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Hotobil

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181-15 Kainozukacho, Nara 630-8142, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty lodging in Nara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Japanese style room is wonderful. It's big for two persons and very comfortable. The host is very nice. The food homemade is tastes better than bought from outside especially the Japanese wine. That's wonderful.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a wonderful stay with my family for 1 night on the 18th March. Mieko is a great host and made our trip very memorable. She is so kind. We booked both the Western and Japanese room and enjoyed the comfortable stay. We had requested Mieko to prepare a kaiseki dinner for us. It was delicious and huge portion.. feeling... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed at hotobil for one night. It was a pleasure for us. Button line: Would stay again. Recommend. Location: Not directly in the city centre but a 15 min walk or a short taxi ride. Room: Nice rooms in the classic Japanese style. Shared bathroom. Service: Very nice. Food: We had one of the best breakfast there. All homemade.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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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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