The hotel is literally three or four minutes over the road from Kobe station. Many sights are actually are around the Sannomiya area - but Sannomiya station is only a few minutes by train and the Kobe station is actually quieter.
Check in is strictly at 3pm and not a minute before, but at least they have a lovely air conditioned lobby to sit in. Check in was swift, and they stock a lot of free toiletries and tea/coffee items in the lobby to use in your room. The room was very compact indeed, with no real space to open a suitcase other than the bed (and no suitcase stand). Clothing space was literally two coat hangers on the wall. Bur there was a kettle, fridge, flatscreen TV and plenty of power sockets, The WiFi is also very good.
There are several convenience stores and a supermarket within five minutes of the hotel, as well as some rather good eateries - especially a great tonkotsu ramen restaurant.
If you are coming directly from Tokyo, get a Shinkansen train to Sannomiya and not Shin Kobe, as connections from Sannomiya Station to Kobe Station is much easier.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking