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Hotel Okura Kobe

Nice rooms with views and superb service

I’ve stayed at the Hotel Okura Kobe 7-8 times over the past 12 years as I find Kobe a delightful basing point to take vacations, relax and enjoy the Kansai area – which includes Kyoto and Osaka. On each occasion I’ve found the service to be superb and the room immaculate. While I cannot say I’ve stayed at all of what might be considered the nicest hotels in Kobe, I have stayed at the Meriken Park Oriental, Crowne Plaza ANA Kobe (adjacent to the Kobe Shinkansen Station), and the Hotel Crown Palais Kobe. Each of those hotels are nice but I prefer the Hotel Okura based on room condition (in particular condition of the carpets in the rooms), overall cleanliness and service. In saying my intent is to explain why I find the Okura preferable and not to deprecate the other fine hotels. In addition, in my opinion, the general cleanliness and service standards at Japanese hotels are very high to start with so visitors from outside Japan will likely find any of these hotels to rate highly in those regards. I note the only other Orbitz review of the Kobe Okura as of 13 April characterizes it as “showing its age.” While hotels reviews are obviously subjective, I disagree and can only suggest readers ask “showing its age” relative to what. While there may be more modern top notch hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Hong Kong, for example, I seriously question how much nicer they are and strongly suspect one will pay at least $100 more per night (assuming reservations are made at

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1 year ago

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Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel

Decent hotel right on the harbor with great views.

Friendly staff. Regular shuttle service to subways and bullet train stations was nice Rooms were good size beds comfortable and nice balcony with table and chairs to sit on harbor. I could not recommend it to a friend however unless he did not mind absolutely filthy carpets on the floor.

A verified traveler

2 years ago

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Kobe Luminous Hotel

It is a decent hotel near a train stop.

The hotel was clean reasonably well appointed. The staff were OK. The location is somewhat out of the way, but it is near a station stop.

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2 years ago

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Kobe Sannomiya Tokyu REI Hotel

Try another place

Good location near Sannomiya station Awful stench, small rooms, cheap hotel. Look for price fluctuations, high time the price goes to even over $200 a night but having stayed at similar establishments this place should never be over $80 for the quality they provide.

A verified traveler

6 months ago

Where to eat in Kobe

Kobe has plenty of dining options for hungry travelers. Among these are Steakland Kobe, Kineya Rokko Island and Saizeriya Rokko Island, where you can grab some coffee or sit down to a meal.


Getting to Kobe

If you're flying in, head for Osaka International Airport — it's one of Kobe's main transportation hubs.


Where to shop in Kobe

While traveling, not all events are planned, but Kobe has you covered. Pick up new clothes or any forgotten essentials at MINT KOBE and Kobe Marui.


Where to eat in Kobe

Kobe has plenty of dining options for hungry travelers. Among these are Steakland Kobe, Kineya Rokko Island and Saizeriya Rokko Island, where you can grab some coffee or sit down to a meal.


Where to shop in Kobe

While traveling, not all events are planned, but Kobe has you covered. Pick up new clothes or any forgotten essentials at MINT KOBE and Kobe Marui.


Kobe Entertainment

No matter which month it is, Kobe's attractions are well worth the trip. Among these are Meriken Park, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Kobe City Museum, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution and Kobeshinsaifukko Memorial Park


Arts and culture in Kobe

Put a little culture on your itinerary in Kobe. The exhibits at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution and Kobe Fashion Museum are good places to soak it in and do some people watching.

You can also learn a thing or two in Kobe — just dive into the books at Kinokuniya and Book-Off 2 Gokobenagata. The knowledge-filled halls and campus of Kobe Shoin Women's University, Kobe Tokiwa University and Kobe Tokiwa College may be worthy of a tour.


Kobe Entertainment

No matter which month it is, Kobe's attractions are well worth the trip. Among these are Meriken Park, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Kobe City Museum, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution and Kobeshinsaifukko Memorial Park


Get outdoors in Kobe

Not all of Kobe's attractions are indoors. Spend some time at Meriken Park. Visiting Minoo Hot Spring, too, is a good way to get outside.


Get outdoors in Kobe

Not all of Kobe's attractions are indoors. Spend some time at Meriken Park. Visiting Minoo Hot Spring, too, is a good way to get outside.