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Arietta Hotel Osaka
Ranked #28 of 309 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Clara, California
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Largest room & bath we had in Japan”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

My husband chose this hotel solely for the spacious room and bathroom :-) We took the twin as we are used to sleeping on a king sized bed which is uncommon in Japan unless you stay in a luxury hotel. The room was huge (by Japan standards). The front desk gave us great suggestions for places to eat as well. Ask for an udon restaurant. The namecard is in Japanese only so I don't have the name. Best udon EVER! We ate there a few times and we still miss it ;-P We tried all kinds of udon - duck, curry, cream (!)... there were all good! It's a very fancy place but not expensive at all. The only thing is they don't really speak English but the food is great! It's a must go (and must eat) if you're in the are :-)

The only not so great thing is that it's hard to find... I had to call them to ask for directions. But it's worth it!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2012

The location is central and convenient for most Osaka tourist and business activities, only 5 minutes walk from Honmachi subway.
The rooms are absolutely standard business hotel rooms: tiny but spotlessly clean, functional (internet, well-appointed bathroom) but characterless, and no-frills (no coffee in room, no mini-bar etc). The only point to note is that the mattress is on the hard side of firm.
The public areas look somewhat better than usual in such hotels.
Breakfast consists of: coffee, orange juice, yoghurt, banana, croissant.
All in all, a fair deal, though nothing special.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Gold Coast
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the start of my trip around Osaka/ Kyoto and Nara. It was a lovely hotel. The staff are very friendly, and everything was very clean and tidy. It was a straight walk into the heart of the food and shopping district. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone contemplating going to Osaka.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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singapore
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We spent about 4 nights at Arietta Hotel, which were recommended by friend. It is indeed very convenient: near to train station, convenient stores/pharmacy, restaurants/cafes around. The surrounding is not too quite or crowded. It's around business area.

The staffs are friendly, some of them can communicate well in English. They are very helpful when we asked them for route to places. For the room that we stayed, just nice for a family of 4.

If we are going to Osaka again, it will still be our top choice. Location is one of the consideration since the places where we planned to go can be easily reached taking the train station from Hommachi.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and it is one of more westernized styled service hotels found in Japan. This is a hotel that's definitely deserving of its travelers' choice award!

The rooms were of decent size. There's actually plenty of space to move around after we've placed 3 medium sized luggage in the room. The bed we've gotten was a double bed and it was big enough to accommodate me and my wife and our 5 months old infant comfortably. The mattress and pillows provided were of good quality so we've gotten some very good sleep here.
Internet is free via use of the in-room CAT-5 cable connection and although there is no wi-fi available at this hotel, guest can use the computers stationed in the lobby free of charge!

As with most hotels in Japan, quality toiletries were provided as a standard to hotel guest. There are also service floors that provide vending machines and coin operated laundry machines so it's very convenient for long stay travelers. The staff at the front desk speak a decent level of English so it would not be hard for the Japanese impaired to get help and directions. As it rained out on the day we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that the umbrellas provided by the hotel are totally free of charge.

The location of this hotel is excellent as it's only 1 block down from Honmachi train station (literally just 5 mins walk) and easily accessible to all the main sights and sounds of Osaka. The only downside is there aren't many restaurants in the area for those who just want a quick bite to eat but this is easily be circumvented by the 2 convenience store just minutes away from the Hotel.

This is a really excellent hotel, we would not hesitate to come back here again. Highly recommended and highly deserving of it's travelers' choice award!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore
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55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2012

I booked this hotel because I was unable to get a Kyoto hotel during the "Golden Week". I chose Arietta based on the strength of its ratings on Tripadvisor and Hotels.com.

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- Pretty near Honmachi station along Midosuji line from Shin-Osaka station.
- Nicely decorated (resort theme) common areas such as the hotel lobby and internet access corner.
- Wired internet access in room.
- Small but utilitarian room and layout. My wife and I spent little time in our room, so it suffice for our needs/uses.
- Breakfast is simple and good. My wife bakes pretty well and she thinks that the bread served for breakfast is of a high standard.
- Service is fine. Not your typical 5-star Japanese hospitality in more expensive hotels but fine for simple needs such as travel directions, restaurants recommendation etc.
- Coin-based washers and dryers available. Got our laundry done for reasonable cost.

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- No view. We stayed at 13th floor (2nd highest) but stared right into the adjacent building.
- We used it as a base to explore Kyoto. As we used Shinkansen exclusively for inter-city travel, we would choose to stay within walking-distance of Shin-Osaka station so as to save on travelling time and cost of subway tickets (230 yen per trip). But if Osaka is big on your itinerary, Arietta is conveniently located to major Osaka tourist sights.

Summary: Good value for money.


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- Best route for Honmachi station: exit no. 3. Go thru Mido Plaza. Turn into the corridor on the left (use Lawson store as landmark). Get up to ground level, turn right and go straight down. Arietta is about 3 streets away.
- We would like to highly recommend a fusion restaurant called Natural Kitchen. We had an unforgettable dinner there. Be warned, they had no English menu but the food photos did help.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Everything about this hotel spells out comfort. What stroke us first was the cute basket left in our room including all types of toiletries and a very comfy yukata. It's good that one doesn't have to worry about such things when staying in Japan (as such stuff was always provided at all hotels we stayed). It was also good that the basket was renewed, and room cleaned throughout, every day. I think the rooms were larger than the typical Japanese room size. As for the breakfast, it was a bit on the dry side and mostly the same every day - pastries, juice, butter&jam, coffe&tea. But I must state that we Turkish people are almost always disappointed abroad in that department, because cheese and bread are indispensables in our breakfast.

Location-wise, the hotel was at a really nice junction, only a few minutes away from the subway station, from where you can access anywhere on the map. Plus, the hotel is very close to other places you may need to visit like restaurants, department stores and drug stores. Be advised, though, to have a detailed map before your arrival, as it took us two days to figure out the exact location of the station due to the mere fact that there were not many English-speaking people around.

The hotel staff was really helpful and always smiling - as is the case throughout Japan :) They tried their best to assist us in our travels but I must say that it was a bit difficult to communicate in detail in English. It was also nice that the hotel offers two vending machines for drinks and laundry machines.

I must also say here that the shampoo and soap provided in the room were way above the normal hotel quality. I was glad I didn't bring with me any of that.

One thing to keep in mind when travelling to Japan - the rooms rarely have closets. Instead, you will find hangers on the wall and a small stool for your luggage. This hotel was no exception.

My only problem there was the fact that they do not serve food apart from the breakfast and we had to go to a department store at night to get some food upon our arrival in Japan (after an 11-hour flight). Thankfully, though, the store was close and we loved the food served.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arietta Hotel Osaka
Address: 3-2-6 Azuchimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0052, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Bay Area / Bentencho / Yodoyabashi / Hommachi / Tanimachi / Kyobashi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Osaka
#17 Romantic Hotel in Osaka
#20 Family Hotel in Osaka
#25 Best Value Hotel in Osaka
#33 Business Hotel in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arietta Hotel Osaka 3*
Number of rooms: 136
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