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“Okay for convention”
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Ariston Hotel Kobe
Ranked #39 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
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“Okay for convention”
Reviewed August 5, 2008

It's an ok hotel, pretty cheap, but good location for convention or if you have friends on the island (as i had). Downsides are a little small, many rooms have smoking smell, no breakfast, but it's close to many convenience stores, and the train station is just next by. You can also use the ferry from Kansai airport to get there, which is good. Overall ok if for short stay.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 11, 2007

I would strongly advice anyone who wants to stay here to choose a different accomodation.

The hotel is located on the Port island which is a residential area with a large conference centre and it is like a ghost city after 7PM.
You are better of choosing a hotel on the mainland as Kobe has got a lively night life. There is a really fast train from the mainland to the island, in case you are attending a conference on the island.

The hotel building is old, stinking and dirty with different strains of bacterias breeding in its rooms undisturbed. I myself picked up an
infection due to the non-disinfected bide/toilet.

This is quite surprising considering that this place is in Japan.

No gym, no room service. One positive aspect however is that there is
a washingmachine so you can wash your clothes for a few Yens.

The breakfast choice is very limited. I have ended up eating the same
few things every morning.

Lunch and dinner are quite basic too

Luckily there are other restaurants in the Portopia hotel that serve good food.

The maid turns off the aircond once you leave the room in the morning. This leaves the room hot for the evening. Since the aircond is quite weak if you turn the aircond on at say 9PM the room will surely get cool by 2AM in the morning.

Stayed May 2007
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宿泊 神, Front Office Manager at Ariston Hotel Kobe, responded to this review, April 15, 2017
Dear Eniko_S,

We understand your disappointment. Our service, our facilities and our cleanliness are supposed to be all held to the highest of standards. We sincerely apologize if this is not what you experienced. We will pay special attention to the elements you pointed out and rest assured we will forward your comments to the Manager.
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Property: Ariston Hotel Kobe
Address: 6-1 Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number:
Location: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe > Shimin Hospital Mae Station , Shimin Plaza Station , Nakafuto Station , Minami Park Station
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Kobe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ariston Hotel Kobe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Quality Inn Kobe

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