Spa World Hotel
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Spa World Hotel

3-4-24 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture
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#4 of 5 onsens in Osaka
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Restaurant
Kids club
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Sauna
Indoor pool
Vending machine
Hot spring bath
Massage
Salon
Shared bathroom
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
Japanese

Location

3-4-24 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture
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Great for walkers
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Chun wrote a review Feb 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited late at night just for the onsen. We were told by the staff at the gate that we had to purchase our entry tickets at a machine outside. Since the options were all in Japanese, we had to ask him for help multiple times which he provided very reluctantly.

As we would be leaving the spa after midnight, we had to pay a midnight surcharge which doubled the entry fee (this seems to be the norm) but he informed us that we would have to pay everything in cash. I asked him if we could pay the surcharge by card since we were not carrying that much cash on us and he informed us that no, they only accepted cash.

He sent us to Don Quijote one block away at midnight to change our USD to Yen. They did not have a money exchanger. We found ourselves stranded at midnight with everything around us rapidly closing... thankfully the train station was still open waiting for the last train and the personnel there helped us find the closest money exchange machine (another hotel about 3 blocks away). We hurried there in the cold where we were able to change cash and hurried back.

The best part of this? When we checked out - we had to pay the midnight surcharge to the attached hotel concierge which accepted card. ARGH!

The onsen itself was fine - it had multiple "types" of baths that you can try although directions and explanations are in japanese. It was relatively clean but could have done with more internal heating since it was freezing when walking between baths.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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petite c wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After 2 days shopping, it was a big relief to ease muscle pain, right feet in different kinds of onsen just a few minutes walk from Tenoji zoo and Tsutenkaku. Admission fee is 1500 yen per adult. Highly recommend Korean body scrub inside the onsen areas. Inexperience but soothing and feeling regenerated.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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S O wrote a review Mar 2024
New York City, New York
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Onsen is incredible. Large with very nice pools to relax and sauna as well. I wish I had more time to spend there because three hours weren't enough.
The only point that I really didn't like:

-The massage area is open, offering ZERO privacy.
-The Male area has an entry to the massage area which is provided by women. The women walk into the male area while the men are all naked. I found this very wrong and I felt very uncomfortable. Something should be done about this. If male and female areas are separated, men should not go to the female area and the other way around.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kaspar K wrote a review 2 Jul
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very poor experience in the onsen. The shower was far away from lockers and was very difficult to locate. Signage was insufficent.

The staff in changing room was very impolite.

Payment to enter to the swimming pool need to be done in changing room without any notice. When u enter the swimming pool at 8/F, the staff will tell u to go back to the changing room at 6/F. So inconvenient.
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Date of stay: June 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be naked to go a long way to shower room in onsen.
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romain c wrote a review Apr 2012
compiegne
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This spa is very nice (even if advertisement are really too much compared to the truth)
But it has just shown me how extremist could be japanese people especially in kansai...because I got a tattoo. Ok it's forbidden but I am looking like a real westerner, my tattoo is small and I didn't annoy anyone but people complain about that and I have to leave the place.
Kansai people are cool? No way, I will never go there.
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Date of stay: April 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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silkroadworker wrote a review May 2014
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Went to Spa World for a sauna and relax because my hotel didn't have these facilities.

Mooched around the differently themed and heated pools and saunas. All quite okay but not very luxurious or sophisticated.

Liked the salt sauna where you can grab handfuls of sea salt and exfoliate and sting to your heart's desire.

So, I did as expected and walked around "naked as jaybird" trusting that I would not be appearing on Youtube as "Sucker of the Day" and as far as I know, that has not happened.
The big surprise came when I walked into the main thoroughfare between themed rooms to find a fully clothed Japanese lady standing there, hands on hips, watching me approach. A quick rescan of the hall confirmed I was indeed with other naked men and in the right place. The only fazed person was me.

She was a masseuse. Who knew? She asked if I was interested in a massage and so I had this weird surreal exchange, naked and awkward, wondering what the appropriate etiquette for such a situation should be in "conservative" Japan. What a surprise...and no I didn't!
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Date of stay: May 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Seems there is a rolling deal for Y1000/day entrance available on Mondays. I think I might have...
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HiuYeung L wrote a review Dec 2011
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Honestly before I went there I was a little skeptical, but since my sister had booked a night there we might as well give it a try. The hotel turned out to be quite pleasant and the onsen quite enjoyable.

Place is next to JR/Nankai Shin-imamiya and Subway Dobutsuenmae stations. And it's right next to Shinsekai, where you will find cheap snacks and a lot of famous and traditional stalls selling Kushi-katsu, which is battered, deep fried beef/chicken/pork meat + innards on a stick. Definitely a must-try.

Reception is located in a small counter next to a gate where you will be let in, and receptionists don't speak good English. As the hotel and the onsen share the same lobby you have to take off your shoes as you enter the gate; recommend that you store your shoes in the lockers in the lobby near the exit. Counter will issue the room key card and a bracelet, which you can use to buy stuff from vending machines, pay for your meals, and get small change for lockers esp. in the onsen itself.

Hotel room is basic, but tastefully decorated and clean. The onsen is rather interesting, seems to be quite popular with Japanese families and even high school students in groups; however the place is kept very clean and wasn't over-crowded or noisy. There are a variety of onsen/sauna you can go for, some with herbs and all that, including a weird one where they put Chinese wine into the pool. Didn't really fancy that one. Personally liked the open-air jacuzzis on the 8th floor; when we went it was at night and there was no one around, we had the place all to ourselves and there is a fatastic view of the Tsutenkaku Tower.

One thing though - breakfast wan't good. I would say it'd rank between bad and terrible, but there isn't anywhere you can go to for food around there early in the morning. Would suggest that you pack in cup noodles.
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Date of stay: December 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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desinerg wrote a review Apr 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very different concept than in western countries. Very easy to go through the steps required to get and do what you need to do. Even gave a step by step handout in English. Be prepared for total nudity. To many different spas and saunas to try.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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leileireid wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited as I needed some down times for my muscles after a lot of walking and hiking. There are not a lot of signs in English in side however they do give you English instructions when you get to the entrance.

I would recommend this place for couples and groups of friends rather than as a solo traveller. There are loads of different baths at different temperatures including a cool outside one.

When you get there you buy a ticket and then go to the reception desk where you get your wrist band. You then check your shoes ( you need a 100 yen coin) and then check your valuables and then you go to your floor and you put the rest of your stuff in a locker plus your clothes ( you need an another 100 yen coin). You then walk Butt naked to the spa area where you can grab modesty towels which is are between a UK hand towel and a hair towel. You then walk through a shower area but you need to them go to an actual shower area (look for the signs) and shower properly using the stool, bowl, shower and tap. They provide body wash and shampoo and conditioner but they are more than happy for you to bring your own with you.

Once you have showered you are free to enjoy all the baths that they have plus the saunas. I really enjoyed the outdoor baths and also the sauna as well as they had two which where 70 and 90 degrees. If I have had more time I would have booked in for a massage because they where reasonably priced as where all the scrubs that they offered. All the costs are charged to your wrist band so you pay on the way out.

It did what it needed to do my muscles felt so much better but the reason it’s not a 5 star is because I feel it’s more suited towards groups than individuals.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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BDwithkids wrote a review Feb 2017
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we went with two kids, and mostly stayed in the swimming pool area. They have other On-sen which my wife tried (and I didn't). I certainly hope to try them next time. The place is clean and the staffs are friendly. But it's a bit crowded (since we went there during the summer)
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Answer from carnellin
Jakarta, Indonesia293 contributions129 helpful votes
Try buying those tattoo patch that matches the skin tone, I've seen some people did that.
Answer from g1sb
Australia81 contributions82 helpful votes
Definitely not
Michelle C asked a question Feb 2018
Hong Kong, China
房間是否可以預訂,或是直接購買?
Answer from Brian H
Taipei, Taiwan263 contributions91 helpful votes
可以預訂
Kaspar K wrote a tip 2 Jul
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be naked to go a long way to shower room in onsen."
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silkroadworker wrote a tip May 2014
85 contributions242 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Seems there is a rolling deal for Y1000/day entrance available on Mondays. I think I might have been less enthralled had I paid the higher rate. Try to get this deal."
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calvenng wrote a tip Apr 2014
Singapore, Singapore77 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose Western room with attached bath"
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
spaworld - onsen from around the world hotel osaka
LOCATION
JapanKinkiOsaka PrefectureOsakaShinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spa World Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Spa World Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Osaka Food Tours (0.1 km), Tower Knives Osaka (0.3 km), and Last Samurai (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spa World Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Spa World Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Spa World Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Spa World Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spa World Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Okonomiyaki Chitose, Traveler's Bar Osaka Tacos, and Ganso Kushikatsu Daruma Shinsekai Sohonten.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spa World Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Spa World Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (4.3 km), Osaka Castle (4.5 km), and Osaka City Central Hall (4.8 km).
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