Rated 4 out of 5 by ycc777 Good hotel with great rate
I got upgraded to a renovated room and it was new and comfortable. Hotel rooms in Japan are very small and this one is no exception but I'd say it's above average from my experience. The staffs are very friendly and attentive but some staffs show difficulties in English communications. The hotel is located right above a train station and can reach the nearby subway station through the underground walk. It's very convenient to get around Osaka. As with many train/subway station in osaka, there is a department store and many shops in the station so it's quite easy to shop for basic needs. For the price at Osaka, I think this hotel is a steal.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoelC Great Team of Staff
The staff at Sheraton Miyako Osaka are certainly polite and responsive. They will go all out to ensure that requests are being met and even go to lengths to ascertain guests are well taken care of.
Most importantly, staff here greet guests everytime they see us, from the doorman to the front desk to event the chambermaids. everyone just made you feel welcome.
Although the hotel is not near to any key shopping districts, Japan`s vast train network easily connects you to wherever you want to go.
July 13, 2014
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 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 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 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 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 4 out of 5 by lcpteck Standard rooms but great location
Situated on top Tanimachi Kyuchome subway station, the location of this hotel makes traveling around Osaka very convenient.
Checking in was hassle free and I was up to my Premier City View room 1609. Everything was nicely laid out making use of the spaces. The closet however was a bit small for a luggage and there really isn't much space around the room. As it's still the cold season there is only the heater available. It does really felt stuffy and warm after a while hence I turned off the heater and opened the window slit to let the cool air in. Bathroom was small but doable. All bathroom amenities was provided.
The location and price factor makes this hotel very desirable if I'm ever back in Osaka.
June 7, 2014