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“Lovely hotel in a nice location”
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Nara Hotel
Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Nara Hotel is in a very nice setting with easy access to the town and attractions.
The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful, we stayed for 1 night bed & breakfast,there was a good choice on the menu and the food was really good, the rooms are a good size and very clean, comfortable and with plenty of facilities.

Stayed: April 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stayed at this hotel for one night during a two-week tour of Japan. The building is charming and historic - we were even presented with a small booklet about the history of the place (in Japanese). It is located on top of a hill, so while we managed to walk from the train station with two weeks worth of luggage, I certainly don't recommend doing so.

We had a room on the second floor in the main building. While the building's age is apparent, everything appeared well maintained and the room was cosy. It also felt very spacious thanks to the high ceilings.

The hotel has two restaurants and a bar/tea lounge. We enjoyed our dinner at the Japanese restaurant Hanagiku, which has a nice view of the city.

While you can probably cover most of what Nara has to offer on a day trip from Kyoto, this hotel is great option if you choose to stay a little longer.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The hotel is historic and charming. It has a beautiful garden surrounding it and is close to restaurants and landmarks/sites.

We originally booked a courtyard room which are the rooms in the original/older wing of the hotel but they can only give us a twin bed. They however kindly put us in the new wing to accommodate.

From seeing both rooms in both wings, both are outdated and need freshing up.

Overall the hotel has a certain charm to it due to its history.

Breakfast came with our package which was served at the French restaurant. You have a choice of Japanese bento, Japanese congee or Western breakfast.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank VST2011
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We only booked this hotel late in the afternoon on Bookings.com & got a good deal. The room was big for Japan. We could walk to the deer park. We also went to a German Beer Festival which only took 10mins to walk to. The staff were very polite & friendly. We bought our own food for breakfast at the convenient store. We could park our car here for free. I would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This really is a classic hotel. Some might call the "new" wing dated but its now I think better to call it retro. With the destruction of the old Okura this is an even rarer treat. The old wing has fantastic Japanese-ish rooms that are 100% gaijin friendly. The whole place just oozes atmosphere. Its on the edge of the park so a bit of a walk to the sights, but the hotel will rent you bicycles, and some room rates throw these in free. We didnt eat in but the restuarant looked reasonable value for formal dining. Excellent bar. Great staff. You'll find plenty cheaper but none more memorable in Nara.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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奈良ホテル, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Nara Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SingBob,

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful comment with us.
We are absolutely glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in here.
Our new wing was built in 1984 with larger room and comfortable bathroom.
We do have a plan including rental bicycle, or they are available 864 JPY (for changeable gear bicycle) or 1296 JPY (for electrical powered bicycle) for 1 day.
We do hope to welcome you back in near future, and thank you again for choosing Nara Hotel.

Best regards,

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Address: 1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels / Ryokan in Nara
Price Range: RM708 - RM7,844 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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