Kobe Kitano Hotel 神戸北野ホテル
French-style boutique hotel that speaks of Kobe's history
Overlooking Kobe from the top of Kitano Hill, the Kobe Kitano Hotel is an elegant and cosmopolitan property speaking of the district's history as a catchment area for the non-Japanese who settled there in the 19th century. From the red-brick exteriors to the inky leather couches in the parlor to the rustic terracotta patio and inner courtyard, the property is decidedly European.
The hotel's 30 light-filled guest rooms are all generous in size with French-style interiors dominating. Linens are crisp, color palettes subdued and spaces feature British furnishings. The Kobe Kitano Hotel's restaurants, Restaurant Ash serving French cuisine and the casual dining cafe Igrek, are overseen by renowned Chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi. A member of the Relais and Chateaux network, the hotel offers activities and services such as horseback riding, golf, fishing, and sailing. Kobe Kitano Hotel is within easy access of Kobe's city center.