Hotel Il Cuore Namba is a mid-range hotel located in Osaka’s Namba district which is convenient for public transport and many of Osaka’s top sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment districts. This hotel has comfortable rooms with all the essential amenities, friendly staff, and on-site breakfast and laundry facilities.
Hotel Il Cuore Namba has 231 guest rooms with a choice of single, double, and twin beds. All rooms have air conditioning and heating, a refrigerator, a flat screen TV, a desk, a telephone, an electric kettle, a hair dryer, bath robes, slippers, bottled water, and free Wi-Fi internet access.
All bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a shower, and a toilet, and are supplied with clean towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving razors, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, combs, and cotton buds.
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Breakfast & Dining
A buffet style breakfast is served from 7.00 – 9.30 in the first floor restaurant. The buffet has both Japanese and Western style items and includes eggs, ham, sausages, hash browns, salad, fruit, bread, rice, soup, and vegetables. Breakfast tickets cost 1,200 yen (including tax) and can be purchased in advance from reception.
For other meals there are a large number of casual restaurants and sake bars in the area where you can enjoy local favorites such as yakitori chicken, grilled steak, steamed pork buns, ramen noodles, and gyoza.
There is also a Family Mart convenience store a 1 minute walk from the hotel which is open 24 hours a day. Here guests can stock up on cheap drinks and snacks, and other daily groceries.
Other Services & Facilities
This hotel has a 24 hour front desk with friendly, English speaking staff. Check-in time is from 15.00 and check-out time is by 11.00.
There is a self-service laundry with coin-operated machines on the 13th floor. There are two washing machines which cost 200 yen for a single cycle. There are two dryers which cost 100 yen for a 30 minute spin.
A laundry service, dry cleaning service and ironing service are available for a fee. A trouser press can be borrowed from the front desk.
There is a microwave oven and an ice-making machine in the 13th floor laundry room.
Lockers to store suitcases are available on the 1st floor. There is also a safety deposit box at the front desk where guests can store their valuables.
Complimentary newspapers can be picked up in the lobby. Free coffee is also available in the lobby from 10.00 to 24.00.
Hotel Il Cuore Namba is located in a very central area of the Namba district, and has easy access to the shopping districts of Shinsaibashi, Amerikamura, and Nippombashi, and the nightlife of Dotonbori. The location is also very convenient for public transport with stations for the JR, Nankai, Kintetsu, Hanshin, Metropolitan Subway lines which are all a short walk from the hotel. OCAT highway bus terminal is also just an 8 minute walk from the hotel.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.