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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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...

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Vestal New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 .

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 February 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...

2Thank drjleeand
Reviewed 26 January 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!

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Stockton on Tees, UK
Reviewed 22 January 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
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 31 December 2016

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.

1Thank MrB66
Reviewed 26 December 2016 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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Address: 1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $185 - $2,544 (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”
 of 5 bubbles stangina, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to face away from the parking lot, that is, toward the pond”
 of 5 bubbles travel035, 14 Dec 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.”
 of 5 bubbles GrumpyJon, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the old wing for maximum old-school charm!”
 of 5 bubbles 970briank, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Level 3 in the new wing”
 of 5 bubbles LeoR795, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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