Hotel New Hankyu Osaka is an upmarket business hotel that boasts a great range of on-site dining facilities. This hotel is very well placed in northern Umeda, as it is directly connected to Hankyu Umeda Station and it is also very close to Osaka Station, and the northern exit of the Midosuji Subway Line.
Hotel New Hankyu is especially convenient for those traveling by air, because the airport limousine bus services for both Kansai Airport and Osaka Itami Airport stop directly outside the hotel. There are also many shopping and dining opportunities in the surrounding area. The Yodobashi Camera electronics store is just 3 minutes away and Hankyu Department Store is just 5 minutes away on foot.
The Hotel New Hankyu has single rooms, semi-double rooms, double, rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms and family rooms. Non-smoking rooms are also available if requested. All rooms are fully air conditioned and are supplied with a TV (with satellite TV, the BBC, and video on demand), a refrigerator, a tea set and kettle, slippers and nightwear, free Wi-Fi, and a high speed LAN internet connection.
Bathrooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, a razor, a hair brush, toothbrush sets, bath towels, face towels, and a hair dryer.
Check Rates and Availability
Guests at the Hotel New Hankyu have plenty of dining and drinking venues to choose from. On the hotel premises there are a total of two lounge areas, a tea room & bakery, two bars, and six restaurants. Most of the restaurants are in the hotel basement. For breakfast guests can choose between the buffet restaurant Olympia in the basement or a set meal at the Rainbow Café & Restaurant on the 1st floor. The Olympia breakfast buffet includes Japanese and Western style breakfast items, is served from 6.45 to 10.00 am and costs 1,944 yen per person. Rainbow serves both Western and Japanese style breakfast meals from 6.30 to 11.00 am and these start from 1,000 yen. Here are some more details about the dining facilities:
Rainbow is a casual café and restaurant on the 1st floor serving a wide range of sandwiches, rice dishes, pasta dishes, steaks, and omelets. Set course dinners or light meals of coffee and cake can both be enjoyed in a relaxing setting.
Breakfast: 6.30 – 11.00
Lunch: 11.00 – 17.00
Dinner: 17.00 -23.00 (Last orders: 22.30)
Olympia is a buffet restaurant on the B1 basement level. The all-you-can-eat buffet is served before an open kitchen and consists of a mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Western style dishes. From stir fry to sushi, and from gourmet hot dogs to the finest foie gras this buffet has it all!
Breakfast: 6.45 – 10.00
Lunch: 11.30 – 15.00 (until 17.00 on weekends and holidays)
Dinner: 17.30 – 21.00
Chikuyotei on the B1 basement level is a casual Japanese diner that specializes in braised eel on rice.
Open: 11.30 – 21.30 (Last orders: 21.00)
Naniwa Tachibana on the B1 level serves high grade Japanese kaiseki cuisine and kushiage which is skewered vegetables, meat, and fish.
Lunch: 11.30 – 17.00
Dinner: 17.00 – 21.30 (Last orders: 21.00)
Steak House Loin on the B1 level serves up wagyu beef steaks and grilled seafood in a retro chic setting.
Lunch: 11.30 – 16.00
Dinner: 16.00 – 22.30 (Last orders: 22.00)
Monselet on the B1 level is a stylish fine dining venue which serves a mixture of French and Chinese dishes all within one course meal.
Lunch: 11.30 – 16.00 (Last orders: 16.00)
Dinner: 16.00 – 22.00 (Last orders: 21.00)
Blue Jean is a bakery and tea room serving cakes, cookies, and other sweet temptations. It is located on the B1 basement level and also has an entrance that opens out onto the Hankyu Sanbangai shopping center.
Open: 8.00 – 22.00
Santol is the main lobby lounge and café on the 1st floor. The walls of the lounge are brightly decorated with traditional Nishijin textiles from Kyoto. It is a good spot for business meetings or for meeting up with friends. This area is strictly non-smoking.
Open: 9.00 – 21.00 (Last orders: 20.30)
Brillant is a café lounge and patisserie on the 1st floor serving a range of exquisite French pastries, and cakes. This café is non-smoking on weekends and holidays.
Open: 10.00 – 23.00 (Last orders: 22.30)
Bar Reed on the B1 level is the main bar of the hotel and a relaxing spot in which to sample a range of international drinks, Japanese sake varieties, and original cocktails.
Open: 16.00 – 1:00 am (closes at 24.00 on Sundays and public holidays)
Pub Lounge Beets is located deep down on the B2 level. This bar with its comfy sofas doubles as a specialty curry shop at lunch time, and a sophisticated piano bar at night. Please note that there is a seating charge of 956 yen during the evening “pub time”.
Lunch: 11.30 – 15.00 (until 17.00 on weekends & public holidays)
Pub Time: 17.00 – 23.00 (until 21.30 on Sundays & public holidays)
Services and Facilities
This hotel has a 24 hour reception desk, laundry and dry cleaning services, an in-room massage service, a parcel delivery service and a luggage storage service.
The following items can be borrowed from reception: a desk lamp, a humidifier, an iron, a trouser press, extra pillows, extra blankets and a wheelchair. A DVD player or a computer can be rented for a fee. Photocopies can also be made at reception for a small fee.
Hotel New Hankyu Osaka Location Map
Hotel New Hankyu Osaka is a 3 minute walk from Hankyu Umeda Station and a 5 minute walk from the northern exit of Osaka Station and Umeda Subway Station.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.