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Smile hotel Namba

3-3-9 Saiwaicho, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0021, Osaka Prefecture
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Probably the worst chain hotel in Japan! Nowhere near Namba area, right smack in a residential neighborhood. Staff were probably the closest thing to rude in Japanese standards. Room was tiny, poorly ventilated and there actually was a pubic hair in the portable dehumidifier. Do not stay here!!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

So what if the room is almost like a capsule. But what it misses in size, it provides for character and reasonable rate. The breakfast is amazing: so many choices and the Japanese food was one of the best I have tasted: clean, home-made quality and abundant.

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1 Thank Gingermint
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Location was superb. Station to alight on JR line is Sakuragawa exit 2. One station away from Namba which is great for shopping and food. 4 stations away from the main Osaka Station which is a great transit point to nearby Kyoto though I find Kyoto alone is worth at least 1 night of stay. More on that on another... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is rather nice, having situated near the subway station and convenience stores.I'm rather surprised with their fair fluency of english too..Their free breakfast from 7-9am is also awesome, having to enjoy Japanese food there! Although the room may be small, but with that amount of price, I couldn't ask for more!

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Boise, ID
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When I first got to Osaka I stayed in another hotel right downtown Namba. It was pretty nice. But When I arrived at Smile hotel I was pleasantly surprised. Things that were important to me: 1) Wifi. Most importantly for me, the wi-fi and wired ethernet in the room worked great. Lots of bandwidth and low latency. I'm typing this... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed here from 3rd to 8th October. The hotel is barely 100metres away from the subway station - Sakuragawa station which caters to both Sennichimae Line (Pink) and Hanshin Railway. This hotel is not located exactly at Namba. It is 1 stop away from Namba. Hence, for those who wish to spend most of the time in Namba, Dotonbori... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The room freshness is Ok. Bed is Ok. Reception service is Ok. If I'm not wrong, I need to go downstair to use the Internet (with their PC). Breakfast is so so (but at least the breakfast is free for my room price!). The location is not a nice one (nothing around the hotel).

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is very expensive to travel by taxi, therefore i feel that when selecting hotel in Japan, the location is very important. This hotel is literally 1 min walk from the subway exit and it is just a station away from Namba... Front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a guy that is able to speak mandarin.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This hotel is clean, just 5 minutes walk to nearest subway and they even has elevator on the subway station. Breakfast served everyday decent menu with great taste, love their salad. Room size is bit small but No complain with that price. free water dispenser and hot bath ^_^. Staff speak enough English for us to understand, very polite, wonderful... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Smile Hotel Namba. The entrance to the hotel is just outside of the Hanshin Sakuragawa Exit 2. Be aware that there is also an Exit 2 from the subway Sakuragawa stop. This will bring you out a couple of blocks away from the hotel and makes it much more difficult to find. If you... More 

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