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“Excellent value, great rooms”
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Hotel Ichiei
Ranked #77 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Given the price we paid, we were very pleased with the enormous Western style room we were given. Lots of space, comfortable beds and seating and quiet despite the location. The bathroom was a little small and simple, perfectly in line with the price point though, whereas the rest of the room was above what we expected. Staff were very helpful, especially when we accidentally broke a glass in the bathroom and they took so much care to clean it up and ensure no shards remained. Found access a little confusing and sign-posting could be better.

Room Tip: The Western room we chose was spacious and comfortable, great value for the price.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank kavey
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Hotel_Ichiei, front desk at Hotel Ichiei, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Thank you for your stay here.
I am happy with your comments and yes, the room is said spacious than another place.
Actually, it is about 46sqm.
Also, how guest will find our hotel...actually, it is connected by exit 6 of subway Midosuji line but sometimes it will be hard to find us from outside. I have limusine bus stop towards ITAMI airport in front of hotel on the 1st floor and it is one of mark to get here.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Really, being over a metro station and 1 minute walk from a huge closed market, you would expect a hip hotel/hostel. Not here! This is a marvel! The corridors leading to the rooms are decorated with bamboos and flowers (pastic ones, but still), and nice relaxing japanese music playing non-stop. The rooms are big and comfortable. I had one with a nice view to the market. Beds are ok, nothing to comment. There is a flat screen TV, fridge and all you would expect from a hotel room. Breakfast was great. A traditionally dressed maid served it to my room, at a time I had agreed with the hotel reception. Tasty, filling and even with a little sake!

Think of it as a themed hotel. You get what you get in a hotel, but in a traditional japanese packaging. I would go there again!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Spotl essly clean - staff very welcoming - English speaking receptionist really helped. Right in the centre of Namba next to a subway meant that visiting anywhere was easy. Air conditioning fast and effective -essential if you are in Japan in summer. Rooms large and comfortable - no western seating took a little getting used to - despite being in the centre of town noise was not a problem -all in all for the price first class

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

The rooms are old. They make the futons for you which is nice. They put our bags in our rooms prior to us arriving since we shipped them which is really nice. But all the rooms are smoking rooms, which I did not know. The room size is very large so that was nice. The smoking part was the part where it was not very sanitary and disgusting. The hotel is located in a great location. I would stay here again because of location but the smoking part would be ideal if I really did smoke.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Ting B
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Stayed in a tatami room for 1 night. The hotel locates near Namba Station (within 5 mins walk). Big room, clean place. It's just USD90 for 1 night, a good try for traditional japanese style hotel!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Could not want a better location. Next to main shopping area and train station. Get to see the busy streets below but from the comfort of a very clean and spacious room on the 8th-10th floor of a highrise. Friendly, helpful staff. Good breakfast.

Will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Great location...very close to the station and located in the heart of Osaka...

Staff was very friendly, hotel is wonderfully clean and nice...

Room was unbelievably clean and pretty!! We stayed at the japanese room (the older one). Expected it to be old and ran down but boy was I wrong!! It was in excellent condition, does not smell weird like previous ryokan we stayed at. Room itself is very spacey and comfy!

I definitely recommend this place to everyone who's visiting Osaka!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Hotel_Ichiei, Front desk at Hotel Ichiei, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2011

Thank you for giving us your opinion. Japanese-style room is the one of our appeal so we are very happy hear that. I hope you stay here one day!

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Additional Information about Hotel Ichiei

Address: 1-6-8 Nanbanaka Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Osaka
Price Range: $119 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ichiei 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is located at the south of Osaka area is called Namba. Easy access to Kansai airport, Nara, and Kobe. Also, you can experience Japanese Ryokan style 'TATAMI' here. ... more   less 
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