I stayed with a friend in this hotel whilst visiting Osaka and the surrounding area including a daytrip to Hiroshima. Leaving Tennoji station by its eastern exit, one will see a door with a red awning above it across the road and slightly to the left. This is the hotel entrance,
The hotel was immaculate as per Japanese standards. The service at reception was impeccable even if the receptionist could not speak much English. The lift to the rooms has to be one of the smoothest I've ever travelled in, and I've travelled in a few within tall buildings in my time,
My room was on the 14th floor and had a magnificent view over a good part of Osaka as well as nearby Tennoji railway station! One of my minor criticisms comes here, and that the room wasn't double-glazed. This meant that I could hear traffic and trains albeit quite faint. I suspect lower rooms would suffer from more noise however. Not a big deal, just a minor point.
The toilet had a heated seat! I thought "only in a Japanese hotel!" however the toilet lid was a bit flimsy and even my weak hands managed to break it one morning! No sweat as it was repaired by the time I returned in the evening. The shower and bath were perfectly adequate,
I can't comment on food as I had booked room-only and went out every day for breakfast and dinner. Japanese food is among the best in the world; many Westerners would probably disagree with me there though!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stayed in southern Japan and the Hotel Miyako Tennoji made it just that bit more enjoyable. A minor point; next time there I'll take the time to check out the fitness facilities as sadly I did not do so this time,
By the way, as other reviews have stated, there are 2 different trains running from Tennoji to Kansai Airport. The slower but cheaper of the two takes an hour but is 600-700 yen cheaper. The Haruka takes just 32-35 minutes. If the machines at the station confuse you, just ask the station staff who are willing to help,
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- Perfect location as a base for sightseeing and business in Osaka,Kobe,Nara and Wakayama. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tennoji Miyako Osaka