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About Nara Hotel


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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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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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-6 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 2613 JPY
Check-In From: 03:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 15 km
Distance to Airport: 1 km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 127
Room Voltage: 100
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 1909
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2007
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Important notice

The property is undergoing renovation from January 25, 2016 to September 30, 2019. There will be some areas affected by the noise during this time.
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Food, drink and entertainment

Breakfast Japanese style or American style

Breakfast Japanese style or American style

Breakfast 7:00PM-9:30PM

Mikasa French Restaurant

Mikasa French Restaurant

Lunch 11:30AM-3:00PM / Dinner 5:30PM-9:00PM



Open at 6:00PM-11:00PM

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Recent customer comments

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Families with older children (21)

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Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
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8 Petr J.
Czech Republic
April 15, 2016
Amazing property with super helpful reception staf
restaurant is a differnt story though: stuffy waiters with poor English, favoring japanese guests, presenting every miso soup as if it was a miracle, stretching a simple breakfast to a one hour ordeal...

5.6 Nicolas W.
April 11, 2016
Disappointing considering the reputation and cost
This hotel was once a palace. It now looks old and in need of some serious renovation. Considering the cost of the room is was quite disappointing, especially after our stays in some really nice hotels in other places in Japan. I do not recommend it

9.6 hua H.
Hong Kong
April 12, 2016
Superb in quality and style.

10 Fu-Ni C.
United States of America
March 23, 2016
Lovely hotel, great staffs
The hotel itself is full of amazing histories. It was fascinating to just look around and learn about its history. I want to specially point out that the staffs are amazing, super polite and accommodating. My husband and I were stepping out for dinner one night, it was drizzling a bit, didn't bother us that much, so we walked out without opening the umbrella in my backpack, 20 seconds later, the lady who greeted us at the front door chased us down the hill just to give us two umbrellas, while she was running in the rain herself. We felt so special staying at Nara hotel, and would recommend it to anyone who plan to visit Nara. We ourselves would definitely go back in the future. Fu-Ni

10 Daniel R.
March 22, 2016
Nara Hotel - fantastic experiance
Beautiful experience the whole stay. The staff went above expectected. The room was fantastic. The food delicious. Easy walk to park and temples. Could not reccommend higher

7 William Z.
United States of America
March 16, 2016
Looks good on the outside; inside needs help
Location, history, Japanese food
The hotel has history. The outside looks great. The rooms are old. Bathrooms need serious help: the water turns scorching hot without warning. Although the staff is very friendly, they need serious help with their English.

7.6 Ke Z.
March 08, 2016
Generally OK
The hotel itself is a point of interest in Nara. It looks very nice from outside. Staffs are as friendly and helpful as other good hotels. The room & facilities however are not in par with the other ones I experienced in Japan. More specifically, the Air conditioning did not seem to be working and the heater in our room was not functioning as well... The hotel sent a staff for investigation however did not manage to fix it. It was quite cold during the night and made the experience kinda disappointing. I would still recommend this to my friends for one night stay or so.

8.7 Kozy A.
United States of America
February 24, 2016
Nice hotel in a great location
(1) Great location - within a walking distance to the great park and temples, (2) good ambience, and (3) courteous staff.
I stayed at this hotel 19 years ago and loved it, so I wanted to stay here again. The best part is its location. Both times I stayed at the "New" wing, but this time I felt the room, especially the bathroom, was quite dated and could use some renovation. Restaurants were pricy, including the breakfast. I will stay at this hotel again for its location, in spite of the outdated bathroom, but will not eat here.

9.3 Laurenske L.
January 06, 2016
amazing views
luxurious, historical, ambiance
Our stay at the Nara Hotel was great, such ambiance, a hotel with a great history. If walls could talk. Deer run by in the evening so be sure to have a drink in the bar to see them

December 14, 2015
Beautiful scenery and perfect staffs service
location, history, service