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Arima Grand Hotel

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1304-1 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 114 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Six of us arrived in this hotel from Kobe. The bus was the easiest way to get to this little town. The hotel offers the shutter bus pick us up by the bus station. It runs every 15 mins so we didn't have to call the hotel. All the large rooms were fully booked so we ended up with two... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The hotel is perfect! It is the first time that I live in Arima, and I am glad to choose this hotel. - The hotel is really Grand! Large lobby. - All staffs are very nice and polite, include front desk, shuttle driver, room staff. - They have shuttle between train station and hotel. - Spa is very good, have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My first time visiting a hot spring hotel in Japan and it was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the setting for the hotel was beautiful. Stayed in a large room with a great view. Loved the onsen on the top floor. Also had a very nice dinner while there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you're looking for a hot spring resort day trip from either Kobe or Osaka, Arima Onsen is definitely the place you should visit. It takes only 45 min by express bus from Sannomiya, Kobe and 50 min to Umeda Bus Terminal in Osaka. I was really surprised by its transportation convenience! My mom and I spent one night staying... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our room was on the 6th floor with private onsen. The view from the onsen and the balcony was breath-taking as the autumn colors started creeping into the valley. The room was huge with traditional Japanese styling. We had our own dedicated attendant who ensured we were well-pampered. We opted to have our kaiseki dinner in our private dining room,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've been here in Apr 2013. Most of my comments still apply. Please read it here http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298562-d1092329-r158074075-Arima_Grand_Hotel-Kobe_Hyogo_Prefecture_Kinki.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT But this time, we got a good deal with 1,000 yen of cash coupons to be used within the hotel per person per night (with breakfast buffet instead of served in our room). Yet, our room is definitely less well maintained than our... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife & I love the onsen experience, & on this visit to Japan Kansai area, we decided to come visit the Arima Onsen, which is one of the oldest onsen in Japan. Our room was a western style room, very large & comfortable with 2 western style beds as well as futons for your choice. The view is beautiful... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I haven't been to this hotel last 20 years, but they refurbished the baths in a nice way. The food was excellent and also the breakfast is good. The golden spa is very good for my skin. There is an area where you can play ping pong and also some old games for kids. The garden is also nice though... More 

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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Excellent location; my room on the 5th floor had a great viewand was clean and quiet. Very polite and helpful staff (at least as far as their English allowed to be helpful). Nearly all signs etc in the room were only in Japanese; but this was a really minor issue. Great breakfast. Taxi to the airport (Itami) took about 40... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went on a day plan for onsen without knowing what to expect. The hotel itself was very grand and beautiful just like what you see on their website, sitting on top of a hill with breathtaking scenery. Our package comes with lunch, we enjoyed the mini kaiseki at a restaurant overseeing the garden upon arrival. The lunch was great,... More 

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