My partner and myself stayed at Arima Onsen Taketoritei Maruyama for 2 nights in the standard Japanese room with half-board included. The staff members are really friendly, helpful and very polite. There are 4 different private hotsprings that you can choose from for a 45 minute session, we booked 2 sessions in 2 different private onsens which was nice, However there is a 300 yen *hotspring tax* charge per session that you have to pay, which I was not aware of until I checked out and was asked to pay this hotspring tax. There are also public onsens, which are gender separated which my partner and myself did not try due to tattoos. I would definitely recommend booking half-board as I feel that the hotel is not really near much food restaurants so it may be easier to eat breakfast and dinner at the hotel. For breakfast you have the choice of Western or Japanese breakfast and dinner is a Japanese Kaiseki style dinner. Overall, our experience was nice and relaxing, however I couldn't imagine staying any longer than 2 nights, it is far from any attractions - it is somewhere to relax and enjoy a Japanese experience, with their Japanese style rooms, onsens and cuisine, However, I feel that it is a bit too expensive for what it actually is, and I would not go there again, but I can say it was a nice one time experience, if you are able to afford it, and you are into quiet spaces and relaxing time and onsens then give it a go.
Traveller from Australia
Located in Arima Hot Springs, this romantic ryokan is within a 5-minute walk of Hosenji Temple and Arima Toy Museum. Tosen …More
Good location, walk distance to Shinsaibashi and Doutonbori.
Nice View, all room are at high level, bigger room compared to orther hotels.
Surprise gift, they give one day breakfast buffet for Expedia Member silver+.
Located in Dotonbori, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade …More
We had a first rate experience with the two RIHGA Hotels we stayed at (Osaka & Tokyo). If I'd known about about the hotel quality and staff service ahead of our trip, I would have booked all of our stays at the RIHGA hotels. These hotels were by far the best we stayed at for the given price range (far exceeds). The facilities were upscale and the staff went out of their way to be friendly, polite and accommodating the moment you stepped onto their property (much more so than with other Japanese hotels whose staff are also polite and accommodating). We were really impressed with the whole set-up. I think quality of service is their primary mission.
This Osaka hotel is located in the business district and the city center, adjacent to the Grand Cube Osaka convention center …More
Beautiful hotel, staff was wonderful. Assistant Manager helped us find addresses for my mother's schools from 75 years ago and made a list for our taxi driver. She called around to find a taxi driver who spoke some English and was willing to take us to the sites and wait for us. Anazing srrvice. Restaurants were pricey for us, delicious bakery. Beds very firm.
Traveller from Bay Area Ca
This family-friendly Kobe hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial …More
Hotel location was great. Very centralised from all the attractions. Namba was only 15 minutes away. Subway station was just outside of the hotel. Staff were very helpful but at any given time there was only 1 English speaker, however that didn't stop them from trying to understand and deliver our requests.. room was abit small for 2. There was barely any space let after we put our bags on the floor. Bed was comfy but small. My legs were almost out of the bed at some point (i'm 1.84m btw). The toilet feels like it's one of those in aircrafts, cramped and limited space to move about. Breakfast was ¥1300 per pax and the buffet spread was quite extensive and worth the price. If you're looking for a place to just sleep for the night and be out during the day to explore around then this hotel will be great for you if you don't mind the limited space.
Traveller from Singapore
Located in Osaka Castle, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mint Museum and Osaka Museum of History. Osaka Castle and …More
An easy day trip from Kobe or Osaka, Arima Onsen is one of Japan's premier hot springs resorts, dating back over 1000 years. Infused with natural minerals, Kinsen (gold water) and Ginsen (silver water) relax stressed muscles and relieve aching joints. Around town, visitors will find public bathhouses as well as traditional inns with hot springs facilities.