Namba Oriental Hotel
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Namba Oriental Hotel

2-8-17, Sennichimae, Chuo, Osaka 542-0074 Osaka Prefecture
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Well known as an 'oasis of the city', Namba Oriental Hotel offers you a quiet and relaxed time after you step into the building from the exciting city of Namba. Feel the most comfort from our hospitality.
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Property amenities
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

2-8-17, Sennichimae, Chuo, Osaka 542-0074 Osaka Prefecture
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Great for walkers
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Philip Lim wrote a review Jan 2020
Quezon City, Philippines193 contributions109 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is perfectly located, close to the Namba Nankai train station (perfect if you're coming or going to the airport). It's under an arcade, with lively shops, restaurants, and surroundings. It is also only a few meters from Dotonbori.

Breakfast was ok, comparable to other hotels of similar class. The hotel itself is a little dated, but well maintained.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from Go807309, Staff at Namba Oriental Hotel
Responded 29 Jan 2020
"Thank you for staying at Namba Oriental Hotel. We would like to thank you for your feedback. We are committed to making improvements so that we can provide even more satisfaction in the future, such as creating atmosphere within the building, improvements in the rooms and facilities and will provide even more better service. We would be so much appreciate it, if you could stay in our hotel it again. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon."
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ricsonic wrote a review Jan 2023
Metro Manila, Philippines390 contributions35 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the hotel is perfect for tourists since it is strategically located at the center of Namba. Access to the hotel is by foot, do not expect a car or bus to drive you all the way to the hotel. Still it is accessible by foot.
During my travel last Dec 2022, the room temperature is centrally controlled and we cannot adjust our preferred temperature making us open the window to lower the temp. However, the room was clean and neat. Good work of housekeeping for 6 nights. Breakfast is buffet with decent selection. If you are tightening budget, you have options of lawson and mcdonalds beside the hotel. Hotel has a fountain and opendoor lounge at the 4th floor for guests. Nice place to chill and rejuvinate before your next tour or shopping.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: just factor in the distance of the hotel to the street access for your bus or car. It is around...
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travellinggypsy04 wrote a review July 2023
Makati, Philippines78 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Namba Oriental Hotel Osaka is an ideal hotel given its location - a few steps away from Namba station, Dotonburi and the shopping area. There are several restaurants and convenience stores near the hotel. Room is quite spacious, clean and well maintained. The lobby is at the 3rd floor and they also allow guests who arrive early to leave their luggages by the lobby before check in time.
From the airport, you can ride the Rapit train and then alight at Namba Station (last stop). Since the hotel is situated inside the shopping area, away from the main road, the hotel cannot arrange taxi pick up for the guests, otherwise, its a highly recommended accommodation in Osaka.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Walking distance from Namba station. Easy access from and to the Kansai airport via Rapid train...
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Motowners wrote a review Oct 2023
Detroit, MI137 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was quiet and adequate and the bed was especially comfortable. I would have appreciated an armchair, as the couch and bed were only a few inches off the floor. Staff made the most of limited English. If you like a good breakfast, the buffet is a good choice, but might be too expensive if you just want coffee and a croissant.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sakakibara Miho, 支配人 at Namba Oriental Hotel
Responded 1 Nov 2023
Thank you very much for staying at the Namba Oriental Hotel. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide us with your valuable feedback. We will continue to make every effort so that you can choose us from among the many hotels in the future, We will do our best to make your stay in our hotel the best choice among many hotels in the future. We look forward to serving you again.
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Antoine W wrote a review June 2023
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
I gave them 3 stars just for the location. The hotel is seriously outdated and the pictures you see are 20 years old. Mold everywhere in the hotel. Carpet smells of smoke and mildew. Huge cracks throughout the hotel and rooms. Low water pressure. Dingy bedding and sheets, even when they replace them with new ones. You're paying for the location. As long as you're aware of that before you go, don't expect much. 4 star price, 3 star hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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bigbman wrote a review Oct 2006
Toronto33 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently got home from Japan where my girlfriend and I did a trip to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto and others. I stayed at the Namba Oriental hotel and loved it. The place is central to everything and a good spot very close to Namba station. The people are nice and friendly and the lobby has a great pub called 'the hub" which is a traditional english pub with big pints and bar food which plays sports and good music. The rooms are very nice. I stayed in a standard room which had a queen size bed a couch and a plasma tv. The bathroom has your standard toilet(with additional features) and a shower. I got a good rate and paid about 115 Canadian a night, which is a great price for anywhere in Japan for a upper scale place like this. I would highly recommend it to anyone. I picked this hotel based on reviews I read from other people to which I have one thing to add. The directions recommended above are very, very difficult to follow and when you first step into Namba Station you will be very overwhelmed as its about 10 stories deep with a shopping mall and 3 train lines (you get the picture). We never found exit 21 B until near the end of our vacation and the fountain mentioned is a couple of little spouts of water coming from the floor( i didn't even notice it). If you pick this hotel this is what I reccomend. When you get to Namba station, find anyway out to the street once up there ask where it is (people are very nice and will help you, take a map of the street. Its right beside mister donut and mcdonalds(another plus). If you want to try and find it in the station. Look specifically, I mean specifically for a sign above which says "NAMBA WALK" this is an underground pathway on the same floor as the subway exit do not go up or down any elevators. Follow the namba walk it goes both east and west from where you come out and the numbers for the exits are hard to see. Go about 300 metres each way and find the B21 exit. You will know your there because there will be two escalators. Go up the escalator and you will come up at the arcade. Continue to walk straight and you will see a mcdonalds on your left hand side. If you see wendy's you've gone to far. Go up to the 3rd floor and check in.
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Date of stay: October 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelerExp wrote a review Feb 2018
Tokyo28 contributions38 helpful votes
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So, a colleague asked me, do you here write a positive comment about hotels. Look at my profile and you will see I do!.....but the Namba Oriental hotel was horrendous! Paid for an extra night so I could check in early (0600). Checked in showered came back and they didn’t clean the room. How do I pay for a hotel room and not cleaned at all....Charged me tax that I had already paid for..... and the product is old and worn out!

They need to appreciate the customer and not the almighty yen! Learn to provide a non manual only service and accommodate to the consumer.

To the management.....your team needs some training.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from Go807309, マネージャー at Namba Oriental Hotel
Responded 27 Nov 2018
Thank you for choosing Namba Oriental Hotel for your recent trip in Osaka. Your valuable feedback is greatly appreciated and surely enables us to continuously improve our operation and guest service. We very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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tengkin wrote a review Apr 2016
Singapore, Singapore2,125 contributions233 helpful votes
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Namba Oriental Hotel

Duration of stay

24 – 28 March 2016

Room : 906

Reservation

Pretty straight forward, fast and it was confirmed, complete with confirmation letter. An interesting fact is that they provide free 1 hour of video on demand or an hour of extended check out time. Check out time is strictly at 12 noon and late checkout after 5PM, is considered, a full day rate. They are nice enough not to demand deposit or your credit car number on reservation.

As I will be travelling from Kyoto, they provided information from Kyoto to Osaka and the walking path, right up to the hotel.

The travel from Kyoto

I, took the JR line from Kyoto to Osaka/Umeda. I, have to exit the JR Station and at street level, go to the Midosuji subway line, where I purchase the subway ticket and board the train for Namba.

At Namba Station, I, took the No. 17 exit and then, walk through a double pathway street, called Namba Walk. Note that the numbering of the exit starts from Namba Station. To reach the hotel, I, used the exit B21, which is the right hand side pathway. Also note that even number exits from the Namba Walk are on the left hand side, if you are approaching it from the Namba Station and odd numbers exits are on the right hand side.

On exiting B21, which is street level, walk straight and the hotel is on the left, two shop lots away from McDonalds.

If you must know, the Namba Walks connects Namba Station to Nipponbashi, i.e at the other end.

The way to the reception

At ground level, the revolving door is in the center and you may also choose to use the pushed conventional door. First impression is terrible. The ground floor lobby is just a small space with exits to the shops, while the reception is on the 3rd floor. The whole ground floor place looks drab and right out of a scene of pre World War II. The floor is laid with reddish brown marble and as the dim lighting don’t give comfort and assurance to the guest.

The elevator looks old too. The progress of the elevator is novel as it has a handle bar that swing in a semi circle to indicate the status of the elevator at any time. If you, must know, the elevator moves slowly, so have patience.

The 3rd floor reception

Also a scene out of a pre World War II movie. Really drab, the entire area. The reception is at the end of the 3rd level and on the left side. As they are a sticker for rules, no check in would be done till 3PM and it is strictly enforced, irrespective of available rooms.

The sitting area is filled with square cushion and cushion chairs and also some normal chairs backing against the wall. Note that due to check in rules, you may find, lots of people, just sitting there to pass time, till they can check in. My advice is to inform them to send the luggage up your room, while you go out for some fun shopping or eating.

There is separate toilet for male and female at this level. Generally clean and with toilet papers, they use washlet toilet, but an older model.

There is a side passage from this level to the shops and also the escalator to the 2nd floor for breakfast. I, consider this to be a security risk, as people may loiter in the commercial area and find the way to the guest room.

To access the guest room, you have to use your room card. You have to insert your room card to open a gate. This gate is similar to the garden gate of your house, which is lower at both sides. It does not take an able person to climb over. So, this is another risk to the guest. Note that from the gate, you can simply enter any of the four elevators and you will soon, be at any of the guest room. I, urge all guest to lock the room, when they retire for this reason and in fact the hotel urges it too. Maybe they know the potential risk. Don’t be too alarm, as Japan is genrally known as a low crime environment, but it does not mean, there is no crime.

Despite the drab environment, encountered so far, I would say that the place is clean and functional. The staffs were attentive, polite and does know their job.

The room

The passage way to the room is also gloomy. You will need the card key to access your room. Note that your card key is also of poor quality, thin and soft, unlike regular hotel card key. I, believed that they are for singular use as the room number is written on it. It also means that it is a security risk. The person who finds your key card will also know the room that the card belongs and coupled with the low entry gate, it is certainly a confirnmed security risk.

The bed was fine, but you have to be acrobatic. The left side of the bed , has only a space of about 10cm, so, don’t try to squeeze into it or you may sprain your ankle. It is a classical case of small room and yet trying to fit a bigger bed. Two pillows are offered, one hard, while the other is soft. They are small pillows, by the way.

Switching off your room light is also challenging. The light switch is on the bed headboard, so you can image if it is a large bed, you have to climb on your bed to switch on/off the lights. Then, the main light is a knob, as it incorporated a dimmer. In my room, one of the light switch button stays depressed, although it works.

Only one big positive comment on the room lighting. It is the brightest in all my travel and I love it as I do read at night. If you fear bright lights, don’t fret, it can be controlled as it is dinner incorporated. The same goes for the toilet light. Bright enough to read, but no dimmer control.

The room telephone is on the bed headboard. If you happened to be in some hot passion moments, don’t ever knock the head board. The phone, may fall down and hopefully with no injuries to you. I am Chinese and there is this thing called “feng shui “ and one of the rules is never to place anything above your head, especially in relation to sleeping posture. They could have placed this phone in some many places witin the room, like on the pantry top.

There is a long low and small sofa within the room. Quite luxurious, except that they are of low quality, run of the mill type. I, find the sofa comfortable and useful. As the right side of the sofa has a gap of more than 30cm, it is suggested that the sofa be moved to the right extreme, touching the curtain for two reasons. Firstly, the space is almost dead space and not useful. Secondly, moving the sofa to the right, allows the bed to be move to the right, creating a minimal walking space to the person, sleeping on the left. No fun in climbing onto the bed every night, right?

A small low round table with glass top is in the room. It is a useful furniture. They have day and night curtain, which serves the purpose, well.

They don’t have a dedicated table for you to write. If you must do so, use the low table or the pantry like structure on the right side of the room. On the pantry top, sits the coffee machine, which has elaborate instruction for its’ use and your washing it, so I avoided it. The kettle is also there. Below this structure, lies your refrigerator, which only contains your two complimentary bottles of water. Nothing else, is in your refrigerator, so when you check out, they would not ask you, if you consume anyting from the mini bar. A few sticks of sugar, green tea are available with cups and glasses. Pretty standard.

A medium size TV is in the room and the rack below store some commercial stuff that is not worth taking a look, except maybe the thick folder, which tells you, the hotel directory, etc. An interesting feature of the TV, is the tourist information section. Good to have and they also have a message system via the TV.

There is no dedicated cupboard for your clothes, just a small rack, tuck in the immediate left corner after entry. Below it is rack for a small suitcase, like your carry on luggage. If you have more bags, trying leaving them, anywhere that annoys you less.

The bathroom, houses a 1st generation washlet and a bathtub.Basic amenities are available, except shower caps, which they don’t carry at all. This is the first in my travel and so, lady reader and potential guest, buy it and bring along, if you are staying in this hotel.

Liquid soap and shampoo with rinse are provided. In my room, the dispenser does not work well, Once depressed, it remains depressed and hopefully, they sort this out before the next guest.

Bar soap – None available and hopefully they have this as an alternative as Asian travelers do use them. I am not sure, if this particular hotel provides them, but my previous hotel says – No.

I, appreciate the vinyl like material in the bedroom, especially, when my visit is in late spring and tiles will feel cold to the feet. In this case, the temperature is only a tad cool. The first that I had experienced.

A notable absence, is the safe. I, always thought that it is a standard item. However, you can keep your valuables with the reception.

The Room orientation

Mine, faces north and so, I see, my view, almost blocked, despite being at the highest floor. I, really doubt, any orientation would gives a better view. I can see part of the elevated highway.

On the contrary, I think, rooms that faces inwards, i.e. cannot see the outside view, should be avoided. There are about five of such rooms per floor. Noise is not an issue in my room.

The Patio

Nice little rectangular space with the center piece fountains and flowers everywhere. Nice place to relax and also too close for comfort for those on the 4th floor, which has direct access to it from their little front yard. This place is locked in the second half of the night.

The breakfast

At level 2, just go down by the escalator and turn right. I stayed there for 4 days and I survive the same menu for all the days. I hope you can. The selection is limited, but the food is typically Japanese. The staff were efficient and unobstructive. If you must know, I enjoyed the food and the hot coffee is good.

The check out.

Simple and fast. No mini bar items and so, what to check? It shows that they are not petty people, also

Accessibility of the hotel

Could not be better. It is the center of everything. You have Namba Station infront, Nanakai Station on your left and Nipponbashi Station on your right. With their connectivity, you can go anywhere. Btw, the Nankai Station gives you diredt access to Kansai Airport. It is a 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

A flourishing street is just infront of the hotel and it is covered. The southern end is the furniture street. Across the street is a covered shopping area that leads you to Dotomburi and then eads you to the southern entrance of Shinsaibashi sugi, which is supposed to be the longest shopping street in Japan at 2.5km in length. On the right and next to the Nipponbashi Station is Kurimon Market. Good for shopping and also eating. Somehow, most retailer speaks Mandarin, which is a plus factor to the tourist from China or overseas Chinese.

The star employee

There must be a gem somewhere and in my case, it was this lady called NAMIMOTO. She has good grounds orientation and knowledgeable of the Kansai Region. She would also print maps that is rarely use for the guest and offer good suggestion, I am grateful for all her assistance and hopefully the hote management know of this good employee. On the other hand, the hotel produces the best area map of the hotel vicinity that is informative and accurate. Give them credit, if you use them.

Would I stay there again

Nothing wrong with the hotel, it looks old, but the room is a tad better. I, think, it is acceptable, if you accept the deficiencies.

Would I recommend it to you – Yes

Is it family oriented

I, believe that it suits all variation of the tourist.
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Date of stay: March 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't face inwards, all other direction is fine
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Response from なんばオリエンタルホテル01, Manager at Namba Oriental Hotel
Responded 1 Apr 2016
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for staying with us and your time to post your 'oh wow' informative review which sure will be helpful for our future guests. Your review has been shared with all the staff and regarding our flaws that you've mentioned, the necessary actions will be taken accordingly. Also we appreciate you mentioning about one of our staff. It sure will keep her motivation up and lead to the improvement of our service eventually. Thank you very much again for your time. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Sincerely Yours, Manager, Namba Oriental Hotel
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SoundChoice wrote a review Oct 2015
Seoul, South Korea70 contributions125 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
At first I thought I had made a terrible mistake. The hotel front is small, unassuming and easy to miss since it's embedded in the endless bedlam of the Minami shopping district. Reception is on the third floor, and when I got there it looked like a convention center for Japanese middle managers out to make up for the last three decades of frustration at work. The smell of cigarette smoke was everywhere.

However, once we got our security key cards, went to a second set of elevators behind a metal gate, and arrived on the seventh floor, everything was quiet. Sure, the smell of smoke continued, but only slightly. And the hallways were dimly lit, ostensible to give it atmosphere, but only in the drabbest possible sense of the word. However the room was large by Japanese standards, calm, and well appointed and the inner courtyard of the building is a pleasantly well manicured rectangle of greenery with a beautiful fountain in its center.

Pros:
This is not a hotel of beautiful vistas or a classic ryokan with tatami-matted rooms and communal baths. It's basically a business hotel, but it's clean, spacious, and perhaps one of the best values I've ever encountered for location and convenience. I have never been more comfortable in the middle of an urban adventure than at the Oriental Hotel. The chaos of the streets below never once reached the beautiful solitude of our room.

It's an easy 5 - 10 minute stroll from the Nankai-Namba train station. This is not, just to be clear, the Namba Osaka Municipal Subway Station, the JR Namba Station, or the Namba Kintetsu Station, all of which are called "Namba Station" and are located in the same neighborhood as the Nankai-Namba station. It's a bloody stupid set up, let me assure you.

(Tip: The Nankai-Namba is where the Rapi:t and Nankai Airport Express both arrive from Kansai airport. Out of the North Exit of this giant train station turn right and walk for maybe 1 minute until you see a Starbuck's across the street. Cross towards Starbuck's and go straight into the shopping street next to it. Go to the first major intersection; take a left and the Oriental will be almost immediately on your right across from a Toho Theater.)

There are literally more fantastic restaurants, malls and shops, tourist attractions, entertainment venues, and transportation options within a 15 minute walking radius than anyone could ever possibly explore in its entirety.

The mattress for two in our room was as fine a bed as any I have ever enjoyed, and I have pretty stringent standards. It was nether a squishy marshmallow, nor an oaken board. It was also large - possibly more than Queen sized - with high quality sheets and pillows, space on both sides so no one has to crawl over anyone to get out of bed, and side tables with light controls.

The bathtub was also well designed and large enough for a big man to soak in. The shower was high pressure and immediately responsive to alterations in temperature. It was the best bathroom I've had at a hotel in Japan.

The lighting in the room offered a wide variety of landscapes from which to choose.

There's a Lawson's convenience store right next door, and restaurants on the first floor for anyone who doesn't want to go far.

Cons:
There is a lingering smell of cigarette smoke which, admittedly, dissipated once the A/C was turned on.

The front desk seemed a little over loaded most of the time, and were not especially well equipped for English speakers. Adequate, but that's all.

The color scheme of our room was all dark tones. It was a little monotonous.

This place seems to attract oily, inebriated, loud, late-middle-aged business men.


Bottom Line:
I'll go here again and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for anyone who wanted to throw themselves into the excitement of Downtown Osaka.

TIPS - request non-smoking, a late check in if necessary, a high floor, and a large bed if you are a couple. And watch out for both an early check in (3 pm) and/or late check out (10 am) fee.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Response from なんばオリエンタルホテル01, Manager at Namba Oriental Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2015
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel for your recent trip to Japan and the wonderful review! We're very pleased to learn that you have enjoyed our room facilities, location and services. Your comment as for the smell of smoking has been shared and the necessary action will be taken accordingly. Your valuable feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Namba Oriental Hotel on your next visit. Sincerely Yours, Namba Oriental Hotel
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Jade S wrote a review Apr 2013
York442 contributions194 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've just returned from Osaka, having made my second stay at the Namba Oriental Hotel and I'm glad to say it was just as good as my first visit last October. It is in an excellent location if you like to be "in the middle of it all". The hotel's front door opens out into one of the many covered streets (ideal if the weather's wet!) that make up this very busy area of Namba. In my opinion, there could not be a better location in the huge city of Osaka. The hotel reception, accessed by lift or escalators, is on the 3rd floor of a small complex comprising of a variety of places to eat and drink. The hotel has a picturesque, peaceful courtyard garden on the 4th floor which many of the rooms on floors 4 to 9 overlook. The 9th floor is known as the "Quality" floor and each time this is where the rooms I booked were allocated. They are big in comparison to a lot of Japanese hotel rooms and have either double bed or 2 singles and each have a 2-seater sofa, coffee table, water boiling machine, coffee machine, TV and DVD player. The bathroom is also a reasonable size by Japanese standards but there is not much storage space for clothes or other items in the room. Wi-Fi is available free of charge you just need to get a kit from reception. However we could not get ours to work, there were no instructions available in English and reception staff said they could not help as they do not offer technical support so this was very disappointing as I don't think we needed technical support, just a few written details in English would have been helpful.
Breakfast is served at one of the restaurants within the complex and there are some interesting items to try but maybe not suited to someone looking for an English breakfast. The best bar is within the complex - The Bee Namba sports bar where the atmosphere is lively, the service is efficient and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. There are electronic darts boards to play at 100 yen per person per game with 10 frames. A free drink is offered to Namba Oriental Hotel guests as well as the cover charged being waived. Before 9pm is "Happy Hour" when a selection of drinks are half price. It's well worth a visit or two or three or more!!! The Hub Pub is also within the complex and has a selection of drinks at half price before 7pm. Other restaurants within the same complex as the hotel include: Japanese, Chinese and Italian.
The hotel is surrounded by many different places to eat, drink and shop. For example, when you walk out of the main entrance next door on your left is Captain Terry's Coffee Stadium and next door to that is Kaiten Sushi with revolving plates of sushi and also other dishes such as ebi (prawn) tempura made to order. The colour of the plates indicates the price and this is displayed on the wall. On your right hand side when you leave the hotel is Lawson's convenience store to stock up on beer, crisps, sandwiches, cakes, etc. and next door to that is McDonald's - something to suit all tastes so nobody should go hungry!!!
The hotel is just a short 4 minute walk from Namba Nankai station which is convenient for exploring other areas of the city and other nearby cities such as Nara with its fabulous deer park, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It also has 4 direct trains an hour linking it with KIX, Osaka's main international airport. When in Osaka rail travel is the most economical and quickest method of transport however it will save a lot of time if when leaving a station you take time to read the yellow/gold notice boards on the walls as most stations have a multitude of exits and the boards indicate which exit is nearest to the attraction or area you are wanting to visit. When arriving at Namba Nankai leave the station at Exit 2 for the hotel, head upstairs or up the escalator towards the tourist information office and out of the building to the right. Cross straight over the wide pedestrian crossing and down the covered street until you see "Jumbo" entertainment complex on the left hand corner - turn left here and the hotel is just a few paces on the right.
If you are wanting an organised tour many of these depart from the Swissotel which is within the station complex but these are expensive. You can get a train direct to nearby Nara on the Kintetsu line (come out of the tourist office, turn right, go down the stairs) the journey takes approximately 45 minutes and costs 540 yen (approx. £4) each way. Most ticket machines have a button to press for instructions in English and there are usually guards around to assist. However there are different machines depending on the individual train company you plan to travel with. Other places to see in the area include Osaka Castle: from the station go on the underground Midosuji line 2 stops to Hommachi, change to the Chuo line 2 stops to Tanimachi 4-Chome (230 yen one way) then Exit 9 brings you out opposite the History Museum, walk through the grounds and you will see the castle grounds to the right less than 5 minutes' walk away. The Hard Rock Café is near to Hommachi station - leave the station at Exit 9, up the steps, turn left and you're there! The Umeda Sky Building is also worth a visit - again travel on the Midosuji line 4 stops to Umeda then it's about 10 minutes' walk. If you're wanting to visit the many attractions that former capital Kyoto has to offer, you first need to take the Midosuji line to Umeda then change to a JR train direct from Umeda to Kyoto 540 yen each way then when in Kyoto 500 yen will buy you an all day bus pass to explore the city. The hotel certainly is in an excellent location and next time I visit Osaka I will not even consider staying anywhere else!
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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zebralb asked a question Feb 2023
New York City, New York2,273 contributions125 helpful votes
How far is the walk from where the taxi drops you off to the hotel itself?
M. Tollefson asked a question Jan 2023
Seattle, Washington81 contributions14 helpful votes
Is there do it yourself laundry with washer/dryer in the hotel? Thank you.
Isa X Ting asked a question Aug 2019
Japan77 contributions58 helpful votes
Is it convenient enough to travel with an infant daily to JR Namba line ?
Answer from chikkipiffle
Iloilo City, Philippines23 contributions10 helpful votes
Quite a long walk. Consider taking the Nankai Namba line instead.
MandW108 asked a question Aug 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom1,351 contribution67 helpful votes
Is there anywhere at the hotel where i can print my boarding pass for my flight? Thanks
Answer from Dennies S
Cebu City, Philippines491 contributions99 helpful votes
I think the hotel can assist you in their business center to print ur boarding pass
Answer from Pookie Dookie
Hong Kong, China49 contributions39 helpful votes
There is no free breakfast unless you book room which includes breakfast packages. When i was there in January, they gave me a discount coupon to use for breakfast as i booked my room without breakfast which was useful as i always sleep till late
travellinggypsy04 wrote a tip July 2023
Makati, Philippines78 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walking distance from Namba station. Easy access from and to the Kansai airport via Rapid train or airport express "
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Samiausie wrote a tip June 2023
Canberra, Australia57 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find a better hotel in the same location; or adjust your expectations!"
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chirp333 wrote a tip May 2023
Singapore, Singapore96 contributions137 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early"
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Thamjiak wrote a tip Apr 2023
HK71 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room temperature is centrally adjusted to 25-26'C. Bring your own portable fan."
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PiggyAng wrote a tip Feb 2023
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Opt for non-smoking rooms. There is a smoking room just beside Lawsons"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$155 - AU$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
JapanKinkiOsaka PrefectureOsakaChuoSennichimaeShinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
NUMBER OF ROOMS
258
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Frequently Asked Questions about Namba Oriental Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Namba Oriental Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dotombori District (0.3 km), Taste Osaka (0.1 km), and Magical Trip - Osaka (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Namba Oriental Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Namba Oriental Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Namba Oriental Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Namba Oriental Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Namba Oriental Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include maidreamin Osaka Namba, Hokuto GEMS Namba, and Gyukatsu Motomura Namba.
Is Namba Oriental Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Sennichimae.
Are any cleaning services offered at Namba Oriental Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Namba Oriental Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Namba Oriental Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (6.0 km), Osaka Castle (3.1 km), and Osaka City Central Hall (3.1 km).
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