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“Excellent location - clean compact room”
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the b kobe
Ranked #17 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
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“Excellent location - clean compact room”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I've stayed here for 6 nights in winter. The room I stayed in was not very large, but it was very clean and provided me with everything I needed. The decor is very function-oriented so it doesn't give much flair or elegance, but I didn't mind it as the room came with a clean comfortable bed. Windows are small and there is no view but the room is bright. There is an espresso machine (Saeco!) at the front desk area and the coffee was pretty good. The staff were professional and pleasant. 1 minute walk from Sannomiya Station. Free wifi and small fridge in the room.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Takehito.Azuma, 支配人 at the b kobe, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for the time to review the b kobe.

It seems that you enjoyed 6 days of stay at our hotel and I was truly happy to read your comment.

Our hotel focuses particularly on providing comfortable space for our house guests to relax and sleep well after walking and travelling around this attractive city, Kobe. Your kind comment confirmed that we could successfully deliver the service to our valued customer.

Thank you again for your comment, and we all will wait for your next visit here in Kobe.


Kind regards,
Takehito Azuma
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Melbourne
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed 4 nights for a conference in a superior twin room. The room was very clean and so spacious (compared to other Japanese hotels)!! The bathroom is huge with a sit-down shower and premium shower toilet. We had 2 double beds and were very happy with the room space, decor and cleanliness. The location is right amongst all the restaurants and bars and close to a plethora of shopping (few shops down from Tokyu Hands). The room was fairly quiet at night, other than noise from other hotel guests in the hallway. Very happy with this hotel and I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Takehito.Azuma, 支配人 at the b kobe, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your very positive comment on the b kobe.

I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and happy with our facilities and services as well as the location.

Again, thank you for staying at our hotel, and we look forward to having you back here again soon.


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Takehito Azuma
Hotel Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

I am very very impressed with the size of the room. I booked a twin room and it is like a studio flat. Very clean and comfortable. It is very easy to find and is closer to the Hanky station of Sannomiya. If you arrive at the JR Sannomiya station it will be a 10 mins walk. The hotel is next to Tokyu Hands (famous retain chain). If you got lost ask for this landmark.

I highly recommend to visit Mt Rokko. The Mt. Rokko Pasture is a paradise to people who live in cities. Sheets are running free and not behind bars. There are so many of them. Mt. Rokko Pasture is like a Swiss village and very beautiful. Good for children and adult. You can get there by taking the Hankyu line to Rokko station and then take bus 16 to the Rokko cable car. Take the cable car to the top and switch to another bus from there.

Again, the Rokko cable car ride is a good experience. You can also get to Aroma onsen by taking the Rokko ropeway at the top of Mt. Rokko.

The Kobe harbour is also very close to Sannomiya. About 2 stations away and best to visit during the magic hour (before sunset). You will get great photos of the Kobe tower.



  • Stayed October 2012
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Takehito.Azuma, 支配人 at the b kobe, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you for sharing the informational comment with the viewers of this page.

First of all, we are so pleased to know that you are satisfied with our room and services. It seems that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in Kobe travelling from the central city to mountain and to the sea side areas. We are delighted to have become your home during the stay.

As you highlighted, Kobe is indeed a very handy-sized city having mountains (Mt. Rokko & Mt. Maya), hot springs (Arima Onsen), harbor (Meriken Park, Harborland) and city areas all packed in together. Various transport services (train, bus, cable car) are available to easily access to these destinations.

We hope you will be back soon - we will always be here to be your home in Kobe.


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Takehito Azuma
Hotel Manager
the b kobe
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We spent two nights in a superior twin room during April 2012. The hotel is in a great location with most sites within walking distance. The hotel is smart and clean. The staff were helpful and spoke reasonable English.

The room had just enough space for the beds and little else, we had 3 cases plus hand bags and had to move the beds to get it to fit. However, the beds were comfy and if you only use the room to sleep in it is fine. The bathroom was small but well equipped with one of the best showers I have ever used.

We had breakfast as it was part if the deal, if it wasn't I wouldn't pay for it as it was not good. For a start it is in a random Italian restaurant on the ground floor of the building. If you like pasta for breakfast then you are ok, if you want just cereal, fruit or breads then you might struggle! There is a Starbucks opposite and I would probably use that if we were to return. You can also get free coffee in the lobby and there are the usual vending machines available.

The Thai restaurant that is at the bottom of the escalator was delicious and very good value for money.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Takehito.Azuma, 支配人 at the b kobe, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your review on "the b kobe".

One of the strength of our hotel is the location and we are delighted to hear that you took advantage of this and enjoyed your stay in Kobe.

Our aim is to provide and assist our customers' comfortable stay, so your positive feedback on our rooms and staff service are very encouraging and much appreciated. Thank you.

As for breakfast arrangement, we also offer a variety of plans without breakfast but with other unique services. We hope you will find the best matched plan with your needs from these and come back again to explore and enjoy further this special city Kobe.


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Takehito Azuma
Hotel Manager
the b kobe
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We stayed in B Kobe Hotel for one night on Sept. 3, 2012. We booked superior twin from their website and received a very special deal. This hotel is located on the second floor of the B Kobe Hotel building. The first floor is a Thai restaurant and you need to use the escalator to access the lobby. Location wise, this hotel is great. It is located in Sannomiya where the downtown is. It's nearby everywhere from food to attractions like Kitano and Bay Area. They're just a few minutes walk away. You can take the bus of course, but we prefer to go to those places on foot to see the scenery.

The hotel room itself is not very big, but the bed is spacious and the toilet is pretty large, much much bigger than average business hotel in Japan, and it was very clean and bright. Our hotel room has no scenery but we didn't bother about this much. The service was pretty great. The staff speaks good English and answered our questions to the very detail. We also got to borrow adaptor for our phones very easily. The only problem that we have is wifi. Coming from Korea where wifi service is abundant and practically everywhere, the hotel doesn't even have wifi service in the room. We can only use wifi in the lobby or borrow a laptop for 1,000 yen in the lobby. But overall the stay was nice, if we ever plan to go back to Kobe again, we would stay here again.

To reach this hotel, simply walk northwest from Sannomiya station. Once you see Ikuta Shrine along the way and Tokyu Hands, the hotel is just a few meters away. It's on the side of the street.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Takehito.Azuma, 営業ディレクター at the b kobe, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for the time to review "the b kobe".

One of the strength of the b hotels is the location and we offer great access to most of the attractions and restaurants and shopping areas in the area. We also value the quality of sleep, providing a comfortable bed not only to sleep on but to rest well after a long busy day.

As for the internet service, we provide free LAN access in guest rooms and WiFi access in the lobby. We also have some rental PCs to use in the guest rooms as you mentioned in the comment. We are aware that the communication environment is moving fast and we will take your comment into account for our future development.

Again, thank you for your positive review and we look forward to having you back again in Kobe.


Best regards
Y. Saito
on behalf of Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Seoul
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Price (8) : not cheap, not expensive
Room (6) : clean, all I need, but ...
few TV channel, can't open the window, be sealed
no scene out the window except hotel wall
Location (10) : very good, very close to station
Cleanliness (9) : good, but hard ventilation
Service (10) : good, no dissatisfaction
Surroundings (10) : quiet, many restaurant & convenience stores
Breakfast (4) : bad, few menu, nearly same menu every day
Fitness center : N/A

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Takehito.Azuma, 営業ディレクター at the b kobe, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for the detailed review.

We regret to say some items in your list are difficult to meet due to the structural limitation of the building but we will consider your feed back for the future improvement.

Thank you again for taking your time to review "the b kobe".


Best regards
Y. Saito
on behalf of Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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British Colujmbia
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I recently spent 5 days in Kobe attending a conference at the International Conference Center on Port Island. This hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of Kobe. It is easy to get to the conference center using the Port Liner train, but you also have access to all of the restaurants and sights of the city. There hotel itself is basic, but the room was well appointed and clean, and the staff was friendly. I have no complaints about my stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Takehito.Azuma, 営業ディレクター at the b kobe, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review "the b kobe".

As Kobe is one of the host cities of various international conferences in the Kansai area, we have had many house guests attending conferences. We try our best to meet these particular business travellers' needs and we are so happy to hear that you were satisfied with our service and the location.

Kobe has so much to offer and hope you will be back again for your private trip to explore further in this attractive city.


Best regards
Y. Saito
on behalf of Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Property: the b kobe
Address: 2-11-5 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe
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