Stay at the Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel for an amazing holiday experience in Kobe; a port city surrounded by mountains and the ocean at its bay. As the sixth largest city in Japan, Boasting a population of over 1.5 million people, Kobe is located on the southside of Honshu Island, which is on the north shore of Osaka Bay.
The ocean surrounds Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel on three sides, giving you the impression of staying in a floating hotel. Each guest room has a balcony to enjoy the majestic views of this bustling Japanese port city; the hotel itself even blends right in with the city's vibes by having a shipping terminal on the second floor of the hotel building.
Built in June 1995 after the great Hanshin Earthquake, Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel can be reached by car or ferry, with the former being a recommended option, as it takes the longer but more scenic 1 hour 3 minute drive (70.9km) from Kansai International Airport.
Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel offers up to four room types: The first one is Twin rooms; boasting separate twin beds, an LCD TV, a comfortable couch, and a coffee table. The twin rooms consist of Ocean View Twin, Grande Twin, West Harbour View Grande Twin, West Harbour View Twin, and Twin.
Next one is Double rooms, giving the choice of either a queen or king-sized beds, one in each. There is also an LCD TV, a relaxing couch, and a coffee table. The double rooms consist of Ocean View Double, West Harbour View Double, Double, and Semi-Double.
This hotel also provides Suite rooms. Not only the beds and the standard room amenities, but there is also a separate section that functions as a living room, complete with a lounge chair, a sofa, a coffee table, and an LCD TV. The suite rooms consist of Deluxe Corner Suite, High Floor Corner Suite, and Corner Suite.
If you come alone, the Single rooms option is also available. This room type offers the standard room amenities; including a dining table, and two chairs on the balcony.While there is only one type of Single rooms in the hotel, all the rooms are provided with amenities including room amenities include an electric kettle, TV, writing desk, closet, fridge, phone, toilet with bidet, air conditioners, and video-on-demand service.
Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel offers up to six different F&B options for guests: Santa Monica’s Wind, Pier, Oriental, Sekitei, Toukashun, and VIEW BAR.
The hotel also boasts several different attractions, with Meriken Park for instance. This park is covered by grass and with some open courtyards filled with modern art installations and fountains. Secondly, Kobe Port Tower functions as a landmark and a sightseeing spot, where tourists can ascend the tower to be treated with a 360-degree view of the city. Up next, there is the Kobe Maritime Museum. This is the right place to learn and experience the history and future of the sea, ships, and ports. The Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park was built as a reminder for the Great Hanshin earthquake, close to Meriken Park. Finally, Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum and Mall is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to Takashi Yanashe’s famous Anpanman franchise.