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Hotobil

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181-15 Kainozukacho, Nara 630-8142, Nara Prefecture
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect accomodation for a couple or a small group of traveller who is looking to get away from the crowd and really sink in the beauty of Nara. Free parking is provided next to the vegetable garden and the house is only about 20 minutes walk from the famous Nara park. The landlady was very friendly and... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our tatami room was perfect for the three of us for 2 nights. The breakfasts (we asked that both be Japanese breakfasts) were beautiful and delicious. Our hostess was so helpful, seriously nothing was too much trouble. The old Nara is right there, bath houses, merchants history art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Lovely landlady with beautiful breakfast! Quiet and friendly neighbor hood. Close to Nara park, short walking to local restraunts. Roads are narrow and complex no suitable for big cars if u self driving. Great place to experience local life style. Recommended!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Although my family and I were not very used to the Japanese style of sitting on the floor, the super friendly landlady Ms. Mieko and her full-of-love breakfast absolutely made this trip an unforgettable sweet memory!!Nara is a city full of lovely kind people and magnificent views~If you want to experience the true Japanese-style life, then Hotel Hotobil is highly... More 

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China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We stayed in Japanese style room for 3 nights, which was big enough and very lovely. The house was so clean and full of light. The location of Hotobil was quite convenient, bus stop and Naramachi were in walking distance (around 2 minutes walking), and there were convenient store / supermarket / local restaurants nearby. Mieko was super friendly and... More 

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Thank Luyee
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Lovely little Ryokan, four of us stayed in one room which was fine. The breakfast in the morning was lovely, some of us had the western breakfast and others had the japenese one. Great price for a great little place.

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Frankfurt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Mieko has rented out her two upstairs rooms with a joint bathroom to travellers. She is a lovely lady with very good recommendations and a lot of good maps. Her service is commendable - in the hot summer we were greeted with bowls of shaved ice which was lovely. We recommend Japanese breakfast over the Western option which we saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stayed there for 3 nights and was not disappointed! The breakfast was great and the owner was SUPER friendly even when she sometimes couldnt understand us. She helped us out when one of my friends lost his phone and she talked to the people at the station for us(we found the phone!). The area was about 10 mins walk away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in May and had a wonderful time. The owner was incredibly helpful and made the most delightful breakfasts fit for a king. We loved her dog. The walk to the park is quite long.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We spent a week in Nara at Hotobil followed by a week in Osaka at a western-style hotel. Oh, did we miss Hotobil! The breakfasts (we had all Japanese style, which I highly recommend), the room size (very spacious), the privacy and convenience. We were in walking distance of virtually everywhere we wanted to go - although granted, we are... More 

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