Starting from Sept 20th, 2012 I am the new owner of this lovely place in Kobe. I look forward to providing the same service as Paolo offered.
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Paolo's place is in a great spot in Motomachi, just a stone's throw from Sannomiya, the centre of Kobe. It is also only a short stroll from many train stations on a variety of train lines. This makes for a great base to travel around Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. Getting there is easy too....you can take the ferry from Kansai airport to Kobe airport then get a train to Motomachi station, or just train it all the way with a Kansai Surruto Pass available from the information desk at Kansai airport. (You'll just need to transfer in Osaka). Motomachi itself is a great spot with streets and streets of shopping arcades, restaurants, night spots, etc. Just downstairs there's a great Yakitori (chicken skewer) joint, a chinese restaurant on the corner and a myriad of restaurants in the mall and surrounds. As for Paolo's place, it's up a very narrow, steep flight of stairs, but once you're in it is quite comfy with airconditioning in your room as well as a private bath, toilet, shower, hanging space and vanity unit - all located on the second level. The first level is Paolo's restaurant, "Italian Trattoria" which includes the kitchen which you are allowed access to outside trading hours. So the downside is no dedicated kitchen space for guests or laundry, and the carpets could use a clean, however Paolo more than makes up for it with his bright, warm hospitable nature and generosity. He showed me around the local area, introducing me to eateries, a discount train ticket place and the laundromat. Paolo is an interesting host with lots of experience in Japan and has a wide variety of professional backgrounds which make for great conversation. Paolo provided bedding and towels. Breakfast was included as well which was great - yoghurt, OJ, fresh seasonal fruit, fresh bread and freshly-made coffee. Thanks Paolo!
Richard Roberts arranged the booking for Paolo Lodi.
Paolo stayed with us for one month.
Paolo is a lovely,friendly,charming,considerate and polite gentleman.
We really enjoyed meeting him and talking to (website hidden) was a pleasure to have him stay in our home.He was a perfect guest and we would be very happy to accommodate him again.
We are very happy that Paolo is still with us.Its a pleasure to have him stay in our home.
We are very happy that Paolo is still with us.
Paolo is a very good friend and a serious worker. He's able to suprise his customers in anyway so that I must have to recommend him!
Paolo is a warm and fun to be with person.
His cooking skills alone are worth the stay and make for a sensational culinary experience.
Very serious host. Definitely recommends him.