The Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda is a clean and tidy business hotel, with comfortable rooms that are simply furnished, and friendly and efficient service. For its reasonable room rates and its convenient location it is a good choice when staying in Umeda.
This hotel has single rooms, semi-doubles, twin rooms, and triple rooms. All rooms come with their own air conditioning, an LCD TV, a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and nightwear. Every Hearton hotel uses the reliable Simmonds brand of bedding, so you can be sure of a comfortable repose.
The bathroom comes with a hair dryer and a full set of complimentary toiletries. An iron and a humidifier can be borrowed from the front desk. All rooms are provided with free Wi-Fi, as are the public areas of the hotel, and a personal computer can be rented for a minimal fee.
There are two dining options at the Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda: the Restaurant Garden Café and the Restaurant Garden Kitchen.
The Restaurant Garden Café is a buffet restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel serving a range of both Western and Japanese style dishes. A breakfast buffet is served here every day which costs 1,000 yen for adults if booked in advance, or 1,080 yen if you pay on the day. Children aged 6-10 are charged just 600 yen regardless of booking. The breakfast features freshly baked croissants, bacon, eggs, and sausage, as well as Japanese items such as smoked salmon, miso soup, and healthy vegetable side dishes.
Breakfast: 7.00 – 10.00 (Last entry: 9.30)
Lunch: 11.30 – 15.00 (Last entry: 13.30)
Weekday Café: 15.00 – 17.00 (Last orders: 16.30)
Weekend & Holiday Café: 15.00 – 22.00 (Last orders: 21.00)
The Restaurant Garden Kitchen is in the basement of the hotel and serves both Japanese and Chinese style dishes which heavily feature beef, pork and chicken. Here you can eat your fill of spare ribs, Szechuan style spicy pork, mapo doufu (tofu in a spicy chilli sauce), and chicken wings braised in beer. The drinks menu also has a good range of beer, sake rice wine, shochu spirits, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Garden Kitchen is not open on weekends or holidays unless it is rented out for party events.
Lunch: 11.30 – 14.30 (14.00)
Dinner: 17.00-22.00 (21.30)
This hotel’s front desk is open 24 hours a day. Staff can help you with enquiries and also provide a luggage storage service if required.
There are computers in the lobby that can be used by guests, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
There is a self-service laundry area in the basement with coin operated washing machines and dryers.
Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda Location Map
The Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda is located south west of Osaka Station and is just a 3 minute walk from that station’s Sakurabashi Exit. The Hearton chain also has hotels in Kita Umeda, Shinsaibashi, and Minami Senba.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.