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Nara Hotel

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4.0 of 5
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1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
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Aomori, Japan
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274 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Venerable Nara Hotel occupies an attractive setting near the city's large park and beautiful Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Service was polite and attentive during a two-night stay in February 2016. Our room was comfortable, warm, clean, and in good repair. The included wifi service was slow and temperamental. Breakfasts were included in our room rate, The Japanese-style breakfast was delicious, but... More 

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London & Sydney
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming and atmospheric hotel in an excellent location. It feels like one of those turn of the 19th century places - huge rooms, high ceilings, exposed woodwork. It has subtle Japanese touches to the architecture. The service is excellent (the air con was a bit of a nightmare but the staff finally got it sorted) and the... More 

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Blagoveschensk
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278 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best location possible in Nara - next to the park. Opposite the street there's a bus stop, if you prefer to save a thousand yen on taxi. Rather spacious room for Japan, nicely decorated, with lots of wood and even a fireplace. Visitors are provided with beautiful yukata. Well-trained staff: opening the doors, greeting you when you enter or... 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 kindly for staying at Nara Hotel and leaving your comments for us. 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 

New York City, New York
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel has a sort of 'colonial' feel to it. The space and dimensions of the bar and dining rooms, the wood panelling, the way the paintings are hung. It is in need of some urgent remodeling. The rug, furniture etc. is old and in bad condition. The service is impecable.

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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 choosing Nara hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the stay with us. But we are sorry bad condition stuff in our hotel, we would continue to improve future. If you have another opportunity to come to Nara, we look forward to welcoming you to Nara Hotel again. More 

Shanghai Region, China
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This hotel is lovingly maintained and preserved. We visited around November was visually treated to various tones of flaming, amber-coloured leaves in the compound and outside our window. Excellent location; situated within walking distance to Kofukuji Temple and Nara National Museum. We stayed in the old wing on the first floor with a room facing the main entrance. For two... 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 kindly for staying at Nara Hotel and for leaving your comments for us. We apologize for about water temperature. More to make your stay even more comfortable way, we will endeavor. If you have another opportunity to come to Nara, we hope you will visit us again. More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a beautiful old hotel with many original features. The rooms are spacious and well-maintained with high ceilings and wooden fireplaces (no longer in use). There is an excellent restaurant and a very pleasant tea and breakfast room. It is well situated with an attractive garden and within easy reach of the town centre, temples and Nara Park with... 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 kindly for staying at Nara Hotel and for leaving your comments for us. 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 

The Netherlands
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58 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful old hotel with lots of history.The staff are very friendly and efficient, the rooms spotless. The hotel is not far from the town so an easy taxi ride to some traditional Japanese restaurants. If I was ever in Nara again I would definitely stay here.

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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 choosing with us. 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 

Düsseldorf
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

You have to like this.... A Hotel that cannot be judged by current standards or concepts... The location is wonderful, close to all temples and parks... The bar is a gem, as well as the tea parlour, full of lovely and genteel (as well as boozy) locals... This makes up for the slightly dilapitated charm of the whole place and... 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 for your heart warming review regarding your stay in Nara Hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our service. If you have another opportunity to come to Nara, we look forward to welcoming you to Nara Hotel again. More 

Canada
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164 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This hotel was a classic old hotel located in central Nara making it easy to walk to all the major attractions. It reminded me of the old Pacific and National Railway hotels in Canada except the hotel seems to be made entirely of wood. Extraordinary! Amazing history with many Japanese dignitaries routinely visiting.

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奈良ホテル, マネージャー 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 enjoyed our service. 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 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Really lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. Five star service, i.e. shown to room and luggage delivered by member of staff and English-speaking, helpful Reception. There was a little wood outside our room and could virtually touch the tame deer wandering around. We stayed at the Nara Hotel for two nights and would thoroughly recommend it.

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