Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka is a conveniently located mid-range hotel, with a high level of hospitality, excellent facilities, and a variety of rooms suitable for both business travelers and holidaymakers. The hotel is also directly connected to Osaka International Convention Center.
This hotel’s location on the island of Nakanoshima makes it convenient for several historical buildings and museums including the National Museum of Art, the Osaka Science Museum, and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Easy access to the Keihan Nakanoshima Line means you can take a train directly into the center of Kyoto, and free shuttle buses to Osaka Station make the Umeda district reachable in just 10 minutes.
Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka has a range of single rooms, twins, doubles, and suites. Single rooms are also fitted with double beds which are 140 x 206cms.
All rooms come with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and wired internet access, an LCD TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, an in-room Safe, a trouser press, a hair dryer, a gown and slippers. An iron can be borrowed from reception. Bathrooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, cotton swabs, tooth brushes, combs, hair brushes, shaving razors, men’s hair tonic and after shave lotion, ladies’ skin care products and a full set of towels.
A laundry service and 24 hour room service are both available.
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Breakfast & Dining
Rihga Royal Hotel has a great range of dining options with 12 Japanese restaurants, 1 Chinese restaurant, and 4 Western style restaurants which include French and Italian options and an all-day buffet. In addition there are two bars, a lounge, a French tea salon, and a Japanese style tea and sweets shop.
The main breakfast venue is the 1st floor buffet restaurant Remone which serves breakfast from 6.30 till 11.00. Here you have a choice of a full buffet breakfast for 2,800 yen, a set continental breakfast (juice, bread, and coffee) for 1,700 yen, or a set American breakfast (juice, bread, coffee, eggs, and meat) for 2,800 yen. Of these the buffet breakfast is only available until 10.00.
The Japanese kaiseki restaurant Nadaman on the B1 basement level serves a typical Japanese set breakfast of rice, fish, soup and assorted side dishes. Breakfast is available from 7.00 till 10.00 and costs 2,800 yen.
Breakfast is also served in the Main Lounge between 8.00 and 10.00. A simple set breakfast of juice, yoghurt, freshly baked bread, with coffee or tea costs 2,060 yen.
A variety of breakfast options are also available on the room service menu between 7.00 and 11.00. Continental breakfasts can also be ordered via room service from 6.00 in the morning.
Services & Facilities
There is a Business Salon on the 1st floor which has two computers which are set up with English operating systems and two more which are set up in Japanese. These computers are free to use for the first hour and cost 500 yen for each hour after that. In addition free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all guest rooms, restaurants, and the lobby.
There is a 24 hour Seven Bank ATM cash machine not far from the 1st floor front desk. This machine accepts most major foreign bank cards including Visa, Plus, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, UnionPay, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club International.
This hotel has an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, dry sauna, steam sauna, and a gymnasium fitted with all the latest equipment. However, all of these fitness facilities are only free for executive club members. Hotel guests who aren’t club members will have to pay to use these facilities. The fee for the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and saunas is 3,240 yen for adults and 1,620 yen for children aged between 3 and 12 years of age. For the gymnasium the fee is 6,480 yen per guest.
Rihga Royal Hotel has a large number of shops inside the hotel premises which include many clothing boutiques, jewelry and accessory stores, a bakery, a drugstore, a chocolatier, a wine shop, and a convenience store.
There are private karaoke rooms attached to the Cellar Bar but these must be booked at least one day in advance. One hour of karaoke costs 5,940 yen.
Rihga Royal Hotel is directly attached to Nakanoshima Station which makes it easy to access via the Keihan Nakanoshima Line. There is also a free shuttle bus service between the hotel and Osaka Station. The shuttle bus departs regularly from the west side of Osaka Station between 7.45 and 22:15 and takes just 10 minutes to reach the hotel. You can download a PDF guide to this shuttle bus service from the hotel website.
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Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.