Hotel Universal Port Osaka Blog Review




Have you stayed in a Universal Studios Hotel before?

Our first hotel that we stayed in Osaka was the Hotel Universal Port. The main reason why we chose this hotel was because of it's proximity to Universal Studios Japan. We figured that we are going to head there for a whole day so it will be great to have a hotel to stay nearby,

Location


Hotel Port Universal is one of the official hotel of Universal Studios Japan . Being an official hotel, you can expect a Universal  related theme in the Hotel Decor.BEst of all , it is only a 4 minutes walk to Universal Studios

Getting there and Checking in
Hotel Port Universal Lobby

Getting to the hotel was a breeze from Kansai International Airport. Simply purchased the bus tickets from the airport (Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise) and it will take you to Universal City Walk Osaka that is within walking distance to the hotel.


The hotel itself was decked out in Minion's theme.

It was a Hacha! Mecha! moment for us. Even the lift itself is decked out in Minon garb. Makes us bananas!



The Room
Key card
After getting our keys , it is time to head to our room. We were suprised to see Jellyfish on every floor at the lift lobby. Super cool.
Jellyfish
The room that we had was the 4 bed room. It's perfect for a family of 4. There are other room options avaliable for stay as well ( 2 bedroom and 3 bedrooms). Do note that if your child is above 7 years old, he or she must have a bed of their own.

4 Bedroom
There are no Minions in the room. It was a simple decor but fully functionable.


Each room comes with an attached bathroom with tub and a separate toilet .


You would love the automated toilets. The seats would lift up on its own when someone approaches. Since we are in Japan, you can expect bells and whistles such as heater and washer build in the toilet bowl. We loved it!


The toilet also comes with Universal Port amenities. Nice.


Leave your jammies at home. There are small pajamas for kids provided in the room. There are adult Jammies too.


If you would like, you could top up a little more for the minions theme room. However since we would be out most of the time, we could not justify paying double for the upgrade.
Source : Hotel Port Universal
There are 2 main views from the Hotel Room. There is the park view and the Ocean view.

Park View

Personally we love the park view, especially at night where you can see Universal Citywalk lighting up. Request for one if you are booking a room
Ocean View
Restaurants
Rico Rico Port Dining (2F)
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 Breakfast buffet was included in our package. Breakfast is served buffet style at Rico Rico Port Dining.

Port Hotel Universal has one of the best buffet breakfast we had during our trip. You can even have Takoyaki there. It has a good mix of Japanese and Western fare. There is also a special buffet Counter for kids.

Breakfast

 Lounge R (1F)
Lounge R
Diner under Trex at Lounge R.This is the inhouse bar that serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner too.

Rex Bar (1F)
Rex Bar

For all day Dining, head to the Rex Bar to have your fill.

Facilities

Rex Entertainment
If you are looking for some quick bites, you can also head to Rex Marketplace to shop around. It is a small convenience stall in the hotel.

Rex Market


While you are there, do try the fruit flavoured ice cream.

Ice Cream

There is aslo a small corner selling Universal Merchandise .


If you have yet book your tickets for Universal Studios Japan, you could head to the Tickets counter in the hotel to get them . Express passes are available too. However, we think , it is better to book the tickets beforehand. There is a good chance tickets might be sold out ( Especially the Express Pass) for the days that you want to visit Universal Studios.

You can get discounted tickets from Klook. They are one of the authorised sellers and the one with the best price online.

Ticket Counter

Other facilities include baby room and laundry


It may not be the poshest Universal Official Hotel, but it has everything we need for this trip.
Laundry

Things to do
Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan is a must do activity on the list if you are staying Hotel Universal Port . It is located only 4 minutes away from the hotel on foot.

Planning a visit already? Check out 15 ways to maximise your day in Universal Studios Japan.


Universal CityWalk
Universal Citywalk
Looking for things to do in the evening?

You can head to Universal Citywalk Osaka located 4 minutes away. This place has dining, shopping and even an arcade if you would like to enjoy some activities in the evening.

Minato
Minato

Hotel Universal Port has a working dock located just behind the hotel. You could hop onto the Captain's Line and head across the Aji River to the nearby Minato. Thing you could do there include the Osaka Museum Kaiyukan, Tempoza Ferries Wheel, Legoland Discovery Center or even take a cruise on the Santa Maria, the replica of Christopher Columbus ship!

If you are heading there. We recommend purchasing the Osaka Amazing Pass. Attractions like Legoland Discovery Center, Tempozan Ferries Wheel, Santa Maria, Captain's Line are all covered in the pass.

You can see more hightlights on our Osaka Family Holiday Guide - 8 Days Itineray 
Santa Maria
 Verdict

It's a wonderful stay at Hotel Universal Port Osaka. If we were to do it again, we would probably extend another day or 2. Getting to Dotonbori was a mere 30 minutes train ride. Rooms are relatively cheaper and bigger than the hotels at Dotonbori. A good deal!

Want to stay in Hotel Universal Port Osaka?
We booked our stay at Booking.com and it is one of the cheapest online. Best of all, it has a cancellation policy in case of last minute changes.

You can book your stay here too!



Disclosure 
The post is written at our own expenses. If you think you benefit from it and would like to support us, do click on the links above to purchase the tickets from Booing.com and Klook at no extra cost to you. In turn, we will receive a small remuneration to support this website. Thank you!


2 comments:

  1. Vavvvvv. Very Good. İ want to go there. Thanks

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    1. You are welcome. Do support us by booking via the links in the post if you are booking. Much thanks!

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