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APA Hotel Tennoji Ekimae

1-4-11 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-0052, Osaka Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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108 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel for the first night after a long-haul flight from Europe arriving in the morning. It turned out that the check-in time is 3pm and they would not let me in my room, although the hotel was clearly not full. The first time that this happened to me. The room I got was so small that I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Even by Japanese standards the room was small. We still had room for everything, but it was a squeeze. I like firm beds but, despite the bed featuring in their advertisements, it was like sleeping on a plank of wood. The room was also overly hot, as the Japanese seem to like but we don't. Don't forget to switch on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Tennoji is one of the main transport hubs in Osaka. It's convenient for sightseeing around Osaka and travel to Wakayama or the airport. The hotel is near the station & shopping on one side, interesting Shinsekai with yummy food on the other side, and the Tennoji park/zoo/museum behind. Like the other reviews mention, rooms are small but clean and with... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great location (maybe a 5-minute walk from Tennoji station) so great for both JR line and Osaka metro. Beds pretty uncomfortable (unless you like very very firm beds) and no real view to speak of either (train tracks and a glimpse of park). Staff spoke decent English. Room was as small as you should expect in Japan.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Situated opposite the tallest building in Japan! The hotel is very basic with small rooms. We stayed on business for 2 nights. Hygiene and service is prompt and good. There are many convenience stores around. They have a small restaurant for good breakfast. Internet is free and works well.

1 Thank axayj
Chilliwack, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for two nights in September 2014, after reading the reviews of other travelers in Japan. The room was extremely small for two people of average size, with one suitcase for each of us. It also was very grubby-looked like it hadn't been cleaned or dusted for weeks. Was that the hotel's version of going green?... More 

Thank Marianne M
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a conveniently located business hotel next to the Osaka Tennoji Station. Nothing fancy, but clean. If you just need a place to sleep for a night, this will do. Check out is easy as you just drop your key in a machine on the way out. This is not recommended for people with children or people want a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was in osaka for 3 nights and stayed at the Apa Hotel in Tennoji. The only good thing about the place is the close location to the Tennoji train station. I was put in a smoking room for the entire 3 nights even though we kept asking if there was a non smoking room to transfer to. Plus my... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very good location close to subway and JR loop line. From here you can walk to Spaworld for 15 min and go to Namba for 5 min by train and very convenience to go to Kansai Airport by Jr train. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. They tried to help us everything such as I asked them to help me... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I chose APA tennoji ekimae for its proximity to Namba while being away from the hustle and bustle. The location is really the main selling point being just a 2minute walk from Tennoji station which is very connected with major Osaka attractions. I flew in from Tokyo and the Itami Airport bus stop is right in front of the hotel.... More 

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