Unique hotel right in the middle of things
Posted Sep 5, 2016
The Hotel Monterey Kobe has an absolutely unique atmosphere from the second you walk in - it really does feel like you're in an Italian castle right in the middle of Kobe. I found this atmosphere very appealing and comfortable, especially in the guest rooms and front desk area, but of course if you're looking for a more traditional Japanese experience, you may want to look elsewhere. My room was small by US standards but a comfortable medium by Japanese standards, and I had a nice view of the city without any noise.
As far as location goes, the hotel is in Sannomiya, Kobe's main area for food and nightlife. This was great for me, since food is the main reason I came to Kobe, and it was super convenient to have all the restaurants I wanted to go to 5 minutes away from the hotel. Sannomiya Station connects to most other lines in Kobe, including the Hanshin line to Osaka, and it's about a 20 minute walk to Shin-Kobe Station, where the Shinkansen is located (though of course if you're weighed down by luggage you may prefer to take the train 1 stop from Sannomiya).
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2016 by Hotel Monterey Kobe, Hotel Management
Dear Mr. Jose,
Thank you for staying with us.
I appriciate you wonderful comment about our hotel.
As you mentioned, our hotel
combines antique furniture with a natural brown and beige color scheme, exuding an ambience of midieval Italy.
It is very uniqe hotel, we think.
Also, our hotel is convenient to go shopping, sightseeing to Osaka or Himeji.
If you have chance to visit Kobe again, please stay with us.