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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Nara Hotel was impeccable. The room was large and beautifully outfitted. Although the bathroom was small by North American standards, it was quite luxurious. The staff was consistently helpful and courteous. The amenities were modern, but the beauty of old Japan is present everywhere. As most places in Japan, it was spotlessly clean. The food was...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything including Impeccable service to ambience rooms and food were all excellent. This is an "old" Grand hotel. Loads of history and charm . Great grounds . Highly recommended for an elegant comfortable stay.

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly this was the Grand Dame of Hotels when it was opened in 1909. It retains an old world Japan charm to it -- it is elegant and clean, and certainly worth visiting. Very conveniently located for Todai-ji and Kasuga Taisha. Most importantly for us, the staff is exceptional -- in particular Kondo who surpassed himself by liaising with JRail...

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US
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nara is known for the 'big Buddha' and the plethora of deer, a national treasure, in the surrounding deer park. The town is small and is a pleasant withdrawal from the hurly burly of most Japanese cities. Coming into Nara on what amounts to a commuter train into the downtown station (there is also the JR station), the Nara Hotel...

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Kobe, Japan
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Spent one night at the Nara Hotel. Booked the room well in advance. When checking in we were offer an upgrade which we accepted. The room was very spacious and quiet at the East end of the hotel. Well worth the extra charge. The front desk personnel were very nice and accommodating.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 4, 2016

This early twentieth century hotel frequently hosts royalty and celebrities, and the high prices reflect this, but it is worth it for a treat. The rooms, even the cheaper ones, are comfortable, and have little balconies. The whole hotel has a lovely scent of (cedar ?)wood, from which all the old part of the hotel is built. As you would...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 2, 2016

We stayed three nights at the Nara Hotel. The hotel is a bit isolated, but Nara is a small city, and the hotel is walking distance from all of the main temples and tourist attractions. We did not mind the distance, as it also made for some amazing views from the hotel bar. The exterior of the hotel is beautiful,...

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Reviewed November 26, 2016

A beautiful and chic hotel just 5 minutes walk from Nara Park. A quaint building with both occidental and japanese style rooms inside. Just pay attention, some of the rooms only have a minor view of the garden, the description on the Hotel website may be a bit misleading.

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Beijing, China
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

The hotel itself is a historical site perched on the small hill between the city and Nara park. The building is admirable with the wood porch, the wood reception desk and the luxury stairs in the lobby that leads to the second floor. The café has very good afternoon tea menu and a nice view of the pagoda in Kōfuku-ji...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We stayed in one of their tatami rooms and loved it. The hotel is atmospheric and historical, sure it might benefit from a little modernization in parts but how to do that without destroying the special ambience? Staff are super friendly as well. We did not eat in the hotel restaurant though to save costs. The one thing that was...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Nara Hotel

Address: 1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $131 - $1,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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“Ask to face away from the parking lot, that is, toward the pond”
 of 5 bubbles travel035, 4 weeks ago | 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.”
 of 5 bubbles GrumpyJon, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the old wing for maximum old-school charm!”
 of 5 bubbles 970briank, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Level 3 in the new wing”
 of 5 bubbles LeoR795, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms in the annex if you do not want to climb a substantial stairway.”
 of 5 bubbles JERRY690, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
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