Check In Date

Sept

Location

Kobe, Japan

Style

Business hotel

 

Room

Double – Non-Smoking

526

Double bed

544

Double bed

543

Bathrobes

546

Desk

547

Instructions

548

Memo pad

549

Telephone

550

Clock

553

Glasses

554

TV

556

Hitachi brand TV

541

Dehumidifier

557

Clothes hanger

559

Coat hangers

Light switch

Aircon switch

531

Light switch

Door to the bathroom

Door to the bathroom

We return back to this hotel – Kobe Motomachi Tokyu REI Hotel for the second time as the price is more reasonable in this area and it looks more new on Tripadvisor.  This room was on a different floor from my visit visit.  Read more on my first visit
 I accidentally chose a double room instead of two single beds.  The room I had last time was really outdated and smelt funny, however this room was more modern, new and seemed like it was just renovated.  Although the bed looks more smaller than normal western double beds, it was comfortable for two person to share.  The TV was still small and not much western channels, the dehumidifier was working great.  There was more than enough space to put my bags and accessories, lots of space to hang my coats.

Bathroom

532

Sink

533

Perfect shower head

534

More shower heads

536

Bath soap

537

Towels

538

Toto toilet

563

Toilet control

540

Hairdryer

539

Towels

560

Bathroom amenities

561

Amenities

Hairdryer

Hairdryer

The biggest difference from this 2nd visit and the first visit was the bathroom.  If you can see from the last visit, the bathroom was really outdated last time.  Instead of a really old small bathtub, this bathroom has an updated shower.  Not just a rain shower, there is  six shower heads in the middle where water sprays from there at same time that can give a massage affect on the back.  It was scary at first as the water was cold, but it was actually really enjoyable.  There is now more space in the bathroom, Toto toilet and washing basin was a lot more newer.

154

Outdated bathroom from last stay

155

Outdated bathroom from last stay

565

The door that separates bathroom and bedroom

564

Door

The room consist of three parts – bedroom, bathroom and the entrance area.  The design of the room was interesting.  The bathroom door can be a bedroom door too.  It closes and separates the bathroom, so the entrance part is part of the bedroom making it longer.  But you can also close the door on the bedroom side, then the bathroom becomes bigger with the entrance part included.  I liked the deign very much!

 

Breakfast and restaurant

Breakfast was not included

Lobby

Lobby

Lobby

Lobby is on the second floor of the building, so from the ground floor you will need to get a lift up to second floor to check in.  There are welcome drinks free of charge at the bar/restaurant

Verdict

Customer service ★★★★
Cleanness ★★★★
Amenities ★★★
Location ★★★★★
Comfortableness ★★★★

PROS
Central location
Fast check in
Fluent English speaker at check in
Fast check out
Reasonable price
Modern rooms

CONS
No breakfast included
No car park on site
Need to pay for a public carpark
No swimming pool

My second visit to this hotel was definitely a much better experience. The room was more modern, bigger and nicely renovated.  I wish i had stayed longer.

Click here to read my first review on Kobe Motomachi Tokyu REI Hotel 

Would I go back again? Yes, definitely
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 8/10

Damage

HKD 629.75 (per night)

Details

Kobe Motomachi Tokyu REI Hotel

1-2-35, Sakaemachi-dori
Chuo, Bay Area
Kobe
Japan 650-0023

中央区栄町通1-2-35
神戸ベイエリア
神戸
日本 650-0023

+81 78-327-0109

Check In 03:00 PM
Check out 10:00 AM