Second stop of our honeymoon and prior to that, I won a free night stay at this hotel in a lucky draw by fluke. Located next to the train station so getting to the hotel from the Shin-Osaka station was convenient, albeit long. The hotel is rather dated, the room was quite dated too and the bathroom had a musty smell. It was for a night's stay so we did not bother to change. The staff knew that we were on our honeymoon and prepared a handwritten welcome note for us. It was very, very sweet! Breakfast at their restaurant was a noisy affair - a huge spread of international and local offerings. Nothing to shout about but it was a rather comfortable stay. The rooms could be updated though.
We are a physically active family and daily physical training and exercise is crucial. Unfortunately, the disadvantage is the lack of any fitness center or gym at the Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel.
Nonetheless, there is an Anytime Fitness gym across the street on the 6th floor by Starbucks. I purchased a membership equal to 1 month but an excellent investment. Open 24 hours and designed for fitness athletes.
** However, outside of the lack of a fitness center, we were very pleased with our stay- please read further.
Our 5 day Christmas stay at Shin-Osaka Esaka Tokyu REI Hotel was an enjoyable stay. The location is a very close 5 minute walk to the train station as well as the neighborhood has many local cafés, restaurants, super markets, 24 hour convenience stores and shopping department stores. The room is compact, clean and functional. My family of 3 shared 2 beds. We were satisfied with our affordable stay. We were only in our room to rest, sleep and shower. We were always out exploring the city. When we returned in the evening, the room was always fresh, clean and bathroom provisions.
Please Note, that the beds are very solid and firm. The pillows are very low profile and contoured. Expect sleeping on a very solid mattress and firm bed.
Lastly, we had daily breakfast at the hotel lobby restaurant. Both Japanese and Western selections. Delicious and appetizing.
My sister and I stayed here for 3 nights while travelling in Japan.
A decent, wallet-friendly hotel in a good location. The hotel is conveniently right by Esaka station and also connected to a small mall of sorts with shops and cafes, which we enjoyed. There are also many shops outside near the hotel as well as a cute taiyaki place. Esaka station is on the Midosuji line, which made it easy to travel to most places.
The hotel staff were also friendly and polite, in particular the cleaning staff. They were also kind enough to look after our luggage after checkout so we could explore Osaka a little longer.
The rooms were small but this seems to generally be the case for Japan. For the price, I can't really complain. We shared the room but did not have any real issues regarding space.
Stayed 2 nights
Moments from the station
Breakfast has a huge choice
Room small but perfectly ok we had a double
Tired bathroom rust spots on rails
USB ports next to beds did not work
Local area was actually pretty good found nice food and a cool bar called Down-D
Highly recommend going to Dotonbori because you have never seen anything like if for shopping and bars very easy from the station next to this hotel..
We stayed here the last two nights of a tour. The room was the smallest we had on the tour. We had booked two additional nights here, but were moved to a smaller yet room. It was so small we couldn’t open our suitcases except on the bed. It was clean, though, and had laundry facilities, which we needed. The hotel has lots of shops on the lower level, creating a somewhat hectic ambiance. The breakfast buffet was ample but there were few signs in English to let us know what we’d be eating. There are several restaurant options nearby. The hotel is right next to a metro stop