Ready for an adventure in Osaka? The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba might just be the perfect base camp. This shiny new addition to Osaka’s lodging scene opened its doors in October 2023, and is making an impression with its practical, no-frills approach.
What’s the hotel like?
The Rise Hotel combines a minimalist vibe with comfort, offering soundproofed rooms and cozy beds. You can enjoy the independence of self-check-in and check-out, but note that check-out here is at 10 a.m., an hour earlier than some other hotels. If you need extra sleep, you can request a late check-out for an additional fee.
What facilities does the hotel have?
While The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba keeps its offerings streamlined, you’ll find everything you need. In addition to the standard amenities, they’ve thoughtfully provided high-end hair dryers and hair straighteners for rental. You’ll also discover a small amenity bar in the lobby, stocked with hairbrushes, toothbrushes, razors, and essentials like coffee and tea to kickstart your day.
What are the rooms like?
The rooms, like in many Japanese hotels, are compact yet practical. The double room, suitable for business travelers or couples, is small but cozy. The double bed surprised me with its spaciousness though, offering a comfy night’s sleep.
Despite the booking email mentioning an in-room fireplace, no such feature was present. The room had everything else you’d want: a bathroom complete with a bathtub, desk, window, 26″ TV, fridge, safe, and kettle. There were sufficient electrical outlets, though only one USB outlet, so we recommend packing extra charging adapters for multiple devices. The room had a new air cleaner and a powerful air-conditioning unit.
There was enough space to fit a stroller and a bag, comfortably. The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba offers various room types, including twin beds, king-size beds, accessible rooms, twin beds with a bunk bed, and rooms for six with three bunk beds.
How big are the rooms?
Room sizes vary, from a compact 12 square meters in the double room to a spacious 33 square meters in the biggest family room.
Are the rooms comfortable?
The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba offers comfort, quiet, and rest, providing a welcome retreat after a day of exploring. The rooms are the perfect spaces to relax, recharge, and do some work.
What’s the view like?
Our room on the ninth floor offered a view of the nearby residential area and the highway — not exactly postcard-worthy. Still, it added a touch of city life to our stay. The hotel’s rooftop terrace on the 11th floor promises more inspiring views of Osaka’s skyline, including iconic landmarks like the Abeno Harukas building and Tsutenkaku Tower.
Is there anywhere to hang out in the hotel?
The hotel has a rooftop terrace bar, as well as a breakfast restaurant on the second floor — perfect for unwinding or starting your day right. The rooftop terrace promises good views of Osaka landmarks, such as Tsutenkaku Tower and Abeno Harukas. Unfortunately, it was closed during our stay, which was a minor letdown.
What’s the location like?
The hotel is smack in the center of Osaka, putting major landmarks, shopping, dining, and entertainment within easy reach. Downtown Namba dazzles with the neon-lit spectacle of Dotonbori, a culinary treasure trove. Nearby, geek out in Den Den Town, a haven for electronics, manga, and anime enthusiasts. If retro charm is your vibe, explore Shinsekai with its Tsutenkaku tower, kushikatsu joints, and lively ambiance.
The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba is also convenient for visits to Universal Studios Japan, which is just a 35-minute train ride away.
How do I get there from the airport?
The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba can be reached in about 60 minutes by train from Kansai International Airport, and approximately 70 minutes by train or 60 minutes by bus from Itami Airport.
How is the access to trains and subway?
The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Daikokucho Station on the Osaka Metro, offering quick access to Namba/Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, Tennoji, Umeda, and Osaka Station. Plus, being only one subway stop from the transit hub of Namba Station means you can enjoy convenience without the chaos.
What’s the surrounding neighborhood like?
The hotel’s strategic location means it’s within easy reach of nightlife, art, culture, shopping, and all the delectable food Osaka is known for. But there’s no need to worry about being on a busy street; the residential setting strikes a balance. It’s close enough to experience all the excitement, without having the frenzy of a big city at your door.
Should I order the breakfast?
Consider the hotel’s buffet breakfast if you want a hearty and hassle-free start to your day.
There are Western breakfast classics like pastries, yogurt, and cereal, as well as Japanese staples like miso soup, fish, and egg rolls. Those with an adventurous palate can find more unusual delights like curry rice and takoyaki.
Who should stay here?
The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba is a good choice for anyone seeking a straightforward, no-fuss stay in a central location, with a comfy bed. Although the hotel primarily caters to business travelers, it’s also a fantastic budget option when traveling with a larger group or family.
How eco-friendly is The Rise Hotel Osaka Namba?
The hotel tries to reduce waste by offering a small amenity bar as part of its eco-conscious approach. Additionally, they have a fairly standard eco-room cleaning policy. That means the rooms get cleaned in between each guest and then every four days unless requested, for those booked in for a longer stay.
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