Booked the room after comparing with the others in the area with the helpful
Tripadvisor reviews. Afterwards, have slight hesitation as it seems a bit out of the way from the other hotel and with no connecting bridge to The Studios judging from what we have seen on the google map, but don't let it scare you, it will only take you 5 mins to get to The Studios entrance. Just cross the road, up a flight of steps (there is an escalator if you use a stroller).
My kids (including myself) simply love the jellyfish at the lift lobby on the room floor. We spent a long time discussing whether they genuine! Room are clean, spacious with good layout. Services are on par with the hotel star rating. Many food choices in the square/mall complex just a few minutes walk away (there is this upslope path between the station and the hotel next to it, user friendly for stroller user).
I would use this hotel as a base for exploring the Umeda area in Osaka even if I won't do The Studios again. Although train is less frequent (9-13 mins interval), it's relatively straightforward (required one change but with an escalator at Nishikujo) and will take you to JR Osaka station (umeda) in less than 15 mins. Nothing to beat this if you want good value for money and are traveling with young children.More
- Free Wifi