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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 #8 of 61 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My husband and I took a taxi from the train station to the Ryokan. On our way we saw so many deer! When we arrived at the Ryokan, it looked cosy, clean and beautiful. The hospitality of staff of course is unparallel! We were promptly taken to our spacious Japanese style room. The door opened to a little landing with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed in the Wakasa Annex, which is the annex part of this hotel. It is hard to say how great this place was in words - the staff made it amazing for us! The room is beautiful, traditional Japanese. It with a modern edge - very beautiful and very comfortable. The beds laid out are superbly comfy, it is... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The price is very reasonable including one stay and two meals and free hot spring. The service is terrific. They are so considerate and care about you in many ways, such as recommend perfect trip plan, arrange timely dinner/breakfast, and print photos we took as a gift. It's a full of surprise stay. I will definitely go back again!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 April 18, 2015

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 April 16, 2015 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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