Kobe is a port city full of cosmopolitan air and charm. It sits along a long narrow strip of land neatly sandwiched between sea and mountains. The oceanfront Meriken Park houses Port Tower, the city's symbol, and Maritime Museum. The Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel stands on its southern tip of the land jutting out into the sea. The hotel is designed in a picture-perfect harmony with Port Tower and Maritime Museum and looks just like a luxury cruise ship dropping anchor there. The hotel's unique location, surrounded 270 degrees by sea, gives you stunning and unobstructive views of the ocean, harbor and city from your room balcony. Night view of Kobe is even more appealing and romantic with a dazzling display of light, colors and silhouettes. Whether you stay with us for leisure or business, you will be assured of a refined yet refreshing and relaxing time at this urban retreat as if you were having a great time aboard a luxury cruise ship.