We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A perfect 'ten'”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Osaka Daiichi Hotel
Ranked #45 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hotel is in the landmark building, Maru-biru (the round tower) so I always knew about it. After staying here, this will be my go-to hotel in Osaka. It's very close to Osaka/Umeda train stations, three or four department stores, a big post office (which is also a good place for ATM, if you have a debit card from US), and many restaurants and shops. The tower itself has many restaurants downstairs, including the Tako-yaki/Okonomiyaki place that appeared in Anthony Bourdain's Osaka show. There was a good Wi-Fi connection in the room, as well as by the LAN cable. My room was a single room, but it was a well-designed compact room and instead of feeling crammed in everything felt like within an easy reach. Despite the location, the hotel was surprisingly quiet. As others mention, the front desk staff were truly professional, yet appeared relaxed and friendly, clad in Aloha shirts (appropriate for the season). I will be back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank cranapple5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (551)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

76 - 82 of 551 reviews

Reviewed June 30, 2013

The building is dated; however the interior of the hotel is pretty new.

The room is, of course small, but clean and newly-fashioned. House-keeping is excellent. (The house keepings in most of the Japanese hotels are among the best around the world.)
Staffs are friendly, helpful and efficient.

The location is great. One minute walk from the southern gate of the Osaka Station, if you are not lost in the huge station.

Some drawbacks with this hotel are (1) the room window could not be opened. This might cause discomfort of some guests. (2) Lower floors of the tower contain offices, clinics, and restraints. For safety concern, an elevator access control system is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank liucy752
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

It may be a bit hard to find if you can not read Japanese but you can access without getting out on the streets directly from Osaka station underground. For first timers, it may be wise to walk the streets targeting the round shape building(It is right behind Hilton). For the price, location is fantastic. You will have a good deal making reservation directly with their website as it is in English as well. There are direct bus service(5 buses within an hour) from and to Itami airport straight to this hotel building if you are using air for domestic transport.

Breakfast is nothing you can right home about so if you are good with Starbucks on the first floor don't bother during reservation. Also, there is a Tully's coffee shop across the street as well. You will have a lot of breakfast options if you are adventurous. Restaurants and shops are non issue since it is so close to the station. There are quite a few restaurants on the underground level as well if you want to stay close.

I did not like the ventilation and did some homework afterwards and found the hotel was build in 1976. No wonder. They are renovating the rooms to keep it fresh though. Check in and out seems to be busy no matter when for some reason. Hallway noise was somewhat noticeable but ventilation was a bigger issue for me.

Room Tip: Of course higher and pricier the rooms, the better.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Sleepless_In_Tokyo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

5-min brisk/ 500-m walk from Osaka Station/ Umeda Station. However, hotel was not clearly marked on the map at the station. It was shown as part of another building. This is a tall cylinder building (30 storeys) with a clock and temperature stamp at the top. We arrived at Osaka Station late at night at 11 pm. Look for signs to Hotel Granvia and walk past Hotel Granvia. You should come to this wide main road with Hilton across the road. Cross the road and just walk straight on. You should see the tall cylinder building behind Hilton. Room looked refurbished. Toilet looked new. However, no lifts to take you from lobby to underground station, only escalators. So if you have big and heavy suitcases, good luck. Supermarket, restaurants and shops underground.

Reception has info on train schedules so that is handy if you want to catch a direct train to the airport or universal studio, for example.

Very basic no-frill hotel (no spoons even). Basic toiletries and sleeping robe available for your use. Free umbrellas on rainy days. We had the twin room for our family of three. Size was 22-25 sqm.

On the first night, I rang the front desk to ask about the aircon and the chap on the other line could only manage "Errmm.... Ermmmm".. However, I did receive better service face-to-face over the next few days.

Osaka Station is a convenient location to catch direct JR trains to Kobe, Kyoto, universal studio, Airport.









  • Stayed: June 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank FineCity
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 1, 2013

I have stayed a couple of times at this hotel when on business travel. The accomodations are spartan at the best japanese minimalistic style, but are clean like new. And the staff makes you feel lika a VIP, the Japanese courtesy is superb. Quite honestly after a full business day you just need to rest and there is no compromise at this hotel for you to wake up fresh in the morning. Internet is offered wired only, and a wifi modem can be ordered just in case you are mobile. The hotel location is Umeda, Osaka's northern downtown, and full of options and connections by subway, train or shuttle. The breakfast is ok and served by a business partner at the ground floor but you'll get tired of it after a couple of days but do not worry the location is fully served with other nice options.

Room Tip: The hotel is a round shape and I could not notice noise as it seems there is a strong acoustic insul...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank carehta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 6, 2013

1)very good location: less than 5mins walk from JR Osaka station, either through subway or on the road. (direct exit from subway)

2) very tidy and cozy room: some comments said the rooms are old but where we stayed were newly renovated, I think, as it looks new to me. Clean tho a bit small but acceptable. One down side: no safe in the room but you can keep your valuables at reception.

3) staff are very nice. Not much problem in communication.

4) restaurants and Starbucks in the hotel

5) no wifi in the room. Only a/v on ground floor. Hope they improve later.

Overall, pleasant stay, would come back and recommend for people going to Osaka.

  • Stayed: May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank banana0001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Centrally located in Umeda, Osaka Daiichi hotel is my top choice among the three hotels I've stayed in Osaka. The other two being: Best Western Kansai & Bellevue Hotel Kansai.

This hotel is about 2 blocks away from Osaka Station, there are nearby malls, convenience stores & restaurants. The room came with basic ammenities such as refrigerator, hairdryer, toiletries, tub etc. There's no wifi in the room. There's free wifi in the lobby though. I was surprised that the room was spacious as the rooms I stayed at in the other hotels are really cramped.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank celine1122
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Osaka hotels
Osaka Station / Umeda
Hotel Granvia Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka
#51 of 342 in Osaka
1,486 reviews
Osaka Station / Umeda
Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda
Osaka Station / Umeda
Hotel New Hankyu Osaka
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Osaka Station / Umeda
Hotel Monterey Osaka
Hotel Monterey Osaka
#47 of 342 in Osaka
748 reviews
Osaka Station / Umeda
Umeda OS Hotel
Umeda OS Hotel
#147 of 342 in Osaka
243 reviews
Osaka Station / Umeda
Hotel New Hankyu Annex
Hotel New Hankyu Annex
#94 of 342 in Osaka
425 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Osaka Daiichi Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Osaka Daiichi Hotel

Address: 1-9-20 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Osaka Station / Umeda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Osaka
#22 Luxury Hotel in Osaka
#26 Business Hotel in Osaka
Price Range: $109 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Osaka Daiichi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 447
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Rakuten, Orbitz, Agoda, JAPANiCAN, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, getaroom.com, Ctrip TA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Osaka Daiichi Hotel 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:
Dai Ichi Osaka Hotel
Dai Ichi Hotel Osaka

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing