Most people choose a hotel based on the unique features and facilities it offers. While not all hotels are blessed to have historical facilities, some have an edge over the rest. One particular hotel in Osaka that has such feature is Hotel Monterey. It stands out like a magnificent European palace amid the tower blocks of Umeda. It is also known for its European chapel, which is a perfect recreation of a chapel that still stands today in Belgium. Check it out!
Hotel Monterey Osaka’s interior resembles that of a palace in Vienna. It has a beautiful courtyard and the rooms are decorated with portraits, chandeliers, and stately furniture. It has soft yellow walls reminiscent of an Austrian royal court’s atmosphere. Entering the hotel will feel like traveling to ancient Vienna.
Rooms are classified into three: Donau Classic, Vienna Traditional, and Meridian Comfort. Donau Classic rooms reflect the beauty of the Danube River through their royal blue design and gold furniture that makes them elegant-looking. Vienna Traditional rooms reflect the Biedermeier period, while Meridian Comfort rooms have a Southern European appeal which has a simple, relaxing design.
Guests are given a key card which allows them to access their rooms and each floor’s security doors. A handy phone is also given to every guest in order to allow them to enjoy unlimited Internet access, room-to-room calls, as well as free local and international calls. The hotel also allows guests to borrow some items such as a clothes iron, nail clippers, mobile phone charger, blankets, pillows, hot water bottles, etc. You can also rent a computer for 1,050 yen per night.
Check-in time is at 3:00 PM, while check-out time is at 11:00 AM.
Hotel Monterey Osaka has a French restaurant called “ESCALE.” It has a lavish European atmosphere perfect for dining with family and friends, especially on special occasions. It is open for lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, for tea from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and for dinner from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The restaurant is, however, closed on Mondays.
If you prefer Japanese food, you can head to the hotel’s Japanese restaurant called “ZUIENTEI.” It serves Japanese dishes made from the finest seasonal ingredients. It is open for lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and for dinner from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The restaurant is, however, closed on Wednesdays.
One striking feature of Hotel Monterey Osaka is Chapel Goedele, a 14th-century European chapel based on a chapel in Belgium. Located on the 8th floor, the chapel is the most beautiful facility of the hotel. It has a surrounding patio and is out in the open air, which allows natural light to come in. Its high ceilings and antique chandeliers bring out a classic, spiritual vibe.
The chapel’s strange yet beautiful location makes for a lovely wedding venue. Several couples have already wed in this place. It has a lovely atmosphere and is also ideal for local gatherings.
Hotel Monterey Osaka is a 5-minute walk from Osaka Station’s Sakurabashi Exit, or a 5-minute walk from the Nishi-Umeda Subway Station.
If you’d like to relax in a Vienna-inspired environment, then you should check out Hotel Monterey Osaka. Do not forget to visit Chapel Goedele, too!