Stayed here for 4 nights with my family. Although hotel has no interconnecting rooms, I appreciated that they made an effort to put both of our rooms together. Hotel has this wow factor when you step into the lobby but the superior rooms are ok. Big enough to put 3 single beds with space for a big luggage & 2 small ones. Closet is small though; only enough to hang abt 4 winter coats. Had no problems with the bed and comfortable pillows. The hotel seem to be pretty particular with the air quality in the room. They had a deodorizer spray and a portable machine to clean the air for your use! This is good for people with sensitive noses like mine! The only complaint I have is the carpet. They seem to be in need of some gd cleaning.
As for location, it is right above a big supermarket (opens till 11pm), the JR Namba which will take you to the airport, the Ocat bus terminal and other subway lines. Strangely, I could not take the JR direct from Kyoto to JR Namba. I had to change train from ShinOsaka station but this is no problem. You can walk to Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi thru the subway. The shopping underground is good too. As a guide to the hotel, just look out for the signages pointing to Ocat and walk past this part of the underground mall where there are European paintings hung on both sides.
I'll definitely stay here again given the value and convenience of this hotel. I didn't take the bus to the airport. Took the JR Namba line with a change at one of the stations. No hassle, no stair climbing as it was just at the opposite side. One reminder though, do not lose your hotel room card as they will charge you for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in Namba, central Osaka, Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is a modern hotel that held its grand opening back in the summer of 2009. There are many popular areas within walking distance of the hotel, which is also directly connected to Namba Station. The guest rooms, located on floors 24 through 31, are designed in the image of a British manor house / stately home. ... more less
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