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Kobe Portopia Hotel
Ranked #9 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Leaving from Kobe airport by 1st flight”
Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

in the morning? Then, no other hotel than this hotel to stay. I wanna sleep longer, even 20min...
Enjoyed a nice night/mountain view, but no fancy place around the hotel at all.
Running shuttle bus service from Sannomiya station in late time (22-23) is anticipated, so that the guests can enjoy the evening in Sannomiya and go straight to hotel by bus.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

It used to be very expensive, but these days it's getting cheaper and cheaper due to the economic resession for the last decade and severe price competition. It was only 6000JPY for a night without breakfast. It should worth 12.000JPY.
The rooms are fully rennovated and furnished very well.
The location is quite convenient than expected, close to a train station, next to the convention center so if you are attending a big conference, this is definately your choice. It takes 10-15 min to the center of Kobe by train or taxi, and the environment is amazingly quiet so that you can take a nice walk around the artificial island surrounded by a sea.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Tottori, Japan
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I visited the Portopia hotel for a congress. It was beyond my expectations. The location might seem a little far from the center but it doesn't matter. There is an often shuttle bus to take you from Sannomiya bus terminal to the hotel (and the other way round) for free. Very convenient. The hotel interior is beautiful. The room was quite spacious and the modern decoration really surprised me! I loved it! There is free wi-fi and lan internet. As for the breakfast you can choose among 4 different restaurants. I picked the buffet and did not regret it! Freshly made breads, fruits, many drinks, both western and japanese tastes were nicely combined! I realized that the hotel provides baby cot on request! very rear for japanese hotels! Absolutely recommended!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

This was a fairly good hotel for attending a business conference with everything you would expect. Service is good, food is good and all facilities are good, although the hotel does lack atmosphere and is big and impersonal. However, beware of seriously high charges. The gym / swimming pool was over 2000 yen and was not free for guests. The coffee shop in the lobby was 600 yen for coffee and a cake, but that was only if you ordered normal coffee - if you order a cappucino and a cake, it's not part of their "special deal" and they charge you 1,500 yen! Rip off!
Overall, it was fine for business, but I wouldn't choose to go back.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

The hotel itself is near perfect. Breakfast at the rooftop restaurant is a great way to start a surely jetlaged business day! I liked the gym and fitness facilities too, but a bit pricey for that. I asked and got a special deal on AM rates (Free before noon). And they open early (7am) for Japan!

Only negative - the location is not the best. You are far removed from beautiful mountain nestled Kobe and the vibrant downtown scene there.

but all in all - it's a great hotel and if you need to be in this area, you will be ok with it!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Limburg
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

It was a pleasure to stay at the Portopia Hotel in Kobe. Staff was very friendly, food was great. the rooms are very nice and very very very clean and the beds are realy comfortable. I also went to the spa, swimming pool and fitness centre. It was very nic, but rather expensive...

The hotel was located in a real business area, so if you are looking for a tourist hotel, it is possible that you will be disappointed if you choose the Portopia.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Stayed one night at this hotel for a business trip, and as Japanese hotels go, the rooms are huge.
The room was clean, good view etc faultless.
Staff were excellent, good English.
The biggest shock was the price, very low for what you get.
Would recommend to anyone.
If the hotel asked me, I don't think I could make any suggestions for improvement to them.
Well done to Hotel Portopia.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Kobe Portopia Hotel
Address: 6-10-1 Nakamachi, Minatojima, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Hyogo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kobe Portopia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 744
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to the Kobe Portopia Hotel and enjoy a panoramic view of beautiful sunsets, the Osaka Bay and Kobe's enchanting $10 million nightscape. Conveniently located 8 minutes from Kobe Airport, 10 minutes from Sannomiya and 20 minutes from Shin-Kobe Station, the Kobe Portopia Hotel has a complimentary shuttle bus to and from Sannomiya and Shin-Kobe Station throughout the day. With 744 guest rooms, 36 banquet and meeting rooms, the 1,702-seat Portopia Hall, 12 restaurants and bars, and a fitness center and spa facilities, the Kobe Portopia Hotel provides a wide array of services to meet our guests' every need. ... more   less 
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