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“Royal parts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
Ranked #30 of 274 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Royal parts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Royal spacious lobby with a large non enclosed cafe with a visable waterfall adds to ambiance of the front.. rooms are small, but as expected considering it is a Japanese hotel.. much written about bus service to Osaka station was as convenient as noted by others.. 1000 yen back from Osaka station by taxi for the less patient, and 2000 yen from Namba.. staff spoke English more than proficiently..

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great way to reach the Nakanoshima station which leads directly to the hotel. The hotel maybe slightly faded but clean. Checking in and checking out was a breeze. The free hotel shuttle bus to Osaka station was excellent, every six minutes! Also, provides one-way free shuttle bus to Universal studio if you register at the reception one day before. The rooms are somewhat spacious by Japanese standard and the beds are comfortable. Was impressed with all the friendly concierge staff who provided us with the assistance we needed, especially, Ms Nakagawa. Overall, no regrets in staying at the grand old lady!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a Western style hotel, with a vast lobby and two accommodation wings, each serviced by its own check in counter (and elevator). There are a number of bars, and more than eight restaurants, all rather pricey (some very pricey), but there's a regular shuttle bus to JR Osaka, which is surrounded by many restaurant and entertainment options (including great Osaka okonomiyaki places). The hotel is akin to a slightly faded but still grand old lady, but there is nothing faded about the service. There was a problem with our booking - not the fault of the hotel - and the staff went out of their way to sort it out for us. Every interaction we had with staff was great, and on that basis alone I would recommend the hotel. If you're looking to be in the downtown action this is probably not the place for you, but if you're on business it's an excellent choice (and downtown is only a short ride away anyway!) .

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I used to stay at LaForet hotel close to Osaka station and for a bit more yens I found out this hotel is much better, international and location is not too bad.
Rooms are large enough and decoration is nice. Breakfast is very good and there are a lot of shops in the hotel itself. There is a free shuttle to reach Osaka station at 10mn. Too bad that the pool is chargeable but internet is free.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent hotel with free shuttle bus to JR Osaka Station every six minutes!! Very friendly staff and very good service. We stayed for four days. We like the Seafood Pilaf Rice from the restaurant. Taste good!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Mardiana I
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Waikato
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Pros:
Excellent service
Spacious room
Beautiful bathroom
Close to one of the best hospitals in Osaka
Quiet
Good breakfast (a nice selection of Japanese/Western)
Affordable

Cons:
Windows remain shut
Accessibility is not great (but fine)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ht51
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Barcelona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is an excellent hotel. Well located and with a free shuttle bus to and from Osaka Station. The staff are very efficient and helpful, service is excellent. The rooms are somewhat small but comfortable. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in the hotel and two basement floors of shops and The tea lounge is an amazing place just to relax after a day seeing Osaka.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

Property: RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
Address: 5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Osaka Station / Umeda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Osaka
#12 Business Hotel in Osaka
#18 Luxury Hotel in Osaka
#19 Family Hotel in Osaka
#30 Romantic Hotel in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka 4*
Number of rooms: 974
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rising above the waterways of Nakanoshima, the RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka (our group flagship) offers the finest in traditional Japanese services, luxurious rooms, banquet halls and restaurants, plus delightful surroundings: the perfect combination for a relaxing stay in Osaka. During its history of over half a century as Osaka's premier hotel, the RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka has played host to innumerable guests from Japan and overseas and has kept pace with the emergence of Osaka as one of the world's most prominent commercial cities. ... more   less 
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