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Hotel New Wakasa

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1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara 630-8274, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #7 of 61 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was great - the location was perfect just a short walk from todai-ji, the staff were extremely helpful, there was easy access to some great restaurants and shopping, and, perhaps most importantly, the rooms and onsen were fantastic. I'd highly recommend staying here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New Wakasa may seem smaller than the other ryokan I have been to, but it is big in service. It's a wonderful place for guests that are new to Japanese hot springs, as they provide helpful English tips on how to wear the yukata and use the facilities. All the staff are attentive and prompt in their service. Thank you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in for just one night while visiting Nara. It is an onsen hotel. The rooms are tradition Japanese style with sliding doors and tatami mat floors. Deliciously comfortable futon mattress beds are made up for you by the staff for night time. The overall ambience is relaxation and calm. The onsen is beautiful and you can opt for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stayed here on Dec 28/29 2014. This is not a ryokan. I'll state the not-so-pleasant points first: 1) Dec 29 - Tried to asking a staff a question in English, but he replied he didn't understand and then ignored me. I was expecting he would at least get someone to help 2) Dec 29 - During dinner we had to... More 

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Mt Martha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very friendly new hotel in Nara. It is well located near main attractions and easy to get to by bus from both Nara stations. We asked at tourist information at the station for directions - very easy. Everything within walking distance, the staff were friendly and very helpful. English language is no problem. The rooms are traditional,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We started off with a very warm welcome from the reception staff who gave us a welcome drink while taking our luggage. We were ushered into our rooms accompanied by a knowledgeable staff member who took the time to explain about the room, the room amenities, the Onsen, the dinner and breakfast times. We were pleasantly surprised to see our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

WE are very desapointed .The hotel does Not look at all like the photos on internet .The décoration is old with a mixture of old souvenir like plastiic dog and a kitch store at the lobby.As soon as we arrive they asked for total payment on our crédit card.The room was clean but the bathroom was exttremely small and old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very nice Japanese ryokan in Nara. It is about 20min jogging from Kintesu Nara station. There are also serval bus lines connecting Hotel and train station. It is very close to the Nara park. The room is spacious. The set Japanese breakfast is very good with several dishes, better than the Western breakfast. The old lady serving the breakfast cannot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Traditional japanese hotel (Ryokan) with beds on the floor and public hot springs bath. Staff was so nice, usual japanese politeness and great smiles. In 5 minutes you walk to the park (buy food for the deers because they will chase you for sure), temples and a great flea market

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We really enjoy our stay there. The staffs have been very helpful and friendly. We had encountered some problems when checking in. They tried to solve our problem. The food was amazing. I will surely stay here again when visiting Nara.

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