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the b kobe

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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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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
75 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
201 hotel reviews
529 helpful votes 529 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 

Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Yes they have coffee at reception that you can have your fill off. It isn't the worst coffee I've ever had, nor is it the best. They had someone at the reception who had a good grasp of English which made check in easy. Also, the lifts don't require security cards to use, which makes it easy to come and... More 

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

Dear Dale, Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and free coffee in the lobby. As you noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. We apologize if you were inconvenienced by the automatic toilet seat. It can be deactivated simply... More 

Adelaide
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a fantastic hotel and it set us up perfectly to begin our holiday in Japan. Its about a 5 minute walk to the rear of the JR Station which was fantastic. We had a triple room and although small we had enough room for all of us and our luggage. We had the included breakfast which was a... More 

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

Dear Leanne, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and proximity to public transportation. We apologize for not having a lift from street level. On the other hand our staff will be more than happy to give you a hand with your luggage. As you noticed we... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice spacious room, bathroom has plenty of room, we had twin room and the beds were king single size. There was enough room for our bags which was good. Only drawback bed was very hard. I asked for 2 blankets to put on top of the mattress for the 2nd night which did improve it a bit. We had breakfast... More 

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

Dear Ellen, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and proximity to public transportation. Thank you also for mentioning all the great shopping in our area. We do apologize for the firmness of your beds. We do offer a selection of comforters and pillow tops to make... More 

Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
13 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Location is a 5 min stroll to Sannomiya station. Of course, the Terminal station hotel is more centralized for that being just above the station. It is close to many restaurants and very convenient for shopping in sogo and daimaru. It is an average business hotel with basic room amenities The bath is the outstanding feature for me with a... More 

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

Dear Alvin, Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location yet disappointed that you perceive us as only average. On the other hand we’re glad to read that you appreciated our bathroom. As you may have noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines... More 

Melbourne Australia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
28 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The b kobe is part of a Japanese chain of modest and modern hotels. Its located just a five minute walk from the main JR railway station of Sannomiya along a busy and lively street full of cafes, restaurants and bars. Japanese business hotels generally have tiny rooms so I was astonished to see that my room this time was... More 

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

Dear MelbourneOztraveller, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location, comfort of your room and amenities. We apologize for your impression of our breakfast. We will attend to this immediately. Thank you for mentioning it to us. As you noticed we are located so close to many of... More 

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