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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
lucytravels304 Dumaguete City, Philippines
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Overall we were very impressed with our stay at the Nara Hotel. It is pricey, but that is what you pay for in an historic Japanese city, so you just live with that. The hotel is next to the deer park and close to everything. Pros – We choose the traditional Japanese room which was very nice. It is old... More 

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United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful night here. After booking a standard room, they upgraded us to the fabulous Imperial Suite and needless to say my family were impressed. I've stayed many places over the years on business and holidays, but this place takes first place. Thanks again.

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Vienna, Austria
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40 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to stay where lots of celebrities stayed you are on the right place. But reserve an expensive room, if not you get a small one at a high price, a so called American breakfast (served, no buffet) which in a good hotel in Europe would easely go as a continental one. Dont expect help or understanding from... More 

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

Thank you very much for staying at Nara Hotel. And thank you for providing your comments and we are sorry that you were not happy with our rooms, breakfast, and service. Regarding the room, if the guest is added, we charge it even if the reservation is a twin / double room. Because in the case of using a twin... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night in nara hotel... Royal suite. When we arrived in the morning (it was rainy and cold)... A woman came out of the entrance door... And without saying hi or anything... She told us, that check in time is at 3. when we asked for an early check in... She just let us stand outside... Waiting for... More 

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

Thank you very much for your stay at Nara Hotel. First of all, we deeply apologize that your experience in our Hotel was such a disappointing one. We are so sorry that we could not meet your expectations. I will bring up the points you have put forth at our next board meeting to see what can be done in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When your japanese relatives take you on a travel, they dont just travel, they travel in style, they also stay in style. amazingly we rest eat and drank with some of the finest people i have encounter in my travel, later on that morning i was directed to the wall of fame.. i mean from einstein yes the man himself... 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 and for 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 

Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely rooms overlooking greenery in a hotel famous for tradition and celebrity from over a century ago. Quiet location handy to Nara`s major sightseeing spots. Hotel has a convenient shuttle bus service from Osaka airport.

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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 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 

State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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