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“Great Location for family needing triple! Breakfast not for Vegetarians.”
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the b kobe
Ranked #18 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
California
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624 reviews
169 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
“Great Location for family needing triple! Breakfast not for Vegetarians.”
Reviewed January 30, 2011

So much fun at the b Kobe. We really enjoyed the location. The room had free internet, a really nice bathroom, and lots of beds (2 doubles and a twin!) The location is 4 blocks from the train station and surrounded by restaurants. We had a quiet room on a corner overlooking an alley on the 7th floor. We really enjoyed a restaurant nearby (Don-Don) where we cooked Kobe beef at our table. Across the street is a foot onsen. The breakfast was a little strange for western tastes (and we are in japan for 3 months!) . There are better options nearby. Special note is hair dresser next door. They offer a 20% discount for guests and my daughter loved her cut by Tomo. Really great stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Frankfurt, Germany
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2011

The hotel is located in center of the city and very convenient place for all. From Sannomita station just 5 minutes on food and metro station is just next to hotel. In this area there is a lot of restaurants, bar shopping center everything. The room price is very economical with the value, there is fully aminity goods as well. In hotel loby there is hot caffe all day. The only one thing a little bit pity is some of personal are not friendly working in hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2010

I was there with a group of friends/ colleagues as we were attending a conference we wanted to stay in town near the night life and this hotel looked good on this sight. The slightly upgraded room had a much better bathroom than the cheapest room they have which another member of our group stayed in. We had no complaints the rooms were clean and quiet the beds comfortable the Internet was free LAN and in the room. Don't get the breakfast it's strange and not very good go to one of the coffee shops down the road.

  • Stayed November 2010
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 8, 2010

Jumped of the subway in Kobe and very easily found the hotel near Tokyu Hands. The hotel staff were very friendly, the room was spacious, the bathroom was amazing it was a good size with the best shower we have had here and a toilet which was fully remote controlled - very amusing... it even flushed itself, which isn't a good habit to get boys in to! The location was very good and nearly everywhere was walking distance. The shop next door was open to 5am which was good for amusement value, but avoid the 'Italian Tapas' on the other side.
Certainly value for money... but don't expect glamor, just a comfortable, usable room

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Pemberton, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2010

This hotel was excellent. It wasn't fancy by any means, but for the price it was well worth it. The staff were very helpful and polite. It is ideally located. It had free internet and laundry. The dryer was in Japanese and difficult to figure out. But how can you complain about free laundry. There wasa small fridge in our room. There was no in room coffee, but they had free coffee in the lobby.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2010

This was the first of 3 b's that we booked during our trip to Japan and we were not sure what to expect, however we were pleasantly surprised by our experience.

The location was about 5 minutes walk from the station as mentioned by other travelers. This made it easier as we had large suitcases with us. The staff were friendly and were able to communicate with us in English. The room was slightly larger than we expect and the bathroom was what stoodout the most. The toilet was the most technologically advanced we've seen in Japan with a dedicated control panel with many buttons and features. The shower stall had a seat which was good since after a day of non stop walking, you could use a break when enjoying a hot shower.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2010

Enjoyable stay at clean, conveniently located hotel. Well priced. Free internet. Freshly grounded coffee in foyer 24 hours per day. Perfect hotel for touring around Japan. Catch a bus from Sannomiya bus terminal to Arima (30 minute trip) for 3000Yen return fare to make it a memorable stay.

Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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#11 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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