I am NOT a fan of OSAKA and haved lived in KOBE for about 12 years now so I am a little jaded in that respect. This is the ONLY hotel where I let my family and friends stay if they feel the extreme need to actually spend any time in Osaka during their Japan vacations. I stayed here this year with friends who insisted on making it more convenient for me to meet them daily so I would not have to travel from Kobe every morning and I was as impressed as I have been in the past. "The Bar" has a great night time atmosphere even though it allows people to chain-smoke and pass-out on their tables which is fun to watch, actually. A previous reviewer commented on the "pearl-wearing" types of snooty guests and that is just a show that often happens in Japan in places like this. They show their true colors after an evening of binge drinking and ending your nights in "The Bar" will show you a whole new side of the snooty guests. Breakfast is NEVER good in Japan. I don't care what anyone says. I've tried it in super-expensive hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto and they always fall way, way short of anything we are used to in the States so don't expect much and then maybe you will be pleased when you find that it is only so-so instead of inedible. I eat breakfast food as much as possible when I am in the USA 3 times a year because there is nothing decent in Japan. Don't even get me started on the bacon here. Another reviewer said that there was only one restaurant at the Ritz!? There are a few places to eat and the ones that I have tried have all been great, minus breakfast. The SUSHI bar was AWESOME!!! It was expensive but they are true sushi chefs in there and will make you ANYTHING you desire. BUY them some sake as a gesture of appreciation and the other guests around you will be impressed as well as the staff. I have eaten sushi at the Ritz only twice and both times were probably my best sushi experiences I have had in Japan. Maybe that makes me sound "snooty" but I really enjoyed the fish there. The lobby cafe has great tea service in the afternoons with sandwiches and cakes. The French restaurant was also good. I can't think of a better place to stay in Osaka. The only other place would be the Hilton but the rooms aren't as nice and the restaurants are not as good there. The restaurants across from the Hilton in the HERBIS Shopping center down the street from the Ritz are very good but pricey if you are going for good Japanese food. The Ritz is your best hotel choice if you don't mind paying more for better service...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore Japanese culture, history and modern delights at one of the premier Osaka hotels. Just a short drive from the historic cities of Kyoto and Nara, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka is located in the prestigious business and shopping district of Nishi-Umeda , where guests can indulge in boutique shopping, sophisticated dining and the ancient sights of the city. Featuring the look and feel of 18th century English nobleman's Georgian home, this distinctive Osaka hotel features a 450-piece art and antique collection, a fitness center, elegant event space and one of the largest guest rooms in Japan. •292 Guest rooms including 18 Executive Suites, 64 Ritz-Carlton Club rooms and suites, two Japanese Suites and two Ritz-Carlton Suites •La Baie - Light, creative, contemporary and traditional French delicacies •More than 26,490 square feet (2,461 square meters) of meeting and conference space ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Marriott, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Rakuten, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Hotwire, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Osaka Hotel Osaka
- Osaka Ritz Carlton
- Ritz Osaka