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2-11-5 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 650-0011 Hyogo Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#23 of 132 hotels in Kobe
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Located a minute's walk from Sannomiya Station, the b kobe is a short walk from Ikuta Shrine, famous for its prayers and marriages. There are 13 stores on the basement 1st floor and 2nd floor lobby level, including a popular Kobe beef steakhouse which is a standalone store that cannot be reserved in advance. There is also a restaurant that offers an Italian buffet breakfast, a sports gym, hot yoga, hair salon, and a place for English conversation lessons, all of which help ensure a fulfilling stay.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast buffet
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Mid-range
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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ProJ09 wrote a review Feb 2020
Asia838 contributions97 helpful votes
Very good quality for a night or two in Kobe. It’s right on the famous street and there are delicious Kobe beef right across the street. Very convenient to go to anywhere in Kobe, like Kobe Port Tower, Kobe station, etc.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RMukai, 支配人 at The B Kobe
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the special moment that the b kobe were able to provide. We look forward to welcoming you back to to the hotel on your next visit to the city.
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ElaineYeo wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions34 helpful votes
I could not open my door with their so-called key card after checking in. I could not open my room door after returning from my activities with their so-called key card. I stayed for two nights & everyday it was the same routine. I had to go up & down to get my room key which was their so-called key card, replaced. It was so tiring after a whole day out to have to do this. Its so terrible to make guest do that even for a day but this could happen to me two days in a row.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from RMukai, 支配人 at The B Kobe
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for taking a time to write about your stay with us. We truly apologize for your experience and we hope we have another opportunity of welcoming you back in the future.
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jony2015 wrote a review Nov 2019
Queensland, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
Apart from central location, everything else below average. Firstly, check in time is 3pm later than the usual 2pm in most hotel. Arrived 2 hours earlier with kids, no early checkin allowed and won’t even offer you to do paperwork so that they don’t have to give you the wifi password. Second, room size is sooo small , just enough to fit the beds in, no wardrobe, just hangers for your clothes. Thirdly, air cond/heater centralised and not adjustable so I feel like in an oven in winter. Windows can’t be opened. Worse is either the hotel towels or sheets are dirty because my kids got bitten by bed bugs all over their bodies. Luckily was only there for 1 night stopover. Highly not recommended!!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RMukai, マネージャー at The B Kobe
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for the review and your feedback. We will take your opinion seriously and will continue to improve our services in the future. Also, if you have a chance to come to Kobe, we would be pleased if you could use our hotel.
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Janice P wrote a review Oct 2019
97 contributions41 helpful votes
Room was warm and no ventilation. Asked reception and was told they had shut down whole building Aircon as some customers said their rooms were cold. So what they offered was one fan and to on the external air ventilation supply switch. 🤦‍♀️
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from RMukai, マネージャー at The B Kobe
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for taking a time to write about your stay with us. We will strive all the staff to make a hotel that more customers can comfortably spend with comments from customers in mind. Also, if you have a chance to come to Kobe, we would be pleased if you could use our hotel.
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Kate14478 wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia93 contributions81 helpful votes
Our largest twin room of the trip with two king singles!!! Not much more space though and the bathroom is a bit of a box but the room was clean, the staff friendly and warm and the location excellent! Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from RMukai, マネージャー at The B Kobe
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the special moment that the b kobe were able to provide. We look forward to welcoming you back to to the hotel on your next visit to the city.
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Cam B wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location with easy access to the stations and shopping. Heaps if great restaurants nearby. Breakfast was good. Room a little small compared to western hotels but nice and clean. Laundry could do with some extra machines that dry a little quicker.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from RMukai, 支配人 at The B Kobe
Responded 2 Oct 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review.We are so happy to learn that you had such a great experience here with us at the b kobe. There are so many restaurants, shops, and subway stations right at our door step. We hope you will be back again soon to explore more of the city.
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capsicum0620 wrote a review Jul 2019
Thailand819 contributions451 helpful votes
All of our requests were superbely ignored and we ended up in a room that had nothing to do with what we wanted. And of course, the F/D staff claimed the place was full (which surprised me as we were able to check-in 2 and a half hr before the official check-in time..). Room was as welcoming as a monk cell, and less spacious. The shower looked like that found in night trains. The location is excellent: a 2mn walk from the station, surrounded by numerous bars and restaurants. About the only asset of this charmless hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Oct 2019
Thank you very much for taking a time to write about your stay with us. We truly apologize for your experience and we hope we have another opportunity of welcoming you back in the future.
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KING TO T wrote a review Jul 2019
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
Location and vicinity OK, acceptable. Catering and traffic are convenience. Many shops, restaurants and you can relax for half day. The environment and hygiene of the hotel is good except the breakfast needs improvement.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from RMukai, マネージャー at The B Kobe
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review.We are so happy to learn that you had such a great experience here with us at the b kobe. There are so many restaurants, shops, and subway stations right at our door step. We hope you will be back again soon to explore more of the city.
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Jiefu10 wrote a review Mar 2019
Gifu, Japan4 contributions3 helpful votes
Pretty basic Japanese ‘business hotel’ to the high standard of cleanliness and comfort in small spaces found in the country. Booked on Asia Miles. Could be the reason they switched us to a lower quality room (see below) THE BAD ESCALATOR ONLY FROM GROUND TO LOBBY. No elevator. WHAT A PAIN with lots of luggage and kids’ stroller in and out for a few days. THE SAME BREAKFAST EVERYDAY so I recommend not to get it included with the room if you’re staying a few days. Not good for people who want western breakfast but somewhat interesting for people who want to try some Japanese breakfast foods at a very basic quality level. ABSOLUTELY CRAP COFFEE but luckily they have very good free coffee in the hotel lobby. I filled a thermos and took it to the restaurant. STAFF NICE ENOUGH BUT WE HAD A VERY POOR CHECK IN EXPERIENCE including them not having the room type we booked and that was even after confirming our booking by phone. Earnest effort to rectify problems, but not really that apologetic and no compensation offered. Details below. 1) We arrived at 8pm. Long day, tired. We were sent to park in the hotel’s building. We drive around the 1 way streets to get there. The hotel parking was full. The attendant was very rude. You think like why the hell does the front desk staff not know the parking is full!? Have to drive back around to the front of of the hotel and unload the family in the lobby, actually not the lobby, at the bottom of an escalator leading to the lobby as from ground floor to the lobby there is no elevator. The staff gave directions to alternative parking a few blocks away. Drove around trying to find it. Frustrating as hell! It’s also 2500 yen compared with the hotel parking at 1800 yen and no compensation offered by the hotel for the mistake, hassle or expense. Had to go get the car and move it to the hotel parking the next day. 2) Finally got to the room. It had no bathtub. We booked a room with a bathtub. We have kids that need a baths on our 3 night stay. Up and down the elevator to check some other rooms offered with bathtubs because clearly they had no rooms left of the type we booked. Finally we get settled. Find out later the room we got is lower level room than the one we booked. No compensation offered. THE GOOD Good level of English for those who speak English but not Japanese. Great Location near the station and lots of restaurants and shopping. Seemed better than the Motomachi area. Lots of ‘girlie’ clubs too so the high heeled police ladies and bunny girls are out on the sidewalks at night advertising their clubs. Good or bad depending on how closed minded and conservative you are. Pretty standard for Japanese cities though and not a seedy or threatening feel, that is unless you are closed minded and conservative. Great free coffee in the lobby. Very clean and well maintain building and room. THE VERDICT Would I stay again? In the area? Definitely. In the hotel? I wouldn’t go out of my way to try to book this hotel again, like it missed the chance to be my ‘go to hotel’ in Kobe but if it was the best deal in the area at the time, I’d probably book again. Will definitely prebook parking and triple confirm my room though.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Sébastien K wrote a review Feb 2019
15 contributions3 helpful votes
Close to Sannomyia station this hotel is very convenient for proffessional trip in Kobe city or even close by. A large number of restaurant is available close to the hotel. The quality of the room and the hotel services are very good.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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US$42 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the b kobe hotel kobe, the b hotel kobe, b hotel kobe
LOCATION
JapanKinkiHyogo PrefectureKobe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
158
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Frequently Asked Questions about The B Kobe
Which popular attractions are close to The B Kobe?
Nearby attractions include Ikuta Shrine (0.2 km), Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street (0.4 km), and Kobe Muslim Mosque (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The B Kobe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at The B Kobe?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The B Kobe?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The B Kobe?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The B Kobe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kobe Steak Restaurant Royal Mouriya, Steak Aoyama, and Kobe Steak Restaurant Mouriya Lin.
Is The B Kobe located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kobe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The B Kobe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The B Kobe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The B Kobe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Minatogawa Shrine (1.9 km), Kazamidori no Yakata (0.9 km), and Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan) (0.9 km).