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the b kobe

3.0 of 5 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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Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
71 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Singapore
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223 reviews 223 reviews
197 hotel reviews
508 helpful votes 508 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
24 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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 

Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The hotel is located in the centre of the Sannomiya district where a wide variety of shops and restaurants can be found. There are some clubs around the corner but they don't cause any nuisance to hotel guests. You can reach the JR Sannomiya Station in 5 minutes on foot. As for the Shinkansen's Shin-Kobe Station, you can reach there... More 

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

Dear ilovetravellingyeah, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and service from our staff. As you noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping. Next time you are in Kobe please take the time to go down to the port... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed at B Kobe for one night. Took number 6 bus from Kansai airport to Sannomiya and then a short walk. Was pleasantly surprised at size of room. The room was absolutely spotless and bathroom well stocked. Plenty of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc etc. I've got to say that after a 24 hour trip the heated toilet seat was ..well....appreciated.... More 

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

Dear TheWebSlayer, Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and facilities of your room. As you noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping and conveniently located to public transportation. Next time you are in Kobe for pleasure please take... More 

London
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878 reviews 878 reviews
109 hotel reviews
689 helpful votes 689 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Booked a twin room which gave us an excellent stay in a very large bedroom. The hotel within walking distance of Sannomiya Station and a short taxi ride to the Shinkansen Shin- Kobe station. All the normal B extras … free tea and coffee 24/7 available in the lobby. Excellent wi-fi. Fridge & tea & coffee making facilities in the... More 

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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review

Dear elsiek, Thank you for your generous comments concerning your stay the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and facilities of your room. As you noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s great attractions, Shrines and shopping and conveniently located to public transportation. Next time you are in Kobe for pleasure... More 

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Address: 2-11-5 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — the b kobe 3*
Number of rooms: 158
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