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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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Singapore
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
1 review
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 

Malaysia
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68 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I arrived on a rainy night. It was difficult pushing the luggage trying to find the hotel despite using the gps. In the end, I took a taxi to the hotel and paid 800 yen for the short ride. The hotel is located in an area full of restaurants. Unfortunately, the rain does not make one want to venture out.... More 

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

Dear Wanderlen, Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our hotel’s laundry facilities. We are sorry to read that you arrived on a rainy day for you could have noticed that we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Next time you are on... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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87 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The location of this hotel is extremely central; several stations are within a walking distance, and the street is full of shops and restaurants. I arrived early in the afternoon and asked for a quiet room (and had asked it already when reserving two months earlier). Still, they gave me a room relatively low and facing the busy street. Otherwise,... More 

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

Dear Maril, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and comfort of your room. As you may noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Our guests particularly enjoy exploring Tokyu Hands which is almost next door. We apologize for... More 

Singapore
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239 reviews
211 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Upon arrival at the Kansai airport after a 6.5 hours flight, we easily found bus stop number 6. Nearby, there are vending machines and we easily purchased return Limousine bus tickets for Kobe (cheaper to buy return tickets at 3080 yen each than to buy single journey tickets). Made it for the 9.55pm bus and arrived in Kobe at 11pm,... More 

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

Dear J Chua, Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and free Wifi. As you may have noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. We apologize for your impression of the firmness of the bed. We wish we had known... More 

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