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Nara Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8301, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 30 hotels in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Twickenham
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our stay here in the old part of the hotel. Charming and helpful staff and a sense of being in an era of early 20th century style. We had tea overlooking the pagoda and drinks in the bar. Breakfast is from a menu selection rather than buffet - either Japanese or Western style. Japanese was great but I... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... if you've stayed in old-style "Western" hotels in other places in Japan. A comfy bed and lots of wooden furniture - check A gazillion staff decked out in 1920/30s style uniforms - check Slightly faded grandeur - check French restaurant - check I stayed in the old part of the hotel and very glad I was too - it's... More

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

The hotel is located in the park and has a lot of history. Foreigner friendly hotel. We stayed I. The new wing of the hotel and it was clean. The rooms are not special in any way but I guess with dinner and breakfast included at a price of about JPY60,000 it is as expected. The dinner was so so.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We got a good deal booking 4 nights online at this comfortable 100-year old hotel, with its tall, wooden ceilings, 'tea lounge', and various banquet halls popular for weddings. (There seems to be one room specially set aside for Shinto ceremonies.) Our choice - which I'm glad of - was in the old part of the hotel. Although it was... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

room is located in the upper side of the hill and is with good park view and good city view. breakfast and dinner are great, there are several good courses to choose. the Japanese king and queen has been stayed here before. but the old steam heating system is really too noisy to get asleep, especially late at night and... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

i stayed on the first (groud) floor in the main (old) building in twin room on lake side which was lovely. service was amazing. ambience really interesting as feels like being in the past-a gentile stylish age. staff abundant and incredibly helpful eg planning train route, computer weather forecast, bringing requested blankets etc. have afternoon tea for the experience and... More

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This hotel is very grand, wonderfully located in walking distance to the shrines, shopping district and park. We stayed in the new wing of the hotel. It was very quiet and huge for a Japanese hotel. The room had really, really good air condition which was much needed in August. Staying in the new wing was a nice break from... More

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Milano
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A great historic hotel where Eistein stayed and played the piano in a tea room. A great position in the middle of the park matched with excellent services brings you to a different world where you can still feel a grandeur of the past times. It's a pity our stay was short

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was my second time at The Nara Hotel. Old world / old wing / great staff / elegant/relaxed cocktail lounge for the end of the day / above all, a great location for a short visit to Nara. We asked desk for specific walking directions to sites as well as nearby restaurants. The staff was especially helpful with our... More

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Northern Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Nara Hotel is a grand old hotel, with beautiful wooden beams and staircases and a sense of great history. Alas, it feels like it's still living in the past and could use some serious updating, although it's clearly a very popular retreat for many Japanese tourists (and aging ones at that; one nice woman who shared a breakfast table with... More

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Address: 1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8301, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
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Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 30 hotels in Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nara Hotel 4*
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