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Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

My sister and I stayed for two nights in mid April. We stayed on the 8th (top) floor in a semi-double room with ensuite. The location was great, right in the middle of the entertainment district of Nanba. The only issue we had with the location was that there are no nearby 7/11's so this made it difficult to withdraw...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロントデスク at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving your review. As you wrote,rooms are small size. Dotonbori hotel is built for 40 years ago as Japanese budget hotel. Although,Room size can not be expanted, Our facility has been renovated from a few years ago. I regret your decision. If you have chance to visit,you will welcomed by us. Frontdesk:Sakamoto

Reviewed 11 April 2013

Stayed for two nights in the beginning of April. Rooms are dmall like the rest of Japan. Great central location. Close to Namba Station and OCAT if you're taking the airport bus. Has a 24 hour mini mart right across the street. Free coffee and tea in the lobby with computers and a really good massage chair. The let you...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review. We appreciate your positive opinion. Our lobby is quite popular since it has many free services. Some people spend the time till very late at night. Traveling in Osaka can be very confusing. That's why our staff are glad to give you the directions. There...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This hotel located very convinently at Namba station, which is closed for everything. They offer free gift sets for lady, free drinks (coffee, hot tea, etc) which is important in winter. They also offer free wifi, printer service, free calls to home, wii, movies, etc. The most drawback is the hotel's hard bed and pillow made me can't sleep, especially...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Dotonbori Hotel. Sleeping in a confortable bed and pillow is one of our highest priorities. However, we are very sorry to hear that strictly selected bed and pillow did not meet your expectations. Thank you again your honest feedback. We always attempt to solve any...

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We stayed here for 10 nights, the hotel location is very good, 5 minutes walk to Osaka Namba station, and perhaps 10 minutes walk to OCAT station and JR. 5 minutes walk from Dotonbori Street where you can get all the signature Osaka cuisine, and about 10 minutes walk to Shinsaibashi as well as Nipponbashi. There is a convenient shop...

1Thank eden_lwl
道頓堀ホテル, フロントデスク at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving us your comment. The hotel is built in the middle of the city. It will be easy if you have plan to visit Kyoto,Nara,Kobe. We are looking forward to your visit next time. Receptiondesk:Sakamoto

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Located in the red light district of Osaka... definately not somewhere I would take my family to but if you need somewhere cheap and close to where people would go to party then this is the right place for you. Room is a bit small for the single bed but everything is clean and has a memory foam pillow so...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your great review. Although the area of Dotonbori is known for shopping, dinner, and party, there are many sightseeing spots within 30 minutes by train. We actually have many families that travel and come to stay at our hotel. We're sorry to hear that the Karaoke crowd was loud at the time. We...

Pasig, Philippines
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

I was in Osaka to relax after a few days in Kyoto (ran the marathon). Although Dotonburi hotel is not 5 star quality, it's clean, comfortable, extremely convenient as its smack in the middle of the city. It's close to drinking places, eating places; metro stops, and buses; it's just convenient. There are a lot of freebies like a bikes,...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience at the Dotonbori Hotel. We also appriciate your honest feedback. I agree that some of our staff are not good at English, however, almost staff can speak Chinese, Korean and Englishi respectively. We hope that you will allow us another oppotunity to show the improvement of our skills...

Reviewed 6 March 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in Feb13, The rooms & toilet are really small but very clean, a lot of freebies provided by the hotel, like coffee, tea, green tea, massage chair, wifi(in room) , Shisheido skincare kit to women , pc & printer, most important is free international call (allow to call as many as u wish), staffs...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロントデスク at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing excellent review. Foreign traveller has been increasing in Japan. Dotonbori hotel really want to show support for the guest more than now. Entire Japan has been known with historical and interesting things. Dotonbori hotel will show you them by different kind of method. we hope that you book us. Frontdesk:Sakamoto

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 25 February 2013

The location of the hotel is excellent. Subway exit no.25 should be the closest exit. It's easy to find. The directions provided on the website (in different languages) are very clear and helpful. They are so detailed mind. I arrived very early in the morning and they could check us in right away, which I didn't expect. Room is not...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always get positive opinion about our location, which is close to the Subway station. We only allow early check in when we have the room ready, so you were fortunate to arrive at the right timing. Our breakfast menu changes accordingly to our customer's voice, so we're...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights early January. The rooms are small as mentioned in other reviews but very clean. The location can't be beaten, so close to everything. The staff were very friendly & helpful & the lobby was very roomy & comfortable. Free tea & coffee, Wiifi & massage chairs. Would stay here again if I got the...

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道頓堀ホテル, Front desk at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your warmly comments, and also for staying our hotel, In your comments, " So close to everything" is a right word which hits the points Our all staffs plesae your comments, That gives us more good service(OMOTENASHI) mind When you happen to come to Osaka again, Stay our Hotel , We all are welcome to...

Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Went to this hotel in November. Its the last leg of our holiday in Japan. We spent three nights here. Rooms are small which are very typical in Japan but every space if properly utilized. Thought our luggage would not fit it though. I was amazed how small the bathroom is but everything is properly organized and I like the...

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道頓堀ホテル, フロント at Dotonbori Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for stying with us while in Osaka. Our free five minute overseas call is provided in the hotel lobby and is amazed and pleased with every guest. I agree that the bathroom is small, however we constantly strive the quality of the hotel to achieve as close to perfection as possilbe. We hope we have the...

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Address: 2-3-25 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
Price Range: $120 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dotonbori Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
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#9 Family Hotel in Osaka
#13 Romantic Hotel in Osaka
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“If your sensitive to cigarette smoke, avoid floor 5 & 7 that have smoking lounges.”
SpeedyManila, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Room size matches with all other 3 stars hotels in big cities in Japan. Don't expect too much.”
Silverwagon, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Just like most hotels in Japan rooms are very small, don't bring big suitcases it will be hard to find a place to store”
BOEPOR, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We stayed on the 4th floor, and had a view of mechanical pipes and machinery. Request a higher floor if view is important.”
CanadaTravelMama, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Stayed at the triple rom with pillar and was enough for 3 persons. Baggage space can be wanting.”
ChrisSanJuan, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
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