We got this hotel through a 50% off sale and were concerned that the price wouldn't match the quality. We were presently surprised, and enjoyed our stay here. It is really close to the OCAT terminal, but we took a left instead of a right when coming out the North Exit! As a result we had to walk around the whole block to find it. If we had turned right it was 30 metres away. It was handy being able to catch the OCAT bus straight to the hotel.
As first time visitors we found it was a great spot for checking out Osaka. Dotonbori is just a short walk, which was great shopping, food, and more food. The hotel entrance is on the ground floor but the lobby is like 20 floors, so it can be a little annoying getting from the entrance to your room. The lobby and the interior of the hotel is very nice and well maintained. The full english chapel in the lobby for weddings is pretty cool albeit a little strange (to us at least)!
The room was compact, clean and tidy. We had enough room to lay out our cases, so it wasn't as small as some Japanese hotels I've stayed in. The shower rates a 9/10 for me and was nice to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. We were located on the top floor, so it provided some nice views of Osaka.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in Namba, central Osaka, Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is a modern hotel that held its grand opening back in the summer of 2009. There are many popular areas within walking distance of the hotel, which is also directly connected to Namba Station. The guest rooms, located on floors 24 through 31, are designed in the image of a British manor house / stately home. ... more less
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