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Hotel Monterey Kobe
Ranked #27 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Italian-style hotel in a very covinent yet quite spot for most of the happening in Kobe town. Everything is within walking distant. The train station (for both JR and local line) is about 10 mins away, 5 mins walk to Sogo and the 24-hrs Don Quijote is around the corner.

This child-friendly hotel was truly a peaceful heavan within the hustle and bustle of thousands of shops and restaurants.

We received warm welcome from the professional and attentive staff. we took the cheapest room which was small but cozy, I would say it was elegant than dated. I have no problem with the bed size but ensure you pick the room type with larger (longer) bed if you are taller than 175 cm as most of the beds, typical in Japan, are 180 cm long.

There was not much items the breakfast table but most of them were good. Suprise to found a few dessert items as well. The breakfast room was tastefully decorated in contemporary Japanese style.

It was interesting to walk around the compact hotel ground to see the small chapel at the end of a spiral stairs, the lovely garden and the comfy reception lounge.

Ikuta Shrine also round the corner so we went there in early morning to aviod the crowd.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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monkob, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel Monterey Kobe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Dear Mr/Ms.AnikiC

Thank you very much for staying at Hotel Monterey Kobe.
As you referred the comment,The hotel is located in the center of downtown SANNOMIYA and is in a good neighborhood. However, it also located next IKUTA SHRINE, so there are much calm circumstances.
The rooms combine a refined elegance with modern practical amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay.we offer a Western & Japanese style buffet breakfast.
We have totally appreciated the precious opinions of you.
You are always welcome at our hotel and we guarantee you that you could enjoy and relax with our “O・MO・TE・NA・SHI”-hospitality.

Best regards

Front Desk Hirofumi Kan



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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the hospitality ambiance and location of this hotel at Kobe. Market place is nearby. Eating joints are at close distance. Stayed there for one night on official visit. Will come back again with family

Stayed: January 2017, travelled on business
Thank nitya800
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monkob, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel Monterey Kobe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Dear Mr/Ms.nitya800

Thank you very much for staying at Hotel Monterey Kobe.
As you referred the comment,the hotel is located in the center of downtown SANNOMIYA and is in a good neighborhood. However, it also located next IKUTA SHRINE, so there are much calm circumstances.
The rooms combine a refined elegance with modern practical amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
You are always welcome at our hotel and we guarantee you that you could enjoy and relax with our hospitality.

Best Regards

Front Desk Hirofumi Kan

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ok, it's not Europe but it's kinda close. The hotel has a lovely old ambiance of Europe , maybe Portugal in the 70s. The rooms are really charming. Tired of the cookie cutter chain hotels? This one is for you. Lovely decorating. A bit worn. Way too dark to read but it grows on you and is quite comfortable. The bathroom, while a bit small, is done in blue and white tile, and proper if short bathtub, and maybe the best lighting in the room. Our room had a little vestibule that sealed off the main room. We stayed two nights are really felt cozy in the Monterey Kobe. As many have said, it's near everything. Especially the charming Ikuta Shrine. Loads of restaurants easily walked too. Lots of Kobe beef joints but I'd avoid those and go for usual Japanese food. Shopping centers, A China town. If you need bright lights and loads of outlets look elsewhere. This is a tourist hotel plain and simple. Didn't try the restaurant but it looked nice. Parking is via and elevator tower in the building and is expensive. But Kobe is Japan and is expensive so... Overall we had a great experience and would try this place again. A fun place to stay.

Room Tip: Book non-smoking early and rest assured. Upgrades to suites offered but these are smoking rooms so b...
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dmanosaka
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monkob, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel Monterey Kobe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Dear Mr/Ms.Mugwumpians

Thank you very much for staying at Hotel Monterey Kobe.
As you referred the comment,We offer a glimpse into the architecture and atmosphere of medieval-era Italy.
We recreate the Romanesque character of a Northern Italian castle through its use of flagstones and arched colonnades.
The hotel is located in the center of downtown SANNOMIYA and is in a good neighborhood. However, it also located next IKUTA SHRINE, so there are much calm circumstances.
The rooms combine a refined elegance with modern practical amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
We have totally appreciated the precious opinions of you.
You are always welcome at our hotel and we guarantee you that you could enjoy and relax with our “O・MO・TE・NA・SHI”-hospitality.

Front Desk Hirofumi Kan

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The hotel is near the train station and located near a lot of shops. It is a bit dark and dated. The elevator is interesting and the breakfast is good. We forgot to ask for a non-smoking room, so the sheets and pillows smelled like cigarettes in our room. We would've asked to be transferred but we were too tired.

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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pamela J
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monkob, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel Monterey Kobe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Desar Mr/Ms.Pamela J

Thank you very much for staying at Hotel Monterey Kobe.
As you referred the comment,the hotel is located in the center of downtown SANNOMIYA and is in a good neighborhood. However, it also located next IKUTA SHRINE, so there are much calm circumstances.
We are very sorry for the smell of cigarettes.
Therefor we would like to ask your opinion about the hotel.
You are always welcome at our hotel and we guarantee you that you could enjoy and relax with our hospitality.

Best Regards

Front Desk Hirofumi Kan

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Comfortable room, well kept and functional. Wifi was good. Nice bath room. Nothing special.

Location is pretty convenient and the property is located in an area packed with restaurants and shops. Not far from the main train station and a short walk from the subway which goes right to the Shinkansen station.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Thank cigarron
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monkob, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hotel Monterey Kobe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Dear Mr/Ms.cigarron

Thank you very much for staying at Hotel Monterey Kobe.
As you referred the comment.
We offer a glimpse into the architecture and atmosphere of medieval-era Italy.
We recreate the Romanesque character of a Northern Italian castle through its use of flagstones and arched colonnades.
The hotel is located in the center of downtown SANNOMIYA and is in a good neighborhood. However, it also located next IKUTA SHRINE, so there are much calm circumstances.
The rooms combine a refined elegance with modern practical amenities for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
We have totally appreciated the precious opinions of you.
You are always welcome at our hotel and we guarantee you that you could enjoy and relax with our hospitality.

Front Desk Hirofumi Kan

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Address: 2-11-13 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 117 Hotels / Ryokan in Kobe
Price Range: $89 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Monterey Kobe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Monterey Kobe offers a glimpse into the architecture and atmosphere of medieval-era Italy. The hotel recreates the Romanesque character of a Northern Italian castle through its use of flagstones and arched colonnades. We invite you to rest in the comfortable sofas in the lobby area to cure your initial travel weariness. Then take a stroll through the courtyard where you can wander through the colonnades to the sound of flowing water from the fountains, helping to calm your spirit and evoke sentimental feelings of nostalgia. ... more   less 
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