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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here as a couple, before kids, and had a great stay! We were very comfortable, the breakfast was really good and people were so friendly. We were walking distance to the deer park, and all other attractions we wanted to see!

Thank Jim A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a wonderful hotel - probably the oldest and best hotel in town. I say this because the Emperor of Japan as visited it and the founding father of Philippines republic and Albert Einstein stayed here. The rooms are spacious, staff are super courteous and helpful; and the price is reasonable for what you get. I have stayed both in...

Thank Saeqeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

初めて宿泊したのは小学生の頃 その頃と変わらない歴史的に価値ある本館 ロケイションは最高 入るとすぐに上村松園女史の名画が迎えてくれる スタッフ全ての応対・サーヴィスも一級!ティー・ルームもダイニング・ルームも落ち着いていて美味しい!旧館内は由緒ある名画や品々で溢れていて歴史を身近に感じることができる All of staffs always welcome you with full of hospitality. The main building has not changed anything when the hotel was built here. You are able to watch many historical things, such as Ms. Shoen Uemura's fantastic painting at the entrance. The dining room and the tea room are very cozy and tasty.

Thank itsuk0n
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I have to say that the staff were all very courteous and helpful as is the Japanese way. We had afternoon tea on arrival and sat at a table overlooking the grounds which was lovely. It's a very grand wooden hotel with clearly lots of history attached to it. Very well situated close to the park so...

1Thank CarrotCakeMonkey
Vestal New York
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Stayed here because it is close to the large meeting center in Nara Park, and price was very reasonable. Get breakfast included in the price, other wise it is over $20 - choice of American Style or two Japanese styles. Breakfast is formal, no buffet. Had smallish single room that had a very comfortable bed, sliding glass door so could...

Thank stangina
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

I stayed with my family. We enjoyed this very old fashioned hotel.( but wifi is available!!) The hotel is not so far from Kintetau Nara station. You can go to hotel both by taxi ir in foot. The hotel has a souvenir shop which offer Japanese Sake and cookies only available in the hotel .

Thank akikoi374
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for originally 3 nights but extended our stay as we loved it so much. The hotel is very sympathetic to it's orginal form and design, it feels like stepping back 100 years! The exterior of the building is magnificent and all the rooms have a lovely olden feel, but with all the mod cons. Breakfast is a...

Thank GoldenFinlay
New York City, New York
Reviewed February 2, 2017

The hotel is coasting on its past and personages of note. Reception was poor. Service was abysmal and disdainful. Amenities were non-existent. Room was clean and adequate and that was all that can be said. Of all the hotels and ryokans we have stayed in Japan over the years this was the most dismal. If visitors to Japan stayed exclusively...

3Thank drjleeand
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Nara turned out to be one of our favourite spots of our time in Japan. Staff were really helpful and willing to help. Location was spectacular and had a really cosy vibe about the hotel. All the facilities were great for the cost!

Thank David G
Stockton on Tees, UK
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Of the 5 hotels we stayed in whilst touring Japan, this was by far the best. Friendly and efficient check in, we were taken to our room and were given information about the amenities. A pleasant 10 minute walk to tourist areas and of course the park with the deer. We found that eating and drinking in the hotel was...

1Thank jas201148
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Address: 1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $131 - $1,735 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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“For quiet choose new building”
stangina, Mar 11, 2017 | Read review
“Ask to face away from the parking lot, that is, toward the pond”
travel035, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“There's a choice of rooms, think about it ! I enjoyed a meal in the special Japanese Restaurant in the hotel as well.”
GrumpyJon, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the old wing for maximum old-school charm!”
970briank, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Level 3 in the new wing”
LeoR795, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
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