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Yamatoya Honten

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   2-17-4 Shimanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0082, Japan (Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night during the last week of August 2014. I initially chose Yamatoya Honten because of its label as a traditional ryokan. How can one visit Japan without ever trying out a ryokan? It wasn't a horrible stay. But I think next time I will try a higher end ryokan. Cons: -My room was TINY -There... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

the only negative: the hotel room was a bit dated. be prepared; this is a japanese style hotel and you will sleep on a traditional japanese bed/ mattress. note that the staff will help you setup the bed! perfect location for a night out. 1-2 mins from dobontori. train stations 10 mns away(walk)

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Old facility. Smelly rooms, smelly toilets, smelly blankets-mattress-pillow.... It's very simple but not the riyokan I pictured from their web site and comments here... Old decorations it needs to be renovated. A lot of stains on the wall. Nice area but too much noise and light from outside. And it's not cheap at all with 70€.... Hopefully we stayed only... More

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a traditional Japanese ryokan style hotel so be prepared that the service and rooms are not like a traditional western style hotel. They are very friendly and speak good English are are willing to help you out as necessary. The location is perfect, as it is in walking distance to many good restaurants and shopping. It is also... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The room service is so nice. They help you setup your bed and refill anything that you are missing or not missing lol. I said that is because we still have tooth brush but they gave us more. If you ever get a chance to come to Osaka you have to stay in this hotel.

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Hong Kong
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Japanese style room, kimono experience, nice staff with English speaking, good location, just next to the subway station, few mins walk to the shopping area, must try! the room size is bigger than other usual hotel with similar price.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Yamatoya Honten is very close to the night life district of Osaka. Sitting on a river across from a giant crab and neon lights will remind you of that. However, the hotel itself is quite nice and clean and not very far from the nearest subway stop. The room itself was quite spacious and the room we had (top floor)... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We took 2 rooms for five of us. Generally, the rooms are clean and comfortable. Japanese snacks and tea are always replenished. Then ensuite bathroom room is very small but well equipped with a mini bathtub, WC and sink. Toothbrush and toothpaste are provided. There is an in-house onsen at the basement for separate genders. Small but good enough. Bathrobe... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. Yamatoya honten has a really great location which is nearby the shopping street of doutonbori and shinsaibashi. Though the room was very small to fit in 4 of us but it's still a delighted stay :) They do have public japanese bath at the basement, not a real onsen it's just normal hot bath,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
9 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The hotel is situated really close to the entrance of Dotonburi street so its close to alot of really good places to eat, and the best Round 1 entertainment plaza ever in the world. Going to the train station is really close, and to get to a JR station is a 13 minute walk through Namba Walk (a nice underground... More

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Address: 2-17-4 Shimanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0082, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
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Hotel Class:3 star — Yamatoya Honten 3*
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