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Ibis Styles Osaka
Ranked #51 of 303 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Sydney
2 reviews
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“Excellent Location”
Reviewed May 24, 2008

The main attraction of this hotel is its amazing location which is in the heart of the action. The train station a few minutes walk from the hotel. The room itself was small but very clean and comfortable. Highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2008

We arrived in OSAKA at Kansai and made our way to NAMBA STATION; it's not the closest but it is the easiest. We got in a cab that was one of 8763723475 others we could have hailed. It took longer than desired but it was very close.

When you don't have your bags it's an eight minute walk, and there is a closer station but it is not on the airport train line (5 minutes walk is Nipombashi Station is the closest).

The Metro 21 Hotel is located on the DOTONBORI which is a famous haunt for food. In fact I ate so much around the hotel it was crazy. The hotel was just one block east of Dotonbori, that is in the club / red light district but don't let that put you off. The location is fantastic.

By day the place is a quiet area but by night it is a very busy area. it just swells with all the people. Bikes and people and cars mix it easy in the slow moving traffic.

The staff were helpful but the absence of a place to sit in the foyer at night was rather odd. The staff wh\ere very willing to either talk in English or at least try and if none of the above give maps and helpful tips via pen and map.

The room was a big as my wardrobe, but this is normal in Japan. The bed was against the wall and a small double. The bathroom was a lot like one you would find on a boat. It was like walking into a capsule. It had a short but very deep bath and the water pressure was excellent.

There was a RJ45 cable sticking out of the wall and there was free internet on tap if you have a laptop. The connection was VERY fast. I was downloading 3 mb per second in the morning but only almost 1 at night. Be warned the cable that is avaliable to you is about 9 inches long ONLY.

If you are an active anti-smoking activist.. don't go to Japan. The room had the scent of heavy cigarette users in the past. Smoking is very popular and is allowed everywhere.

Although I was travelling with my pregnant wife and 2 year old the staff offered no help with any bags when we arrived. All staff were courteous except when I asked for info to get a hire bicycle I was told to walk, instead of instructions on how to get to a bike shop.

When I asked for a small cot or fold out , the answer was NO and that the child is free. I alway travel with a little self inflating matters for this reason. The staff was very happy to supply extra pillows and towels without hesitation.

Breakfast was included and was really very excellent with a variety of foods avaliable. EXCELLENT...

There was nothing wrong with the hotel but there was also nothing REALLY fantastic. I rate this hotel as above medium but also very good location and value.

In Osaka do go on food benders as the area is famous for this and was easily achieved. There was plenty of shopping, food and drinking establishments everywhere around the hotel.

Metro 21 Osaka.

Julian (Sydney, Australia)

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — smoke smels everywhere
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 19, 2007

This hotel was perfect for our stay in Osaka. We did have a little trouble finding the hotel originally (probably as we were overwhelmed - after arriving in Japan from a flight from australia and didn't arrive in Osaka until 11:30pm and we didn't have an english map of osaka) regardless we a lovely japanese couple walked us to the hotel door! After we had found our base and got maps (english) from the hotel lobby we were fine. no troubles finding our way back home to the hotel after that. It was very convienent for sight seeing and for subway and buses. walking distance to america mura and other attractions, 10 mins to Namba station, and almost in the midst of the Dotombori. Lots to eat, drink and see around the hotel.
Hotel itself was clean, comfortable and convenient. like all business hotels in japan toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner and bodywash are all provided free of charge. Yukata's (japanese style robe) provided as well!
There is a bar upstairs which is quiet and a bit boring ofor young people, but would be fine for a lone business man to have a quiet drink. we had a drink up there anyway as the views are really good, so in that respect its worth going up and having a few drinks.
Reasonably priced. i searched and searched hotels and prices in osaka before settling on Metro the 21 and it was great. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — nothing - it was great
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ibis Styles Osaka
Address: 2-13 Souemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0084, Osaka Prefecture (Formerly Metro The 21)
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 303 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Styles Osaka 3*
Number of rooms: 343
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Dotonbori area, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Osaka, ibis Styles Osaka is a few minutes by foot from the Shinsaibashisuji shopping arcade and Ebisubashi. The hotel offers easy access to all of major tourist attractions including Universal Studio and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Located in Dotonbori area, one of the famous tourist destinations in Osaka. A few minutes' walk to Shinsaibashisuji shopping arcade and Ebisubashi. ... more   less 
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Metro The 21 Osaka

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