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Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

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8.2

Excellent

1,476 reviews

1,476 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Osaka Takoyaki Museum

50 m

Universal Citywalk Osaka

70 m

Little Osaka

100 m

Universal City Train Station

130 m

Popular landmarks
Universal Studios Japan

630 m

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1.8 km

Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street

5.5 km

Minami (Namba)

5.8 km

Dotonbori

5.8 km

Closest landmarks
Ajigawa River

520 m

Universal Studios Japan

630 m

Ajikawaguchi Train Station

790 m

Minion Park

800 m

Sakurajima Train Station

920 m

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

6-2-68, Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Bay Area, Osaka, Japan, 554-0024 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Bay Area part of Osaka, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Dotonbori. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

120 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

640 meters to Universal Studios Japan

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Shops

Laundry service

This property is in high demand!

5 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.3
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport13.1 km

Rooms available at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Family Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Casual Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Park View Twin Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Casual Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room Smoking
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 3 single beds
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High Floor Corner Family Room for 4 People - Smoking
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 4 single beds
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High Floor Corner Family Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Park View Twin Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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High Floor Casual Twin Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 single beds
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HIgh Floor Family Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Kintetsu Universal City has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2750 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Universal City Train Station, 120 m away from Hotel Kintetsu Universal City.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City is located in Bay Area, famous for good restaurants such as World World Buffet Hotel Keihan Universal City, Celadon and Pomunoki Universal Citywalk.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City is located in Bay Area area which features shopping places such as Universal Citywalk Osaka, Little Osaka and Legoland Discovery Center Osaka.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Guests at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City can easily visit Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Tempozan Ferris Wheel located in the Bay Area area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Kintetsu Universal City?

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City is located in the Bay Area area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as pump.

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What people love about Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "This is a great hotel in a great location!"

    Marisa

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    March 17, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very nice very clean everyone staff very friendly"

    Rowena

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    December 25, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The room are nice and all the device which you need are sufficient."

    Ching

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    March 6, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 3,171 Osaka properties
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Location score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Cheapest price score
Service score
8.7/10
Better than
96
%
of Osaka properties
Better than
93
%
of Osaka properties
Better than
93
%
of Osaka properties
Better than
91
%
of Osaka properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
394 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.2
Location
9.2
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More about Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

More about Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

Make everyday special with all that Osaka has to offer with a stay at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City. Are you seeking the true Osaka? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City, located merely 5.8 km from Dotonbori.
At Hotel Kintetsu Universal City, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City.
For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hotel's vending machines.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the hotel. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Osaka. Be sure to stop by Osaka Castle located 8.9 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 95% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 93% of other accommodations in Osaka.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Parking [paid]
  • Transport to airport
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
6-2-68, Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Bay Area, Osaka, Japan, 554-0024
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    13.1 km 31 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    19.5 km 37 min drive

Public transportation

  • Universal City Train Station
    130 m 3 min walk
  • Ajikawaguchi Train Station
    790 m 10 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Fujita Hospital
    4.3 km

Shopping

  • Shinsekai Ichiba
    6.5 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    940 m 5 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    660 m 8 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Universal Studios Japan
    630 m
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
    1.8 km
  • Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street
    5.5 km
  • Minami (Namba)
    5.8 km
  • Dotonbori
    5.8 km
  • Kuromon Market
    6.3 km
  • Kuchu Teien Observatory
    6.3 km
  • Tsutenkaku
    6.5 km
  • Osaka Castle Park
    8.3 km
  • Osaka Castle
    8.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Osaka Takoyaki Museum
    50 m
  • Universal Citywalk Osaka
    70 m
  • Little Osaka
    100 m
  • Universal City Train Station
    130 m
  • Ajigawa River
    520 m
  • Universal Studios Japan
    630 m
  • Ajikawaguchi Train Station
    790 m
  • Minion Park
    800 m
  • Sakurajima Train Station
    920 m
  • Yahataya Park
    1.2 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Only one child is allowed per bed.
  • According to local tax regulation, guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):
    effective from June 1,2019:
    Accommodation tax of JPY 100 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates JPY7,000 and over and less than JPY 15,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 200 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates less than JPY 20,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 300 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates of JPY 20,000 and over.
  • Breakfast is not included for children sleeping with existing bed.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)80

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2750 JPY

The property

  • Number of floors24
  • Number of rooms 456
  • Room voltage100

Reviews of Hotel Kintetsu Universal City from real guests

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.2
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.8
Value for money8.3
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7-8 Very Good (35)
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8.7
Excellent
Philip from Singapore
Family with young children
Family Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2010

Pleasant stay at Hotel Kintetsu Universal City Osa”

Proximity to Universal Studios
None I can think of

I was planning a holiday for my family in Tokyo and decided at the last minute that we would include a visit to Universal Studios in Osaka for our 4 year old daughter. So as not to deviate too much from our Tokyo itinerary, we decided to spend only one night in Osaka ie. take the early shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka to be in time for the park opening in the morning, spend the whole day at the park, and return to Tokyo the following day. It was therefore important to find accommodation that was close to the park so as not to waste valuable time commuting from the hotel to the park and back. We were therefore very pleasantly surprised to find that Hotel Kintetsu Universal City was literally a stone's throw from the park - it took just 1-2 minutes to take a pleasant walk from the hotel doorstep to the park entrance! That wasn't only the plus point - the room was also very spacious and came with free take home Universal Studios toiletries. I will most definitely stay at this hotel on my next visit to Universal Studios, hopefully sooner rather than later!

Reviewed September 19, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Wittaya from Thailand
Family with young children
Corner Family Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in April 2010

Nearest hotel to Universal Studio Japan”

Two minutes walk from hotel to Universal Studio Japan. We travel with 6 years old son so we got corner family room on 23rd floor, with 3 single beds, the room was superb with view from USJ. The best part is that you can sneak out from USJ back to the hotel and go back in(You need to be Stamped though)whenever you want. There are aslo Mcdonald, Mos Burger, Starbucks around. If you like japanese food, I'd recommend Ramen restaurant and place call Ootoya. Their food are best with reasonable prices.
Air condition control panel was in japanese so you will need to ask for instruction on how to control it as your preferences.

During our stay, my son told me that if we are visitting USJ again, he want to stay at this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to those who want to enjoy themselves at USJ. Since you can buy admission ticket at USJ counter on ground floor. I got discount from buying express pass from being guest of this hotel. You need to recheck this special rate again from USJ's web site under Benefit of staying at Official Hotel of USJ. One more thing, this is the only hotel that equipped with in room Safe box. My other 2 didn't have. Hotel officers hardly speak English but they are very willing to help in everyway they can.

Reviewed May 07, 2010

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7.6
Very good
Lina from Colombia
Family with young children
Run of House
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

It’s ok”

This hotel is right in front of the park, perfect access to universal city and all it’s shopping and restaurants. It is old, the facilities are quite average but ok for a night after the park, good sleep and view to the park. This is of the few hotels in Japan that did not offer complimentary water bottles.

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Sheilced from Philippines
Couple
Casual Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Great location. Clean room. Right across USJ. ”

We searched for a hotel that's good value for money and near USJ. And we hit the jackpot! It was just a stone throw's away from USJ. The room was clean, and the view was great. It was quite an old hotel but very well maintained. The staff was very helpful and accommodating too. We had a great and memorable stay there. We will definitely be back. And of course, we will recommend it to family and friends.

Reviewed February 13, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
May from Singapore
Group
Casual Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

A perfect place to stay”

If you're quite on budget but still want to stay in a hotel that is very near to USJ, this is the best place for you. A few minutes walk and you're there. I love how friendly the staff are. They even help us to get the room we wanted since our agent messed up our booking. The place was accessible to almost all shops and you have variety of choices of food resto. The place was so clean and staff were very accommodating. The only difficulty we had was communication. Not all can speak english so may want to learn to speak a bit of japanese. I would like to stay there again if ever we visit japan again.

Reviewed December 03, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Pongsin from Thailand
Solo traveler
Casual Room - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Exceptional”

best hotel for who plan to visit USJ . staff are really good, you can leave all your luggages before chk in time.so you can get in USJ in the morning. then they deliver all luggages in to your room ,you just get key at reception.it's convenience. FYI, please book the extract room what you need, you can't ask to change room type later.

Reviewed November 01, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Ching from Taiwan
Couple
Run of House
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

To whom want to go to USJ”

Very Very recommend this hotel for whom want to go to USJ because its location is the nearest to the USJ. The room are nice and all the device which you need are sufficient. However, this hotel is very populare there so sometimed they do not have one double bed room :(

Reviewed March 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kah from Japan
Solo traveler
Run of House
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

A great hotel!”

I was very excited to stay in this hotel, because nothing better than a full day of fun, being able to rest in a hotel a few meters from the park. The hotel is very nice, the staffs very attentive, the room very clean, and the wonderful bed !!!

Reviewed January 05, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Ryutaro
Family with young children
Park View Twin Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Excellent location ”

Excellent location within 2-3 minutes walk from the Universal Studios Japan entrance gate. The accommodation and breakfast are ordinary and straight forward, but the convenience was superb. If you stay at the Park View room, you’d enjoy the nice view of the park from above as well.

Reviewed August 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Sharizah from Singapore
Solo traveler
Run of House
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great place to stay”

So near to USJ. Dont have to fight for train rides as the hotel is within walking distance. For muslim travellers, there are muslim friendly restaurants in the vicinity. Red lobster provides a muslim friendly meal.

Reviewed December 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Rochelle from Philippines
Family with young children
Run of House
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

The location is within Universal City Walk which is great. Near the restaurants and train station.”

The airport bus from Kansai airport stops at the hotel which is very convenient. The Run of House room has no cabinet.

Reviewed February 12, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Hame from Thailand
Group
Double - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Everything is fine except for the cleanliness in breakfast restaurant”

Location is great. It's just in front of USJ entrance. The hotel theme is cute. The staff is good, explanation is clear. I stayed for 2 nights so I can have breakfast in both international restaurant and Japanese restaurant (which is OOTOYA). Inter bf is interesting, various food are offered. But then I found that the soft-cream spoon has some yolk stick to it. Then I checked every single spoon and found it dirty. That's terrible. So I change to OOTOYA in the next morning and everything is okay. I suggest the hotel improve the cleanliness of the restaurant.

Reviewed January 10, 2018

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7.7
Very good
YUEH-CHIH from Taiwan
Family with teens
Casual Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2010

Great value, and large space.”

Large lobby, and cheap room rate.
Old type deco. and few facilities.

The hotel is big and look great,even it is an old type look and aged. Its room is much larger than most Japanese hotel, so if you are not looking at a newer or fashioned hotel, then this one will be the best buy.

Reviewed July 18, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Marisa from United States
Solo traveler
Run of House
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

Perfect location to USJ”

This is a great hotel in a great location! I will definitely stay here on my next visit to USJ.

Reviewed March 17, 2021

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7.2
Very good
Raygene from Philippines
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Universal studios hotel”

Right in front of the main entrance of USJ. The only disappointment I had was they were giving me a smoking room when it was clearly indicated on my booking details that I booked for a non smoking room because have a child.

Reviewed October 17, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
shiella from Philippines
Family with young children
Casual Room - Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

awesome ”

its just near to usj a few minutes walk to everything

Reviewed November 30, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
yan from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Location is Great”

The room was clean, and the view was great.

Reviewed December 26, 2018

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5.6
Bambang from Indonesia
Family with teens
Casual Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Only for you who visit USJ”

Only for you who visit USJ. Too far from downtown Osaka

Reviewed January 05, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
yan from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Location is great.”

The room was clean, and the view was great.

Reviewed December 26, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Jian from Philippines
Solo traveler
Casual Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

I loved the place so convinient with lot's of amenties and helpful staff.”

I liked the place so much...

Reviewed October 04, 2016

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