If it’s a luxury hotel in Osaka Bay you’re hunting for, the Hyatt Regency Osaka may be the best choice by far. However, we’d only recommend staying here if you’re keen on spending a few days visiting Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Bay attractions.
International travellers will be no stranger to the Hyatt brand of luxury hotels. Their reputation for excellence is well-founded, and you can expect no less of the Hyatt Regency Osaka. The staff here are professional and courteous; the rooms are large and appropriately luxe, with sweeping views of the bay or the city on the higher floors; and the in-hotel dining options are well above average.
While there’s a swimming pool at the Hyatt here – a rarity in Japan, it must be said – they are quite strict on disallowing tattooed guests to use the pool facilities. There’s nothing to stop you from using the on-site gym, though.
Breakfast at the Hyatt is good, if on the pricey side. This is to be expected of a luxury hotel of this ilk. Concierge services are also available, which makes restaurant bookings out in town a breeze. Rather usefully, there’s a free shuttle to Osaka Station - we suspect the relatively isolated location plays a part - and there are also limousine bus services that take you directly to Kansai International Airport.
All of the above notwithstanding, the only reason you’d really want to stay at the Hyatt Regency Osaka is if you’re going to spend a few days visiting Universal Studios Japan or any of the other Osaka Bay attractions. There’s really not much else to do in the immediate area otherwise. If you’re keen on shopping and being closer to all the action, consider another luxury hotel in the Namba, Shinsaibashi, or Umeda areas.
Hyatt Regency Osaka
ハイアット リージェンシー 大阪
1-13-11 Nanko-kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka-shi, 559-0034
New Tram: 3-minute walk from exit 2 of Nakafuto Station on the Osaka Metro Nanko Port Town Line.
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