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Hotel Ichiei

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   1-6-8 Nanbanaka Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0011, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 19 Osaka B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

overall good value for price and quite spacious rooms (for Japan) the hotel is very well located, most highlights in walking distance or by train where the hotel just resides on the station. Regarding room and overall layout the hotel has seen better days.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Refreshing room layout - tatami area and a separate enclosed bed space. Fast and seamless check in and out process. Walking distance to the best local sento. The hotel is surrounded by so many eateries that it makes one become indecisive!

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed one night in Osaka and choose this hotel and their Japanese western room. The room is great with tatami style bed (two singles together) and Japanese style living room. Clean and spacious room. Location is right outside Osaka Namba station (key transit station), 5 minutes walk from all key shopping and restaurant areas. Given its price range we... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Very happy with this hotel. Enjoyed the large Japanese style room. Staff very kind. Location good for Namba area. We were here for sumo wrestling tournament which was in easy walking distance. Fun to walk around the lively neighborhood in the evening.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

First-time Japan visitor; we wanted a taste of tradition, but were anxious to dive straight into a traditional ryokan. Ryokan-hotel like the Ichiei was perfect find. English-speaking courteous and helpful staff. Just steps right out of the subway entrance. Couldn't find it at first. Hotel sign not too big. We were standing right in front of it :( Short walk... More

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I've booked this hotel Last Dec.'14. I am really happy with the hotel in terms of location although the front desk is not quite well versed in English proficiency but they try their best to address your concerns. From the airport to the hotel we took the airport limousine Namba OCAT with a price of 1000 yen approximately 50 mins... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

因為朋友在網路上訂購,帶著姑且一試的心情前往check in,沒想到房間大又舒適,地點非常好,備品充足並且很自在啊!大阪鬧區的好選擇~如果要住在難波可選擇這裡囉!!!! Must try their Japaneses style breakfast some other time. I will come again and choose this hotel to stay for sure.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you really really want to stay at a Ryokan AND you have to do it in Osaka, then by all means stay here. Otherwise I would reconsider. My husband and I enjoyed the one night we stayed but wouldn't have wanted to stay longer. We did the 8 tatami mat room, which provides more space than a typical Western... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The location is excellent! You can easily visit Dotonbori and surrounding areas. The Namba Station is just across the hotel and so do the Namba area. If you arrive in Kansai Airport, you can easily board the Rapid Express and reach Namba Station within 30 minutes. The Midosuji Subway is just below the hotel and you can easily travel to... More

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We had an enjoyable stay at the big ryokan room. The reception is on the 8th floor with a simple foyer and restaurant on the same floor. Nothing much on this floor, but the ryokan rooms are nice. Once checked in , the rooms are on the 7th.6th and below. Good location, near shops, restaurants, bars,..... The Nankai Namba train... More

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Address: 1-6-8 Nanbanaka Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0011, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ichiei 3*
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It is located at the south of Osaka area is called Namba. Easy access to Kansai airport, Nara, and Kobe. Also, you can experience Japanese Ryokan style 'TATAMI' here. ... more   less 
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