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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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Hong Kong, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 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 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 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 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
77 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
206 hotel reviews
533 helpful votes 533 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
132 reviews 132 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

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