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Hotel: The Ritz Carlton Osaka, Japan

This luxury Ritz Carlton hotel in Osaka is captivating at every turn.

If you love brand spanking new magnificent, stately five star hotels,  with restaurants galore, some of the finest food, a pool, gym, and everything else you could want from luxury, The Ritz Carlton Osaka is for you.

This is the kind of hotel I could check into and never leave. It’s big, with the facilities and opulence you want from an internationally branded five star hotel.

This hotel has been recently renovated and is just beautiful. Dark wood panelling, abundant fresh flowers & top hatted doorman take you straight into the Ritz Carlton feel of British elegance right in the heart of one of Japan’s  fabulous cities.

Six glorious restaurants at The Ritz Carlton Osaka offer everything from first class Japanese in Hanagatami, a huge, upmarket setting complete with 7 meter cypress sushi counter (made from the one tree), to their signature French restaurant in a classically romantic, elegant dining room called La Baie, Cantonese, at Xiang Tao which has first class dim sum,  the magnificent and authentic Italian at Splendido, to the bar which is quintessentially British.

This is the kind of hotel you can check into and quite happily not leave for several days.

The 291 rooms have been refurbished in cream & navy in a Georgian style, and are calming & spacious. There are even Ritz Carlton pyjamas for guests to wear during their stay. I do love a turn down service which this hotel has, complete with home made chocolates.

The Club level is truly worth the upgrade as the Ritz Carlton Club serves a seemingly endless array of freshly made food all day from breakfast to supper, with alcohol available complimentary almost all day. There are Japanese style fridges with dishes you would normally see in a vending machine (in Japan) such as sushimi, salads, and chocolate mousse   for snacks throughout the day.

The refurbished setting has jaw dropping views of Osaka and is filled with natural light, more fresh flowers & great staff. They even have their own cocktail which is served upon arrival (You can check in up here too).

This gracious hotel has a well tended to outdoor garden & large swimming pool (luxuries in this part of the world), as well as the Japanese baths which are in the spa section of the hotel and a luxury & beautiful place to truly relax.

There are hot and cold plunge pools as well as dry and wet saunas.

I love a great bar, and the large British style wood panelled bar here with hunting images on the wall from the fields of England, is a brilliant place for a night cap but be warned.

The Ritz Carlton Osaka gourmet shop

Smoking is allowed in all bars and restaurants in Japan, which can take some getting used to, although here they have a special section for smokers, so it is not too bad.

I didn’t get the chance to try all of the restaurants , but I will do on my next visit.

 

 

 

 

 

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