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Hotel New Wakasa

3.5 of 5
  |   1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara 630-8274, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #6 of 61 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Manila, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We booked this hotel quite late and were a little concerned about finding it and some reviews which said that English speakers were hard to find. Our experience? A simple, cheap bus journey from the train station and a 2 minute walk to a lovely modern Ryokan that is tucked away on a quiet street. Everyone we met in the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We had a great stay at this ryokan. The rooms are clean and with traditional tatami floors. The onsen is spacious and even though the hotel was fully booked at the time of our visit, we often had the bath to ourselves. Dinner and breakfast was a great opportunity to sample many different traditional Japanese dishes, and even though it... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellent service ! nice public bath, and food, highly recommended! value for money, i will surly visit again and recommend to friends !

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Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara 630-8274, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel New Wakasa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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