After staying down the hill in Kobe for a week, Arima was a magical retreat. The hotel has multiple private bathing rooms, each with two tubs, different waters in each tub, and traditional onsen squat showers.
The rooms were reasonably sized with somewhat hard but comfortable beds. A very Japanese experience.
Joey from SF, CA
This resort is located in Kobe (Arima Hot Springs), close to Stamp Museum, Mount Rokko, and Kobe Golf Club. Area attractions …More
The Japanese style room is more than I expected, breathtaking view, very clean and comfortable.
The hotel has bus that pick up guest front he train station every 15 min, so please don’t take taxi like I did.
Breakfast buffet is more like Japanese style but everything taste great.
The front desk only understands basic English.
You have to pay extra to get in the hotel’s hot spring, it’s not included in the room.
They also provide in room message which is great.
If you want in room dinner you need to reserve early, can’t order on the day you arrive. But the hotel also has many good restaurants.
Overall very satisfied.
A hotel located on a hill with views of Arima Onsen hot spring town. Mountains in Setssu and Tanba are also can be seen …More
An excellent hotel, terrific location adjacent Kobe Station (underground access, plenty of shops, restaurants), extensive Harborland Shopping precinct and within easy walking distance to Kobe Port Tower & Maritime Museum, Kids US.Land. On site restaurants and services, although a myriad within easy walking distance. We could have spent a week in Kobe!
Tez from Gold Coast, Australia
The Kobe Harborland New Otani is located in the heart of Kobe Harborland, a multi-plex waterfront area consisting of …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
sylbert from montreal, canada
Situated in the city center, this romantic hotel is close to Meriken Park, Kobe Tower, and Kobe Culture Hall. Local …More
We stayed for 7 nights and found the hotel very comfortable and the views and location great. The design of the hotel on the "Merikan" wharf affords every room a view of Kobe Port, either to the east or west. We enjoyed the bit of luxury, with the room rates booked through Expedia surprisingly good value for the star rating of the hotel. The cost of the restaurants and other facilities at the hotel was more comparable with peer hotels, but we were pleased to eat out most of the time. The rooms were great, our only complaint being that shelf or drawer storage space was very limited - not bad for one to two night stays but we would have liked to unpack more for our full week stay. The courtesy bus to Sannomiya (shared with the nearby but significantly more expensive Okurayama Hotel); we were lucky that our arrival and departure by Shinkansen happened to be on Sundays when the courtesy bus also runs to Shin-Kobe station (which it does only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays - not sure why it doesn't do so on weekdays).
Greg from Australia
Offering an outstanding oceanfront position in Kobe, Japan , the Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel is a very convenient …More