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25 Kyomachi, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 650-0034 Hyogo Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 133 in Kobe
Rebuilt from the ground up in 2010, Oriental Hotel stands proudly in the beautiful coastal city of Kobe. With a history of over 145 years, Oriental Hotel is widely recognized as Japan's first Western style hotel. Modeled after its predecessors, the hotel's interior features rich wood tones as well as vivid marine colors to represent its unique location between the Rokko Mountain range and Osaka Bay inlet.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Car park
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
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WanderingAlbatross9 wrote a review 9 May
Sydney, Australia37 contributions37 helpful votes
I recently spent over a week in this superb hotel. The room was first class. An extremely comfortable bed. The service was faultless, with warmth. The hotel has a fascinating history which you can feel. It is beautifully appointed. Highly recommended. I look forward to returning!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Travelled
Worldtraveler1532014 wrote a review Dec 2021
Kyoto, Japan14 contributions2 helpful votes
Not being able to head to the US for 2 years now we decided to spend some time in Kobe. The Oriental Hotel was perfect in every way. service, morning breakfast, check in, our rooms, the bath was wonderful, even up to the music playing. A touch of the US in Japan except Japanese hospitality is so much better. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Ethel the Aardvark wrote a review Mar 2021
Hong Kong, China85 contributions89 helpful votes
Oriental Kobe is not part of the Mandarin Riemtal, just so you know. Nor is it in the original lovely building from the 1930’s. Never mind. The lobby and bar / restaurant on the top floor is lovely, and we had a very nice lunch there. The rooms are.......tired. They are also weirdly laid out, with the wahbasin in the room itself, and the loo and shower/bath in separate wee rooms. Very old style Japanese. Although I had called before I booked to make dur the gym was open and promised it was, it of course wasn’t. The gym was the only reason we booked this particular hotdl, and it didn’t say ‘gym closed’ on the eebdite but gave the opening hours. I don’t like being lied to, so I went down to the 8th floor to be met by a hastily sent up chap who blocked the foor, saying ‘closed for corona’. So I had a look inside and.......the gym had been converted to a storage room. So......’nul points from me’ as they say in the Eurovision Song Contest.....
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Kamikaze_original recipe wrote a review Jan 2020
Japan69 contributions58 helpful votes
I have stayed this hotel some time a year. The reason why is the most “reasonable” hotel in my thought. Room - Room and bath are sufficiently wide and clean. Interior is relaxing, nice to feel Kobe city and convenient to use, i.e. place of outlet plugs, safety box, wide closet, air cleaner and so on. I note only one to concern is free wi-fi. I use 4G usually so I hope to tell them to protect it. Services - People at reception, room service, restaurant, turndown and others are polite and kind (I was upgraded the room sometimes luckily. wow!). Room service - Plates are very good. Hotel’s recommendation seems curry and rice. I note it’s wonderful. Location - It’s located at the center of Kobe, at the half of Sannomiya station and Motomachi station. It is very good for shopping. I note it take about eight minutes from the stations. Cost - The fee is fifteen thousands or so in case of single use of double or twin room. (Of course it is dependent on seasons.) After comparison of the pros and cons, I think it is the best for me to stay in Kobe.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Response from OmotenashiHotelsKobe, お客様担当マネージャー at Oriental Hotel
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Dear Mr. or Ms. Lumo1101 Thank you for your kind message regarding our hotel. I really appreciate all of your comments. We always try to be sincere with our customers and offer our best Japanese OMOTENASHI to them. So that we think if we were the customers, what kind of products, services or interiors satisfy them before taking every actions. In terms of our Wi-Fi, we are considering it to improve the speed since we had some comments on it. Hopefully it would be changed until your next stay in our hotel. Last but not least, this year is our 10th anniversary, so we are planing to start some new services and enhance the quality of our service for further customers' satisfaction. So if there is anything that we could help with, do not hesitate to contact us, please. Thank you for your time. Sincerely,
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Donna C wrote a review Nov 2019
West Vancouver, Canada223 contributions158 helpful votes
My husband and I loved everything about this hotel. It was one of the most beautiful hotels that we have ever stayed in. Perfect in every way. We spent three nights in a deluxe harbour view king room. The room itself was very spacious, beautifully decorated, clean and had a wonderful view of the harbour. To top things off it had a nespresso machine and a complimentary mini bar that was refilled every day. The public spaces were very atmospheric and conveyed a past era perfectly. We loved the bar with its amazing views. Although not on the menu the bartender made me a perfect negroni ( OK more than one). One evening we ate in the restaurant and found the food to be delicious. The service at the front desk, in the bar and in the restaurant was impeccable. The room attendants did an excellent job. We thought that our room, the bar and the restaurant all represented excellent value for money. Neither my husband nor I could find a single fault with the Oriental Hotel. Even better, the Oriental Hotel's location in Kobe cannot be beat. I am so pleased that we discovered this very special hotel. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from OmotenashiHotelsKobe, お客様担当マネージャー at Oriental Hotel
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Dear Ms. Siwa08 Thank you for staying in our hotel for your precious occasion. It was very honored for us to give our best Omotenashi to you.   All of our staff are always trying to live up with our customers' expectations and hopefully, exceed them. We were also very glad that we could give you a sense of the past era of our hotel and Kobe since our concept is "a tale of unbroken traditions woven across the boundaries of time." So we really appreciate all of your comments on our hotel and we are very looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you for your time. Sincerely,
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US$118 - US$458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiHyogo PrefectureKobeBoeki Center Station
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oriental Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Oriental Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck) (0.3 km), Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street (0.4 km), and Higashi Yuenchi Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oriental Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Oriental Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Oriental Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Oriental Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oriental Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steak&Grill Kobe Meriken Hatoba, Roshouki, and Sannomiyaikkanro Honten.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oriental Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Oriental Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Kobe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Oriental Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Oriental Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oriental Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.