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3.0 of 5 Specialty B&B   |   181-15 Kainozukacho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8142, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty lodging in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent one night at Hotobil. We liked the location, in a neighborhood within walking distance of the main sights. Upon checking in, we appreciated the chocolate torte and hot tea served to us in our room. We took advantage of the fact that the owner of Hotobil is a very good cook. She made a wonderful dinner for... More

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

kind hostess + nice environment + yamato room + tasted food + new friends + cute puppy + peaceful Nara = perfect ! Hope see you again ! I looooooove Nara ~ ~❤

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tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

At the beginning of last May, I stayed at the western style room for 3 nights with my friends. Most of all, I was so impressed with lovely breakfast which owner Mieko-san made for us. She made most of dishes by herself (for example, delicious bacons with herb aroma, some kinds of fruit jam...and so on.), and even baked breads... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We spent two wonderful days here with our two years old toddler. The owner is was very friendly and a gorgeous cook! The bigger Japanese style room is very authentic. We can absolutely recommend this place and the little doggy is so cute.

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just stayed there for 1 night. Thanks Obasan. There are 2 rooms, Japanese style and Western style, I stayed at Western style which has the capability of 5 persons max. The hotel is perfect, just 15 mins walk from Nara Park, along the walking path, you can enjoy lots of shops, restaurants, and beautiful houses. The host is so nice,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

On a scorching summer day we were greeted with ice-packs, iced tea, kakigori (shaved ice with syrup) and a warm smile. This was an amazing experience. It has so far, been the best accommodation I have had in Japan. It is clean, traditional, the rooms are large and the lady who runs it is absolutely lovely. The dinner and breakfast... More

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Waasmunster, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Excellent hotel, excellent service. Small yes, but so a friendly and helpfull service ! Two larger rooms so ok for two couples/families, both very quiet and hence the shared bathroom and washing machine are not an issue at all ! Next to old Nara (Naramachi) and 10 min walk from Kofuku)ji and all other tempales and places to visit within... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed in Nara last April and it was a pleasure to stay in Hotobil. It is true that you can skip staying overnight in Nara as it's an easy day trip from Kyoto and it's easy to see all major spots in one day, but since we had been travelling through Kansai and were heading back to Tokio, we... More

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Comboyne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Firstly book the big room with the verandah, it's huge and beautiful. The lady who owns the place was very helpful and does a huge and fantastic breakfast, also great fresh smoothies.It was sad that we had arrived just after she lost her beloved pet...always nice to share pets on our travels.Fresh flowers, home made bread lots of nice details... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My girlfriend & I stayed here for 2 nights in late May 2014. We wanted to experience living in a Japanese house with local food and we were not disappointed. Mieko's food were amazing even with our diet of no meat. Breakfasts included in the room rates were generous servings including home baked bread rolls. We ordered dinner for both... More

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Address: 181-15 Kainozukacho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8142, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotobil 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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