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the b kobe

2-11-5 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ahipara, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed just one night here and it was located central to the JR station with plenty of shops around. We paid $70 for the night and it came with twin beds, usual auto toilet and shower has little seat in it for relaxing. TV no english channels. ***Do not have the in-house breakfast....terrible***

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Kiwi, Thank you for your comments concerning your recent stay at the b kobe. We are glad to read that you seem to have enjoyed our location, the price you paid and facilities. We’re apologize for your disappointment in our breakfast. We do offer a selection of western and Asian dishes at a reasonable price. Perhaps we did not... More 

yokohama
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a good business hotel where rooms are often large enough, all clean and all worked out fine. I stay often to this hotel. The only criticism is the variety of food at breakfast, not ideal for a repeated visitor like me.

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Piero, Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the size and cleanliness of your room. We are also happy to read that you are a regular returning guest. Thank you for your comments regarding the limited breakfast choice for someone who returns regularly. We will mention this to our... More 

Rome, Italy
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price you pay, this is a gem! It's very close to public transportation and kobe sauna spa is just next door. Everyday the room is made-up to utmost satisfaction, thank you! Amenities are more than sufficient. There is free laundry & drying machines on the 3rd floor which is very helpful. Hotel reception staff are very professional, helpful... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Foodie, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our location and the proximity to public transportation. We’re also happy to read that you enjoyed the amenities in your room and the free use of our laundry and drying machines. Lastly thank you for mentioning the professionalism and helpfulness... More 

Singapore
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

When we booked the b kobe, it was one of lowest price hotel (more than half the price of the hotels we had) on the trip. And yet it was one of the most value for money deals we had! The room was compact but not too small in Tokyo - Superior Twin Room (22 square metres). Amenities were available... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Jotterbug, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your recent stay at the b kobe. We are glad to read that you seem to have found good value at our hotel and enjoyed our cleanliness and spaciousness. You may have noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Next time you are... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Easy access to airport limousine, city subway and train stations; directly opposite to Kobe Sauna which offers superb facilities and massages, and plenty of restaurants nearby. But be prepared to live, literally, out of a suitcase; there is no storage space even in larger rooms, and don't expect staff to be courteous or helpful unless you speak Japanese !

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear 789aguest, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the b kobe. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our location but sorry to read that you were disappointed with the size of your room and the service of our staff. We wish we had known this at the time you were staying with us for... More 

Beckenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Good hotel to stay in in Kobe. Reception staff very helpful, and free coffee in the lobby. Comfortable room: the twin is a good size. The hotel is in a great position, in a bustling area with lots of restaurants and cafes. It is near to the main railway to get to Kyoto and Osaka.

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Pianist, TripAdvisor 5/15 UK BKO Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you enjoyed our location, the comfort of your room and our free coffee in the lobby. As you may noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Next time you are... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Easy access to station and lots restaurants nearby! Though, it turned to another world during the night; feel a bit not comfortable walk out alone! Breakfast is not much to choose, and the staff is not as welcomed as frontdesk staff

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Tsungyy, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the b kobe. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our location but somewhat disappointed with our breakfast service. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. You may have noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Next time... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On our recent trip to Japan, this was one of 2 hotels we stayed in around Kobe (also stayed in The b Sangenjaya when we visited Tokyo) and it was lovely! We'd read a few reviews before we visited, a few people moaning about breakfast, language barrier etc as normal but we always try to go with an open mind... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay at the b kobe. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our location, proximity to public transportation and the service from our staff. We’re sorry that you felt our beds to be firm. As you say, in japan given the tatami custom beds do seem to be... More 

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was invited to visit of the biotech company in Kobe. They booked one night for me to stay in this hotel so I couldn't complaint about that haha. But hey, the hotel is in the city center. Walking distance from the biggest train/subway station in Kobe, Sannomiya station. Surrounded w/ many restaurants, cafes and night entertainments so you won't... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear Supeririy, We are glad to read that you appreciated the location of our hotel and the comfort of your room. Thank you also for mentioning that you enjoyed our breakfast. You may have noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Next time you are on Kobe may we also suggest that... More 

Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Recently stayed at the b kobe. We had 2 rooms and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many dining, bar and shopping options around the hotel. We found a small restaurant close to the hotel and enjoyed local style food on most nights. The hotel is very clean and tidy and the team provide excellent service. It is close to all rail... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, Manager at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear GRM88, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated the cleanliness, location of our hotel and proximity to public transportation. You may have noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Next time you are on Kobe may we also suggest that... More 

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