Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
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Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka Reviews
May 09, 2014
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is a 4 star hotel located right beside the OCAT (Osaka City Air Terminal) in Namba. It is also near the Namba Subway Station, Yotsubashi, Midosuji and Sennichimae Lines, as well as other lines like Nankai Namba and JR Yamatoji lines.
The building is a 30+ storey structure but the hotel lobby starts on the 22nd Floor. Rooms are from the 24th to 31st floors. The theme of the hotel is designed in the image of a British manor house / stately home, and there is even a chapel on the 22nd floor. Walking through the entrance on the ground floor is like walking through a small art gallery, and the dark hues of the elevator accentuate the elegance of the place. The lobby gives a very exclusive feel to its guests and visitors, one doesn't feel the rush of traffic nearby (despite it being located beside numerous subway lines). An elevator ride down brings you to the supermarket and other stores which provide easy access to food or snacks in case one gets hungry mastering the Osaka transport system.
The rooms are quite spacious compared to hotel rooms in the major cities in Japan, and the bathroom is up to par with western standards. The bathroom amenities are far more than what I have seen in any other hotel visit I've done, and one cannot miss the iconic Japanese automatic toilet seat with all the functions. There is a LED TV with cable in each room, plus coffee making facilities. The windows of the room have a balcony which helps for those people who dread looking down a ledge.
Service is exemplary, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful, and checkout is an orderly process.
Definitely highly recommended compared to the more expensive 5 star hotels due to its location, amenities, convenience of access to the subway and airport limousine, and to the Dotombori shopping district. I would stay there again given the opportunity.
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A beautiful hotel next to Dotomboristreet Mar 26, 2010
The location is next to the Osaka JRNamba trainstation and 2 minutes walk from the Dotonbori street.
Some very good restaurants and a view over Osaka... breathtaking!
I arranged the stay with a local travelagent in Kyoto Station and did pay 14.700 yen a night including breakfast. Far cheaper than the normal rate.
The design of the hotel is great, beautiful carpets and designer interior. And very safe, you need a keycard to acces the hotel floor and room.
They even have a 'build in' wedding chapel at the 22th floor:-)
Part of the Japan - 'Food loving paradise' inspired by Lonely Planet travel blog
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka Overview
The Monterey Grasmere, like many Osaka hotels, is found in the center of Osaka, right around the entertainment district. This site is near popular tourist spots like Dotombori and Shinsaibashi. The Monterey Hotel Grasmere Osaka is located at 1-2-3 Minato-Machi Naniwa-ku in Osaka, Japan. This hotel is just a short walking distance away from the nearest train stations like Nankai and JR Namba Station. From the airport (Kansai International) you are looking at approximately a one hour drive.
Guests who stay at the Monterey Grasmere Hotel Osaka can expect satellite or cable TV, LCD TV, high speed Internet and air conditioning. There are 348 guestrooms in all. Guests can order single rooms, double rooms, twin rooms, deluxe twin rooms or suites. Some rooms also have refrigerators and free tea makers.
The Monterey Grasmere Hotel Osaka is a 31-story hotel that has modern sensibilities. Amenities for this hotel include laundry facilities, three on-site restaurants and conferencing rooms for business travelers. There is also an on-site wedding chapel.
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Amenities