I chose the hotel because it was close to the ShinKobe station and I needed to get back to Tokyo early after a day of meetings and a dinner in Kobe the prior day. It is a modern well run first rate hotel. The room I had was smallish but quite adequate for one person alone. It is a 4 minute walk from the station. It has fantastic views out over the city of Kobe but other than the bullet train I got the impression it may be a little removed from where one might want to go in Kobe and from other train connections. For the excellent level of facilities, the price was amazingly good, possibly because of its location.
Adzuma from Japan
Set in a 37–story tower, the Crowne Plaza Kobe is situated in downtown Kobe, one km (less than a mile) from Sannomiya …More
This is a superb hotel. The facilities are excellent and the location -- essentially protruding into Osaka Bay is superb. Most or all rooms have a balcony which one can sit outside in and enjoy the calm of the water along with a superb view. Kobe is a long and narrow city with mountains very close to the shore -- thus, the view include an excellent skyline and the mountains -- in addition to the water. One thing to be cautious about -- the hotel offers a very convenient shuttle bus to and from the downtown transportation hub -- Sannomiya Station. The shuttle bus is shared with the Hotel Okura (a nearby and likewise superb hotel). It leaves from Gate 8 (as of Nov 2014) but there is another bus for the Portopia Hotel which also leaves from Gate 8 and you must go up to the front to see where the two lines start. When I first arrived I waited in the very long line for the Portopia Bus only to find out, after one bus had already left full and I reached the front of the line, that the line I was in was for the Portopia Hotel. One thing the Meriken Park Hotel (and the Hotel Okura) could do would be to have better markings/instructions for their buses so other guests don't needlessly wait in the wrong line.
John from Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Offering an outstanding oceanfront position in Kobe, Japan , the Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel is a very convenient …More
Arrived to find an innocent looking and rather small
Little lobby off the street....until we were told the lobby is actually on the 17th floor.
Once you step off the elevator, you will be greeted by a wall of glass overlooking Kobe Harbour.
And our stay was just as spectacular all the way including the food.
Only small complaint was the spotty wifi..... But we didn't care. The rooms were
Simply perfect and the staff was attentive.
I'd put this hotel in a class by itself. Not too small of a boutique hotel but not
The too big to be unfriendly and cold.
Great place. 5-stars
A fine hotel, situated just a little bit out of from Kobe, but close to the rail services via nearby "liner" train.
No real department store shopping around, half an hour away but a number of restaurants including the hotels fine dining and great views from the 21st floor restaurant. Staff service was excellent.
We would stay here again.
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