The jewel of Kobe’s waterfront
Resembling a cruise ship at anchor on the shore of Osaka Bay, the Kobe Merikan Park Oriental Hotel serves as a beacon welcoming visitors to a fantastic hotel experience. From well-appointed rooms boasting amazing views and a delicious array of dining options to banquet and meeting facilities, this hotel has it all.
Variety of rooms
Opening in mid-1995, just months after the Great Hanshin Earthquake, the hotel represents the indomitable spirit and resilience of the people of Kobe. The hotel has more than 300 rooms, with panoramic views of the harbor and the Kobe city skyline.
The single rooms offer just over 22 square meters of space, while double rooms range from 26 square meters for a Standard Double to 63 square meters for a Comfort Corner Double.
Twin rooms come in at about 30 square meters for a Standard Twin and can reach up to 80 square meters for an Executive Corner Twin. Suites range from around 76 square meters for a Junior Suite to over 148 square meters for the hotel’s most luxurious accommodation, the Oriental Suite.
All rooms come with an array of amenities, including standard items such as a writing desk, refrigerator, pajamas and slippers to personal care items and some nonstandard treats, such as a set of Orientalist-labeled amenities consisting of shampoo, hair treatment and body soap, as well as hand and face soap.
Guest looking to satisfy their hunger will not have to look far as the hotel has restaurants that offer a wide range of food suitable for any number of occasions. The newly opened All Flags Terrace & Dining is a fitting replacement for the venerated Santa Monica’s Wind, which served as the main dining space since the hotel’s opening.
With windows overlooking the water, All Flags offers a space that evokes the feeling of truly being on a cruise ship at sea. With outdoor balcony seating offered in pleasant weather throughout the warmer months and ample dining space indoors, the restaurant’s spacious and airy atmosphere is very welcoming.
Offering all-day dining from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., the exquisite buffet at All Flag’s is sure to have something for everyone.
For lunch and dinner, All Flags offers a wide variety of dishes unconstrained by borders, and all carefully crafted using seasonal ingredients.
In addition to the buffet, there are made-to-order items, such as the succulent beef roti, grilled churrasco style, tacos and freshly squeezed Mont Blanc. All Flags also changes things up throughout the year with seasonal specials that offer special dishes to celebrate various occasions, such as their Winter Market Fair with dishes based on a variety of European comfort foods.
Best of beef
Rounding out the dining options at the Kobe Merikan Park Oriental Hotel is the Oriental restaurant. This steak house serves the incredibly delicious and tender cuts of carefully selected premium beef, including the much-sought-after Kobe beef.
Diners sit at counter seats while expert chefs skillfully prepare the choice cuts alongside the very best of seasonal ingredients that best complement the flavors of the meat. The Oriental offers prix fixe courses featuring steak as the main and steak along with seafood options for both lunch and dinner, as well as à la carte items. The restaurant boasts wagyu, kuroge wagyu and the very pinnacle of steak, Kobe beef. Featuring dark stone counters and tall counter seats, guests can enjoy watching the chefs plying their trade against a backdrop of the fabulous city skyline and harbor.
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Drink with a view
For those looking for something lighter or a nightcap, the View Bar on the 14th floor offers afternoon tea on Fridays and weekends before the bar opens in the evening. With expansive views of the port and surrounding Kobe cityscape, the open terrace and chic, stylish interior the bar are perfect for casual conversation and romantic evenings.
In addition to standard bar snacks, they also offer more substantial options such as pizza and pasta.The bar is well-stocked with domestic and imported beer and wine. With the wide selection of whiskies, including scotch, bourbon and exclusive domestic brands, skilled bartenders can offer recommendations as well as create dozens of cocktails from the extensive collection of spirits on hand.
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Taste of China
Also perched atop the hotel, restaurant Toukashun offers diners delicious Cantonese dishes alongside spectacular views of the city. For both lunch and dinner, the restaurant has a buffet with dozens of traditional favorites, including crispy roasted Beijing duck skin, steamed spareribs with black beans, sauteed shrimp with chili sauce and sauteed beef and green peppers. The buffet also includes a selection of delicious dumplings and an assortment of dishes created to appeal specifically to children for the young ones in your party. In addition to the buffets, there are several prix fixe meals available that are carefully and creatively prepared using the best seasonal offerings. The sophisticated interior is a perfect setting for taking in the fabulous views the mountains during the day and the sparkling city lights of Kobe at night.
No hotel would be complete without banquet and meeting facilities and the Kobe Merikan Park Oriental Hotel definitely comes through on this front. The hotel has 10 banquet rooms that can handle small groups of 20 for an intimate banquet to up to 400 in their largest room. In addition to providing the space for your events, the hotel has a staff of planning professionals to make sure that every need is attended to, guaranteeing a perfect event, whether a business meeting or wedding reception.
Elegant and stately, the Kobe Merikan Park Oriental Hotel, with comfortable rooms, a wide variety of dining options and space for meetings and events, is a destination unto itself in Kobe.