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Nara Washington Hotel Plaza

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   31-1 Shimosanjocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8236, Japan (Nara Station)
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Ranked #21 of 30 hotels in Nara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is well located a short walk from the JR train station on a street with a number of restaurants and shops and about a 15 minute walk from the Deer Park and shrines. The rooms are "tired" and could use some refreshing. They are, however, clean. As this is a business hotel, the majority of travelers tend to... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Strange check-in as for the first time in Japan (5th Hotel we had) we were asked to pay the room in advance. Right after we paid they also told us, as described in previous reviews, there may be noise during the night. However, we almost didn't hear anything. The room was small but clean. Overall an average hotel I can... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
68 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Location is close to JR Nara, 5 minutes walk, there is Lawson convenience store next to entrance and 24hrs open; main street had a lot of restaurants; also 7 minutes walk to subway. Service very attentive, you can borrow free wifi in room from reception, first come first serve, check-in time is at 2pm very rigid but they are nice.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed here overnight and all seemed quite happy with our stay. When we checked in the booked us in and made us pay, then they told us that there would be works at midnight which was a bit annoying taking our money then telling us. However, we went to our room which overlooked where the road works would be.... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Was at this hotel for a conference being held in the Nara park conference centre and found it very handy. Within 5 mins walking from Nara train station, on the main street with lots of places to eat and drink to be found minutes from the entrance. Rooms are very clean, bed is comfortable and I was happy with the... More

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Whaddon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

On the face of it a modern hotel in a good position equally placed from the Station and Nara Park on a main street with plenty of shopping and eating spots. We were booked into a tiny double up single room at the front and were not greatly impressed but it was cheap. However , a few minutes after we... More

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Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Location is good - about equidistant from station and Nara Park and surrounded by eateries. Staff were well-meaning and friendly, but not terribly helpful. We arrived half an hour before check in time and were sent away - surely there was one clean, free room at 1.30pm? Room was tiny even by Japanese standards with very narrow "double" bed and... More

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Pittsford, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I stayed at this hotel during a conference. It's my first trip to Japan. The hotel is on a nice street with many shops within walking distance. It's minutes away from the JR Nara Train Station, where many buses start or pass. It's about 20 minutes walk away from the Nara park and a few big temples. The hotel is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Very dirty, outdated, bathroom was portable and looked like it came out of an RV. Bed and pillows were rock solid, I like a firm bed but this was literally the hardest I have ever felt. Not worth it. The hotel staff hardly spoke a word of engligh. We asked them to recommend a Japanese restaurant with traditional food, something... More

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montreal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I don't "get" the negative reviews of this place. I'm a single traveller, 54, in good shape. I just came here to visit my son, who lives in Nara. I just wanted a decent hotel that would serve as a base of operations. Nothing fancy. My main considerations were that it be COLD ENOUGH in the room to combat the... More

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Address: 31-1 Shimosanjocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8236, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara > Nara Station
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Ranked #21 of 30 hotels in Nara
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Hotel Class:3 star — Nara Washington Hotel Plaza 3*
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