This review is long overdue yet well-deserved by the hotel in question. Guys, if you hate walking but the wifey loves shopping, you won't find a better located hotel in all of Osaka.
Look for Daisuke at the front desk. He's very efficient and helpful with advice :)
Firstly, the hotel has a modern design with a predominance of reds and blacks (vampire glam, some may call it) which some may hate but others will appreciate. Everything is CLEAN though, as in spotless. The rooms in contrast, are an angelic white and though small, everything has its place. Think luxury cabin on the Space Shuttle :) Beds are comfy and the showers are a joy to use, plus, you WILL be tempted to bring home the smart toilet!
Secondly, the hotel faces Midosuji Blvd, which means you wake up to a semi-busy yet tree-lined street. Now, as I mentioned earlier, location, location, location. Just BEHIND the hotel though is the main shopping area in Osaka, the extremely long Shinsaibashisuji. The wifey and/or you can shop for days to your hearts content. Just
BESIDE the hotel is the main eating area, the restaurant packed Dotonbori. You'd need at least a month to try all of them! Our recommendations include any place with Okonomiyaki and the noodle houses with the dragon on top :) Skip the wagyu, you'll go broke filling your belly! Don't bother with the free buffet breakfast either, go out! Enjoy!
Only problem is, with all the temptations being in a 5-15 minute walking radius, we didn't feel the need to explore any other part of the city. It was only when we took the shuttle to the airport on our 6th and last day that we realized how big Osaka actually was! Oh well, have to go again, I guess... ;)
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