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Nara Royal Hotel

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#16 of 68 hotels in Nara
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Free parking
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Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Arrived on a Thursday afternoon. Took a taxi from JR Nara station. Found out later that we could have taken a hotel shuttle. The interior lobby looks grand. Check in was easy. Room with two twin beds had good space. Hotel registration included two adult visits to the spa. Had to pay extra for my 7 year old son to use the spa. Also had to pay extra for his breakfast meals. Breakfast buffet had many choices. Plenty of seating. Used my map app on my phone to get to Kintetsu station, about a 10 min walk away. Used the hotel shuttle for departure from Kintetsu station at the end of the visit. The shuttle stop is not at the station, about a block away. Overall a good stay, but the decor needs to be upgraded, it feels a little worn. And the location was a little far from the train stations for us.
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Response from NARAROYALHOTEL, NARA ROYAL HOTEL Hayakawa at Nara Royal Hotel
Responded May 6, 2019
Thank you very much for choosing Nara Royal Hotel. We appreciate you using your time to make a comment about your stay. We are glad that you liked our lobby, rooms and breakfast buffet. Please let us explain that children who are free to sleep with their parents, don’t need to pay for SPA, but amenities and breakfasts are not included. Therefore, the extra persons in the room are charged for towels if requested. We are very sorry if our explanation was incomplete. As you have commented, the building is a little old. We have been renovating the guest rooms step by step from April in order to provide better services to our guests. We would be delighted if we could welcome you again in our renovated hotel. Thank you for your feedback and valuable opinion. Kind Regards,
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Good: The staff are very friendly and extremely efficient, plus we were given a free drink on our arrival. The room is a good size, comfortable beds and large bathroom with shower. We were also given tickets to access the their Japanese hot spring, that is well worth trying. There is a free shuttle service that takes you to and from the two main train stations and Nara Park. For a fee of ¥500 you can hire cycles for the day. Bad: The only negative thing was they didn’t supply coffee sachets, otherwise keep up the good work.
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Response from NARAROYALHOTEL, staff:Onishi at Nara Royal Hotel
Responded Apr 25, 2019
Thank you very much for using NARA ROYAL HOTEL this time. Also, thank you for your frequent use, thanks again for your comments. As for the location of the hotel there are difficult aspects, but I was relieved with the way that I enjoyed sightseeing by utilizing the free shuttle bus. From now on, we will strive to make a better hotel than the whole staff, so that our guests can stay in a comfortable space. We are waiting for the further use to Nara and when traveling to the Kansai area. The provision of coffee sachets in the rooms is for further study.
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This hotel is an easy (terrain wise, it’s not signposted but my iPhone maos app made short work of that) ten minute flat walk from Kintetsu Shin Ōmiya station. It’s in a very quiet suburb one stop away from Kintetsu Nara, the closest train station to Nara Park. The palace ruins are visible from the train between Yamato Saidaiji and Shin Ōmiya. The hotel itself is large, with reasonably sized room and bathroom compared to some in Japan. The lobby is gigantic, and features a gift shop and a bar with a man made waterfall just outside. It’s slightly dated splendour, but the air conditioning/heating is new, the beds are comfy and the staff are very friendly. The front desk staff largely speak English, the bar staff don’t. The green tea dough pizza was yum though! The breakfast is plentiful and varied- very Japanese, even the ‘western’ options, but tasty. This hotel is a great option if you don’t mind walking with your case, want to be out of the hustle and tourist rat race, and value having space in a quiet locale. The one downside was that the scent of cigarette smoke was obvious everywhere
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Response from NARAROYALHOTEL, staff:Onishi at Nara Royal Hotel
Responded Apr 20, 2019
Thank you very much for choosing Nara Royal Hotel. Also, thank you for your valuable opinion. I have specified a smoking area, but I feel sorry for the unpleasant smell of cigarettes. But We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are waiting for the further use to Nara and when traveling to the Kansai area.
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The hotel is very nice, in particular the huge size lobby and public bath. The shuttle bus service runs frequently and stops at different places. The buffet breakfast is really nice, with different variety of food. However, the lobby and the room had strong smell of smoking cigarettes despite air conditioning.
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Response from NARAROYALHOTEL, staff:Onishi at Nara Royal Hotel
Responded Nov 14, 2018
Thank you very much for using NARA ROYAL HOTEL this time. Also, thank you for your valuable opinion. We will continue to strive to improve the service of all our staff so that we can meet customers' expectations. Please continue to use our hotel when you come to Nara.
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We stayed one night at this hotel. The rooms are small by western standards but very comfortable. The bathroom is modern with lots of hot water. Excellent internet connection. There is free parking, which is located beside the hotel. The sites are not within walking distance – so you'll need transportation. We had a rental car. The staff is very helpful and courteous – heck, the whole country is helpful and courteous, seems to be part of the culture. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant – no English menu. There are a few restaurants in the area, but not a lot to choose from. This hotel is clean, modern and a good value. I would stay here again.
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Response from 奈良ロイヤル H, ホテルスタッフ at Nara Royal Hotel
Responded May 2, 2018
Thank you for staying at NARA ROYAL HOTEL. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay at our hotel.  Your warm remarks are sincerely appreciated . Also, thank you for praising the hotel rooms,bathroom and staff. Our hotel staff will continue to strive to provide the best services for our guests.We hope you will consider NARA ROYAL HOTEL for your next trip near us. NARA ROYAL HOTEL Hayakawa
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PRICE RANGE
$60 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiNara PrefectureNara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
127
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