Ark Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Chuo, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Rooms at Ark Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.
A 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and a coffee shop are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Ark Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi, parking is available.
Nearby landmarks such as Minami Senba (0.2 mi) and Shimanouchi Church (0.2 mi) make Ark Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi a great place to stay when visiting Chuo.
While in Chuo be sure to experience local sukiyaki & shabu shabu favorites at Kanidouraku Dotombori-Honten, Shabumai, or Shinya Shinsaibashi.
Chuo is also known for some great historic sites, including Sumitomo Family Main Residence Pool Hall, Sumitomo Dofukisho Mark, and Miki Gakki Kaiseikan, which are not too far from Ark Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi.
Enjoy your stay in Chuo!
The hotel is nice enough. The rooms are very small. Just enough space to put your bags and sleep. No AC so they have little portable AC unit that has one temperature you can keep on. We kept ours on all day while we were gone so it wasn’t sweltering when we got back to the room. Breakfast is complimentary and that is pretty good. Served from 730-9. Staff is friendly and speaks decent English.
Located just next to exit 4 of Nagahoribashi subway station. 10 minutes walk to Shinsaibashi shopping street and 15 minutes walk to Dotombori. Perfect location, good service. The single room is very small yet very clean and equippied with complete facilities.
Room and bathroom are small, but characteristic of most Japanese mid tier hotels. Shower strength is excellent tho, and they provide complementary Shiseido facial foam. Ten min walk from Dontonbori - a refreshing walk to the shopping dining areas before one pigs out. Would stay here again if it’s for a brief (one or two days) trip, but would recommend a larger hotel otherwise.
I stayed at Ark Hotel when Typhoon Jebi hit. The hotel isn't as bright as it looks in photos. In fact, it has a very dark setting with dark carpets, furniture, and comforters. It's evidently outdated, but fairly clean, which was nice. My family and I stayed for 4 days, 2 of which that were spent without electricity. It was understandable for the hotel to have a power outage when the typhoon hit, but the hours that followed were inexcusable. None of the staff knew when the electricity would be fixed, and the hotel ended up being, what I would assume, the only establishment working in darkness. For a hotel that is located in a disaster-prone country, you'd think that emergency supplies are quickly ready. However, we felt that this wasn't the case as the dark stairways were lit by mere flashlights taped to the corners of each landing. We'd still have to use our phones for more light as the flashlights the staff put were not enough. The breakfast buffet was not available, so they gave us food bought from what looked to be a convenience store, and cold coffee. When we asked the staff about their generator, they said that it wasn't powerful enough to cover all the rooms (airconditioning, toilets, etc.); it only covered an emergency light that could not be turned off when you wanted to sleep. We asked to be transferred to another hotel for a night at the expense of Ark Hotel because we, and many other guests, felt that we were not getting the value for our money considering that the rooms were hot, the elevators weren't working (imagine being on a floor above the fifth with all that luggage!), and breakfast couldn't be served properly. They were kind enough to do so, but only if you brought it up and made sure that they took note of such request. If you didn't ask, they didn't offer to do so. Those 2 days were quite stressful mainly because no one could say when the line would be fixed. Many of the staff would also admit that there was no one there to fix it yet (especially in the first 24 hours), so it took a very long time for the hotel to return to its usual operations. At the same time, they'd tell us that the hotel was not the only one without power, and that there is a whole line of buildings that were affected. It was very difficult to believe though, because there were no other buildings around that did not have electricity. Before we left, we told the staff that they should be ready for these kinds of situations, especially when considering that other hotels did not encounter the same issue. I wouldn't stay at this hotel again, and I think the hotel we were transferred to was actually much better (Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba).…
The good: inexpensive, clean, they provide soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes, toothbrushes and wash rags in every room. They a/c worked well & they have different vending machines on every floor. The rooms are also pretty quite. It is close to a lot of restaurants and family mart & 7/11. The bad: the smell! What was that? I stayed for 4 days and never got used to the smell. The bed is small (that was okay) but the springs could be felt coming out of the mattress and the pillows are filled with like beans. It was not comfortable. Note- they do have late check out available, but they charge 1000 Yen per person, per hour. Not per room, per hour. It was about a 20 minute walk to Dontonburi. I would not stay here again. I would try another hotel the next time I am in Osaka. …