Clean and well maintained hotel.
5 minutes walking to Kyobashi station and 15 minutes walking to Osaka castle.
Department store, lots of restaurants and convenient stores are around the hotel.
Overall very nice hotel.
Fantastic location, with restaurants, shopping, JR Station all a few minutes walk away. Only negative was the size of the room. We upgraded to a double, as the semi-double is a king single bed only. Very worth the upgrade.
An English guy alone in Osaka, first visit to Japan. Had spent first four nights in a more downmarket hotel in Shinsaibashi.
It is difficult to be objective about this hotel as my whole Japanese experience was almost overwhelming, I enjoyed every aspect of my visit to Japan.
As for the Dormy Hotel, I found it to be ideal in terms of location, very close to the shopping and night life areas. The standard of cleanliness of the room and environs was excellent.
The staff were brilliant both at the front desk and the restaurant, even the night guard on the door was very polite. First time for me for noodles and these were served free of charge in the restaurant from 9 -11pm and were very good.
I guess if there was a slight down side it was the room was a bit smaller than one was used to and it reflected the floor area of my first hotel so perhaps that is a Japanese thing.
Overall, thank you Dormy Hotel it was a very pleasant stay.
"Good Location as the hotel is centrally located."
Location is very convenient as the subway and train stations are located directly below the hotel. All the shopping malls and streets are within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel staff are very helpful and service is excellent. Value for money.
We arrived at the inn at 11am, but the check-in timing was at 3pm. The staff was nice to help us hold on to the luggage at the reception until it was 2.30pm. They even moved the luggage into our room!
Breakfast is provided everyday between 7 to 9 am and the simple fare is more than enough to give the energy for travellers who would be visiting more of the Kansai region.
The Wifi is strong at the dining area at the ground floor, but when it was in the rooms, the signal was not strong enough for any connection.
This hotel is very convenient as it is near the bus-stop that goes to Osaka Central, near to subways Awaza and Higobashi.
Checking out was also hassle-free and I will recommend friends to come here to stay!
Ok, first statement is that if you can't handle being in a small room, then there's no point looking at this hotel Move on.
If you're like me and don't mind having a small room, either because you're harldy in it (spend more time exploring) or you like small spaces, then this hotel is great. The room was clean, well-equipped and comfortable. No English channels on TV, but I'm in Japan, so who cares. The shower is warm (as is the toilet seat) and the bed is comfortable. We found that the lifts were fast and efficient, and the reception staff were helpful (one woman had great English, one man, not so good).
The onsen on B1 level is a real bonus. Each night we used the onsen after tiring days exploring and travelling. The pools are big and warm and the sauna is hot. Take the towels from your room, but shampoo/body wash etc is provided. After the baths, we both slept like babies.
This hotel is in a great location on Yodoyabashi. Go out of Exit 11, turn left at the top of the steps and walk about 2 minutes. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and places of interest around.
In summary: If you don't mind small rooms (you are in Japan remember), then this hotel is great.