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the b kobe
Ranked #17 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
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“Great Hotel with Great Savings!”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great location, about 5 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station, just after Tokyu Hands Bldg. The room was huge for Japanese hotel standard, bathroom was also big and spacious with auto toilet seats, sit down shower area. I just loved this hotel and the price, truly value for money.
Lots of restaurants around this hotel from breakfast to supper time.
Took a video of the room and bathroom, posted to Facebook and my friends were excited about going to Kobe.
We'll definitely come back to Kobe and stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Bibik Ruth,

Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location, our facilities and found value for your money. As you noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s attractions.

Next time you are in Kobe please take the time to take the ropeway which takes you to a beautiful mountaintop garden and a wonderful view of Kobe.

We thank you again for your comments and look forward to greeting you again in the near future.


Best regards,
Renaud Payette
Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have stayed at this property many times over the past few years and realized I had not written a review. The property is about a 5-7 minute walk from the JR and Hankyu Sannomiya railway lines. If you have baggage with wheels you should be fine and the walk will reveal some nice places for you to consider having dinner. In the neighborhood there are 3 lovely Thai restaurants tucked away down alleys. The hotel itself is about 9 stories, and for Japanese standards, the rooms are large. Some of the bathrooms are walk in (lengthwise) and very spacious. Showers have multiple heads and some of the bathrooms have showers large enough for 2 people and a place to have a seat whilst enjoying the jets! This was a plus for me. The beds were comfortable for me and the working desk area was a plus. Check in was quick and easy and the staff speak ENGLISH and Japanese and possibly some other languages as well. The location is central Kobe and is easy walking distance to Motomachi, the shopping areas of Sannomiya and right back to the train station if Osaka is on the agenda. Also, if you're thinking about staying in Osaka, consider staying in Kobe. You will save money and it will cost only a short train ride and a little extra time.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear harmonyeternal,

Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe. We are glad to read that you appreciated our location, the service you received from our staff and our facilities.

Since you seem to know of many great dining options in our area, may we suggest that you try some of the eateries located at our street level entrance. There you'll find a Thai restaurant, a renowned steak house Kobe Plaisir and Miyakoya Japanese BBQ.

We thank you again for your comments and for being such a loyal customer of the b kobe. We will look forward to greeting you again in the near future.


Best regards,
Renaud Payette
Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Location is fantastic. Plenty of restaurants and shops at doorstep. Room was ok (you get what you pay for). Felt a little stuffy and the bathroom was a tinge small - still ok. Good condition, nice and clean rooms. Helpful reception. Family Mart opposite hotel.

Those traveling with luggage may find it a little challenging having to drag your bag from the train station. Lookout for the Kobe Sauna and Spa - good landmark.

Stayed January 2014
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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear ConradTwins,

Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe.

We are glad to read that you appreciated our location, the service you received from our staff and our facilities. We are also happy to hear that you found value for your money. As you noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s attractions.

Next time you are in Kobe please take the time to take the ropeway which takes you to a beautiful mountaintop garden and a wonderful view of Kobe.

We thank you again for your comments and look forward to greeting you again in the near future.


Best regards,
Renaud Payette
Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Wantagh, New York
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

One of the BEST hotels I have stayed in Japan for the money.

Large room, great Neorest Toto Toilet and bathroom.

Comfortable bed.

Great location near Sannomiya station.

The breakfast could be better but it is standard international fare for Japan.

Lots of good restaurants are near this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Dan P,

Thank you for your generous comments concerning the b kobe.

We are glad to read that you appreciated our location, facilities and confort of our beds. As you may have 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 and enjoy a short cruise to see the city from the sea.

We thank you again for your comments and look forward to greeting you again in the near future.


Best regards,
Renaud Payette
Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

In Japan it's all about the price, room size and convenience. The B Kobe delivers on all three. Located on a downtown street close to the subway and packed with shopping, restaurants and bars, you can't ask for a much better spot to do business or explore the city for tourism. The twin room I stayed in was large by Japanese standards and the bathroom was typical Japanese space age fun with a multifunctional toilet and capsule shower stall. If you are a very tall person you may feel a bit cramped, but for the average height traveler its fine. Top it off with a reasonable price and you have a very solid choice for a short stay in the wonderful city of Kobe.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear mriguana,

Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe.
We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and facilities.
As you may have 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 and enjoy a short cruise to see the city from the sea.

We thank you again for your comments and look forward to greeting you again in the near future.


Best regards,
Renaud Payette
Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Manila
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Went to Kobe as a couple last August to try out their famous Kobe steak. We looked for a decent hotel in a good location and a good price. The B Kobe was a good deal. We paid USD 90 for 1 night.

The B Kobe is centrally located in Kobe. It is very near the shopping district and within a short bus ride to the other interesting parts of town. It is also near a nice spa, a convenience store, a Tokyo Hands Dept. store as well as great pubs and bars. We just popped out of the hotel and everything was there. The evenings and afternoons were always a good stroll.

Japanese hotel rooms are traditionally small. The B Kobe hotel room is no exception. Our standard room was just about 18 sq.m. in size. There was just enough room for 1 side table, a tv, study desk and the similarly small toilet. We couldn’t even fold out the luggage fully. But the bed was comfortable, the tv had a decent number of local channels, and the toilet functioned properly. The design of the room is modern basic, so its size is a bit compensated for by the design.

I also noticed that the hotel sold prepaid tv movie cards. That’s what the vending machines are for. If I remember correctly the price was quite attractive for a movie.

Rounding out this review are the complimentary coffee at the lobby and the very helpful and courteous staff.

The B Kobe is notably a good choice whenever in Kobe. We gladly recommend a stay there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear TheEuge,

Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe.

We are glad to read that you appreciated our location, the service you received from our staff and our facilities. We are also happy to hear that you found value for your money. As you noticed we are located so close to many of Kobe’s attractions.

Next time you are in Kobe please take the time to take the ropeway which takes you to a beautiful mountaintop garden and a wonderful view of Kobe.

We thank you again for your comments and look forward to greeting you again in the near future.


Best regards,
Renaud Payette
Managing Director
West Japan Cluster
Ishin Hotels Group
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Bern
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The new and stylish hotel is perfectly located in downtown Kobe. The b offers clean and spacious rooms for very reasonable rates. The service is good. We had a very comfortable stay and we will join the b kobe again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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IshinHotelsWest, マネージャー at the b kobe, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear JonasBern,

Thank you for your comments concerning the b kobe.

We are glad to read that you appreciated our location and the service you received from our staff. As you may have 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 and enjoy a short cruise to see the city from the sea.

We thank you again for your comments and look forward to greeting you again in the near future.


Best regards,
Renaud Payette
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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#10 Best Value Hotel in Kobe
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Hotel Class:3 star — the b kobe 3*
Number of rooms: 158
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