First, since I was using the JR to travel to many cities, this was the perfect spot... the hotel is part of the train station.
For Westerners, the room may be surprising but I have traveled to Japan before and my daughter, that lives in Osaka, checked this place out before I came. So I was prepared that the room would be very small. Another unusual trait is that the bathroom and shower have full glass windows so all is visible from the bedroom. Don't be alarmed as there are blinds for privacy.
Rooms were very clean. Bed was comfortable - even though I am very tall (6'4"). Everything was quiet at night. Esthetically, everything is very contemporary, perhaps almost futuristic SyFy movie-like in appearance. And the price was very reasonable.
I was more than satisfied with the facility. When I travel, I spend very little time in the hotel. I want a nice bed and shower (and their big ceiling rain-shower head was wonderful). If you are looking for European ambiance, don't stay here. I would stay here again - you just have to have the right expectations.
Traveller from Connecticut
Located in Shin-Osaka, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Umeda Arts Theater and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Umeda Sky Building …More
Friendly staff, great beds, and very central for subway, rail and Shinkansen access through Shin-Osaka station. One of the few japanese hotels we found to have AC fully controlled by the room instead of being centrally set to heat.
Located in Shin-Osaka, this hotel is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Umeda Arts Theater and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Umeda Sky Building …More
Room was small but I guess it's normal in Japan. Room is very clean with very polite staff. I noticed that people in Osaka speak less English, but they will help you a lot (they will help you at the best that they can do). Facilities are OK. If you need to wash clothes, there is a coin-operated washing machine and dryer (ask the staff for the location). Location is 3 blocks away from the Midosuji line NishiNakaJimaMinamiGata (1 minute away from Shin-Osaka station on train and probably 10 minutes away on foot)
Located in Shin-Osaka, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka Science Museum, and Umeda Sky Building …More
Look out for sign board "JR Shin-Osaka East Gate" and it is only a 5 mins walk. If you exit the Central Gate, it will take you 15-20 mins across the bridge. The hotel can be sighted from the station. Location is great for travelers with JR Pass and you wish to start an early long distance travel.
Traveller from Melbourne, Australia
Located in Shin-Osaka, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Umeda Arts Theater and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Umeda Sky Building …More