Hotel Kansai is a business hotel located to the east of Osaka Station that provides a very basic accommodation service at budget prices. This hotel is a little worn around the edges, but makes up for it with its extremely cheap room rates, its convenient location and facilities, and a very popular all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Though the hotel is in a rather run-down part of Umeda’s entertainment district, there are many convenience stores, restaurants, and bars nearby.
Hotel Kansai has over 400 guest rooms ranging from singles, semi-doubles, twins, triples, and four bed rooms. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. There is also a “ladies floor” with single rooms exclusively for ladies which is completely non-smoking. All rooms have a television, a hairdryer, soap, towels, and room slippers. Most (but not all) rooms are also equipped with a tea kettle, LAN internet cable, and refrigerator.
If needed, nightwear, shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and razors can all be obtained freely from the reception area. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.
A buffet style breakfast is served in the 1st floor cafeteria from 6.30 – 10.30 each morning. The health orientated buffet has plenty of bread, fruit, and fresh vegetables, tea, coffee, and juice. This breakfast can be included in your reservation plan.
This hotel has a 24 hour reception desk, a coin laundry, a microwave oven, an ice machine, and vending machines which sell soft drinks, ice creams, and alcoholic beverages. All of these facilities are located on the 1st floor.
The hotel also has a conference room which can be used for business meetings, and the cafeteria can be hired to host evening parties for 20 or more guests.
Hotel Kansai Location Map
Hotel Kansai is a 12 minute walk east of Osaka Station, an 11 minute walk south of Hankyu Umeda Station and just 5 minutes from Higashi-Umeda Subway Station.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.