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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

They were great especially Kohie, Morita, and the girls..Morita called the postal system when my luggage did not arrive on time..I thought their English was enough for me..The room served its purpose, a good nite's rest, wifi that works, good ac once I figured out how to work the switch..and more..! I have a big luggage and just lay it... More 

Thank Marta E
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend. Perfect for us as we are backpacking so the price was great. The location is also great. Very easy to get to on the subway - only one stop away from Namba station which can get you to most places. (you definitely need a subway pass when spending time in Osaka,... More 

Thank Esme W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location to explore the highlights of Osaka. Sakaragawa subway station is just a matter of metres from the entrance and from there you can travel to any of the landmarks or other tourist areas. The rooms were nice enough, we stayed for 2 nights and it did the job perfectly. The staff were all... More 

Thank joehowes
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Very uncomfortable stay. Rooms were very tiny and I didn't have anywhere to put my luggage. The bathroom was the size of an airplane bathroom and I had to shower with the curtain open to allow enough space. There was also some black stains on the shower curtain that I didn't want to touch. Try to avoid this hotel unless... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Room is tiny and functional just like most Japan hotels. Clean room with complete amenities in the bathroom. Sound proofing is quite good. Japanese breakfast is tasty and adequate to jumpstart the day. Location is at the Sakuragawa stop, a stop from Namba station. Take the Hanshin line and exit# 2. The hotel is 40-50 steps from the exit. Very... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Probably the worst chain hotel in Japan! Nowhere near Namba area, right smack in a residential neighborhood. Staff were probably the closest thing to rude in Japanese standards. Room was tiny, poorly ventilated and there actually was a pubic hair in the portable dehumidifier. Do not stay here!!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

So what if the room is almost like a capsule. But what it misses in size, it provides for character and reasonable rate. The breakfast is amazing: so many choices and the Japanese food was one of the best I have tasted: clean, home-made quality and abundant.

1 Thank Gingermint
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Location was superb. Station to alight on JR line is Sakuragawa exit 2. One station away from Namba which is great for shopping and food. 4 stations away from the main Osaka Station which is a great transit point to nearby Kyoto though I find Kyoto alone is worth at least 1 night of stay. More on that on another... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is rather nice, having situated near the subway station and convenience stores.I'm rather surprised with their fair fluency of english too..Their free breakfast from 7-9am is also awesome, having to enjoy Japanese food there! Although the room may be small, but with that amount of price, I couldn't ask for more!

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Boise, ID
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When I first got to Osaka I stayed in another hotel right downtown Namba. It was pretty nice. But When I arrived at Smile hotel I was pleasantly surprised. Things that were important to me: 1) Wifi. Most importantly for me, the wi-fi and wired ethernet in the room worked great. Lots of bandwidth and low latency. I'm typing this... More 

5 Thank caspiansan
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Additional Information about Smile hotel Namba

Address: 3-3-9 Saiwaicho, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0021, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
Price Range: $75 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smile hotel Namba 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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Quality One Nanba Osaka
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