Attoo is one of the best host that we've met. He drove our roommate to the station to meet with us because she was afraid to get lost on her first day in Kobe. definitely above and beyond the call of duty. His wife is also friendly and helpful.. Their samosas at zest foods (the store on the first floor of the building) are awesome. They are very responsive everytime we have a question. The place is beautiful with a gorgeous view of Kobe from the hillside. We wake up to watch the beautiful sunrise every day with a cup of warm coffee before heading down the hill to hike to one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Kobe. Highly recommend this place...
The landlord is very nice,he always says you can tell me everything you need~He provided some seasonings ,lots of maps ,he tell me where is good~He booked me a car ,it is very convenient for us~He helped us prepare the children’s room,amazing ~the view is beautiful ~next time I will come back
Very nice owner, speaks fluent English and Cantonese, and able to communicate in Mandarin too. Nice view and nice location.
The apartment is big and the beds are comfortable. Although the apartment was clean the bathroom and one of the bedrooms are a bit run down looking. One of the bedrooms also faces a busy road so there is a lot of noise in the morning and one window doesn't have a curtain so a lot of light gets into the room. There is a regular bus that stops outside the apartment that will bring you to Shin-Kobe and Sannomiya train stations in a few minutes.
Due to the host's computer error we didn't stay in this apartment but Atoo relocated us to a hotel. This proved to be satisfactory.
Atoo is the most charismatic host! He's very energetic and fun and, since me and my daughter are Mexican, he recieved us with some delicious tandoori chicken wraps and a Corona beer. The apartment has the best view of Kobe city and harbour (night and sunrise is the best time to see the beautiful skyline). The apartment is quite big and the location is perfect. Just a ten minute walk from Shin Kobe station, from where you can take the ropeway to Nunobiki Herb Gardens and falls. You can also reach Arima's hot springs from here (40 min ride). There's a bus stop literally out of the building's door so you can easily reach Shin Kobe station, Kitano neighborhood and the port from here (only 200 yen per ride, I think). Very nice place to stay, really! Thank you, Atoo!
My son and I really enjoyed our stay in the two bedroom apartment run by Atoo and his wife. They were the perfect hosts and couldn't do enough for us to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They sorted out airport transfers for me and recommended good restaurants to go to and excursions etc. The apartment is in a good location about a 20 minute walk from Sannomiya or a quick bus ride on the number 2 bus which stops right outside the apartment block. It's in a quiet residential area. The view from the apartment was also stunning. Thanks again for the warm welcome Atoo and being a great host!
The hosts are congenial, helpful, and willing to do anything to help you enjoy your time at the apartment and Kobe. And oh, the view! Especially in the evening as twilight deepens and the lights of the harbor come on! Thoughtful touches of tea and coffee service with a hot pot and comfortable furniture add to the homey feel. We wished we had more time in Kobe to stay a Atoo’s place and would return without hesitation!