New Otani Hotel Osaka
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Tuesday 6th May – Osaka The enforced early night did us some good though, we were finally up in time for breakfast and hit up the buffet. Tiny bread products and bottomless coffee will always make me happy. Afterwards the boys enter food coma and I finish packing all but essentials in preparation for the next day’s evacuation. Back …
Monday 4th May - Osaka Unsurprisingly Monday is a bit quiet. I sleep until sometime in the evening and we rest and watch TV. I’d feel worse about it but even Dave who hadn’t been out slept till mid afternoon. Eventually we go about getting ready and head out for Medical Ago-go a hospital themed fetish night not far from Shinsaibashi. We …
Sunday 4rd May – Osaka
Another late rise and slow start, including barely missing the breakfast buffet at the hotel. Simon vows it will be had yet, and instead we get sammiches and curries at the hotel brasserie.
We make our way out to Osaka Bay to go to the Aquarium but Golden Week has taken it’s toll and when we …
Saturday 3rd May - Osaka The next day we decide to trade our sight seeing for shopping so that Chris can show us about and find us places to go. However the night before has taken a bit of a toll and this time we’re slow to move out not meeting Chris till lunchtime. Some questioning of Bar Babylon customers and some wandering around the …
Friday 2nd May – Osaka
This time the boys are both snoring, musically, in rhythm with each other and I can’t sleep for the life of me. I get up and use the internet and then head down to the lobby for some morning tea while they finally crawl out of bed. I find they have a high tea special, a 3 tiered Wedgewood platter filled with …
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Historical Traveler Reviews New Otani Hotel Osaka
Tolle City, tolles Hotel!
Das New Otani in Osaka bietet ein fantastisches Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis mit riesigen Zimmern und sehr gutem Service. Es ist in bequemer Lage für Bahnanschlüsse und U-Bahn, und wenn es auch eine halbe Stunde mit dem Taxi bis zu den Hauptbahnhöfen ist, lohnt es sich, die zusätzliche Zeit zu investieren. Wir hatten eine gute Aussicht auf das Schloss und all die Wochenendfestivitäten unter der Kirschblüte - ein kleiner kultureller Bonus! Osaka hat uns sehr gefallen, und dies verdanken wir nicht zuletzt dem hilfsbereiten, herzlichen Hotelpersonal und dem guten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.
Ein Hotel mit einem besseren Preis-Leistung-Verhältnis als das New Otani kann man sich kaum vorstellen. Für weniger als 100 Britische Pfund habe ich in einem Hotel übernachtet, das hypermodern und makellos sauber war mit einem Service, den man zu keinem Preis in UK finden wird und in einem Zimmer mit wunderschöner Aussicht auf Schloss Osaka. Dies muss einfach die beste Lage in Osaka sein, oder? Und im Park lässt es sich wunderbar joggen oder man mischt sich einfach unter die sehr freundliche Bevölkerung.
This is a great hotel.
The location is perfect. It is right next to the Osaka castle, and conviently located next to several subway stops. We took the train in from the airport and it was very easy.
The service here also stands out -- the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and their English is superb.
The breakfast buffet is better than average, and the sushi restaurant in the basement was excellent.
I would also recommend paying the few extra dollars for the "castle view" rooms -- the view of the castle, the park, and Osaka itself is worth it.
Loved the New Otani
Loved the New Otani! After travelling through Japan for the first time for 10 days, we ended our trip at the New Otani. What a gracious and elegant way to end a spectacular trip. The staff was incredibly courteous and the whole place just glistened. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Great city, great hotel!
The New Otani in Osaka offers fantastic value for money, with huge rooms and great service. It's well located for local train links as well as the subway, and though it's half an hour by taxi to either of the main rail stations it's well worth making that extra bit of time for.
We had a good view of the castle and all the weekend festivities under the cherry blossom - a bit of a cultural bonus!
We loved Osaka and a big part of that was down to how helpful and welcoming the staff were, and what good value we got for our money.
It is hard to imagine how a hotel could be better value for money than the New Otani. For less than a hundred British pounds I stayed in a hotel that was sparklingly modern and immaculately clean, with a level of service that would be impossible to find in the UK at any price and in a room with a wonderful view of Osaka Castle. Surely this is the best location in Osaka?
The park is also a wonderful resource for jogging or just mixing with the very friendly local population.
We did not travel around Osaka and stayed only one night. However, the hotel was exactly what we needed before flying home. The rooms were large and the bedding fantastic. The hotel had a couple of shopping/business centres nearby with restaurants if you don't what to pay hotel prices. There is a river boat stop and the Osaka Jo Arena just outside. I would say the castle is not worth a visit inside. Also, be aware the shuttle bus to the airport does not always stop there esp. in the morning. Therefore, there is a £10 taxi ride to another hotel to pick it up.
New Otani Excellent!!!
We spent a week at the New Otani Hotel in Osaka in November 2000. It was an incredible experience! The entire building is spotless! Conceirge and staff are all top quality, professional and hard workers. All eateries are terrific - good food abounds! Room are spacious and spotless. Any request is never too much and is always delivered with a bow and a sincere smile. A welcomed change from American hotels.
This hotel is an excellent choice in Osaka. As in much of Japan, the service is cordial, professional, and unfailingly polite. The morning after I checked in, I bumped into the concierge near the subway station, and he greeted me by name, shook my hand, and warmly wished me a pleasant day. I couldn't believe he remembered my name -- he wasn't even at work yet!
In the past twenty years I have stayed in something like 100 five star hotels in Asia and the USA and the New Otani is the one I like best. A modern building with almost 600 rooms, would usually be bland and impersonal but the hotel manages to feel small and intimate, with a level of service that equals the world's best luxury hotels.