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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The hotel came highly recommended by a friend who is a local. It lived up to its reputation of a grand old dame: you can see photos of royalty, past dignitaries, celebrities (and Einstein!) who had stayed there before. The only disappointment was that the...More

Thank Hui Yong T
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Stayed in this hotel in May in new wing. Tried old wing and new wing this Nov. We didn't have any noise issues which some reviews mentioned in the old wing. We stayed on the 2/F floor. The old wing room is very cosy and...More

Thank rediscool
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had an extremely comfortably stay at this very upmarket traditional hotel. Established in 1907, it has a hall of fame near the entrance, itemising the various celebrities who have stayed, including Albert Einstein, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Bertrand Russell. The hotel has two...More

Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Nara Hotel is a calm oasis in a noisy disappointing city. Heavy traffic seems to be routed through the parks. We were in Nara in October yet it seemed to be peak tourist time with almost all sites being overwhelmed by visitors (Isuein Garden being...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

From Osaka Kansai, we took a bus directly to the outside of the hotel. We had to lug our baggages uphill to the hotel entrance.Porters on seeing us approaching took our luggages.Very professional and personal service included preparing and pre-filling form for Yamato Takkyubin luggage...More

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#2 Luxury Hotel in Nara
#2 Business Hotel in Nara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nara
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US$139 - US$485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Business Hotel in Nara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nara
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26 October 2016|
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Response from Keiko P | Reviewed this property |
yes across the road there is a couple of shops n restaurants. Also main shopping area with famous mochi shops about 15 min walk back towards town. I had a great kaiseki meal in a restaurant in the mall. I cant remember the... More
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Response from Mercury752 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure as we were there in the Fall. It is right next to a large park and there are trees everywhere in Nara; however, you would need to check with a local to find out when and where blossoming occurs. They have an... More
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"In the new wing try to avoid level three which is actually the lowest level and close to a footpath."
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"2/F at old wing. New wing has larger room and toilet than old wing."
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"Choose a room in the original building"
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