Comfortable, spacious hotel with great views
Posted Jan 19, 2016
The hotel location was a bit far from any public transport, it's about 15-20 mins walking distance to the closest train stations, not ideal when you have luggages and/or kids. BUT, the hotel provides free shuttle bus services from (and to) Sannomiya station every 15 mins or so, and additionally from (and to) Shin-Kobe station on weekends. You need free tickets from the concierge when boarding from the hotel to the city (but not the other way). The location is at the tip of Meriken Park "peninsula", there's not much there but it's 10-15 mins walk to the Harbourland complex (Mosaic, Umie, etc), and a further 5 mins to Kobe station.
The view from the room was excellent. Our room was very spacious, nice, and clean. It's a bit on the older side, but still acceptable. The beds were comfortable and the amenities were good. There was an event (firefighter show?) happening at Meriken Park one morning during our stay so it was a bit noisy then, but otherwise quiet and peaceful.
There's an indoor pool in level 5 which we didn't get to use.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 20, 2016 by KMOH, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying at the KOBE MERIKEN PARK ORIENTAL HOTEL.
We are delighted to have you with us, and hope you were pleased with our facilities and services.
We would also like to say thank you for taking your valuable time to send us your sentiments.
It is our earnest desire to make your stay at the hotel totally comfortable and worthwhile.
We will further endeavor to fulfill the expectations that you have had for our hotel.
We thank you once again for your coming and hope you will long remember with happy memories your visit to our hotel.
We are all greatly looking forward to seeing you.