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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 #3 of 30 hotels in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time i went to Nara and i really loved this place! The hotel has a long history and a few of famous people stayed there before ( include Japanese royals and international politics). We stayed in Nara hotel one night this March during cherry blossom season, it is very impressive with the service, food, and landscape... More

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Dublin, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to visit Nara while passing through with a night over at the Nara Hotel. We got a good deal from Expedia on this stay, though our room was a smaller one in the annex of the main building. Excellent Japanese manners from the hotel staff. We took a taxi from the Nara JR train station. After checking in,... More

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Manila
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights And we were booked in the main wing. The typical cleanliness of the Japanese is very well seen, the linens are so crisp, since we were staying for two nights only, I opted not to have our linens changed, to our surprise, it was changed. The staffs are friendly. I couldn't believe, the building was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Nara Hotel for 1 night in 2 rooms. The hotel is set in a lovely location within close proximity to all the sights around Nara. Our rooms were in the main building and had high ceilings and a view out towards the lake. The rooms are decorated in a 50s style with a nice fireplace and... More

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Paris
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel is in great surroundings and the old-fashioned style was extremely exciting to me. I had a nice double room with all the conveniences overlooking the vast gardens, fresh kimono and bath towels everyday, lovely amenities. All was clean and the staff includes several members who speak good English. The hotel is well located, within minutes from the central... More

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Holt, Michigan
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16 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I enjoyed staying at this old hotel... if the walls could talk! Take some time to view the montage of pictures of notable visitors in the hallway off the main lobby. We stayed in the old wing - the room had two twin beds, a small bathroom (with a half-sized bathtub). It was small, but there was still room for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is Nara's oldest western hotel and the main building is quite beautiful, with high ceilings and fireplaces in the room. There is a newer wing but I was after a old world experience and chose to stay in the atmospheric main building. The rooms have an old world feel but do have flatscreen TVs and WiFi. The charm of... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beautiful old hotel - worth one night's stay (but don't stay on the weekend where the cost was $350 / night!!!). Dining was very expensive and the food was not great. Walk down town (takes about 10 minutes) and you'll have 50 options for dining - all more affordable and better than that in the hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hotel has a distinct 1970's feel. There is some charm to that, but much lacking as well. In a property this size one would expect a fitness center; there is none. Restaurants are expensive and the European menu is extremely traditional. Service is a little stiff. The views, setting, and location in relation to other points of interest in... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a beautiful old hotel but way over-priced. Probably worth it for one night but no more than that. The restaurant is not great and yet charges exorbitant rates. A better choice is to walk down to the town or take a taxi to the more reasonably priced restaurants there. We made reservations for 2 nights but wished we... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nara Hotel 4*
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