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Arima Grand Hotel

4.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   1304-1 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 651-1401, Japan (Arima Onsen)
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Ranked #1 of 35 Kobe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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86 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 hotel reviews
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We did not stay in this hotel, we used this hotel private bath only. We took the Rokko Ropeway to Arima Onsen and they have drivers to pick us up from the station, provided you called them before hand. Around 10 minutes drive uphill and there we are. Very grand and big hotel indeed, from the outside. The lobby looks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a modern onsen hotel at the historical Arima onsen. The onsen is famous for two springs in the area, the golden spring and the "silver" spring. There are public baths in the basement as well as the top floor. I stayed in a spacious Japanese Western room with a Japanese living room and western style bedroom with beds.... More

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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I have visited this hotel twice. It's easy to find. You simply take a bus from Osaka and you will get there in an hour. I stayed in a room with private open onsen in my recent visit. The view was excellent but there is a chance that you may be seen through the trees when you are enjoying your... 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*
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