Rated 1 out of 5 by jll888 This is not Sheraton.
We Choose Sheraton because of its brand name. But this hotel really disappointed us. It was not up to Sheraton Standard.
We have not being recognize as a SPG Platinum Member during our stay here. No one is offering help to take care our luggage when we walk in and the staff just looking us passing by. Not even tell us where is the counter to check in.
The room was so small and hardly to move around with our luggage on the floor. The air condition in the room was not controllable. Only heater and no cool air. We are either hot till boil or feel suffocated because need to off the heater and no air flow.
November 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by LandedSPG Try to stay here first when it Osaka!
I've only been to this hotel a couple of times in 2010 so I didn't check out every little thing that they have to offer. However, I highly recommend it and here is why: it's very very cheap compared to other SPG alternatives in Osaka and it actually holds up against them well enough for consideration.
Ok, as a Plat you get whatever you would expect from a Sheraton brand; lounge, free breakfast and a room upgrade. Well I got those. I also got a very clean and primely located hotel too boot!
But the best part is the crazy low price per night. It's less than half the price of the next SPG brand hotel in Osaka and I feel it's in a better location too!
So stay here, if you want to pay less and not compromise quality! At least start here first!
I once even took a Shinkensn train (I had the JR unlimited pass so it was a free ride for me) from Tokyo to Osaka just to stay at this hotel for a night because it was cheaper for me to do that than to stay in Tokyo for that particular night.
This hotel blows away its category 3 standards and is entirely worth the visit just on the price.
November 17, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by KFS67 Ok hotel, but needs improvement
Hotel is ok at best, decent location for business, and a subway/train stationin the buidling, so quite convenient. But, hotel is in need of renovation, including rooms and bathrooms. It also felt that management seemed greedy;
1) No complimentary bottled water or coffee machine in room.
2) No Executive lounge, although offered a decent breakfast for Platinum SPG, but dont expect a good cup of coffee for free, they charge extar for Esposso etc.
3) Did not get any type of room upgrade.
February 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jll888 Above Average Buffet Breakfast
The buffet breakfast served with variety of choices. The food quality is good and the staff is very helpful. I saw a old lady having a breakfast alone and one of the staff help her to carry the tray and follow her all the way to take the food.
November 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by tokiogaijin pool/gym is a RIP OFF
Being a gold member this is one of the only SPG hotels in Asia from my experience that give me an actual upgraded room and not just a SPG floor room (which anyone can get for filling out the form). Concierge speak great English and very helpful. Most of the front desk were great. Location is great to take the train to Nara for the day. You can walk to Namba or Tennoji in about 30 minutes or take the subway (just a few stops). However using the facilities is a big rip off 1,000 yen to use the pool, another 1,000 yen to use the gym and an additional 3,000 yen!! to use the sauna. RIP OFF!!!! Why don't they want their guests to enjoy the pool/gym?
July 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RT27 Japan Trip
Business hotel. Very crowded when we stayed there during the national holiday. Very small room, not what we have been used to when staying at an SPG Hotel. Smokey hotel! Public areas are contaminated with the smell of cigarette smoke from others. Should be prevented. Bathroom was very cramped and outdated. Surrounding area is not of particular interest. Use of pool/fitness should be complimentary, but apparently it is not meant to be in Japan. So they charge a lot (say 30$ per person per time).
August 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Clara Great location
excellent location with subway just next to the hotel. Two stops to Namba stations where you can enjoy shopping & food.
Airport Limousine is available.
January 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ben2012 Average quality Sheraton
Hotel has a direct bus from the KIX airport and is located on top of the subway/train line, but it is a little removed and far from the action (shinsaibashi, dotonbori, etc).
The hotel itself feels dated and in need of a renovation. Even non smoking rooms smell of smoke.
I do not have any specific complaints for my stay, but somehow something felt missing from a truly "platinum level experience". I've been to a number of Sheratons (even in Japan) where the staff really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and special. Perhaps I had expected the same from this property. My stay was by no means bad, but probably towards the low end of what I would expect from a Sheraton in Japan.
February 14, 2013