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Review: Moxy Osaka Honmachi Hotel

To the point Here's our review on the Moxy Osaka Honmachi Hotel, perfectly located in the heart of Osaka and accessible with Marriott Bonvoy points!

An affordable hotel with Marriott Bonvoy points

The Moxy Osaka Honmachi is a Category 5 hotel (October 2019).

This means it costs between 30,000 and 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to do a night.

Moxy Osaka Honmachi Hotel Review

Depending on the period (and the public price), this hotel is a “good candidate” to use the free annual one-night certificate (worth up of 35,000 points) offered at the renewal of:

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

If you use your points to stay 5 nights at this hotel, you will only pay 4! This is the case in all Marriott Bonvoy hotels, read more here.

To earn Marriott Bonvoy points in Canada, the easiest way is via one of these 3 credit cards:

Each one offers a nice welcome bonus and the ability to earn Marriott Bonvoy points on each of your purchases.

You could have both Marriott Bonvoy cards and collect your points in your Marriott Bonvoy account!

If you are in a relationship (or 2 friends…), you could each apply for to these cards and then collect your points in one account!

You have the right totransfer up to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points from one account to another in a calendar year!

With the American Express Cobalt™ Card, you can transfer your Marriott Bonvoy membership rewards at a rate of 1:1.2.

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With the 5 membership rewards points per dollar you earn on:

  • grocery stores
  • restaurants and bars
  • convenience stores
  • food delivery at home

it is like earning 6 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar!

It’s the travel hacker’s favourite card in Canada.

Our review of the Moxy Osaka Honmachi Hotel

During our one week mini-RTW, we had a night planned in Osaka.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Location

We chose to stay at Moxy Osaka Honmachi because:

  • Its location is great to explore Osaka, a short walk from the Castle
  • It costs only 35,000 points per night while staying in Osaka is very expensive
  • We were able to use a free one-night certificate from one of our Marriott Bonvoy cards
  • This hotel goes outside the standard of the big chains as you will see

From the Moxy Osaka Honmachi Hotel, we were able to explore the city on foot, and it is close to public transportation.

Address: 2-2-9 Kawaramachi, Chuo-ku Osaka, Japan 541-0048

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Arrival

When we checked in at around 2 pm, we were able to immediately take possession of our room, thanks to our Marriott Bonvoy Elite Titanium status.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

The hotel atmosphere is very young: high volume electronic music in the lobby looks like “The Spanish Apartment.” Its change from the hushed atmosphere of our Singapore hotel!

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Moreover, the reception mingles at the bar, and a welcome cocktail is offered to us.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

We are also informed that we are entitled to 2 breakfasts. A status-based benefits card is available at reception.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

At this somewhat atypical reception, we also find a luggage scale, as well as various decorative objects to dust off the concept of “chain hotel.”

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

At the reception level, a room is available to keep personal belongings safe in case your bedroom is not available immediately, or in case of late departure. It’s very much appreciated!

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

It’s time for us to head to our room. Note the “jail atmosphere chosen by this hotel. Original!

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

The bedroom

Our room, 1120, is type 2 single beds.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Note for families: it is not possible to sleep more than two people in the rooms of this hotel. We will not return to this hotel with Audrey and the children on our next visit to Osaka.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

It is small in size but functional. Some accessories are cleverly hung on the wall and save space.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

As a desk, a small round table with a chair. Note the originality of the phone.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

The bathroom

The bathroom is hidden behind a sliding door.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

This one is small in size, but particularly functional. There are also toilets, as everywhere in Japan.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Hotel amenities

Gym

The hotel has a gym on the 2nd floor.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Some equipment is located in this room with daylight.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Laundry and ironing room

Also on the 2nd floor is a room with washers and dryers.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

And on the floor of our room, we find a place with a professional iron.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Breakfast

At the lobby level are the hotel’s restaurant and bar. Throughout the day, cold and hot dishes are offered.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Breakfast is served as a buffet.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

It is possible to have noodles served the way you want.

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There is also Western food.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

And of course fruit juices and coffee.

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi
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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Beware, the other types of coffee (espresso, cappuccino) are extra. Having not understood this during the service, I was able to get a refund without worry when I left.

It is possible to have breakfast in the room provided for this purpose:

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

But be aware that there is also a room reserved for Elite members at the bottom:

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

A private room where we could have lunch without anyone else with our prison trays! 😀

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Moxy Osaka Honmachi
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Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Conclusion

The Moxy Osaka Honmachi Hotel is an excellent brand new hotel in Osaka. If you like a rather young atmosphere and get off the beaten track with the big hotel chains, we recommend it!

From this ideally located hotel, we were able to visit Osaka Castle, which is less than a 15-minute walk away. Depending on the seasons and prices, it is a good place to exchange an annual certificate obtained with one of the Marriott Bonvoy cards!

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