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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Kintetsu Nara Station (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
  • religious interests
    Customer comments:
  • "Big rooms", "Good service ", "Great location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Kōfuku-Ji Buddhist Temple (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Nara National Museum (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Kasuga Taisha (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Todai-Ji Buddhist Temple (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)

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Nara Hotel

1096 Takabatakecho, Nara City Center, Nara, Japan 630-8301 (Show on map)

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"Lovely period feel. large rooms, attentive staff..."

Anne, Australia November 11, 2015

Features of Nara Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • elevator
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • smoking area

Sports and Recreation

  • massage


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

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Hotel Description
Built in 1909, this famous hotel resides on top of a hill and offers a panoramic view of the city’s...see more Built in 1909, this famous hotel resides on top of a hill and offers a panoramic view of the city’s historical culture. The Nara Hotel is surrounded by attractions including the Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji Temple and the Pagoda of Kofuku-ji Temple. Featuring a Momoyama Period style of architecture, photographs of imperial family members still adorn the walls. With a variety of accommodation choices, guests can reside in the old section of the hotel with its wide corridors, high ceilings, antique light fixtures, and old-fashioned interior, or the new edition which opened in 1984 and offers large modern rooms with data ports and verandas overlooking the old town. To continue with your reservation at Nara Hotel, please enter your arrival and departure date into our secure online form.
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Dorcas R. Groups
United States of America, November 12, 2015
Exceptional services received

Location is best! Excellent services received. Very accommodating staff! Beautiful hotel!
The best stay we've had in Japan so far!
Stoeckel V. Couples
Germany, November 15, 2015
Nara hotel

Close to deer park
The hotel is in urgent need of renovation
Anne B. Couples
Australia, November 16, 2015
Iconic Hotel but...............

Lovely period feel. large rooms, attentive staff
There is a lot to like about Nara Hotel (although like many good hotels in Japan it is a struggle to see value for money) which are fulsomely addressed in other reviews. Just a couple of points to bear in mind - the condition of the rooms is a little tired (which may contribute to the period feel!), the in room dining menu is really quite limited (given it's restaurants are well rated) and the key point of concern is that the rooms (we had two) and the building generally were very over heated. The primary job of any hotel is to deliver a good nights rest and we certainly did not get that on our first night. We tried fiddling with the heating/air con, window opening (limited periods - we couldn't sleep with road noise) and taking quilts out of covers (why do hotels provide thick quilts and no sheets, then heat rooms to over 26 c? ) to no avail. To be fair, the next day after we spoke to the front desk, the heating was turned down to something nearer bearable. I find hotels are often very overheated - I think there is an opportunity for the hotel industry to strike a blow against global warming which might be way more effective then the little notices saying you have the option to re use your towels (which in my experience is routinely ignored by housekeeping in the better hotels!.
Wipawee P. Groups
Thailand, October 28, 2015
Nice hotel

Hotel decoration, location, food
It was a pleasant stay. The room is very well decorated. The view from the hotel is very nice. The location is close to Nara park and in a walking distance to Todaiji temple.
Clemann W. Couples
Singapore, September 25, 2015
Nice hotel, good location

Architecture and location
YAN Z. Families with older children
China, September 02, 2015
Excellent service

service, location
ThE hotel is near Naru park. Very historical. Excellent service. The room is big. The bus stop is just beside.
Jason R. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, August 23, 2015
Lovely hotel

Style, staff and location.
My stay was enjoyable, the staff super-helpful, and the town itself very peaceful and relaxing. The deer and shrines in the park were a highlight.
Felicity A. Couples
United Kingdom, August 14, 2015
beautiful hotel

location, architecture and staff
We had a comfortable, happy time at Nara Hotel. We had a very special dinner there with elegantly presented food and attentive staff, plus live music by an accomplished pianist. The bedroom was small but perfectly adequate with very good toiletries. Paying for tea and coffee in the room was the only surprise.
Xiguang X. Families with older children
China, August 03, 2015
one of the best world wide

super room, professional employee, good location
a great stay
Paul B. Solo travelers
Australia, July 29, 2015
Great location for park

Location, staff, food
Enjoyed my time. Staff were very professional ( not all well versed in English but always answered or found a better English speaker) nice breakfast and went for a lunch in the Mikasa the main dinning room which was also excellent.

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