InterContinental Hotel Osaka

This is one of the best luxury hotels in Osaka.  Once we entered the hotel, we almost forgot we were in Osaka.  It’s like you’re in another world.  If this is your first-time visiting Osaka, I would highly recommend InterContinental Hotel Osaka.  The location is very convenient, just a 5min walk from Osaka Station or Osaka-Uda Station.  It takes around 10min by TAXI from Shin-Osaka Station.  It costs 1,200JPY.  Perhaps, if you are looking for venues for special occasions in Osaka, you should stay here.  This is like an art museum.  The ambiance is stylish, sophisticated, and serene.  The hotel would be great for couples, families, groups, business persons, or solo travelers.  On the other hand, if you expect spectacular night views, this is not.  To be frank, the views from the property wouldn’t be special.  I would rather recommend staying at Conrad Osaka.  Then if you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with access to the club lounge.  Once we arrived at the reception on 20F, the staff escorted us to the lounge on 28F to check-in.  We fully enjoyed afternoon tea while viewing Osaka city landscapes.  It is open from 7:00-22:00.  There are 4 times of food presentations at the lounge.  You can choose the club lounge or the restaurant called NOKA Roast & Grill on 20F for breakfast.  The Japanese, Western and Chinese buffet at the restaurant is quite extensive.  On the other hand, the western buffet wouldn’t be extensive at the lounge, but we could additionally choose egg and main dishes.  Breakfast is from 7:00 to 11:00.  Then, complimentary sandwiches, macrons, strawberry scones, cheesecakes, Japanese sweets are available for Afternoon Tea from 14:00 to 16:30.  Also complimentary beer, wine, champagne, whiskey, cocktails, soft drinks, hot canapes, finger food, cheese, olive fruit, bread, quiche, etc. are available for Evening Cocktail from 17:30 to 19:30.  On top of that, complimentary beer, wine, champagne, matcha latte, cappuccino, macrons, cookies, chocolates, fruits, etc. are available for Night Cap from 19:30 to 22:00.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies after 17:30.  The food presentation was nice.  Then our room was spacious, functional, and user-friendly.  Facilities tend to be the latest as the property opened in June 2013.  All of the amenities were taken care of including enough toiletries, a coffee machine with capsules, welcome fruit, sweets, bottled water, yukatas, bathrobes, and tea bags, etc.  There are Agraria amenities in the bathroom.  You can travel light.  Also, a BOSE speaker, a Blu-Ray player, and a humidifier were placed in our room.  The free wifi reception was excellent.  Room service is available for 24H.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then this is child-friendly.  If you bring small children, the property would be very comfortable for you.  Staff provides pajamas, slippers, toothbrushes, and baby cribs, etc. if you request in advance.  *One child (age 12 or under) per adult will be free of charge for co-sleep.  Then bicycles are available for free.  If the weather is fine, you should go cycling around Osaka City, but you must be careful as there are many cars and bikes.  Then there is a nice swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, and communal baths in-house.  All of them are available for free.  The swimming pool is open from 7:00 to 22:00.  The gym is open for 24H.  The communal baths are open from 7:00 to 22:00.  They are not hot spring, though.  Then, swimwear, swim caps, swim goggles, sportswear, and running shoes, etc., are available for rent.  *Please note that you need to check the minimum age requirement if you use the above facilities with children.  Also, if you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  Then InterContinental Hotel Osaka is a perfect universal design.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Then all staff tends to be sophisticated, but they often looked busy.  Overall, the property has good value for money if compared to other 5 star hotels.  The service would be absolutory up to the price paid.  At last, if you want to chill out at the hotel in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, the third week of July to late Aug, weekends in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  The property would be very crowded during those periods more than you expect.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about InterContinental Hotel Osaka from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **Check-in and out times 15:00/11:00  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about InterContinental Hotel Osaka

Style Modern City Hotel
Guest Rating Superb 9.3
Estimated Price 35,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact intercontinental.osaka@ihg.com
Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot 3,800JPY per day
Valet Parking is available
Location InterContinental Osaka’s MAP
Access  5min walk from Osaka station
or Umeda Station
Address and TEL 3-60 Ofuka-Cho, Kita-Ku, Osaka-shi,
Osaka 530-0011  Tel +81 6 6374 5700 
Official Homepage InterContinental Osaka’s HP