October 2022: Please note Arietta Hotel Osaka has now permanently closed. Please see our Central Osaka page for other recommended accommodation in the district and our other recommended mid-range and business hotels in Osaka.
Very close to Honmachi Station, this stylish little boutique business hotel is a great choice in the mid-range bracket. It’s neat and clean and the management tries hard to please.
Arietta Hotel Osaka is, in a word, convenient. The hotel is centrally located, around 170 metres walk away from Honmachi Station. It’s close enough by subway to the happening areas downtown, but the surrounding area is quiet – great for light sleepers. There are plenty of good restaurants in the vicinity too.
The rooms at this stylish little boutique business hotel are clean and beautifully outfitted. The WiFi is fast, and there are all the toiletries you might need. If you need to do laundry, the 11th floor has a coin-operated washer and dryer. Unlike many hotels, you can actually open the windows here to let some fresh air in, too!
The buffet breakfast is reasonably tasty and good value since it’s included in the room price. Don’t expect a feast, or hot food, but it’s entirely decent for a free breakfast.
There are a few small downsides. With just one elevator serving 14 floors, you might have to wait for a little while, especially at peak hours when people are trying to get to breakfast! Rooms are quite compact, and the beds are on the firmer side than not, but these are standard features of hotel rooms in Japan. Lighting is not especially good if you want to read in bed, but this isn’t unusual for some hotels either.
Overall, Arietta Hotel Osaka is good value for the price and location. If you’re looking for a luxurious stay, this isn’t it. But for a friendly, convenient, and comfortable stay at a reasonable price, this is a good choice.
Arietta Hotel Osaka
3-2-6 Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, 541-0052
wifi and LAN cable access
Subway: 3-minute walk from exit 1 of Hommachi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji, Chuo and Yotsubashi Lines.
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