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Nara Hotel

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1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015
LuckyMeadow State College, Pennsylvania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A treat to stay in this grand Japanese style hotel after staying in several standard big chain hotels. Our room was in the new wing - a lovely room with a balcony view out into the treetops with the lovely setting sun behind. I liked both the hot water for tea (which is standard) and the pitcher of ice water... More 

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奈良ホテル, Manager at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for choosing Nara Hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the stay with us, along with our service, breakfast, room and location. Nara Hotel was founded in 1909 to serve as “a state guest house in the Kansai region” that is located on a hill in idyllic Nara Park. We're... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was a beautiful historic hotel with lovely grounds right next to Nara Park. The staff is very helpful and all of the food and drinks were great. Be sure to visit the bar in the evenings, it is so beautiful and the drinks are delicious.

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奈良ホテル, Manager at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for staying at Nara Hotel and for leaving your comments for us. It is our pleasure to know that you enjoyed our service, and atmosphere of the Meiji era in the bar. If your travels bring you again to Nara some day, we are more than happy to welcome you back in Nara Hotel! More 

Yokkaichi, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This hotel is special to me because it was the first place I stayed with the woman who would capture my heart. The restaurant inside the hotel is fabulous and affordable. The rooms are amazing and spacious. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a wonderful stay and romantic venue. I will never forget this hotel and the special... More 

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奈良ホテル, Manager at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions about our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you valued our rooms, and restaurant. If your travels bring you again to Nara some day, we are more than happy to welcome you back in Nara Hotel! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

The building is gorgeous and it is a walking distante to the park and to most important historic sites. The service is very good as well the breakfast. I enjoyed having a drink with a night view of the Pagoda. The room was a little bit old fashioned, but well keeped.

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奈良ホテル, Manager at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your heart warming review regarding your stay in Nara Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you valued our breakfast and location. It was pleasure to have you with us and we truly looking forward to welcome you again in our hotel should your plans bring you to Nara! More 

Bangkok
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Rotating dial phones, Japanese language only (almost) literature, atmosphere from another century ! It is the Hotel hosting members of the Japan highly respected Imperial Family while visiting Nara. The place is a must stay ! Being your own AC adaptors since none are available Move to the city by cab, especially in the evening in winter

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奈良ホテル, Manager at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for staying at Nara Hotel and leaving your comments for us. If you have another opportunity to come to Nara, we look forward to welcoming you to Nara Hotel again. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a “New” wing western room. The room is spacious and clean. The bed is comfortable and the bath room is in reasonable size. The only disappointment is there is no onsen inside the hotel. The dinner was good except the service was very slow. While waiting for the food to be served I almost fell... More 

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奈良ホテル, Manager at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for staying at Nara Hotel and for leaving your comments for us. We apologize for that you were not satisfied with our service in the restaurant. We'll make efforts to improve the service. If you have another opportunity to come to Nara, we hope you will visit us again. More 

Minneapolis
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

We walked into our ground level room in the new wing, and were blown away. We wanted to permanently move in. Fantastic garden view with a private outside sitting area. The lobby looks a bit tired, but is grand in its own way. Very few dining choices nearby, but we found a nice little Thai restaurant up the hill. The... More 

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奈良ホテル, Manager at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for staying at Nara Hotel. We are sorry that you were not happy with our room and service in the restaurant, but thank you for your helpful review, as it is always our intention to focus on the comfort and convenience of our guests. If you have another opportunity to come to Nara, we look forward to... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The entrance and lobby of this hotel are very grand and give the impression of a british colonial lodge. The hotel is excellently situated 5 min from nara park. We had reserved a Japanese style room so we had futons laid out in the evening. Although the room is large the futons take up much of the floor space when... More 

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奈良ホテル, マネージャー at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at Nara Hotel. We would be very happy if you enjoyed a blend of Japanese and Western architectural beauty in our traditional Japanese-style rooms. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fine review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel whenever you visit Nara again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nara was our first stop on our honeymoon. We stayed at the Nara Hotel, which is a grand old establishment set in a beautiful garden. Unfortunately they only had twin beds on booking, but after a long flight we didn't mind. They left us a little welcome/honeymoon package and card which was appreciated. Recommend this hotel if you are looking... More 

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奈良ホテル, マネージャー at Nara Hotel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for choosing Nara Hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the stay with us. If you have another opportunity to come to Nara, we look forward to welcoming you to Nara Hotel again. More 

Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Old world charm with a new world price. The facade is stunning, the twin room in the old building have high ceilings and the mattresses are comfortable. Location wise you are well placed for the shrines and deer. My partner and I were welcomed by the staff, the service was impeccable. We didn't dine in so I can't rate the... More 

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