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Arima Grand Hotel

4.0 of 5
  |   1304-1 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 651-1401, Japan (Arima Onsen)
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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 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Taipei, Taiwan
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
94 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have stayed at the Arima Grand Hotel several times in past years and will be going there again in May 2014. It has always been one of our favorite onsens. The Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, also known as the Kobe Earthquake, cause great damage to this hotel also and this reconstructed hotel is now very modern sitting proudly... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed here three days in a Japanese/Western room, which was extremely large. There was a Japanese living room with a low table for dining, a separate sitting area with four Western-style chairs and a massage chair, as well as a separate Western bedroom with twin beds. There were futons available to sleep a total of eight... More 

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Address: 1304-1 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 651-1401, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe > Arima Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arima Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 228
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