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Ryokan Matsumae

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend this hotel. It is cheap, service is great and staff are really REALLY nice and helpful. The lady who is there is an expert of calligraphy and her work is just beautiful. We used their public bath and everything is really clean. We didn't take our breakfast there so I wouldn't know how it is. no negative side.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night in a tatami room with toilet but no bath. Room was clean. I think we were reasonably demanding customer with 2 small children, but the staff always answered our request and question with a smile and care. Okami (landlady) was especially helpful. We had very nice Japanese style breakfast which was prepared with care. This Ryokan is... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I stayed in 4 different ryokans throughout my fortnight trip in Japan, and this is by far the best I've stayed! in! I arrived on a rainy afternoon with my luggage, and left the luggage there (like all the hotels in Japan) before check-in time and started touring Nara. The hostess there gave me a map during check-in and recommended... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the start of June. Service was the highlight, being very friendly and helpful. We had a traditional tatami room with no en-suite (i.e. no shower or bath, but there was a toilet and sink). Using the on-site spa/onsen was not a problem, and actually an enjoyable experience. Nicely situated close to the tourist-y parts of... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I spent here 2 nights. It was a wonderful experience. The ryokan is lovely. Rooms are clean and comfortable. I had breakfast and it was very good. The staff is helpful and very kind, they also helped me in booking a taxi, and explained the surroundings.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The nicest and most welcoming ryokan we did during our 2 weeks trip in Japan (back in 2014, took me a quite while to come back and rate it). Breakfast is amazing, rooms very pretty but mostly the host are perfect.

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a fairly basic ryokan (inn) which our tour group was booked into. The traditional tatami room, with ensuite shower/toilet facilities, was small, bedding taking up most of the floor space. Having said that, the bedding was quite comfortable. The ryokan does not have a pool but has onsen on-site. In the large multi-purpose room we were treated to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Tatami type of stay , reasonable pricing with good host . Owner of this place is an artist and calligrapher. Meals can be pre-arranged , very convenient to restaurant and working distance to all the amenities. 2 nights stay in ryokan stay is a great experience for foreigners like us .

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Ryokan Matsumae for one night. Our 8-tatami room was clean and equipped with its own sink and toilet. The staff members are very friendly and all speak good English. They stored our luggage for several hours before check-in, provided good directions and suggestions for restaurants, and were most helpful throughout our stay. We ordered an American breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited Nara in October 2015 and found this Ryokan. Staff is very helpful, location is great, very quiet so you can have a great night sleep. They also do Kyōgen performance. There is a bit of smell in the rooms but this seems to be the tatami' smell In my view this place is highly recommended

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our small Ryokan situated in Nara-machi area.This area which is World Heritage site is dotted with Historically significant temples and shrines.We take care to entertain in The Old Japanes Traditions. You will get taste of life Japanese styleRoom rate(including tax/not including meal)5,250~8,400yenBreakfast on request(Western 735yen or Japanese 840yen)Dinner on request;Reservation in advance(4200yen or 5250yen)Internet;100yen/h(if you have your laptop,gratis)Smoking room ,Library,Dining room,Common bath. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ryokan Matsumae

Address: 28-1 Higashi Terabayashicho, Nara 630-8362, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $52 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Ryokan Matsumae Hotel Nara
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nara
#5 Best Value Hotel in Nara
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