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Hotel Monterey Kobe

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you are travelling by Shinkansen, it's a low cab fare to this hotel from Shin Kobe Station. At the time of writing it was around 1,000yen. Different style from most Japanese hotels, this being built in a very European style. Courteous staff and good breakfast. Definitely would stay here again.

This hotel posted fraudulent charges on my credit card. When I complained to my credit card company, the hotel provided fraudulent “proof” of the charges, despite the charges being obviously fake. Stay away from these crooks.

This has got to be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in the staff we're not friendly the beds were like sleeping on bricks room was dusty and was never cleaned proper I cut my stay short by one day and left when we checked out early staff did not enquire why we where leaving

The hotel is of European style. The decorations in every small detail are wonderful in which you can see that the owner makes great efforts to make the hotel full of foreign style. Apart from the decorations, the restaurant is fantastic.

Italian-style hotel in a very covinent yet quite spot for most of the happening in Kobe town. Everything is within walking distant. The train station (for both JR and local line) is about 10 mins away, 5 mins walk to Sogo and the 24-hrs Don Quijote is around the corner. This child-friendly hotel was truly a peaceful heavan within the hustle and bustle of thousands of shops and restaurants. We received warm welcome from the professional and attentive staff. we took the cheapest room which was small but cozy, I would say it was elegant than dated. I have no problem with the bed size but ensure you pick the room type with larger (longer) bed if you are taller than 175 cm as most of the beds, typical in Japan, are 180 cm long. There was not much items the breakfast table but most of them were good. Suprise to found a few dessert items as well. The breakfast room was tastefully decorated in contemporary Japanese style. It was interesting to walk around the compact hotel ground to see the small chapel at the end of a spiral stairs, the lovely garden and the comfy reception lounge. Ikuta Shrine also round the corner so we went there in early morning to aviod the crowd.

Loved the hospitality ambiance and location of this hotel at Kobe. Market place is nearby. Eating joints are at close distance. Stayed there for one night on official visit. Will come back again with family

Ok, it's not Europe but it's kinda close. The hotel has a lovely old ambiance of Europe , maybe Portugal in the 70s. The rooms are really charming. Tired of the cookie cutter chain hotels? This one is for you. Lovely decorating. A bit worn. Way too dark to read but it grows on you and is quite comfortable. The bathroom, while a bit small, is done in blue and white tile, and proper if short bathtub, and maybe the best lighting in the room. Our room had a little vestibule that sealed off the main room. We stayed two nights are really felt cozy in the Monterey Kobe. As many have said, it's near everything. Especially the charming Ikuta Shrine. Loads of restaurants easily walked too. Lots of Kobe beef joints but I'd avoid those and go for usual Japanese food. Shopping centers, A China town. If you need bright lights and loads of outlets look elsewhere. This is a tourist hotel plain and simple. Didn't try the restaurant but it looked nice. Parking is via and elevator tower in the building and is expensive. But Kobe is Japan and is expensive so... Overall we had a great experience and would try this place again. A fun place to stay.

The hotel is near the train station and located near a lot of shops. It is a bit dark and dated. The elevator is interesting and the breakfast is good. We forgot to ask for a non-smoking room, so the sheets and pillows smelled like cigarettes in our room. We would've asked to be transferred but we were too tired.

Comfortable room, well kept and functional. Wifi was good. Nice bath room. Nothing special. Location is pretty convenient and the property is located in an area packed with restaurants and shops. Not far from the main train station and a short walk from the subway which goes right to the Shinkansen station.

I stayed at this hotel twice this month, both business trips. Plainly, this is not a hotel for business travelers. Although the location is good (close to subway and train albeit in a bit of a red light district), that's about it. Rooms are of normal size but quite worn and 'tired' (you'll find lots of scratches and discoloration) and on a whole the place needs a proper renovation. That said, the main reason for me not booking this hotel again is how poorly suited the rooms are for people who need to work from the hotel. The desk is tiny and has a table lamp fixed to it which takes up considerable space and can't be moved. The chair is your average dining chair and isn't matched for the table height. It's very uncomfortable if you sit for more than 15 min. The TV is ancient (20 years old?) and doesn't support any modern devices so forget about connecting your laptop or media player. Finally, there are only two (!) a/c outlets by the desk and they're very close together. If you have a slightly bulkier plug, like my PC does, it will most likely block the other outlet - so you only have one! There are more over by the bed (above the headboard) but unless you brought an extension cord that doesn't help. So, if you're just staying a night or two as a tourist I think you'll find this hotel acceptable (though a bit expensive) but if you are a business traveler - look elsewhere.

Room options

Economy Double Room, Smoking.

TwinXL 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Twin Room, Non Smoking (1 Bed & 1 Extra Bed).

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Economy Twin Room, Smoking (1 Bed & 1 Extra Bed).

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room, Non Smoking.

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 413 reviews