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"Super comfy bed, nice view, free shuttle bus to center of Kobe and friendly staff"
I booked a "high floor semi-double room with balcony", which is more expensive than a normal "semi-double room" so my room was on 11th floor. However, I later found out that the guest rooms were from 10th to 13th floors. So I suppose 10th or 11th floor won't make any difference if you want a great view. Apart from that, everything was amazing! Super comfy bed, and very warm quilt, nice view to Kobe port tower and the ocean, friendly staffs though they can't really speak English, but they will try their best in both English and Japanese to help you. Also, the hotel has free shuttle bus connecting from the Meriken area to Sannomiya station, where you can easily catch a train or a bus to mostly any famous place in Kobe, and only takes 10 to 15 minutes. Highly recommended!
"Large rooms, great view!"
Hotel located right on the sea! All rooms are equipped with a terrace where you can diner or just have a small nap. 10 minutes walk from the center of Kobe. Services are warming. Excellent place to stay when you're in Kobe.
"Beautiful wedding site"
We stayed at the Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel for 2 nights with other non-Japanese speakers to attend a wedding. We took the bullet train to Shin-Kobe station, then a taxi to the hotel (there is a hotel shuttle, but it only runs on the weekends). From the outside, the hotel is an architectural beauty. Lobby is large and has plenty of seating areas. Hotel staff are friendly... if they don't understand what you want, they try and get someone else to help. We had luggage shipped here from another hotel and it was waiting for us at check in. A bellhop took all our luggage to our rooms. The size of the room was more than adequate.... hotel rooms in Japan are small when compared to what we are used to. Our room had an outdoor balcony and a view of the water. The room amenities: postcard, pajamas, slippers, razor, toothbrush, hairbrush, etc. We ate at the breakfast buffet and it had a nice selection of items. We used the hotel shuttle several times during our stay to go to Sannomiya Station (shuttle is shared with another hotel, so seating could be limited). We walked down the pier to the ferry docks, shopping area and ferris wheel. The wedding chapel is on site, the rooms/views are gorgeous and the food and service were excellent. My entire party was pleased with this hotel.
"Beautiful hotel with large rooms"
I would have given the hotel 5 stars if it were closer to the city. However, it is in a beautiful location on the peer. The rooms are large, clean and very comfortable. The staff were friendly and accomodaring. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the JR station which was great. The buffet breakfast was excellent but the room was very hot making it difficult to enjoy our meal.
"Great Place !"
Stayed in Kobe Meriken Park Oriental hotel last whole week. Hotel location is the best with a spectacular view of the port and hotel is so good with its ambience, food and have the best Japanese hospitality. Some trouble in reaching out the english speaking staffs but managed it.Room fascilities were very average and not have even a couple of drinking water bottles and that was very unfortunate. Good restaurants serving Kobe beef etc and have options of breakfast as well. There are shopping malls in walking distance with plenty of eating options in all kind. Overall I really enjoyed my stay in Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM