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Review of Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka

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Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Ranked #28 of 295 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
Queensland
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

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.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Room decor very tired - must be some time since they last refurbed. Very expensive the week I stayed, and they insisted on charging the full stay to my credit card on check-in - I have never come across this before. Four coat hangers with no ability to supply more, no irons/ironing boards available (we had to go out and buy our own iron), what they call the "bar" closes at 9pm and one evening the restaurant simply decided it wasn't going to open (which affected a colleague rather than myself, as we ate out every night). The only thing which brought its rating back up to "poor" was its location - at Namba.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank xPositor
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Seattle
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

After 2 weeks on the road, the Monterey was really a pleasant stop. Nice, clean, modern rooms. Excellent staff and housekeeping. Sits above the Namba Walk, subway, and JR Train Station.If your traveling in Japan using the Shinkansin, its a 10 minute subway trip from shin-osaka, and a 5 minute walk from the Namba Station (its all underground). Short walking distance to Namba Walk, JR Train Station, Dotonbori, and Shinsaibashi. Food and Shopping galore!

Room Tip: There here may be no bad rooms here unless your next to the lifts. Rooms start on the 23rd floor and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JimmyDSeattle
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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

My second stay at this hotel in two years. Excellent location for getting around Kansai
region and getting to/from airport with the OCAT just in the next building. Very clean rooms and facilities. Great value. Free wifi in room. Food store and mall with various restaurants in the lower level of the building complex. Staff spoke very little English and I speak very little Japanese, but together we made ourselves understood. If you would like to stay extra beyond your 11am checkout, there is a small fee of JPY1000 per hour.
Refrigerator in room. Flat screen TV but Japanese language stations only. I have and will continue to recommend this hotel to my friends and colleagues.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

I chose this hotel because it is located in Namba. Initially I made a comparison of where to stay in Osaka. Namba vs Umeda. After reading many reviews, I decided to stay in Namba. I chose this hotel solely because its location and value. Not that expensive but yet looks really comfortable and it has so many good reviews. Plus it has a direct airport limousine bus straight to Kansai airport.

The lobby of the hotel is located on the 22nd floor (funny how all the hotels that I booked has its lobby located on the mid-floor of the building). Hotel looks really classy but kinda weird at the same time. It has a gothic concept with medieval interior design. It even has a medieval church inside its building itself. Yes, INSIDE the building. The time when we checked out, there was a wedding ceremony going on and I saw a beautiful bride in her white wedding dress with the groom and also a minister to sermon the wedding ceremony.

Our room located on the 26th floor is quite small compared to our hotel in Tokyo. But it has a fantastic Osaka city view. The bathroom has just enough space for a bathtub, a sink and a Japanese toilet (Yey!). Comes with 3 sets of toiletries including a hair clip but no shower cap. They provide pyjamas which is sooo comfortable and comes in size L too if you're a big size person. Funny how they left a note - Pyjamas can be bought at the lobby for 5000 yen. I assume it is courteous hint so that guests won't bring back the pyjama home. If you want to take it home, just buy it at the lobby, for 5000 yen.

Free Wifi is always a bonus especially if its a good hotel.

Cons
Bathroom a bit too small.
If you are arriving from Osaka station using bullet train, you have to change 3 times to arrive JR Namba. Quite time consuming during our Kyoto day trip.

Pros
Nearby Minami and DOtonburi
Just above JR Namba station
Airport bus limousine just 1 minute walk from the hotel so this makes an excellent hotel if you arrive from Kansai airport.
Has concierge - so we parked our bag after checking out and explored Namba while waiting for our flight in the evening.
Got great rates and promotion at the time we booked.

Room Tip: High room is always a plus.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarah R
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Москва
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Randomly picked this hotel, arriving in Osaka at the conference. Beautiful entrance, reception area on the 22nd floor, clean albeit small rooms. A very convenient location, in the "live" downtown. And of course the spectacular view of the huge city. Surprised specially built for the church wedding on the 22nd floor of the building .... In Japan, with its lack of space on the ground like it's easier ...

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Algentsis
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Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The hotel is located adjacent to JR and subway stations and the shuttle bus that goes to Kansai airport. Check-in is on the 22nd floor, as is the English chapel, which is pretty bizarre. As are the ceiling fans in the elevator for that matter.
The rooms were relatively spacious and well-furnished (nice carpeting, wall coverings and linens). Very comfy beds. Nice selection of reasonably-priced mini-bar goods.
No fitness facilities - the hotel is a bit of a wedding factory, but still a great place to stay. We thought it was a great value. We appreciated them over-looking our 45-minutes late check-out (they offer late check-out at 1000 yen/hour).

Room Tip: We had an interior-facing room, but at the end of the corridor, so we had a great view of Osaka as w...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank giromondo
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Property: Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Address: 1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0017, Osaka Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 295 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka 4*
Number of rooms: 348
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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