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Guesthouse Iki

2.0 of 5 1-5 Kamisanjocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8228, Japan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The rooms are basic but comfortable. Loved the doonas and the memory foam mattresses. Yes, the bathroom is small but there's still enough room and the shower is hot, with good water pressure and certainly big enough. The guesthouse is in a good position near the shopping area, Nara Tourist Information Centre and an easy walk to either railway station... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Pro: The room was spacious. Owner was nice. He let us borrow umbrellas when it was raining. We didn't go far (not even to the Deer Park) as it was raining hard so I felt my day was wasted. Con: The strong smell of seaweed in the tatami room. There was a typhoon and it was raining hard that night... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this property and we love it very much. Mr. Jun the owner make sure every guest is happy and comfortable. He event sent us the location map through email before our arrival. It is very near to everything in Nara. Only 5 minues or less walking from Nara Kintetsu station. The room is big with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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94 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed 2 nights. Easy to reach from Nara station- owner sent map in advance.- about 10 minutes with luggage. Very clean- helps that you have to leave shoes by door. We had western style room & bed was so comfortable! Bathroom good- with smallest bin and sink I have ever seen. Towels to rent - 100¥. Slept so well-... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

like all of the other reviewers, i had a great stay here. the owner was wonderful and patient with my japanese. he speaks english, but was very kind about letting me practice what i could. location is fantastic and easily within walking distance of most nara attractions. the room was big enough and the bathroom was great. good value for... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stayed here for my one night stay in August during the restival of lights. The owner could not have been more attentive or welcoming, If you come to Nara, you will not regret staying here for one minute. Very close to the park and great places to eat. The room had the most comfortable matress of all my places in... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Our roon in the guest house was rather big, by Japanese standards. It was traditional, with grass type tami mat floors and futon mattress for sleeping. Our room also had a small table. The bathroom has a bidet western style toilet, small sink, and a very nice shower. The hostel has free wifi, a common area with flathead screen TV,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Sorry to write this comment so late. First of all, I strongly recommend this hostel to everyone. I'd stayed in the dorm for two days. Compared with most of hostels I'd been to, this one is very cozy. I have plenty of space to move around in the room. There's a chair in the room as well, though I'd never... More

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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Midmay between both JR NARA and Kintetsu station and perfectly located for sightseeing spots and many cafes/restaurants for lunch and dinner. New, clean and perfect for a short stay in NARA. Rooms are small but have everything you need, including western beds and private bathroom. It's off the main street so watch out for the small sign which we missed.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's the best hostel I've ever stayed at. It's really clean and comfortable here and the owner is quite nice. It's also within close distance to Kintetsu-Nara station and convenient to reach major sightseeing places in Nara.

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Address: 1-5 Kamisanjocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8228, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
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Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse Iki 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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