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Yamatoya Honten

2-17-4 Shimanouchi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0082 Osaka Prefecture
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Yamatoya Honten is right near "Dotombri" the place that represents Osaka, also easy to go to Shinsaibashi (shopping area) and Den-Den-Town (electronics retailing area). It has Japanese style rooms and baths and there is the traditional Japanese atmosphere. We serve you the best price!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Free internet
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese, Korean


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I normally accept really low standards but this ryokan ( if at all it is an original one) would not even qualify for this review. It was a complete let down from all aspects of cleanliness. The bathroom shower curtain had fungus all over. The windows were dirty and so were the sheets. The breakfast was sad :(. The aircon disfunctional and none of the photos showing up on both tripadvisor or booking.com come half close to the reality. What surprises me is how this ranks up so high. Honestly I like Ryokans but this was a complete let down. Bottomline - Stay away from this one and stay in a hotel if you want to be close to the dotonbori district. Completely spoilt my stay at Osaka, perhaps that is what I will remember Osaka for.
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The situation of this hotel is perfect for downtown Osaka. A couple of minutes walk from hotels and bars.I travelled by myself and was disappointed that the dinner that they can serve in the room is only for 2 people plus. When I booked the room it had stated that it was a size for 4 people plus - it was really the perfect size just for me. Ask for the Japanese breakfast and book a room facing the so called "river" - it is quieter.
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Response from yamatoya, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yamatoya Honten
Responded Oct 15, 2018
Thank you very much for sharing your feedback.We appreciate your detailed review and we hope for another opportunity to serve you again in the nearest future.
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I enjoyed staying in the traditional style rooms. The location is great. The staff is really great. Very helpful. One man even went above and beyond to help me get a charger for my computer. Some people mentioned that the rooms are dated, but I found that to add to the charm of the place. Nothing was dirty. The room was always clean. I did not eat any meals here. I opted for all the Dotonburi options. There is a nice coin laundry just down the road. The staff gave me a map to help show all three nearby laundry locations. The one straight down the road seems the best. I would stay here again.
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Response from yamatoya, 支配人 at Yamatoya Honten
Responded Oct 15, 2018
Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Yamatoya Honten and for taking the time to share your positive and detailed feedback here. We look forward to seeing you when you come to OSAKA next time.
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We stayed here with our two sons (20, 24) and found it wonderful! Extremely friendly staff, a little tea surprise everyday after a long hot day of touristing, and adequate private bath facilities. The public bath was great and special. It is in the middle of the spectacular night district of Osaka and price/quality is extremely good.
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Response from yamatoya, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yamatoya Honten
Responded Oct 15, 2018
この度は大和屋本店をお選びいただき、誠にありがとうございました。 また、ご感想をお寄せいただき重ねて御礼申し上げます。 またご指摘頂きました件に関しましては、 今後ともお客様にご満足頂ける改善して参りますので、引き続き大和屋本店をお引き立てくださいますようお願い申し上げます。 スタッフ一同、またの「お帰り」を心よりお待ち申し上げております。
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My husband and I have been to Japan many times and stayed in many ryokans. Hate to say this is the worst one we ever stayed in. The rooms are worn and old (the furnishings, the sliding doors, the lights, bathroom fixtures). The bathroom faucet was so old we had trouble turning the water off. The bathroom walls were yellow and dingy-depressing. The room is clean though. We signed up for breakfast and kaiseki dinners for two nights. The Japanese breakfast was good. The first kaiseki dinner was good although the dishes were just average, nothing really special. Service was excellent. The second kaiseki dinner was terrible. The dishes had cheap ingredients and not too tasty. Service was bad because they had other rooms to serve. We had to wait as long as 20 minutes between courses. Definitely not worth the extra money we paid (a lot!) for the meals. We had much better kaiseki dinners elsewhere. While the location is excellent, walking distance to shopping and restaurants and the subway, there are many hotels in the same area which might be better. The staff is very nice and minimal English is spoken. So, if you need help going anywhere, you need to find help elsewhere. Will not stay here again.
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Response from yamatoya, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yamatoya Honten
Responded Jun 11, 2018
Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Yamatoya Honten and providing us with detailed review on Trip Advisor.. Your remark has been immediately shared among our management and please rest assured that corrective action will be taken for guest comfort so that all our guests can enjoy their stays entirely at our hotel. For your next visit, we will certainly make our best efforts to assign one of our quieter rooms.
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$90 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
yamatoya honten hotel osaka
JapanKinkiOsaka PrefectureOsakaChuo
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