Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hotel Review: Dotonbori Hotel, Osaka Japan

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                      JOTARO'S HOTEL REVIEW                                
(Views& ratings are my own, based on my travels & experiences)
Dotonbori Hotel Facade
Address :
(ZIP 542-0071) 2-3-25 Dotonbori,
Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan,
Tel : 06-6213-9040
Fax ::06-6213-3449

Dotonbori Hotel Location Map
Period of Stay   - 9th to 10th May 2012
Length of Stay : 2 nights / 3 days
Cost per Night     - approx. USD120-00 

Nearby Attractions  (within walking distance) 
Dotonbori Street, center of Osaka nightlife
-  Smaller Eye of Kyoto.
Nipponbashi's Den Den Town; renown as the 2nd largest electronics center in Japan, also for comics, anime, collectibles.

Pros   : Centrally Located, Good staff service and a lot of freebies. Room size average (by Japanese standards), warm water always, clean. Free wi-fi at lobby and in rooms. 24/7 convenience store just opposite

Cons  : Not much luggage storage space.

Review / Rating :

Overall Rating : 7.8/10
Recommendation : Good Stay. 
1. Location : 
(Rated : 9/10) - Excellent centrally located to active Dotonbori Street, Nipponbashi electronics district. Beautiful bridges and with easy walking access to shopping, nearby museums, train stations.

2. Room  :
(Rated 6/10) - Average size, clean, nice & clean bathroom, Free wi-fi and TV channels limited.

3. Staff Servicing :
(Rated : 8/10) - Good, happy & polite staff. Takes the trouble to attend to guests' needs.

4. General Facilities :
(Rated 8/10) - A lot of freebies at the lobby, including - free overseas call with cordless phones, coffee/tea vending machine, p.c.with printers, massage chairs, souvenirs. Other freebies include bicycle loan and lap-top loan for use in room. Dining hall. 

5. Value for Money :
(Rate 8/10) - Cost reasonable for good location,

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  1. question:
    may i know how you go to the hotel from KIX internation airport? did you go to Namba station and transfer to Osaka Namba and walk 5 minutes to the hotel? How long is your walking? Because I have big bags with me... hope you can share. thanks!

    1. Hi CQUEK,
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