifier function and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Insider Tip: Enjoy panoramic views of Osaka City as you dine at the hotel’s sky floor restaurant.
Newly opened on 1 February 2014, Nest Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi has attracted international travellers with its convenient location and value for money. Nest Hotel provides lean and well-prepared rooms, efficient services for your convenience and comfort, friendly staff, and quality breakfasts. This hotel ensures that you feel at home when visiting Osaka for either business or leisure.
Insider Tip: The hotel is only a 1-minute walk away from Nagahoribashi Station and a 6-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station. By train, it is only 20 minutes away from Shin Osaka Station, and 45 minutes from Kansai International Airport.
Osaka’s newest five-star hotel, unveiled in July 2013, exudes contemporary luxe. Sleek spaces furnished in a sophisticated palette of wood and stone are enlivened by striking, modern artworks, like the citrus-coloured cubes that decorate the front lobby. From the reception, make your way to restaurant Noka, which cooks up a farm-to-table menu of local produce. Their made-to-order buffet is not your usual affair: chefs stand ready to prepare salads, mouthwatering mains or desserts just as you like it.
Insider Tip: Fifty-seven rooms (out of the total 272) are service residences which come with a handy kitchen. While ideal for families and longer stays, these can also be booked for a single night.
When it comes to all-out luxury in Osaka, Japan’s only hotel from the stately St Regis brand is at the top of its game. Take the 24-hour butler service. A butler will personally attend to your needs from the moment you step into the marble lobby. Going to a meeting? Allow them to iron your suit. Need gifts to take back for loved ones? They know what to find and where. Once you’ve refreshed yourself with the Ronnefeldt tea service that’s prepared for on your arrival, you are just a few steps away from the haute Midosuji Avenue where the city’s most exclusive boutiques, galleries and restaurants are.
Insider Tip: Enjoy a sundowner with sweeping views of Osaka from the 12th floor St Regis Bar. Try the signature Shogun Mary – a yuzu and wasabi-tinged version of the classic Bloody Mary.
This hostel, located in an artfully refurbished ’60s building, promises retro cool at affordable prices. The light-filled rooms, many with balconies, include six traditional Japanese-style spaces where fluffy futons are laid out on woven tatami mats. In the dorm room, curtains screen off individual beds for maximum privacy. The location – equidistant to the main hubs of Umeda in the north and Namba in the south – puts you right in the heart of the action.
Insider Tip: Their in-house breakfast – at only ¥300 (US$2.90) – which may include freshly baked bread with homemade jam, provides a healthy option at convenience store prices.
Design-savvy visitors will fall in love with this boutique hotel, located in the heart of Osaka’s Shinsaibashi shopping district. Eschewing the cookie-cutter approach taken by many hotels, renowned architect Yasutoshi Mifune has created a unique design for every one of the hotel’s 45 rooms. The Scandinavian room, for example, is an ethereal white space featuring a classic lounge chair from celebrated designer Charles Eames. In the tranquil Zen room, a soft futon is laid out in a space recalling a traditional tea hut.
Insider Tip: The double rooms are the most interesting, design-wise. Try the Zen-style or Japanese-style rooms where enormous open-air tubs take centre stage.
Location, location, location is what makes this 348-room hotel stand out. Opened in 2009, this perfectly situated abode is a stone’s throw away from Dotonbori and only a minute’s walk from Namba subway station where you can board a bus straight to Kansai International Airport. Simple rooms, decorated to evoke the charm of British manors, are comfortable without being overly fussy.
Insider Tip: The hotel has an excellent art gallery, Sanno Museum, on the 22nd floor that usually has exhibitions going on.