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“Lovely Guesthouse near JR Station” 4 of 5 stars
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Guest House Nara Komachi
2.0 of 5 Japanese Guest House   |   41-2 Surugamachi, Nara 630-8357, Nara Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty lodging in Nara
4.5 of 5 stars 119 Reviews
Melbourne, Australia
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Lovely Guesthouse near JR Station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

This was a lovely guesthouse near the JR Station and about 20 minutes walk from the main temples. Very nice couple who run it who were most helpful with ideas and places to see. Very clean but tiny rooms (as are most places in Japan)

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Small guesthouse with friendly owners. Located 5 min away on foot from JR nara station. The location is great for exploring Nara on foot, but also many buses pick up from the JR station which is close by so you can take a bus to your destination easily too. the rooms while small, are very comfortably and perfectly clean. The owners are great, speak good english and helped us feel at home immediately. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fingal Head,NSW
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

This small guesthouse is an easy walk from the JR Rail Station.Managed by a very friendly and helpful couple who spoke good English we felt immediately relaxed and although the room was quite small it was clean and comfortable.It is an easy walk to most attractions in Nara as well as many eating places.Good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We spent here one night with my wife and my small kid.

This is a great gesthouse, very new and clean, with a very helpfull and english fluent frontdesk. They immediately gave us the programm of celebrations the same evening in Nara. The only bad point is that they do not accept international credit card.

We had a room on the ground floor, what is very convenient with a baby, with a bathroom with shower (but no bathtub). You also have a small shared kitchen with coffee and tea.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We stayed here for one night in a Japanese style room which was clean and had free wi-fi. Though the ensuite bathroom had a glass wall, you had enough privacy by closing the curtain. The reception was helpful and friendly, they even had an electricity converter which most business hotels did not have. You have acces to a small kitchen in the common area/lobby where you can make you own breakfast or snack. Next to the wi-fi they also had 2 computers in the common area. Would definitely recommend this guest house, though in Nara is not much to do in the evening time.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

This place is about 5 minutes walk from the JR rail station though it's tucked away about 100 metres off the main road. We stayed for just a night and wish we'd had more time to stay here. Staff were extremely friendly and spoke decent enough English. The room was spotlessly clean (the whole place was!) and made excellent use of space. Hotel rooms aren't big in Japan but this one felt bigger than normal thanks to excellent and innovative use of space. The place offers a whole range of services: free and fast internet, a kitchen if you want to cook yourself, big screen tvs in the room and lots more besides.
It's roughly 5-10 mins walk from the main shopping area.
We travelled all over Japan and this place was probably the most comfortable place we stayed in- and it's was exceptionally reasonably priced! I wouldn't hesitate in returning to this hotel or recommending it to a friend....

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

I stayed only one night in this lovely guest house but I wanted to stay longer. rooms were clean and comfortable, friendly staff and workstations with high speed internet for free with possibility to use Skype with the headset and microphone. in central location is perfect for sightseeing. if I had to return to Nara I'll choose this guest house again

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 41-2 Surugamachi, Nara 630-8357, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty lodging in Nara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guest House Nara Komachi 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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