The hotel is only one block from the Dotonbori and you're basically right in the middle of the action. So once you're done drinking for the night, the hotel is only a short walk away! You cannot beat the location and convenience. With the Dotonbori right next door, there's plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, and more within a block or two. It is relatively far from the Nanba subway station - as it was a relatively far walk when we carried our luggage.
Yes, there are probably hookers, pimps, shady looking girls and guys trying to get you up to clubs in close proximity to the hotel, but never once did I feel threatened or unsafe. The aforementioned folks were harmless Actually, there's a police station one block from the hotel so there was an extra sense of security.
The room itself was extremely large even when compared to a Western hotel. There was plenty of space to put our luggage in the closet, but there was plenty of empty space as well. The beds were comfortable, but like all Japanese beds, a bit hard. There was no view from our room, unfortunately. The bathroom was also large along with a large tub/shower. The shower curtains didn't completely run the length of the tub/shower, so a lot of water would leak out during a shower. The room was fairly clean, albeit my UV blacklight did find a small stain on the bed headboard. Unfortunately, there were no English speaking channels in their TV lineup.
Service from the front desk was adequate. Unfortunately, the English proficiency of the staff was a bit limited, but I was able to communicate with them using broken and simple English.
The breakfast offered was decidedly below average. The breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurant/cafe for 1400 yen (app. $14 USD)/person. Though there was a large selection of items, the taste was just not very good and most items were not hot. There was a fairly large selection of juices though (vegetable, orange, etc.). I would suggest that people go eat ramen at the nearby Ichiran (which is open 24 hours/day) for breakfast instead.
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