We stayed here for one night in April. Unfortunetly we didn´t have time to explore Kobe town, we stayed at the hotel and in that harbour area mostly.
Check in was very quick and polite, a nice front desk staff lady quickly offered us different room-upgrades. The fee for a better view was quite low, and the extra charge for a suite-upgrade seemed reasonable so we got it. And we were really glad that we did. The room was big, stylish and luxurious with a huge terrass with loungechairs and table. Had it been a bit warmer it would have been nice to sunbathe with a view over the ocean. Lovely to have a view of both the ocean and the mountains surrounding Kobe from the balcony. Very, very nice room.
We went up to the top floor bar for happyhour (drinks half price) and had some delicious drinks while looking out over the harbour area. I had the best cassis-orange cocktail i ever tasted, with freshly squeezed orangejuice. Highly reccomended. The hotel has a luxury hotel feel to it in most areas, and a family type-resort hotel in others. The cheap buffet restaurant was very popular, with food that ranged from good to ok. For the price it was fine. I liked that the hotel was so close to the sea, even if it´s not super convenient to get to. The shuttlebus was good though, we used it to get to Shin-kobe station. We will return next trip, would love to explore the beautiful city of Kobe some more.
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- Urban resort hotel surrounded by the sea; on site restaurant featuring French & Asian cuisine; theatres & shopping within 1 mile. Parking: 11 ... more less
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