Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE Osaka is located in Umeda, Osaka, a three-minute walk from JR Osaka Station and five minutes from Hanshin Osaka-Umeda Station. As per the name, the hotel is inspired by the idea of rest and relaxation.
Plenty of attention has been paid to the hotel’s facilities, which include a luxury Italian restaurant, a Japanese garden and a 24-hour fitness room. Conveniently, using the airport limousine bus, the hotel is a 30- to 40-minute journey from Itami Airport or a 60- to 75-minute journey from Kansai Airport.
Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE Osaka has 1,030 rooms. They include the Double (19 sq.m.), Standard Twin (25 sq.m.), Standard Triple (25 sq.m.), Deluxe Triple (33 sq.m.), Universal Triple (33 sq.m.), Fourth (47 sq.m.) and Connecting Room (50sq.m.).
The rooms feature three Japanese colour schemes: plum, countryside, and Osaka Castle. Every room is equipped with a bathroom with a separate warm-water bidet toilet and facilities such as a refrigerator, kettle, safe and Wi-Fi.
Standard room amenities include:
- Iron and ironing board
- Nightwear and slippers
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Soap and body soap
- Mineral water
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Breakfast and Dining
The hotel has one restaurant. It is located on the ninth floor and serves a wide range of breakfast, lunch, dinner and à la carte dishes. The breakfast consists of a Japanese and Western buffet.
Grigliato CUÓCA Restaurant at Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE Osaka is an open-plan Italian restaurant with 222 seats and windows overlooking a garden. It prepares exquisite dishes grilled in the woodfired oven, along with fine wines.
Breakfast: 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A-la-carte lounge: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Facilities and Services
Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE Osaka has a 24-hour fitness center equipped with machines such as an exercise bike, cross trainer, an adjustable bench and chrome and urethane dumbbells. Towels and a water point are provided.
The hotel features a Japanese garden with local plants in bloom according to the seasons.
At reception, guests can download a MUSUBI sightseeing guide to their smartphone which suggests stops along the Hankyu Hanshin railways.
The facilities at the hotel include a nursing room equipped with a diaper changing station and a water heater for milk.
Guests can access a 24-hour self-service laundry room. There is also an accessible restroom and a smoking booth. A coffee maker is available, along with a variety of different hot brews.
There is free Wi-Fi available across the hotel and its rooms.
Location and Transportation
Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE Osaka is located a three-minute walk from the nearest station, JR Osaka Station’s Bridge Exit, and a six-minute walk from JR Osaka Station Umekita Underground Gate. Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station is a five or 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The Umeda Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line is also a five-minute walk from the hotel.
An airport limousine bus runs between Kansai International Airport and the hotel. The bus picks up guests from Terminal 1 (pick-up point 5) and Terminal 2 (pick-up point 1) and drops them at Hotel New Hankyu’s south entrance. The bus journey takes approximately 60 minutes from Terminal 1 and 75 minutes from Terminal 2. The shuttle runs between 3:00 am and 2:00am at Terminal 1 and between 6:22 am and 12:47 pm at Terminal 2.
An additional airport limousine bus travels from Osaka International (Itami) Airport (pick-up point 9) to the hotel. It leaves between 8:15 am and 8:10 pm. It takes approximately 30 minutes.
Article by Katie Treharne. Photos courtesy of Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE Osaka. All rights reserved.