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The Dormy Inn Hotel in Shinsaibashi, Osaka!

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The Dormy Inn Hotel in Shinsaibashi, Osaka is definitely the place to stay when visiting this city. 

For me, one of the most important things a hotel can have are good amenities and services, like the 24 hrs open and indoor baths and sauna.   One nice feature about using the bath is that you have to use a code number in order to access the bathing area.    It’s a good feature because you know that only guest are allowed to use the baths.  Sometimes I like feeling a little exclusive.   The hotel even offers you complimentary bottled water right after check-in.

The room I had was small but clean and came with everything a top grade hotel could offer: flat screen T.V., large pajamas, slippers, fridge, cutlery, utensils, and so on. 


  • TV
  • Telephone
  • LAN
  • Pot
  • Tea Set
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Trouser Presser (Lending)
  • Desk Lamp (Lending)
  • Iron (Lending)
  • Humidifier (Lending)
  • Body Soap
  • Conditioning Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Razor
  • Comb
  • Towel
  • Bath Towel
  • Relaxation Wear
  • Slippers

Another nice thing is the 24 hour convenience store attached to the annex floor.  I joke you not, I could walk out of my room in my pajamas and slippers and enter through an annex directly into a convenience store from the first floor without actually having to leave the building.  And I don’t mean a convenience store affiliated with the hotel, but a family mart, which is a major convenience store chain found all through out Japan. 

Some of the biggest things I notice travelers need the most are access to amenities, like a coin laundry machines, lots of AC outlets, and internet access.   The coin laundry is located right near the entrance to the bathing area, and for just a few yen you can wash a load or two while soaking in the bathing are

Cost is 7800 yen per night for an economy double, breakfast included.  check-out is between 11 and 12, so you can take your time – no rush.   The rooms are clean and well furnished and quiet.  The fridge is small and empty so you can purchase beverages and stock the fridge.  24hour desk.    Brochures in English are generously provided at the front desk explaining everything from how to use the toilet to where breakfast will be served.   The rooms are located high so there’s no noise disturbance from the ground floor or from outside.   Shinsaibashi is one of the most lively night spots in Osaka.  There’s so much excitement down there.

The hotel is located here 

5 min. walk from Exit No. 7 of Shinsaibashi Sta. on the Midosuji subway Line.
3 min. walk from Exit No. 5 of Yotsubashi Sta. on the Yotsubashi subway Line

By: Tony Lajuan Alexander

Copyright 2009